In this country….
Immigration is left up to current President to deal with…..
Republicans simply will NOT let go of their ability to slam Democrats on the subject politically ….
But now the framework that Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) were negotiating appears dead. Democratic leaders have privately informed numerous stakeholders that it isn’t going to happen in the current Congress because of Republican opposition, according to sources familiar with the discussions. At least one GOP leader has declared the same.
A genuine opening to address two major national problems is slipping away. There’s the absurdly unjust legal limbo endured by dreamers brought here as children through no fault of their own. And there’s the fiendish challenge of managing soaring numbers of desperate people seeking refuge in the United States at a time of rising international displacement.
The framework would have granted a path to citizenship for 2 million dreamers while overhauling the way asylum-seeking migrants are processed. Both will now remain intractable problems for years to come: Once Republicans control the House next year, the lower chamber will surely never support solutions that are remotely reasonable or humane….
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