Lindsey Graham (R-SC) held a press conference alongside fellow Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) to support a revived version of the DREAM Act, legislation designed to grant permanent legal status to immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States before they turned 18.
Graham challenged President Trump, saying he needs to make a move on this matter, and referring to it as “a moment of reckoning.”
“To President Trump, you’re going to have to make a decision,” he said. “The campaign is over.”
Graham also challenged the GOP, saying “To the Republican Party: Who are we? What do we believe? . . . When they write the history of these times, I’m going to be with these kids.”
And to those who oppose the de facto amnesty bill, the Republican senator said he doesn’t want your vote.
Via PJ Media:
Graham and Durbin have reintroduced the DREAM Act for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the “moment of reckoning” has arrived for the GOP as the Trump administration decides if it should defend Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive action in court.
Graham believes “most Republicans have zero problem” granting a pathway to citizenship for students who were brought to the U.S. illegally.
“To the people who object to this, I don’t want you to vote for me because I cannot serve you well. I just don’t see the upside of telling these kids they have to go back and live in the shadows or send them back to a country they have no idea about the country. If you send them back to their native country, some of them have never been there as anything other than a baby,” he said.
The ‘don’t vote for me’ challenge comes at about the 18:50 mark …
Press conference on #DreamAct begins.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 20, 2017
Several social media users responded to the challenge from Graham by essentially saying ‘Fine, we won’t vote for you.’
— Sean K. Davis (@sean_k_davis) July 21, 2017
Dear Lindsey Graham, we DON’T support the DREAM ACT so please look for another job! We’re sick of your RINO BS! https://t.co/v4ijnsBM7P
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) July 21, 2017
DONE. Lindsey Graham to Voters: If You Don’t Support Illegal Alien Amnesty I Don’t Want You to Vote for Me https://t.co/yFOcMd1JP8
— TruthInGovernment (@TruthinGov2016) July 21, 2017
Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin has previously referred to the DREAM Act as “a 2.1 million future Democrat voter recruitment drive” and as just another part of the progressive plan to “redraw the political map and secure a permanent ruling majority.”
Apparently, driving voters to the Democrat party is a good thing in Graham’s view.
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