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    After Blowback, John Cornyn Claims He Was Joking About Immigration Deal: ‘No Secret A

    After Blowback, John Cornyn Claims He Was Joking About Immigration Deal: ‘No Secret Amnesty Bill’



    by SEAN MORAN 22 Jun 2022

    After facing swift and intense backlash from conservatives and Republican lawmakers, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) claimed that he was joking about striking a deal on amnesty after negotiating a deal on gun control.

    As the Senate voted to advance gun legislation on Tuesday night, which arose from Cornyn’s negotiations with Democrats, Cornyn told Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA), “First guns, now it’s immigration.”

    In response to Cornyn’s comment, Sinema
    said, “That’s right, we’re going to do it.”

    The comment drew swift backlash from former Trump administration officials such as Andrew Surabian, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA), and House Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Jim Banks (IN).

    “From selling out on gun control to selling out on amnesty in light speed,” Surabian said.

    McCarthy
    said amnesty was not on the table.

    “Amnesty is a non starter with me and won’t be taken up by a House Republican majority,” the Republican leader told Axios. “Our border crisis is the worst in history and the only immigration plan should be to secure the border and stop illegal immigration that’s fueling the worst drug crisis in history. House Republicans will fight for this with everything we have.”

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    @GOPleader already pledged NO AMNESTY. Republicans in the House are united and so are our voters!”


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    .@GOPleader already pledged NO AMNESTY. Republicans in the House are united and so are our voters!

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    No gun bill.No amnesty.Period.

    10:29 AM · Jun 22, 2022

    After the backlash, Cornyn claimed that he was merely joking and that no immigration talks are expected to occur.

    “The Democrats and their allies in the media really can’t take a joke. There’s no secret amnesty bill,” Cornyn told Breitbart News on Wednesday morning. His office confirmed to Breitbart News that the senator’s remark was made purely in jest.

    Despite Cornyn’s claim, the Texas senator has called for negotiations that would provide amnesty for illegal aliens in the past.

    Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Cornyn have pushed for amnesty with the help of Sens. Padilla (D-CA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Senate Democrat whip.

    “The only way that we’re going to get real progress is to have a four-pillar discussion — so immigration reform, DACA, border security and then I think asylum reform is pretty important, particularly with that’s going on with Title 42,” Tillis said in April.

    “We’ve got a starting list. There could be some more. But it’s a starting point. I’ve talked to four or five Republican senators today. There’s a genuine interest in doing something,” Durbin said.

    In March, Cornyn floated a proposal to prioritize protections for current Deferral Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, as compared to the millions of DACA-eligible illegal aliens.

    “I’ve always been sympathetic to giving them some certainty,” Cornyn
    said. “They’ve been in litigation for 10 years.”

    In June 2020, after the Supreme Court upheld the Obama-era amnesty programs, Cornyn took the Senate floor to argue that it was time for a “permanent solution” for the illegal aliens in the country.

    “DACA recipients deserve a permanent, legislative solution,” Cornyn said. “We must take action and pass a law that will unequivocally allow these young men and women to stay in the only home they’ve ever known.

    They deserve nothing less.”



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    The debate over DACA and Obama’s authority has held these individuals hostage, leaving them wondering if they may be deported after working so hard to build their lives in the U.S.



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    DACA recipients deserve a permanent, legislative solution. We must take action and pass a law that will unequivocally allow these young men and women to stay in the only home they’ve ever known. They deserve nothing less.

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    2:57 PM · Jun 18, 2020

    Ali Noorani, the president and CEO of the National Immigration Forum, cited Cornyn, Tillis, and other GOP senators — such as Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) — as Republican lawmakers who participated in immigration reform talks recently.

    “There’s a way to get to 10 Republican senators. The trick will be to do that while holding on to the Democrats,” Noorani said.

    After Blowback, John Cornyn Claims He Was Joking About Immigration Deal: 'No Secret Amnesty Bill' (breitbart.com)





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