Karen Handel (R) says not passing amnesty bill is “defacto amnesty” – which sounds a lot like Barack Obama, John McCain and more than a hundred other amnesty advocates
Republican Karen Handel is my Rep in the U.S. House. I wish she wasn’t. I would much prefer a pro-enforcement conservative who wasn’t funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Chamber of Commerce letter here.
“Importantly, the bill also would have prohibited the separation of children from parents at the border. The status quo is unacceptable. Doing nothing perpetuates lawlessness at our border and results in de facto amnesty.” – Georgia Republican Congresswoman Karen Handel, on her vote for the Ryan amnesty bill and what would have been the largest amnesty in American history. Twitter, June 27, 2018. Here.
“That’s the real amnesty – leaving this broken system the way it is. – Former President Barack Obama, November, 2014. Here.
“Doing nothing on immigration was worse and amounted to de facto amnesty.” – Argument used by Republican Senator John McCain to promote “comprehensive immigration reform” – June, 2008. Here.
“Doing nothing is not an alternative” — and tantamount to “amnesty.” – Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart Florida Republican, long-time amnesty advocate and Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Conference. Here. January, 2014.
“If Congress does nothing, it’s amnesty…” – Bruce Frasier, president of Dixondale Farms in Carrizo Springs, Texas pushing for cheaper labor for Big Ag. Here.
ADDED JULY 2, 2018 (this is kinda fun.)
“…leaving it the way it is is amnesty.” – Gang of Eight amnesty pusher, Marco Rubio, in a sales pitch to the U.S. Senate for the RubiObama amnesty in 2013. Here (11:32 on the video counter).
“Doing nothing is de facto amnesty” – Former (Bush) Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and more than one hundred Establishment Republicans in a letter to congress pleading for passage of the Gang of Eight amnesty and a larger supply of cheap labor. Printed in the New York Times, July 30, 2013. Here.