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DHS Condemns Schumer-Rounds-Collins Immigration Bill

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks on Capitol Hill, August 2, 2017. (Reuters photo: Aaron P. Bernstein)

The agency’s statement asserts:

The Schumer-Rounds-Collins proposal destroys the ability of the men and women from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to remove millions of illegal aliens. It would be the end of immigration enforcement in America and only serve to draw millions more illegal aliens with no way to remove them. By halting immigration enforcement for all aliens who will arrive before June 2018, it ignores the lessons of 9/11 and significantly increases the risk of crime and terrorism.

This is a slight exaggeration, as conceded later in the statement. The bill directs the agency to prioritize those who are criminals, pose a terrorist threat, or arrived after June 30.

But seriously, though. June 30. The bill tells everyone in the world they have several months to rush the border and escape enforcement once they get here.

Read it for yourself on Susan Collins’s website. Scroll down to the very last page, to the part that was marked up in pen:

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