The sellout continues: As Trump fights for a wall, Tilli$$$ brings amnesty to the table

For Susie Tillis’s man, it is ALL about paying back the big donors.  (Taking care of the country takes a distant, distant, distant second.) :

A Republican senator is trying to break years of congressional gridlock over immigration with a new plan that would pair changes sought by Democrats with those pushed by his own party.

At a time when President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall along the southern border is dominating the immigration discussion, Sen. Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) has been talking with a handful of Democrats and Republicans to build support for a broader overhaul. His plan would aim to tighten border security and toughen enforcement of immigration laws—goals often cited by Republicans—while providing some kind of protective legal status for the roughly 11 million immigrants now in the U.S. illegally, a Democratic priority.

“Protective legal status”? AMNESTY. 

[…] For Democrats, “this may be one issue where they’re as tired as I am of seeing the parades and not getting to the game,” said Mr. Tillis, who was elected to the Senate in 2014, after the last big Senate immigration debate.

The basic elements of immigration legislation have been known for many years, but the parties haven’t been able to agree on how to enact legislation. Democrats and some Senate Republicans have favored comprehensive legislation that incorporates a wide range of ideas, each appealing to different constituencies. House Republicans have wanted to pass enforcement legislation first and then, at some point in the future, overhaul the legal immigration system and then deal with the people in the U.S. illegally.

What is different about the Tillis approach is that it tackles the issue incrementally—but at every step gives each party something that it wants.

WHY ?????   We had an election.  Building a wall and deportation WON.

[…] Mr. Tillis is in the early stages of developing his framework, and it isn’t yet clear how much support it would garner from either side of the aisle. It also is unclear whether the White House would go along, as Mr. Trump ran for office with a hard-line message of tougher enforcement and protection for American workers. Previous efforts to enact sweeping immigration changes with bipartisan support have fizzled, most recently in 2013.


Mr. Tillis said his plan is aimed at jump-starting discussions over the order in which to introduce changes to immigration policy so that proponents could secure the 60 votes most bills need to clear the Senate, where Republicans hold a 52-48 majority.

For instance, the first steps under Mr. Tillis’s proposal would tighten border security and deport any illegal immigrants engaged in criminal activities, while also providing some temporary legal status for people brought to the country illegally at a young age by their parents.

Illegal is STILL illegal.  Is the plan to deport the parents and leave the kids HERE?  (*CUE the lefty screaming and bawling …*) 

Once those two elements were in place, lawmakers could strengthen the enforcement of immigration laws through programs such as e-Verify, an online system companies use to check whether applicants are in the country legally. At the same time, lawmakers could address how to deal with the adult members of the illegal immigrant population.

At a later stage, lawmakers could focus on preventing people from overstaying their visa limits while overhauling some popular work-visa programs, including those for high-skilled foreign workers and low-skilled seasonal workers.

These provisions aren’t fleshed out, and the details would be the subject of contentious fights, if Mr. Tillis’s approach moves forward.

He is likely to face resistance from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), Mr. Trump’s nominee to be attorney general and the loudest critic of expanding legal immigration in the Senate. But Mr. Tillis said he believes he can assuage broader concerns about legal immigration if the bill cracked down on those companies abusing current laws and demonstrating that others are filling jobs that U.S. citizens don’t want.

Mr. Tillis said he was aware that conservative critics are likely to label any effort to allow some illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. as “amnesty,” while liberal groups are likely to push for a more direct path to citizenship.

Mr. Tillis said different groups among the 11 million illegal immigrants should be eligible for different lengths of protected status and subject to different terms for applying for citizenship, behind those already going through the process legally.

“The left will say it doesn’t go far enough toward open borders…and then the other end of the spectrum, which is: ‘We won’t be satisfied until you collect everyone and send them home,’ which is just not practical nor, do I believe, in the best interests of the U.S.,” Mr. Tillis said.

Tom Jawetz, an immigration expert at the liberal Center for American Progress, said that comprehensive bills are best because the immigration system is interconnected, both substantively and politically. He welcomed Mr. Tillis’s entry to the discussion.

“He’s been an interesting new voice in the conversation and one we want to hear more from,” he said.

Great.  John Podesta and George Soros’s team LOVE our Thom.  (Boy, did we get played, folks.) 

7 thoughts on “The sellout continues: As Trump fights for a wall, Tilli$$$ brings amnesty to the table

  1. So we’ve gone from “The Gang of Eight,” to the “Gang of One?” Is there any further damage Tillis can thrust on the GOP?

  2. Tillis was the Chamber of Commerce candidate during his Senatorial run, and the CoC is wasting no time calling in their markers.

    Trump will make himself a 1-term candidate if he goes along with Tillis’ grand amnesty bargain a la Gang of Eight after promising to FULLY secure the border, shut down illegal immigration, and end DACA & DAPA BEFORE talk of anything else.

    Here we are a few days in and Tillis is talking amnesty. WTH!!!

  3. I don’t know why Tillis is surprising anyone with his words or actions. He prostituted himself out to the big establishment donors who are now his pimps. He is not ever going to represent the people of North Carolina because we don’t line his pockets with an unlimited money supply.

    We did have our chance to elect a real, true, Constitutionalist who would never bend over in submission to the establishment. Greg Brannon was endorsed by ALIPAC, Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Senator Lee and Senator Paul, Matt Kibbey and Freedom Works. These endorsements were given to Dr. Brannon because each one knew Greg would fight for the American People and keep his word.

    The other candidates were thrown into that Senate race to dilute the waters so that Greg Brannon wouldn’t win. The establishment won that battle, but will not win the war.

    We need a race between Brannon and Tillis only. Honor, trust, Constitutionalist, integrity—words to describe Greg Brannon. What a contrast to Tillis who is the establishment’s whore.

  4. There is more to being a Republican than just having an R by your name, something that Tillis has never seemed to comprehend. Tillis is directly going against the state and national GOP platfrom on a major policy issue, not to mention our GOP presiden, and instead parrots discredited Obama policies.t. Tillis is as phony as a three peso bill. He masquerades as a Republican but is really only a Demodrat lite who is trying to deceive voters.

    Tillis is a sleazy corrupt special interest politician who makes Benedict Arnold look honest and sincere. He puts the interests of the corrupt K Street lobbyists ahead of that of the American people.

    Tillis needs to go, but more immediately, he needs a strongly worded resolution of censure from the state GOP convention.

    1. Yeah, the description of Tillis needs to read (T-NC) from now on. Although the way the GOP elite stick it to us for their own benefit it is no surprise he is on his own bandwagon.

  5. No! NO-NO-NO!!! WE WON!!! It’s real simple: If you are illegal, you should be GONE!!! Current laws still apply!!! Anything else tells would-be illegal immigrants that we are STILL not serious, and it’s OK to find a way into our country.

    Where do we get these RINOs???

    Oh, and FIX THE 14TH AMENDMENT!!! We also do NOT need foreign women coming into America ILLEGALLY, then having a baby to make him a CITIZEN.

  6. An endorsement from Thom ”Barack” Tillis or Richard ”Barack” Burr for NCGOP convention candidates should carry about the same weight as one from Barack Hussein Obama. It should be the kiss of death for any convention candidate. Tillis in particular is going all out to thwart the conservative policies of Donald Trump. If you support Trump, you need to oppose Tillis. Tillis and Burr are part of a ”Fifth Column” within the GOP that is trying to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. These quislings need to be shunned.

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