Schumer rejects proposal to keep families together
I am in complete shock; the Republicans actually proposed a bill to stop the separation of families at the border.
Even more shocking: it was introduced by Ted Cruz - Ted Fucking Cruz!
Make no mistake about it though. Being a Republican proposal (introduced by Ted Fucking Cruz), it sucks in many ways. It would impose more restrictions on asylum seekers, and it includes funding for Trump's fanciful border wall.
But it would tackle some problems that the Democrats' bill fails to address. It includes an increase of immigration courts, which is absolutely great - there are about 62 immigration courts in the entire country. Judges are overwhelmed with cases (and unlike regular judges, they can actually be fired for being too slow), and a lot of the time, legal immigrants, and even natural-born citizens end up being deported.
There was a case back in 2008 of an mentally disabled American citizen named Mark Lyttle - who, by the way, was not even Hispanic at all, and spoke absolutely no Spanish - who got deported to Mexico (and then to Honduras, and then to Guatemala).
The bill even includes a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented migrant children.
Though this is a pathetic attempt to sneak in funding for the wall, I think it's commendable that the Republicans are taking an effort to stop separating families and address important immigration issues. I think we could all agree on that, right?
Well, apparently not Chuck Schumer.
Chuck Schumer outed himself as a partisan hack by rejecting a proposal to stop family separation for the sake of "resisting" Trump.
"There are so many obstacles to legislation and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense," Schumer said.
He actually makes a valid point here. Now it's worth noting that the great orange devil himself actually did sign an executive order to stop further separation, but it does nothing to address the thousands of children currently separated from their parents nor the horrendous conditions of the facilities where these children are being detained.
"Legislation is not the way to go here when it's so easy for the president to sign it," Schumer continued.
He couldn't be more wrong, and in fact, it contradicts the point he made before. He established that Trump is an incompetent fool. Legislation would be the only way to go.
With this second point, Schumer revealed his own incompetence. Instead of rejecting proposals that would not only stop separating children from their mothers, but also tackle other real issues, the Democrats should be refining their own weak proposal and include amnesty for these undocumented immigrants, increasing funding for immigration courts, and expedited removal for migrants illegally entering the US, instead of this nonsense of spending taxpayer money criminally prosecuting them.