Breitbart: RINO ALERT: GOP Senator Preserves Loophole Giving Illegal Immigrants Immediate Welfare Access

By Matthew Boyle

“Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) backed down from a previous promise his spokeswoman made to Breitbart News that he would consider voting in favor of amendments to the Senate’s immigration bill that would close a loophole allowing illegal immigrants immediate access to state and local welfare.

When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) actually offered an amendment that would close the loophole during Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee markup of the bill, Flake joined Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and all the committee Democrats in opposing the amendment.

As Breitbart News has previously detailed, Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) found a loophole in the immigration bill that would allow illegal immigrants access to state and local welfare immediately and would allow them access to federal benefits sooner than Gang of Eight members had publicly promised.

In response to the story, Flake’s spokeswoman Genevieve Rozansky told Breitbart News her boss acknowledged the existence of the loophole and would consider supporting an amendment to close it.”

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