by JOHN BINDER at .breitbart.com
While in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) previewed a “bipartisan coalition” that she claims to be forming to shape an immigration package that would include amnesty for some illegal aliens as well as a green card giveaway measure.
During a panel discussion with other American politicians, Sinema referenced a plan that she compiled with Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) last year that included amnesty for at least two million illegal aliens and a green card giveaway program that would funnel hundreds of thousands of foreign workers into mostly white-collar American jobs.
Ultimately, the plan failed to gain traction in the House and Senate.
Sinema, speaking in Davos, called the plan “an immigration framework” that she hopes to restore in the new Congress. Sinema said:
In the winter … Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina and I put out an immigration framework that both addresses security issues around creating [a] secure border so we can deter individuals who want to bring dangerous drugs and criminals into the country, which by the way are happening on a nearly unimpeded basis right now.
But we also need to reform the asylum system. Right now, we have an asylum system that actually creates a pull factor for criminal cartels in South America to bring individuals to this country, to our country, who have no legal basis for a permanent path to citizenship. [Emphasis added]
So we want to combine that with also making changes to our system to create a path to citizenship for DREAMers, ending the visa backlogs so we can actually hire the talent we need at all edges and across the entirety of the spectrum. [Emphasis added]
We are building the bipartisan coalition that we believe will allow us to pass legislation through both the House and the Senate this year. [Emphasis added]