|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.
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!
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!
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Further Reading: Amnesty