Trump Advisers’ BRIDGE Act Expands ‘Catch and Release’ for Future Migrants

Breitbart | 6/15/1981 | Staff
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The compromise shutdown deal reportedly being prepared by aides to the president would expand catch and release rules to aid millions of current and future illegal migrants and would paralyze enforcement for at least three years, immigration reformers said.

“It puts a legal forcefield around illegal aliens,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies. She said the expanded catch and release law “creates an even stronger magnet for people to come north than the original [2012] DACA did,” adding, “We see how these smugglers market the [federal government’s] catch-and-release policies already. So we’re going to see every town [in Central America] empty out as teens and people in their 20s and even 30s try to get here.”

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Axios reported Saturday morning:

The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.

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The proposed deal does not include any reforms to the existing catch and release loopholes, which allow the cartels to traffic hundreds of thousands of poor migrants into U.S. jobs, neighborhoods, schools, and welfare offices.

The BRIDGE Act was backed in 2017 by pro-migration legislators, such as now-retired Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez, and by business-first GOP legislators, including Washington’s Rep. Dan Newhouse, Nebraska’s Don Bacon, and Michigan’s Justin Amash.

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A matching bill was pushed in the Senate by the team of Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin. “These young people have much to offer the country and we stand to benefit from the many contributions they will make to America,” Graham said in a 2017 statement.

The BRIDGE Act is marketed as a temporary relief for recipients...
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