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Eagle Forum Alert
March 28, 2006

Senate Committee Passes Amnesty

Tell Your Senators to Oppose the Kennedy-McCain Amnesty!

Early Monday evening, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the United States and establish a guest-worker program that would import an additional 400,000 foreign workers each year.

Four Republicans joined Democrats to support putting over 12 million illegal aliens on the path to U.S. citizenship. The "Amnesty Four" includes: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Sam Brownback, Sen. Mike DeWine, Sen. Arlen Specter. The committee, made up of 10 Republicans and 8 Democrats, passed the bill 12-6.

One of the Amnesty Four, Sen. Graham, led the way on the committee, by offering an amendment which was virtually identical to the Kennedy-McCain Amnesty proposal. Sen. Graham said this plan would allow illegal aliens to "come out of the shadows."

Many illegal aliens were certainly not afraid to "come out of the shadows" this past weekend when they took to the streets demanding citizenship from the country whose laws they broke to get here. While demanding United States citizenship, protestors in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. waved Mexican flags and held signs saying "This is Stolen Land" and "We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us." What arrogance! What a mockery of our laws! These people certainly do not want to be Americans.

By the Numbers: Americans REJECT Guest-worker/Amnesty
  • 62% oppose making it easier for illegal aliens to become citizens. (Quinnipiac U. poll, Mar. 2006)

  • 59% oppose President Bush's guest-worker proposal (NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Mar. 2006)

  • 74% say the U.S. does not do enough to prevent illegal immigration (Time magazine poll, Jan. 2006)

Majority Leader Bill Frist will decide whether to substitute the amnesty legislation for his enforcement bill already on the Senate floor. Majority Leader Frist previously committed to bringing up a bill that had majority Republican support on the Judiciary committee. The amnesty bill passed out yesterday did not include a majority of Republican votes. We urge Majority Leader Frist to keep his commitment!

Take Action

The Senate should listen to the American people, who overwhelmingly want our border secured and our current immigration laws enforced, and reject any guest-worker/amnesty legislation!

Call Your Senators Today!

  • Call Senators Coburn, Cornyn, Grassley, Hatch, Kyl, and Sessions and thank them for voting No on Amnesty and urge them to speak against the Kennedy Amnesty on the floor.

  • Call the Amnesty Four (Senators Brownback, DeWine, Graham, and Specter) and tell them you are disappointed that they betrayed the American people by voting for the Kennedy Amnesty.

  • Tell your own two Senators to vote NO on the Kennedy-McCain Amnesty!

Capitol Switchboard: (202)-224-3121

Senate E-mail addresses


Voted FOR Amnesty:

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)

Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
Sen. Herbert Kohl (D-WI)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Voted AGAINST Amnesty:

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)


Further Reading: Amnesty

 
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