UPDATED 7:24 AM PT – Friday, November 5, 2021
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has sounded the alarm on buried policies in Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. On Thursday, the Tennessee Republican stressed that usually lawmakers do not use budget reconciliation bills to reform immigration policies.
Providing amnesty for illegal immigrants is not the fix for a border crisis, yet @POTUS and the Democrats won’t let up on including it in their reconciliation package.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) November 2, 2021
Her comments come as Biden’s reconciliation bill aims to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. According to Blackburn, Biden snuck this policy into the budget bill because he knows it would not get passed otherwise.
“There is a process to go through to change law,” she stated. They (Democrats) know this would never pass on its own, so they are putting it in and are going to try to get this provision through the budget bill. We want to get the word out on it.”
In the fiscal year of 202, U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants along the Mexico border. Meanwhile, the House could vote on the reconciliation bill as early as Friday.