Mark today on your calendar. Unless the president vetoes the omnibus spending bill, this is the day that Republicans lost the House and may lose the Senate. The bill has everything that liberals wanted and only an increase in military spending that the president wanted. If Trump signs this bill, his base will shrink significantly.
Here are the main points in the bill:
- Does not fund any of Trump’s proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border
- Only allocates funding for 33 miles of southern border fencing
- Expands the H-2B visa program to import about 100,000 foreign workers to take U.S. blue-collar jobs
- Continues funding sanctuary city jurisdictions that protect criminal illegal aliens
- Does not allow for an increase in federal immigration officers
- Does not allow for more detention centers to house illegal aliens while they await trial
- Does not reduce legal immigration levels to raise the wages of America’s working and middle class
The only cabinet member who loves this bill is Budget Director Mick Mulvaney , who is a long time supporter of open borders and cheap foreign labor at the expense of Americans.
Mulvaney told POLITICO:
There’s some other things we asked for that we did not get. There’s some limitations on [the Department of Homeland Security] that Congress put in the bill that we don’t particularly care for. But, generally speaking, we think this is a really, really good immigration package. [Emphasis added]
1. On page 207. 2000+ pages to go! Reading about the ever wasteful $6 billion National Science Foundation.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 22, 2018
As Mulvaney praised the immigration portions of the GOP spending bill, so did House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Breitbart News noted.
Pelosi congratulated Democrats in getting Republicans and the Trump administration to sign off on the spending bill without it including any of Trump’s pro-American immigration reform efforts.
“Democrats won explicit language restricting border construction to the same see-through fencing that was already authorized under current law,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The bill does not allow any increase in deportation officers or detention beds.”
It would be nice if the leaders of the House and Senate were on America’s side, but they aren’t.