The gathering was organized by the 147-member Republican Research Committee, which is a group of traditionalist conservative lawmakers and recently held meetings with other Trump administration officials, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Fox News. Tucker Carlson. The team met with former Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday.
The immigration policy of the Biden era quickly became the main motivation for conservatives. The promise of looser and more humane policies has led to confusion and concerns about the influx of immigrants at the border.Immigration facilities for minors sparked condemnation From the left are allegations, from the right are false allegations. Republicans, including Miller, have criticized the world’s 357-page ambitious immigration plan, which was launched last Thursday by Senator Bob Menendez (DN.J.) and the House of Representatives. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) proposed on behalf of the President.
Miller said in an appearance on Fox News: “This is the most written, drafted or submitted most radical immigration bill in the history of the country.”
The Biden Act will provide 11 million undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship, incorporating many regulations supported by Republicans in the past and business groups today. However, it does not include border security investments that are usually supported by the GOP, suggesting to many in Congress that this is an information transmission measure designed to fail.
The dream of a general immigration solution traces the president back to George HW Bush. When the moderate Senate Republicans withdrew their support, Barack Obama tried and failed.Even Trump has repeatedly sought to start negotiations on Capitol Hill During his tenure-including the doomed effort led by senior adviser Jared Kushner-although he eventually became dependent on executive orders and obscured regulatory reforms to set restrictive immigration agendas.
The Biden White House has stated that its plan is the starting point for future negotiations and that it has the opportunity to press the “reset button” to discuss the issue of legislators’ failure to make significant progress between the two parties in decades.
Menendez said at a press conference: “The reason why we did not implement the finish line immigration reform is not because of lack of willingness.” The bill was introduced last week. “Because time and time again, we compromised too much and succumbed too quickly, so that we expressed the voice of refusing to accept the humanity and contribution of immigrants to our country and rejecting everything… amnesty.”
Biden’s The promotion of the dismantling of Trump’s immigration policy comes at a time when the Republican Party is looking for issues that transcend cultural flashpoints to unify its base and inject vitality into Republican voters. In addition to Trump’s speech, the CPAC panel discussion in Orlando, Florida this weekend included “imminent humanitarian crisis at the border” and “sold out: devaluation of American citizens.”
For Trump, hard-line immigration rhetoric is a kind of political comfort food-from his famous campaign manifesto speech at Trump Tower, returning to this theme time and time again, when he was a lieutenant general of asylum seekers in Mexico “Asylum seekers” are classified as “criminals” and “rapists”. Call for a total ban on Muslim immigration until “the representative of our country can figure out what is going on.” Some of the earliest actions he took during his presidency were aimed at restricting immigration to the United States. Other issues, such as the end of “Delayed Children’s Arrival”, were eventually overturned by legal challenges.
Despite his loss of the presidency, Trump’s immigration method is still the dominant force within the broader Republican Party. Several conservative groups see the Covid-19 pandemic as the reason for keeping immigrants in the first place, accusing the Biden government of allowing Central American migrants to enter the country, even if they promote or consider foreign and domestic travel restrictions to prevent its spread. virus.
RJ Hauman, Director of Federal Government Relations, a restrictionist organization, said: “The most heinous thing is that the Biden government has lifted Florida’s travel ban and new domestic testing requirements, while allowing immigrants from Central America to not be tested. .” for the US immigration reform. “Talk about a terrible idea or even sell something harder.”
However, opinion polls show that most parts of the country support immigration reform. A Quinnipiac poll in February showed that overall, 65% of Americans support the citizenship of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. There are even 83% of people who support allowing undocumented immigrants who bring their adult children to the United States to stay in the United States and apply for citizenship.
“There is absolutely no public opinion in the world that the immigration plan of Stephen Miller and Donald Trump is a positive influence on the Republican Party,” said Todd Schulte, president of the immigration advocacy organization FWD.us. “The consequences of these policies for mankind are terrible, and the political consequences for the Republican Party are terrible.”