Does Congressional Spending Bill Contain ‘Mass Amnesty’ Section?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress may have avoided another shutdown, but they did so via yet another continuing resolution that keeps spending levels sky-high while only dedicating a smidgen of those funds toward the border security requested by President Donald Trump. In response, the president, who is expected to sign the bill, is expected to declare a national emergency to secure funds for border security.

A press conference is scheduled for 10:30 am in the Rose Garden. The live feed for which can be found here.

Buried within the continuing resolution passed by congress is a section that significantly impairs the executive branch’s ability to deport illegal aliens. Many illegal immigration hawks are calling the section a ‘mass amnesty,’ as it would protect any illegal alien for deportation if he or she has connection with an unaccompanied minor illegal alien.

The Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) reports there is a hidden Amnesty in the bill that will increase the current historic level of child trafficking into America by granting Amnesty to any undocumented immigrant willing to claim to live in a household with an unaccompanied minor illegal immigrant.

“Section 224(a) of the bill states that “None of the funds provided by this Act or any other Act…may be used by the Secretary of Homeland Security to place in detention, remove, refer for a decision whether to initiate removal proceedings, or initiate removal proceedings against a sponsor, potential sponsor, or member of a household of a sponsor or potential sponsor of an unaccompanied alien child…”

In simple English, every new unaccompanied minor who arrives at our border will trigger an amnesty for multiple adult illegal aliens who are already in the country. The illegal aliens who will be eligible for protection from removal include not just actual sponsors, but those who might be potential sponsors and every member of their households.

If this bill is enacted, expect the largest surge of unaccompanied minors this country has ever seen.”

Does that seem worthy of a signature from a president that campaigned on stemming illegal immigration and enforcing immigration laws?

We don’t think so, but it appears set to happen. You can watch the president’s comments on the bill, and the expected national emergency declaration here.

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