The fourth bill, which has yet to receive a number, would be an enforcement bill, which probably won't pass. That defeat is outrageous.
Here's the Red Alert on Congressman Knight:
Lots of constituents are probably hammering his office right now, because the staffer went out of his way to explain that Knight is only supporting the discharge petition, but will not vote for amnesty.
Yet bringing the bills to the floor for a vote is unacceptable, too, and I signaled my displeasure right away.
Congressman Knight's staffer was helpful and informative. First, he explained that the Congressman does not want amnesty--yet he has cosponsored legislation that would grant legal status to some illegals in the country who were brought in as children. Those crimes are the fault of the parents, not the United States citizens.
Now, for specifics.
The discharge petition is H.R. 774.
The four bills that would be considered should the discharge petition pass are:
1. H.R. 3440, The DREAM Act (Roybal-Allard) Just Say NO!
2. H.R. 4796, Uniting and Securing America Act of 2018 or the USA Act of2018 (Hurd) No. It provides grants for border security, but nothing about the wall. It also outlines legal status for illegal aliens who came to this country before 2013 at under 18 years of age. No.
3. H.R. 4760, The Securing America's Future Act (Goodlatte). This legislation is "the better" of the three known bills, but still not good enough. Any legislation which allows for any kind of legal status for illegal aliens is dead on arrival with me and should be roundly rejected.
4. This legislation would focus on enforcement, in line with the President's wishes. No details have been revealed about this forth proposal.
The point of all of this rests on the following: Our elected officials have a clear responsibility outlined in the United States Constitution and in line with their oaths of office.
Contact your Congressmen, and tell them that they need to put Americans first, enforce our immigration laws, secure our borders, and ensure the lasting sovereignty of our country.