House Republicans have responded to the 370-page foreign aid and border security package released by Senate negotiators on Sunday.
After months of “negotiations,” the Senate finally unveiled a $118 billion bipartisan agreement.
The so-called “border security” package allows 1.5 million illegal aliens to enter the U.S. every year.
The bill also pumps a whopping $2.3 billion in taxpayer funds into NGOs and other organizations that traffic illegals across the border.
In order to keep the U.S. in a perpetual state of war, the Uniparty deal gives $14.1 billion in security assistance to Israel and a staggering $60 billion in support to Ukraine.
The package also locks in green card giveaways until 2030.
Despite the apparent bipartisan negotiations supposedly seeking to secure the border, the package includes nothing to fund border wall construction.
Not only does this bill codify 1.5 million illegal border crossings into law, but the "border emergency" that automatically gets implemented at 5,000 crossings per day in a week can be overturned by Joe Biden.
And in case 1.5 million illegals isn't enough, it also locks in green… pic.twitter.com/pZRV4iymph
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 5, 2024
House Republicans have fired back at the package, however, calling it a “magnet” for illegal immigration.
Republican Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) vowed the Senate legislation would be dead on arrival.
Scalise responded after Democrat Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) released the text of the legislation Sunday evening.
It was finally published after months of negotiation between Senate Democrats and Republican Sen. James Lankford (R-OK).
Several Republican members of the House of Representatives slammed the legislation.
“Let me be clear: The Senate Border Bill will NOT receive a vote in the House,” Scalise, the House majority whip, posted on X.
“Here’s what the people pushing this ‘deal’ aren’t telling you: It accepts 5,000 illegal immigrants a day and gives automatic work permits to asylum recipients—a magnet for more illegal immigration.”
“This Joe Biden/Chuck Schumer Open Border Bill is an absolute non-starter and will further incentivize thousands of illegals to pour in across our borders daily,” Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) posted on X.
“House Republicans have already passed HR2 – the Secure Our Border Act, which would actually secure the border and return to the effective Trump policies with the most secure border in our nation’s history.”
This Joe Biden/Chuck Schumer Open Border Bill is an absolute non-starter and will further incentivize thousands of illegals to pour in across our borders daily.
House Republicans have already passed HR2 – the Secure Our Border Act, which would actually secure the border and…
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) February 5, 2024
Other Republicans called for time to study the lengthy bill.
“It took the Senate months to build a bill,” Republican Rep. Tony Gonzalez (R-TX) posted.
“I GUARANTEE it will take the House months to review EVERY line.”
“No self-respecting senator should agree to vote on this 370-page bill this week,” Republican Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) posted.
“Any 41 senators can prevent the bill from proceeding.
“If you agree that senators should have this bill for at least a few weeks (and certainly more than a few days) before voting on it, say so!”
No self-respecting senator should agree to vote on this 370-page bill this week.
Any 41 senators can prevent the bill from proceeding.
If you agree that senators should have this bill for at least a few weeks (and certainly more than a few days) before voting on it, say so! https://t.co/Rf97GwkrpZ
— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) February 4, 2024
Some provisions of the bill drew immediate criticism from Republicans for still allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants into the United States.
“The Senate Amnesty Bill literally would force President Trump to let in illegals well into his term,” Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida posted.
“Any Republican who votes for this is no better than a Democrat!”
“The Senate border ‘deal’ is an unserious attempt to show progress in an election year, when in reality, they bent the knee to Biden’s open-border agenda,” Republican Rep. Eli Crane of Arizona posted.
Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake of Arizona took aim at one of her rivals, Independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona in a post on X.
“Pouring through this DISASTROUS Schumer-Sinema Border Bill,” Lake posted.
“Maybe Kyrsten Sinema should run for Senate in Ukraine—her bill sends $60,000,000,000+ to Zelensky and $0 is allocated for a Border Wall.
“Once again they put America Last. What a disgrace!”
Pouring through this DISASTROUS Schumer-Sinema Border Bill.
Maybe Kyrsten Sinema should run for Senate in Ukraine—her bill sends $60,000,000,000+ to Zelensky and $0 is allocated for a Border Wall.
Once again they put America Last.
What a disgrace!
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) February 5, 2024
“And each year the Schumer-Sinema Border Bill legalizes nearly 2 million invaders who have breached our border during the Bidenvasion,” Lake added in a follow-up post.
“This Bill is DOA. We the People will not sit idly by as crooked politicians make permanent these dangerous/deadly open borders.”
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported over 302,000 illegal immigrants came across the U.S.-Mexico border in December.
This was after nearly 380,000 illegal immigrants were encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border during the first two months of fiscal year 2024, which started Oct. 1, according to data released by the agency.
CBP also reported 2,045,838 encounters in fiscal year 2023, 2,206,436 in fiscal year 2022, and 1,659,206 in fiscal year 2021.
One Republican congressman echoed Lake’s criticism of the massive amount of funding for Ukraine.
“Reading through the alleged ‘border security’ package just released,” Republican Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) posted.
“First section is about Ukraine.
“Tells you all you need to know about the absurd priorities underlining this bill.”