In times past when a compromise on illegal aliens was reached in Congress, it usually led to them being allowed to remain in the US and given a pathway to citizenship, which is what they hoped for in the beginning. There has rarely been any kind of punishment for violating federal immigration laws.
Democrats are pushing quite hard to reach some kind of deal to keep the 11 – 20 million illegals here in the US. After all, the majority of illegals have or will vote Democrat, even though they cannot legally vote.
President Trump told members of Congress to reach some kind of acceptable deal on illegal immigration. A bipartisan group of Senators have taken up that task and say they have a workable deal, but Trump has firmly announced that there is no deal on illegal immigration.
(Washington Post) – A bipartisan group of senators working to resolve the status of young undocumented immigrants, border security and restrictions on legal migration has offered an opening bid on an agreement and is seeking support from fellow senators and President Trump.
Six senators working on immigration issues “have an agreement in principle. We’re shopping it to our colleagues,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told reporters on Thursday afternoon.
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), another member of the group, added that “we have answered the call” of Trump, who brought a cross-section of Democrats and Republicans together at the White House this week and called on them to reach a deal he can sign.
In addition to Flake and Graham, the group included Sens. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), all of whom have worked on immigration issues for several years and hail from states with large immigrant populations…
Illegal aliens cost US taxpayers about $100 billion a year. Making them legal won’t change the cost to keep them here. They broke our laws and took advantage of the American people, local, state and federal governments, so why are they deserving of any reward? The only thing they deserve is a trip back to their home country and then make them come to the US the legal way like so many other law-abiding immigrants have done.