They didn’t do diddly about fixing immigration during the 111th U.S. Congress, when they had majority control of both sides of Congress and the White House.
And now, they have blocked a Trump-supported Republican deal that would have offered a path forward on DACA.
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK): “Most of what was proposed by the President and Senate Republicans has passed the Senate multiple times over the past fifteen years, but not today. It’s disappointing that Democrats would not come to the table simply because President Trump supported it. Immigration reform is complicated and emotional, but it is essential that we keep working until we reach a good faith solution for the future of all Americans.”
Fox Business’ Trish Regan: “Maybe they don’t want Republicans to get the credit for giving these dreamers a path to citizenship!”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “I thought my friends across the aisle would jump at this opportunity to fulfill what they say is their top priority. But they just could not take ‘yes’ for an answer.”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR): “What this debate has shown is just how unserious the Democrats are about illegal immigration.”
Sen. David Perdue (R-GA): “Senate Democrats have shown their true colors. First, they shut down the government over DACA. Today, they had an opportunity to vote to provide certainty for 1.8 million DACA recipients and they voted no.”