Paul Ryan Plans to Include Amnesty in the Year-End Spending Bill

By John Binder, 10-24-17, at Breitbart:

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is planning to slip amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens living in the United States into a spending bill, according to House Republicans.

During a talk before the Republican Study Committee (RSC), Ryan reportedly said an amnesty for illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be included in an end-of-the-year spending deal.

“He did talk about the fact that that would be good if we could get ahead of that as opposed to being reactionary,” RSC Chairman Mark Walker (R-NC) told the Huffington Post following the meeting with Ryan.

Another two House Republicans confirmed to the Huffington Post that Ryan mentioned slipping DACA amnesty into the spending deal at the gathering.

While Walker said Ryan “did talk about border security,” it was not in the context of making sure a border wall — which President Trump has promised to construct along the U.S.-Mexico border — would be part of any spending bill.

“I don’t think that anybody has said definitively that the wall has to be part of that,” Walker said.

Immediately, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) slammed Ryan’s alleged comments to the Huffington Post about giving DACA illegal aliens amnesty in the spending bill.

“He better not,” Yoho said.

Labrador mocked Ryan’s DACA move, saying “That’s true leadership, I guess” and called the initiative a “big problem.”

The Republican establishment has been pushing amnesty for DACA illegal aliens — and subsequently, the other 12 to 30 million illegal aliens residing in the U.S. — since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on behalf of the Trump administration that DACA would officially be ended in March 2018.

Last month, Trump seemed to cave on DACA, demanding Congress pass a “quick” amnesty for illegal aliens covered by the program, going against years of campaign promises that he would stand against amnesty deals, as Breitbart News reported.

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Paul Ryan and other establishment RINOs have been in favor of amnesty for a long time, and although Breitbart seems to think Trump is caving on it, I’m not so sure. According to The Hill and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), his words were ‘Oh, DACA, we want to move on this quick, we don’t want to wait six months. It’s already been six days and nothing’s happened.’

There’s just no way Trump wants to be the reason the government shuts down, and without some Dem votes in support of the bill, that’s what would happen. He said DACA and did not use the word amnesty, but he cannot veto a bill that includes any form of amnesty, especially if it’s the year end spending bill.

Or can he?

I suppose he could make a public statement and explain that Congress included amnesty in the bill and put the blame squarely on them. If he does that, then he alienates Congress for the rest of his term, but if he signs the bill he breaks his campaign promises. I guess we’ll see if Paul Ryan has him backed into a corner or if he stands by his word.


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  1. Paul Ryan is one of the most dreaded kinds of Republicans: a “deal maker” who fancies himself to be a “compassionate conservative,” meaning that you and I must pay for his pet compassions whether we share them or not. Isn’t that special?

    The first rule of negotiation is that when the status quo is in your favor, you have the upper hand. You would think this would be obvious but evidently it is not, since Republicans can never get it right. The status quo is that the children of illegals are also illegal. This is what real conservatives like to refer to as “natural consequences.” Natural consequences are the best deterrent to bad behavior, bar none; therefore, a real conservative wants to ensure that those natural consequences remain intact and would only set this important advantage aside if he were getting something worthy and momentous in return.


    • He is John Boehner without the martini lunch, always giving away stuff before trying to deal. The Dems probably love him since he’s doing everything he can to fulfill their wish list. They don’t want to be the reason the government shuts down either, but he never even saw that as leverage.


  2. I pray this does NOT pass. It’s crazy and we’ve tried this kind of stuff before. It doesn’t work. Except aganst the American citizen.


    • I don’t want it to pass either, but we know the Einsteins in our government don’t learn from history, so my guess is that it passes, unless Trump can pull another magical EO out of his hat.

      I keep remembering how Ryan said that he would never support Trump – ‘not now, not ever’ he said before the election, and I think this is his way of taking a jab at him. Either Trump shuts down the government or he approves of amnesty, or at least a form of it.

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  3. My problem with all illegals is twofold
    1: if your from Mexico you should be a millionaires since there is only 130 million Citizens of Mexico and the US gives Mexico 132 Million a year ( my taxes partly) you should be asking your government where is that money going and you should be raising up against it to make it a better country

    2: you have been here for so many years why haven’t you tried to become a Citizen? after your caught you cry about but WHAT have YOU done to better yourself

    I don’t feel sorry for anyone in this country illegally Get out I don’t care if you have a college degree if you are not a citizen and are not here legally then goodbye you have no right to anything


    • Mexico has never been our partner in securing the border and aid to them should have been stopped a long time ago. From time to time. we may threaten to stop the aid, but we never do, and Mexico knows that.

      True they don’t have rights, but Ryan’s amnesty will give them rights. They may be limited, but he’s basically giving them a free pass.


  4. I don’t think an actual Amnesty bill would pass. The GOP conference would be overwhelmingly against that in both Houses of Congress.

    DACA might pass, because it is more narrowly tailored, but Trump has repeatedly said that if he gives that, he wants definitive things in return, like the Wall, and border security.

    I personally oppose both. I commiserate with the so-called Dreamers who have grown up here. But the grew up here knowing full well that they were in violation of the law. That knowledge cancels out the sympathy to a very large extent. With a U.S. education, they will likely excel back in Mexico. If not, they aren’t trying very hard.


    • A stand-alone amnesty bill wouldn’t pass, but when it’s included in the spending bill, which is always a last minute deal, it will pass. The Rs don’t want the blame for shutting down the government, so Ryan has his leverage.

      In the HuffPo piece he said ‘he plans to include a legislative fix for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children in a year-end spending deal.’


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