Vice President Kamala Harris has been tapped to handle the crisis at the U.S. southern border. She hasn’t done much yet, but it looks like whatever she touches will be worse for the American people.
Harris has promised special pathways to citizenship for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Washington Times reported. The fate of the program is currently in the hands of a federal judge as former President Donald Trump sought to limit the amnesty program.
“It is critically important that we provide a pathway to citizenship to give people a sense of security,” Harris said Tuesday. She was speaking to members of the National Domestic Workers Alliance along with Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and mentioned the program’s fate under Trump.
“We knew it was under threat by the administration at the time,” she said. “We are here on this day on the anniversary of DACA … to tell you this administration fully intends to do everything in our power to protect our Dreamers. … There is no question about that.”
Trump tried to abolish the program that began as a 2012 executive order signed by then-President Barack Obama, according to Fox News. It was meant to give a pathway to citizenship to people who came to the country illegally as children, but it was problematic in practice since it’s often difficult to verify when someone entered the country illegally.
While the issue winds its way through the courts, Democratic lawmakers are looking to enshrine the practice into law. This comes at a time when the U.S. is being inundated with illegal aliens emboldened by the election of President Joe Biden.
“Democrats in both chambers have taken no initiative to address the border crisis and instead are worsening it with amnesty bills that incentivize migrants to come to the country illegally,” RJ Hauman, government relations director for the immigration-limiting Federation for Immigration Reform organization, told the news outlet. “All they’re concerned about is what to do for illegal aliens already here and the ill-named American Dream and Promise Act aims to ‘fix’ only that problem.”
Harris and her fellow Democrats seem uninterested in stemming the tide of illegal immigrants making their way into the nation. This particular legislation is just one more secret hatch set up to allow these migrants flooding in easy access to citizenship that others are made to wait years to attain.