Kevin McCarthy: Biden More Interested in Helping Illegal Aliens than Americans
Biden to provide amnesty for illegal immigrants who arrived before January 1, 2021
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Joe Biden is more interested in helping illegal immigrants than Americans during a press conference Thursday.
McCarthy said he was disappointed “to see within hours of assuming office, the new administration is more interested in helping illegal immigrants than helping our own citizens.”
Biden is currently pushing a bill to provide amnesty for more than 11 million illegal immigrants.
He said last November he would prioritize sending an amnesty deal to the Senate for “over 11 million” immigrants who have entered the United States illegally.
The plan would reportedly provide amnesty for illegal immigrants who arrived before January 1, 2021.
On top of the amnesty that would pile massive pressure on 18 million jobless Americans with enhanced foreign competition in the U.S. labor market, Biden is even looking to end President Donald Trump’s reforms at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The coronavirus and government-imposed lockdowns have left millions of Americans unemployed and small businesses shut down. Our immediate national priority must be to help Americans get back to work.
Instead, the first legislative priority we get from the new administration is not one aimed at lowering unemployment for Americans or reopening our economy, but a radical immigration bill granting citizenship to millions of illegal aliens.
Not only does it undermine our rule of law and encourage more illegal immigration, it tells our fellow Americans their misfortune isn’t our nation’s top priority.
Will this proposal help Americans get back to work? Most certainly not. And until that happens, the Biden administration must focus on helping our own citizens first.
Ted Cruz said in a statement Wednesday:
It is deeply troubling that most of Joe Biden’s first acts as president were to protect illegal immigrants and encourage illegal immigration at the expense of American jobs and workers. Not only has he chosen to halt construction of a wall on America’s southern border and to continue Barack Obama’s illegal executive amnesty by preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but he is promoting open-borders legislation that would gift citizenship to over 11 million illegal immigrants, roll back immigration enforcement, and promote and increase foreign labor at a time when many Americans desperately need work.
“These actions illustrate that today’s Democratic Party puts people here illegally – or attempting to come here illegally," he added.
"Before American workers. President Biden and his administration may not see a problem with illegal immigration, but millions of working men and women do,” Cruz said.
Biden also issued a "pause" for 100 days on all deportations of illegal immigrants within 24 hours of him being 'sworn in.'