Since 1994 an act that has enjoyed bi-partisan support down in DC as most bills did (until the left went nuts upon losing control), called the Violence Against Women Act, is now being filled with a wishlist of leftist folly. It isn’t enough to pass it as it has been, adding nothing new. NO, that wouldn’t give the Democrats any fodder to rail against the Republicans. The Democrats have a insane policy of adding things onto bills making them unpalatable to Republicans and conservatives like myself and then holding us up as “extreme” when we resist their crazy additions. The truth? The Democrats are the extremists and it is intentional on their part. They destroy everything they touch and leave a path of destruction behind them. They never want to be held accountable and they’re not held accountable because the MSM protects them. If we had a real 1st Amendment media who held our pathetic government to account, our country would be a beauty to behold. It is quite unfortunate that some weak willed, spineless Republicans will fold on the insanity inside the bill, yes indeed quite unfortunate Never Let Anything Like The Truth Enter Politics As That Would Destroy The Left
The optics of opposing legislation to combat domestic violence and assist victims are never good, especially for politicians who already face accusations of waging a “war against women,” as explained by Canyon State Law.
With Senate Democrats hastening the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to further that narrative, Senate Republicans are in a tricky position: having genuine concerns about the legislation but facing politically damning charges.Since it was enacted in 1994 VAWA has enjoyed bipartisan support and smooth passage in each of its 6 year re-authorizations. So just what are the Republicans’ problems with VAWA this time around?According to Senate Republicans, there are many.Unlike earlier re-authorizations, this legislation, sponsored by Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, contains new, divisive provisions and lacks protections against fraud, Republicans say.For example, Leahy’s new version of VAWA would create 5,000 additional “U-visas,” which are given to immigrants — legal and illegal — who are likely to aid in criminal investigations.Immigrants who apply for U-visas do not necessarily need to assist in actual investigations, Republicans say, so an illegal immigrant facing deportation could apply for one without ever needing to aid law enforcement. Leahy’s bill does not contain provisions to prevent such abuse.
Another concern leveled by Republicans is that the VAWA re-authorization contains no protections for citizens against marriage fraud. In most circumstances, an immigrant must rely on his or her citizen spouse to file for a visa. If abuse is alleged, under VAWA, the immigrant is able to apply for his own visa with a VAWA Self-Petition — opening up the possibility of fraudulent marriages and allegations of abuse once the would-be petitioner is in the country.
Democrats, the party of extreme leftists destroying our country one bill at a time.