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Now that the government has reopened, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has “promised” Senate Democrats a vote on a bill that will address the crisis affecting Dreamers since the DACA program was ended by President Trump in September.
Leading the efforts on the Republican side is Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who is self-reportedly “having a minimum of three meetings a day,” on immigration, in an attempt to ensure that the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients don’t lose their work authorizations when the March 5 deadline hits.
There is an important catch. There is no way that Sen. Cornyn can be trusted. Let me repeat. In no way can Dreamers, the immigrant community, our allies, or moderate Democrats, trust that Sen. Cornyn will do anything to address the issues in a way that doesn’t appease the right-wing members of Congress and the right-wing nationalists in the Administration.
How do we know? Look at his record.
Do not fall for the Cornyn Con. For years, literally years, Sen. Cornyn has talked a big game on immigration only to delay the process to death and get Congress to “no”. It happened in 2013, when our country had a chance to pass a bill that would have put millions of people onto a path to citizenship, and it’s happening again today.
Because of that, it’s important that we list out exactly why we can’t trust Sen. John Cornyn:
So, yes, we’ve seen this sweet talk from Cornyn before. But, he always manages to get to “no”. And, he’ll do it again. If Senate Democrats aren’t careful, they will end up aiding and abetting him. They need to look at his record. Or talk to anyone who has worked on the immigration issue, including advocates in Texas.