Senate Republicans Signal Openness to Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants if Joe Biden Inaugurated

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Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) signaled an openness to working with a Joe Biden administration on immigration reform, should Biden be inaugurated.

As part of that, the senators signaled willingness to reach a deal on amnesty for the millions of immigrants here illegally.

“I think that would be a good thing to do,” Cornyn said. “The challenge is you’ve got to get the votes, but that to me is one of my biggest disappointments in my time in the Senate, our inability to get that done,” Cornyn said, adding he would “try to be part of that effort” if the opportunity comes back up.

“It’s kind of a case of the extreme points of view — like people who think we can load up 12 million people and get them out of the country; if they want to do that, they can’t be a part of it,” Grassley says. “And for the people who want people to be citizens yesterday, they can’t be a part of it.”

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