by Eric Lendrum
The highly-connected and well-funded network of donors, think tanks, and other institutions run by the Koch Brothers is pushing for Congress to “immediately prioritize” amnesty for illegal aliens, as Breitbart reports.
The Koch network’s declaration comes on the anniversary of the unpopular, controversial, and highly unconstitutional “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program, an executive order signed by then-President Barack Obama to give blanket amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegals. Obama had signed the order after failing to get the program passed by Congress in the form of the Dream Act.
The Libre Initiative, one of many entities funded by the Kochs, declared that “The time for Congress to act is now, full stop…Policymakers should not look to the courts or to the executive branch for relief, but should instead immediately prioritize this issue.” The organization falsely claimed that amnesty for illegals “has broad bipartisan support from the American people.”
This is not the first time that a Koch-funded entity has publicly supported amnesty. Last month, multiple groups in the Koch orbit openly aligned with former President George W. Bush’s own efforts to lobby Congress on behalf of amnesty. Among this group were the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, and the New American Economy, which is funded by former New York City Mayor and failed presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg (D-N.Y.).
Joe Biden has repeatedly declared his intentions to make amnesty a priority for his administration, demanding that Congress pass multiple amnesty bills. One such bill would legalize 2.1 million illegal farmworkers, while another could apply to up to 4.4 million; his own amnesty plan, not yet introduced in Congress, could give citizenship to as many as 22 million illegals.
– – –
Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.
Photo “Defend Dreamers” by Rhododendrites. CC BY-SA 4.0.