The spokesman for a pro-border enforcement group says a bill proposed by an Arizona congresswoman makes a mockery of American immigration laws.
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) has introduced legislation that would expand President Obama’s controversial DACA program to include allowing illegal aliens to work on Capitol Hill.
“It makes an even greater mockery of our immigration law than we already have made of it,” observes Ira Mehlman of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
“It’s hardly possible,” Mehlman adds, “but it seems to be the next step.”
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, failed to pass Congress in 2010 but President Obama invoked DACA by executive order in 2012, effectively creating amnesty for illegal alien youth with a pen.
Kirkpatrick’s bill is called the American Dream Employment Act.
“Telling these young people they cannot work in the seat of our government is like telling them they deserve something less than the American dream,” the congresswoman said in a statement.
DACA children cannot currently be employed by congressional offices, though they still qualify for internships, The Washington Examiner explained.
Kirkpatrick’s bill has no chance to pass in the Republican-controlled House so Mehlman wonders if the pro-immigration bill simply serves her political interests.
“Maybe she’s right. Maybe she’s wrong. But that’s not relevant,” he says. “What is relevant is that you have a member of Congress attempting to undermine the job opportunities of the American workers.”
Kirkpatrick’s bill also mocks the country’s immigration laws that have “ceased to mean anything,” says Mehlman.
Kirkpatrick is currently running for John McCain’s U.S. Senate seat.
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