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Furious Democrats Leaving Party Over #SchumerShutdown Compromise #Trump #Democrats

Liberal activists are furious with Democratic senators after most of them agreed to reopen the federal government without a firm path to shielding illegal alien invaders from deportation.

As the third day of the shutdown dawned, liberal advocates and pro-invasion groups fired off a joint statement blasting as “unacceptable” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s offer merely to hold a vote on immigration — with no promises for action from the House or White House — in exchange for Democratic votes to reopen the government. But three hours later, Democratic senators agreed to just those terms — sparking anger on the left, reports Politico.

“Millions of people flooded the streets of every major American city to stand up to Trump this weekend,” tweeted Leah Greenberg, co-executive director of the influential activist network Indivisible. “Your constituents want you to fight. How can you possibly not understand that?”

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday argued Democrats secured critical assurance for Dreamers, who are at risk for deportation as soon as March after President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.


Some Democrats voiced particularly strong dissent after news of the senators’ deal. Alida Garcia, a strategist and advocate for immigrants’ rights at the lobbying group FWD.us, announced she would cut ties with the party, Business Insider reports.

“I’m leaving the Democratic Party today,” Garcia tweeted. She later called Democrats “liars.”

“They’re complicit w/ every single young person living in fear,” she said. “Every pain Latino & immigrant families feel from here out is 100% due to @TheDemocrats not fully embracing us as American. Implicit racism is equally as harmful. I’m done.”

Other Latinos voiced similar concern that the Democratic establishment was abandoning immigrant communities.

“This shows me that when it comes to immigrants, Latinos, and their families, Democrats are still not willing to go to the mat to allow people in my community to live in our country legally,” Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez said in a statement, according to a Washington Post reporter.

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January 23rd, 2018

 

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