Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is calling for amnesty for illegal immigrants due to a worker shortage. Schumer argued the United States has “a population that is not reproducing on its own with the same level that it used to,” before pushing for “a path to citizenship for all 11 million, or however many undocumented there are here.” The same argument was used by the senator in 1986, when he claimed amnesty would aid the fading American workforce.
From The Daily Wire:
Per a 2018 Yale study, an estimated 22 million illegal aliens are living in the U.S. Under President Joe Biden’s watch, some project that 5.5 million have crossed the border. ... Schumer and his gang are not alone. Some Republicans want a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens as well — precisely because it would provide cheap labor. As documented by Nate Hochman at National Review, Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and John Cornyn (R-TX) have been in talks with Democratic leaders throughout 2022 to create some sort of bill that strengthens border security while passing amnesty. That sort of deal was the exact sort of thing offered in 1986. Obviously, the plan wasn’t sufficient enough in solving open borders and is one of President Ronald Reagan’s greatest blights.