In a fundraising email Monday afternoon, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) blasted the bipartisan immigration plan, supported by much of his own party, as cynical plot to buy voters by caving to Democratic desires for “amnesty” for illegal immigrants.
“What you’re seeing here is a shameless political ploy to buy new voters. Democrats want the votes and Republicans the cheap labor [...] unfortunately the status quo will be maintained,” Bentivolio wrote.
“Immigration reform shouldn’t be about buying off lawbreakers so they’ll consider becoming Republican,” he added. “It’s about letting in people who want to become Americans and obey American laws. What kind of country will we be if we reward people for breaking the law?”
The freshman congressman, who replaced the abruptly-resigned Thaddeus McCotter, continued: “The Senate is already caving to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and congressmen like myself in the House will be the only thing between maintaing [sic] the rule of law and virtually dissolving our border.”
[h/t The Hill]