While liberal activists keep pushing Democrats to make more concessions regarding the flood of illegal immigrant children across the border, GOP consultants in D.C. are suggesting that Republicans roll over and approve President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion without any concessions.
And they are doing so to liberal outlets like the Huffington Post.
Since only $400 million of those funds would actually go to strengthen border security, Republicans have been wary of giving the Obama administration a “blank check” without getting some concessions, like having National Guard troops on the border or changing a 2008 law that prevents the federal government from immediately deporting illegal immigrants who are not from Mexico or Canada.
Al Cardenas, the Chairman of the American Conservative Union, told the liberal outlet that the border crisis is actually an excuse to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation. He said this is a “crisis in need of a solution, and that’s what you go to Congress for.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republicans should just roll over and not ask for concessions because doing so would make them “get blamed for perpetuating the problem.”