Geez, these clowns are flailing wildly.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says immigrants who came to the country illegally at a young age are now legitimate residents and should not be deported.
Reid made the remarks in response to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is demanding that an emergency spending bill for the border reverse President Obama’s 2012 order halting deportations of so-called Dreamers.
“Before Republicans help our Border Patrol agents and all the personnel trying to do something to handle this humanitarian crisis, they want President Obama to deport the Dreamers who are already here, legitimately here,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday morning.
Just because Obama deemed them legitimate doesn’t make it so, old man.
In 2012, Obama ordered deferred action for illegal immigrants who came to the country as children and have earned good grades or served in the military.
Republicans argue the order has encouraged families in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to send their young sons and daughters unaccompanied to the U.S. border in hopes they will be able to stay in the country. They say the number of children apprehended in Texas have soared since Obama’s policy change.
Cruz has urged his Republican colleagues to oppose $3.7 billion in emergency funding for the border crisis unless the supplemental appropriations bill includes language halting the deferred action order.
Well, he at least managed to avoid any Holocaust comparisons. Still, the day is young.