Well look at this: Chuck Schumer nine years ago thinks Chuck Schumer nine years later is full of shit. I more closely align with Schumer from nine years ago, and so does Schumer from 2018, which is why he knew he didn’t have a PR leg to stand on during the last shutdown stand off — hence the cave-in:
“People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens, and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the United States legally,” Schumer said.
“Illegal immigration is wrong — plain and simple,” he continued. “When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose.”
Particularly amusing is Schumer’s use of “illegals” which was of course because the DNC branding meeting didn’t come up with the much more focus-grouped “DREAMers” label until much later.