McConnell: Obama’s executive action will lead to immigrant deaths

November 21, 2014

Sen. Mitch McConnell warned Thursday that some would-be illegal immigrants could die trying to reach the U.S. thanks to President Obama’s plans to offer a temporary amnesty, saying it will amount to an invitation for a new wave of illegal immigrants to make the perilous journey from Latin America.

The Kentucky Republican, who will become Senate majority leader next year, also vowed he and his troops will take some steps to push back — though he didn’t say what they would so, and their options are somewhat limited.

“When the newly elected representatives of the people take their seats, they will act,” Mr. McConnell said.

In a speech on the Senate floor, he said the country has already had a taste of what’s to come based on the recent surge of illegal immigrant children and families who crossed the border this summer. He said they had been enticed by promises of legal status based in part on the president’s previous non-deportation policies, including one for so-called Dreamers, or young illegal immigrants.

“It was a factor in encouraging young people to risk their lives on a perilous journey some would never complete,” he said. “The effects of this action could be just as tragic.”

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Newton Rules says:

    Since the POTUS stipulated that people need to be here for a minimum of 5 years to be eligible, no one is going to be rushing to the US for amnesty. Mr. McConnell is wrong, and like usual, he’s doing nothing but fear-mongering.

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