Scott's Immigration Amendment not Adopted in Senate

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
February 5, 2021

This week, Republicans and Democrats have been at odds regarding the vision that both parties have when it comes to immigration reform. Senator Rick Scott (R) introduced an amendment that would ensure the enforcement of all immigration laws, but in a 50-50 vote, the amendment was not adopted. In turn, the former Governor of Florida took to Twitter to voice his frustration over what it means to not have the amendment adopted.

“The Democrats just voted AGAINST my amendment to secure the border and make sure all immigration laws are followed,” wrote Senator Scott.

Slamming Democrats for not voting in favor, he warned his followers of what Democrats’ vision for immigration reform entails.

“They don’t want law & order – they want open borders & amnesty,” he expressed, adding that “it’s dangerous, kills American jobs & prevents countless families from pursuing the American Dream.”

The Florida Senator has voiced his support for securing the border, and last month he announced that he would be filing “a bill to provide funding and resources needed to secure America’s Southern border, and offer permanent solution for individuals registered in and eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.”

With the proposal, Scott vowed to “give our law enforcement and border patrol the resources they need to do their job, protect American families and stem the tide of the rampant and unyielding illegal immigration we’ve seen for decades at the Southern border.”

Once again making a distinction between his vision for immigration reform and President Joe Biden’s (D) current immigration plan, Senator Scott argued that “President Biden’s plan of open borders and amnesty isn’t about practical reforms – it’s a radical and dangerous subversion of law and order.”

Scott admitted that lawmakers “can and must do better.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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