Immigration Hawks Press GOP Leaders To ‘Take All Actions Necessary’ To Block Lame-Duck Amnesty Push

EXCLUSIVE: A broad coalition of hawkish immigration groups and former Trump administration officials are sounding the alarm about a Democratic push to get an amnesty for illegal immigrants passed in the final days of the current Congress — and telling Republican leaders to “take all actions necessary” to block it.

Groups including the Federation for American Immigration Reform, the Heritage Foundation, NumbersUSA and the America First Policy Institute have signed onto a letter to congressional leaders warning of an “immediate danger posed by the lame-duck session of Congress that is now underway.”

“Even though power is about to change hands in one chamber, various media outlets report there will be attempts to push damaging immigration legislation such as a mass amnesty and increased immigration through Congress over the next few weeks,” they say.

Former officials signed onto the letter include former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau, former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, former acting ICE Director Tom Homan and former Customs and Border Protection Chief Mark Morgan. Also signed on include former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought and former deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli.

Both the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have been pushing for a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants since the administration took office in early 2021, but it has so far failed due to a lack of votes and Republican support.

Since the midterms, which determined that Republicans will take the House early next year, Democrats have ramped up their push for an amnesty for illegal immigrants eligible for the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program in the final months of the Congress.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said at a recent press conference that, with Republicans set to take the House, time was running out to get legislation passed and demanded action after the Thanksgiving break.

By Adam Shaw for Fox News
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