California Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat running for president, has just re-introduced a bill to allow illegal alien lawbreakers to serve as aides and interns in Congress.
In the ultimate pander to illegals for her run for president, Harris introduced the bill to let criminal aliens serve in Congress on Tuesday.
The bill would lift a ban on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from being able to apply for positions on the staffs of elected officials.
According to Fox News, Harris said:
“The giant sign outside my office says ‘DREAMers Welcome Here’ because we know and value the contributions that these young people have made to their communities,” Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., one of the bill’s sponsors, said in a news release. “But right now, those same young people are banned from giving back to their country by working for Congress. That has to change. Government works best when it reflects the people it represents. Our nation’s DREAMers are some of our best and brightest, and it’s time they had the opportunity to get a job or paid internship on Capitol Hill.”
The bill isn’t new. It was originally filed earlier this year by Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-AZ. But Harris chose this week to push the bill because her presidential campaign is getting little, if any traction.
Democrats have been trying to float this bill for years. It has repeatedly failed since 2016.
“Illegal immigrants have continued bringing children into the country since 2012,” U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., wrote in January. “In fact, the number of children being sent or brought illegally into the country has increased.”
One illegal brought here when she was a child whined that her application to work in Congress was rejected.
“After my interview, they were supposed to call me at the end of the day about next steps. I got the call and thought, ‘Oh great, I’ll learn what my next steps are.’ That’s when a staffer said there is this prohibition that bars DACA recipients from working at the federal level. I couldn’t even work for [the Federal Housing Authority] or the Forest Service,” Angel Silva told Roll Call.
Naturally, anti-Americans such as Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin announced hearty support to allow lawbreakers to serve as congressional aides.
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