Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is wrecking Democrats’ immigration bill as he says it “fails to address the source of the problem” at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Congress member is explaining in a “Here’s the Truth” video, the reality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Action (DACA) bill laid out by congressional Democrats.
However, as Crenshaw says, it’s “far more expansive than many Americans realize, AND fails to address the source of the problem: hundred of thousands of migrants crossing our border illegally.”
In the video posted on Wednesday, the Republican lawmaker breaks down what the bill would do and why he wouldn’t vote in support of it.
“You can’t keep bailing out a boat and not fix the leak in the boat,” Crenshaw said, drawing a comparison to the bill’s apparent failure to “not fix the source of the problem.”
The “issue” of the bill would take away standards such as “no age limit” for DACA recipients, as Crenshaw pointed out. He added that it’s “pure amnesty,” as it would qualify migrants who have a criminal history, as well as those who have firearm offenses, multiple DUI’s, or a gang history.
See Crenshaw’s comments below:
The Dreamer bill passed last night by House Democrats is far more expansive than many Americans realize, AND fails to address the source of the problem: hundred of thousands of migrants crossing our border illegally.
Listen to my explanation here: pic.twitter.com/WhDGz3lABu
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) June 5, 2019
On Tuesday, he laid out the “worst aspects” of the bill: gives millions of illegal migrants amnesty, has a hefty price tag of $34.6 billion, gives $0 for border security, provides criminals a pathway to citizenship, and provides illegal immigrants a path that isn’t available to legal immigrants.
Labeling it a “bad bill,” Scalise said, “Hopefully this would never get to the president’s desk because it’s not the way to solve our problems with immigration. We’ve got a crisis at the border.”
While the migration bill passed in the Democrat-led House, it’s not likely to be voted on in the Republican-controlled Senate. Additionally, the White House said in a statement on Monday they’d advise the president to veto the bill if it made it to his desk.