Dems Choose Illegals Over American Military In Budget Battle That Could Shut Government Down

WASHINGTON, DC - Oct. 08: Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., during her weekly news conference in the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly) (Newscom TagID: cqphotos036852) [Photo via Newscom]

The Democrats in Congress care more about illegal immigrants than they do for American soldiers, a fact made clear by the recent battle over the budget, a fight that could lead to a government shutdown.

Wow…The misplaced priorities of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are absolutely disgusting!

According to The Daily Caller:

“Democrats are threatening to hold national security hostage, potentially costing the economy billions and forcing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees to go without pay in exchange for securing legal protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants.

Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October. If members fail to come to an agreement by Jan. 19, all “non-essential” government employees and active U.S. Military personnel will be working with out pay (including troops currently deployed). Funding for agencies like federal museums or national parks will also be cut off.

Congressional Democrats are apparently content with allowing military and law enforcement personnel to go without pay to secure protections and benefits for illegal immigrants and members of their extended families.

As the clock ticks closer to the Friday deadline, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi aren’t backing away from their demands to tie a legislative solution to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to the must-pass spending bill. Democrats think they have the leverage to force leadership’s hands on immigration, believing a government shutdown would look poorly on Republicans, who hold a majority in both chambers of Congress.

“The fact remains the only way to guarantee the legal status for DREAMers is to pass DACA protections into law and do it now,” Schumer said Wednesday.”