|April 18, 2005|
|The Senate rejected both the Craig and Chambliss amendments which would have granted amnesty or legal status to illegal aliens working in the agriculture industry. Both amendments failed to gain the 60 votes required to end debate on the issue. The Craig amendment (S. Amdt. 375) failed on a vote of 53-45 (roll call 98). The Chambliss amendment (S. Amdt. 432) failed by a vote of 21-77 (roll call 97). The Mukulski and Isakson amendments will be voted on later today (4-19-2005).|
SENATE ADDRESSES IMMIGRATION
Tell your Senator to Oppose Amnesty and Support Security
Tuesday, the U.S. Senate will vote on several immigration-related amendments to the Afghanistan/Iraq Supplemental Bill (H.R. 1268). Most of the amendments do nothing to stop the invasion of millions of illegal aliens, but instead give rewards to illegal aliens who have already broken our laws. There is a chance, however, that the REAL ID amendment, which bans driver's licenses for illegals, will be offered. Below is Eagle Forum's position on each amendment.
The above amendments would ensure that taxpayers continue having to subsidize the workers and their families by providing public benefits of education, emergency health care, and income supplements (including tax refunds).
Each of these amendments will be subject to a cloture motion, requiring 60 votes. Tell your Senators to OPPOSE AMNESTY amendments or any rewards to illegal aliens. Tell them to SUPPORT SECURITY amendments, such as the REAL ID!
Urge members vote NO on the AgJOBS amendment! Vote YES on REAL ID!
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