Democrats are pushing to include amnesty for illegal immigrants as part of $ 3.5 trillion infrastructure spending, but Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., told “Hannity” on Tuesday that he wouldn’t let the “dumbest idea” happen in Washington.
SEN. GRAHAM: If you have policies that encourage illegal immigration, you’ll get more. If these are policies that discourage illegal immigration, you will get less. The dumbest idea in all of Washington would be to grant amnesty in an infrastructure bill without first securing the border. You would have an invasion beyond what you have today. If we legalized 100,000 people or a million people in the infrastructure bill, there would be a leak at our border because everyone would get the message: They are legalizing people in America. Let’s go and let’s go now. You must secure the border before granting legal status to a person. If you don’t, you will lose control of America, of our sovereignty.
If they introduce an amnesty to a $ 3.5 trillion infrastructure bill – it has nothing to do with infrastructure, it’s big government, higher taxes – but if they introduce an amnesty in this bill, I would try to deny them a quorum to pass this bill… To my Republican colleagues, what are we going to do if they load the $ 3.5 trillion infrastructure bill, really $ 5,000 billion with postal voting and amnesty? What is our response? If you don’t like my idea, come up with one. If we do not retaliate as hard as possible, they are destroying the Senate as I speak. They will lead to an invasion of illegal immigrants like we have never seen in the history of the country. So my idea is to do everything possible to stop this before it happens. Let Democrats know that if you include the legalization of illegal immigrants in the reconciliation bill, we as Republicans will use whatever is available to us, including denying your quorum.
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