|June 14, 2007|
AMNESTY BILL IS COMING BACK!
Tell Your Senators to Oppose the Kyl-Kennedy Amnesty . . . period!!
Rumors are flying around Capitol Hill this week as to what will really happen on the Kyl-Kennedy amnesty bill. President Bush made his pitch on Tuesday to all Republican Senators and we know he continues to call and meet with Senators individually to pressure them into voting for the amnesty. Before he will bring the bill back to the floor, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said President Bush will have to deliver 20 Republican votes for cloture (to end debate and proceed to a vote on final passage) on the Senate bill. Thirty-eight Republicans voted against cloture last week and only 7 voted for cloture.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to work out a list of 10 Republican amendments to get votes on before voting to end debate. However, these amendments are almost guaranteed to be 1) of no significance or 2) will be defeated. There is no way the “Masters of the Universe,” as Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) appropriately called the group negotiating this bill, would allow any substantial amendments to be passed. Unfortunately, this bill is so fatally flawed that no number of amendments could fix it. We oppose it on its face.
Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Georgia Republicans, have asked President Bush to send a request to Congress for an emergency spending bill to fund enforcement mechanisms. Simply appropriating money is not enough. We need enforcement of our current immigration laws for a prolonged period of time before we accept any next steps in the process. Appropriating funding does not equal the will to fine employers, stop illegal aliens at the border, and immediately locate and deport all alien absconders. The remainder of President Bush’s term should be focused on ending the “unacceptable status quo” by enforcing our current laws.
Your calls are desperately needed! Don’t give up—we can win this! President Bush, the open borders lobby, and political elites want you to get tired and quit! They want to be able to say that “calls have died down” or “opposition is quieting.” Don’t let that be true!
Send the message to your Senators that you oppose this bill regardless of amendments and instead you want to see our current immigration laws enforced today!
Call Your Senators Today!
Capitol Switchboard: (202)-224-3121
Call the White House Today!
White House Comment Line: (202)-456-1111