Wednesday , December 13 2017
Home | Opinion | Video – Cornyn: GOP Offers DACA Solution, Democrats Threaten Shutdown

Video – Cornyn: GOP Offers DACA Solution, Democrats Threaten Shutdown

On the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) urged his Democrat colleagues to return to working with Republicans toward a solution for DACA recipients ahead of the President’s March 2018 deadline.

Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found above.

“Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee offered an initial proposal which our Democratic colleagues rejected out of hand.”

“By threatening to shut down the government, they are jeopardizing the future fate of those DACA recipients.” 

“It’s not just my way or the highway. We’re going to have to come up with a negotiated outcome that demonstrates our compassion for these young adults who came here as children, through no fault of their own, and now find themselves trapped.”

“We all want a legislative solution, and we can find one as long as we quit the game-playing and the stunts and we sit down and negotiate seriously to try to come up with an avenue of relief- one borne by typical American compassion for these young people who find themselves at a dead end, and those who believe that we need to get to the underlying causes that caused them to be in this situation in the first place.”

“That’s a lack of appropriate border security and enforcement of our immigration laws. We can do this if we quit grandstanding and quit engaging in these sorts of stunts, and I hope we will.” 

 

About Guest Columnist

Guest Columnists are residents who feel so strongly about a news event, a story or some other issue, that they decided to put their thoughts to paper – or computer screens.

If you’d like to submit a column, please contact us at news@epheraldpost.com

Check Also

Op-Ed: Without Critical Thinking, We are Doomed

Perhaps you have heard of a group of people that believe the earth in which …

2 comments

  1. One in four American citizens unemployed. 40,000 veterans homeless and unemployed. But this is the priority? Why a “clean” Dream act? what do you oppose border security? Because they (DACA / Illegal alien activists) want more crossing the border illegally.

    DACA is just like the TPS program (Temporary Protective Status) the goal for Democrats is permanent placement in the U.S. “Delayed” or “Temporary” are just ** terms used to mislead. These are programs used by Democrats to import as many refugees from the third world as they can then fight to keep them permanently. One day politicians may learn If you offer incentives, benefits people will come by the millions. So their answer is pass a “Dream act” legalize millions of illegal aliens (DACA.) But they don’t want to separate families….. so add another 1-2 million. Same with theTPS program.

    JOBS-There is an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients in the US. That is 800,000 jobs American Citizens don’t have or will be in competition for.The MSM and Democrats would have us believe that all 800 thousand DACA and TPS are not taking jobs Americans want (we’ve heard that lie for many years now.) There not all picking strawberries they take great Jobs. Good enough jobs to buy homes put their kids through college.

    So when you hear of the “contributions by illegal aliens paying taxes.” Remember that also is at a cost in jobs citizens should have. Why must the citizens of our country have competition for jobs, education in their own country from foreign nationals? Now Democrats and illegal alien activists admit DACA recipients have great jobs,are buying homes, paying taxes.

    Democrats,MSM, every faculty member at any university in the country fighting to the death for illegal aliens? they put a warm and fuzzy name on it “Dreamers.”Democrats have actually changed the language. It’s not
    illegal alien anymore its “Immigrant.” They’re not adults, they are “Kids” or “children.” and no one seem to wonder why this obsession? future voters?

    “Some” of the costs associated with illegal immigration.

    *The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This doesn’t even reflect the millions and millions of dollars spent on bilingual education teaching illegal aliens to read and speak English. We’ve been paying this for decades

    *Currently state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollars for legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported. California, Oregon, NY, Wash, Colorado are just some of the cities.

    *2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.

    *30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison—U do the math.

    *$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.

    *$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps),WIC, & free school lunches.

    * Los Angeles County spent 1.3 Billion on AFDC (welfare)

    Shattered American Dreams.

    http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp

    Illegal Aliens/DACA Crimes

    http://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/

    • anna, you are just a sorry excuse for a human being! it must suck to be YOU! giving that we have the biggest racist fascist Moron in the white house.
      And I suppose you want your freaking TAX CUT! you dumb idiot worthless tramp, nothing but a greedy sorry racist stingy republican U R! You put all these dumb figures don’t make you smart you harlot. Are one one of Roy Moore ex’s I bet you are.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Victor&Charlie728