SC’s Graham changes Senate rules to force through "harmful" immigration bill that Refugees International Strongly Oppoeses

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In an effort to force asylum seekers away from the southern border, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is ready to go where he’s never gone before.

He’s breaking with longtime immigration policy collaborators across the aisle. He’s giving up on compromise. And he’s prepared to wield his power to change the very rules past versions of himself have defended.

On Thursday, Graham is poised to waive the rules of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, in order to force a debate on his bill to change asylum laws, which Democrats abhor, as a way to address the migrant crisis at the southern border.



It’s a move that could alienate his Democratic allies — the very ones who helped Graham cultivate his image as a dealmaker whose relationships could transcend the most partisan political moments.

“I told him it is the first immigration bill before the committee in the last six or seven years. It’s the first partisan immigration bill that we’ve ever had, that I know of,” said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat who has worked with Graham on numerous immigration bills over the years.

“I think it’s a terrible mistake that will sharply divide our committee,” said U.S. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, another Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Graham said he wasn’t concerned about poisoning the well with his approach to the immigration debate.

“I don’t think things can be more poisoned than they are now,” he said of the partisan toxicity in Washington, D.C.


Read more here: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article233288587.html#storylink=cpy

this bill is being forced through to please an audiences of one . Donald J. Trump. It has no chance of passing both houses and the Republican's know it. That's why they changed the rules and forced it through. So that Trump would be able to use it as a talking point. Who here wants to bet he'll do just that tonight at his rally?

Refugees International Strongly Opposes Harmful Secure and Protect Act of 2019

The so-called Secure and Protect Act of 2019 (S.1494) is a harmful bill that Refugees International strongly opposes. It passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today through an unprecedented flouting of committee and Senate rules.
The bill severely curtails protections for vulnerable children and imposes substantial barriers to asylum seekers. Especially concerning, the bill dismantles screening and due process protections for unaccompanied children, bans asylum seeking for anyone who attempts to enter between ports of entry or from Central American countries, and allows the administration to unilaterally send asylum seekers to third countries. The bill also calls for indefinite family detention in unlicensed facilities and makes it impossible for asylum seekers to qualify for other forms of relief.
This is all in violation of the Refugee Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. Refugees International commends the senators who opposed the cruel bill and we repeat our call for the bill to be rejected by the Senate.


Again, this bill has no chance of passing. And , even if it did, it would likely be struck down in the courts.
 
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In an effort to force asylum seekers away from the southern border, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is ready to go where he’s never gone before.

He’s breaking with longtime immigration policy collaborators across the aisle. He’s giving up on compromise. And he’s prepared to wield his power to change the very rules past versions of himself have defended.

On Thursday, Graham is poised to waive the rules of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, in order to force a debate on his bill to change asylum laws, which Democrats abhor, as a way to address the migrant crisis at the southern border.



It’s a move that could alienate his Democratic allies — the very ones who helped Graham cultivate his image as a dealmaker whose relationships could transcend the most partisan political moments.

“I told him it is the first immigration bill before the committee in the last six or seven years. It’s the first partisan immigration bill that we’ve ever had, that I know of,” said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat who has worked with Graham on numerous immigration bills over the years.

“I think it’s a terrible mistake that will sharply divide our committee,” said U.S. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, another Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Graham said he wasn’t concerned about poisoning the well with his approach to the immigration debate.

“I don’t think things can be more poisoned than they are now,” he said of the partisan toxicity in Washington, D.C.


Read more here: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article233288587.html#storylink=cpy

this bill is being forced through to please an audiences of one . Donald J. Trump. It has no chance of passing both houses and the Republican's know it. That's why they changed the rules and forced it through. So that Trump would be able to use it as a talking point. Who here wants to bet he'll do just that tonight at his rally?

Refugees International Strongly Opposes Harmful Secure and Protect Act of 2019

The so-called Secure and Protect Act of 2019 (S.1494) is a harmful bill that Refugees International strongly opposes. It passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today through an unprecedented flouting of committee and Senate rules.
The bill severely curtails protections for vulnerable children and imposes substantial barriers to asylum seekers. Especially concerning, the bill dismantles screening and due process protections for unaccompanied children, bans asylum seeking for anyone who attempts to enter between ports of entry or from Central American countries, and allows the administration to unilaterally send asylum seekers to third countries. The bill also calls for indefinite family detention in unlicensed facilities and makes it impossible for asylum seekers to qualify for other forms of relief.
This is all in violation of the Refugee Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. Refugees International commends the senators who opposed the cruel bill and we repeat our call for the bill to be rejected by the Senate.


Again, this bill has no chance of passing. And , even if it did, it would likely be struck down in the courts.
Right, no chance of passing.

Just like the house passing bills that have no chance in the Senate.
 

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Right, no chance of passing.

Just like the house passing bills that have no chance in the Senate.
no, the House is NOT just like the Senate. If you had read the article provided in the OP you would know why. The whole premise of the thread is that Graham is moving to make the Senate more like the House. The Senate typically works on legislation in a bi-partisan fashion.
 
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no, the House is NOT just like the Senate. If you had read the article provided in the OP you would know why. The whole premise of the thread is that Graham is moving to make the Senate more like the House. The Senate typically works on legislation in a bi-partisan fashion.
apparently, not any more...

 
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In an effort to force asylum seekers away from the southern border, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is ready to go where he’s never gone before.

He’s breaking with longtime immigration policy collaborators across the aisle. He’s giving up on compromise. And he’s prepared to wield his power to change the very rules past versions of himself have defended.

On Thursday, Graham is poised to waive the rules of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, in order to force a debate on his bill to change asylum laws, which Democrats abhor, as a way to address the migrant crisis at the southern border.



It’s a move that could alienate his Democratic allies — the very ones who helped Graham cultivate his image as a dealmaker whose relationships could transcend the most partisan political moments.

“I told him it is the first immigration bill before the committee in the last six or seven years. It’s the first partisan immigration bill that we’ve ever had, that I know of,” said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat who has worked with Graham on numerous immigration bills over the years.

“I think it’s a terrible mistake that will sharply divide our committee,” said U.S. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, another Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Graham said he wasn’t concerned about poisoning the well with his approach to the immigration debate.

“I don’t think things can be more poisoned than they are now,” he said of the partisan toxicity in Washington, D.C.


Read more here: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article233288587.html#storylink=cpy

this bill is being forced through to please an audiences of one . Donald J. Trump. It has no chance of passing both houses and the Republican's know it. That's why they changed the rules and forced it through. So that Trump would be able to use it as a talking point. Who here wants to bet he'll do just that tonight at his rally?

Refugees International Strongly Opposes Harmful Secure and Protect Act of 2019

The so-called Secure and Protect Act of 2019 (S.1494) is a harmful bill that Refugees International strongly opposes. It passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today through an unprecedented flouting of committee and Senate rules.
The bill severely curtails protections for vulnerable children and imposes substantial barriers to asylum seekers. Especially concerning, the bill dismantles screening and due process protections for unaccompanied children, bans asylum seeking for anyone who attempts to enter between ports of entry or from Central American countries, and allows the administration to unilaterally send asylum seekers to third countries. The bill also calls for indefinite family detention in unlicensed facilities and makes it impossible for asylum seekers to qualify for other forms of relief.
This is all in violation of the Refugee Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. Refugees International commends the senators who opposed the cruel bill and we repeat our call for the bill to be rejected by the Senate.


Again, this bill has no chance of passing. And , even if it did, it would likely be struck down in the courts.
Good. About time something is done. Maybe they will stay home.
 
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Border jumpers need to know that they can't just walk right in.