Senate Democrats have devised a plan to allow amnesty for millions of illegal aliens without allowing the threat of a filibuster, according to Breitbart News.
Democrats are reportedly tacking the green card initiative onto a filibuster-proof budget that would only require majority support in the United States Senate.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) told reporters just days ago that he hopes the plan that would naturalize hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be as big as possible.
“I hope it goes bigger,” Durbin said.
Even the moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) threw his support behind an amnesty plan that would take the vehicle of reconciliation in a statement last week.
Manchin suggested that he hopes the plan will resemble what the “Gang of Eight” attempted to push through in 2013.
“I’m a 2013 immigration supporter. You can look at the 2013 bill and I thought that was a great bill,” Manchin told reporters. “If we had that bill then, we wouldn’t have the problems we’d have today.”
However, the West Virginia Democrat might not be reflecting the feelings of his state with his opinion. Breitbart reported that Manchin has received pushback from other WV legislators who told the outlet that he should be more concerned with American workers than multinational corporations.
Legislation such as this is part of what has prompted a massive wave of immigration from South and Central America of migratns hoping to circumvent the traditional and legal means of immigration in favor of whatever can be gained through illegal means.