House Democrats have already started working on a plan to provide amnesty to the 11-22 million (depending on which estimates you believe) illegals living in the United States. Unsurprisingly, bringing in millions of potential new voters is a high priority for Democrats in the House and Joe Biden has previously indicated that he would bring up his own amnesty bill in the first 100 days of his administration. Given that Biden has publicly embraced open borders like no President before him, you can expect he will do everything in his power to get an amnesty bill through if Donald Trump’s court challenges fail and he becomes the President.
Although Republicans in DC are surprisingly soft on amnesty because of all the donations they get from pro-amnesty business groups, most of them can be expected to oppose an amnesty bill out of fear of the voters. That makes it unlikely, but not impossible, that an amnesty bill could get past a filibuster in the Senate. If it comes to that, keep the pressure on the GOP.
However, if Donald Trump loses his court challenges, Biden becomes President AND Democrats win both run-off elections in Georgia, then it’s possible that the Democrats could end the legislative filibuster in the Senate and push through an amnesty on a party-line vote. That is also unlikely, but not impossible.
What all of this comes down to is that Democrats love the idea of amnesty because they see it as a way to add millions of new voters. The Republicans that support it mostly do so either because they’re in a business that makes money off of illegal immigration or they’re getting campaign contributions from those people. On the other hand, people whose first concern is looking out for America oppose illegal immigration because it’s bad for the country. Long-term, it’s hard to say which side will win that fight, but it is a hill worth dying on if you want America to continue to be a great nation.
John Hawkins is the author of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know.