Keep Calling Your Senators!
June 10, 2013
The Capitol Switchboard has been overloaded by people calling to express their opposition to the Senate Amnesty bill, but your Senators still need to hear from YOU! Please take a moment to e-mail your Senators by clicking here. Also, click here to find your Senators’ direct phone numbers.
We keep hearing from Capitol Hill staffers that Senators are under tremendous pressure from well-funded special interests in Washington, D.C. to vote for this terrible bill. And, the Establishment is up to their old tricks. It was just announced that Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS is launching a $100,000 ad campaign promoting the Amnesty bill, which is full of payoffs to corporations and liberal special interests. There is NOTHING conservative about this bill — it was bills like this that led to political defeats in 2006, 2008 and 2012, and it was conservative candidates who ran against bills like this that led to conservative victories in 2010. Tell your Senators to read the bill and vote against S. 744!
Anyone watching Sunday talk shows yesterday can tell you that the Senators supporting the bill clearly have not read it! They need you to tell them what’s in this bill.
Please vote NO on Amnesty!
S. 744 does more harm than good. It is a payoff to special interests and it will make the problems with our immigration system worse, not better.
S. 744 is so full of fatal flaws, no amendment can fix it.
S. 744 provides immediate legalization without securing the border.
S. 744 rewards criminal aliens, absconders and deportees and undermines law enforcement.
S. 744 contains extremely dangerous national security loopholes.
S. 744 facilitates fraud in our immigration system.
S. 744 creates no real penalties for illegal immigrants and rewards them with entitlements.
S. 744 delays for years the implementation of E-Verify.
S. 744 does not fix our legal immigration system.
S. 744 advanced through a process predicated on a deal struck before mark-up.
S. 744 rewards those who have broken our laws by offering a special path to citizenship.
S. 744 thoroughly guts interior enforcement of immigration laws.
Like Obamacare, S. 744 grants enormous power and discretion to the Secretary of Homeland Security, who has a well-established policy of NOT enforcing immigration laws and of legalizing as many people as possible.
S.744 weakens control on asylum seekers, even in the wake of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack, which was perpetuated by foreigners who were granted asylum in the United States.
S. 744 outsources the job of guiding aliens through the amnesty process to ACORN-like, liberal community organizer groups.
Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation conservatively estimates that the amnesty portion of the bill alone will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion, and reports indicate the bill will flood 33 million people into the country over the next 10 years to compete in an already difficult job market and untold numbers of temporary workers.
S. 744 creates extravagant new programs, and because the authors of the bill declared that these programs are “emergency spending,” they are exempted from the “pay as you go” requirement.
Even worse, S. 744 combined with ObamaCare will make newly amnestied aliens more attractive to employers than American citizens or legal immigrants, since employers will not have to pay ObamaCare penalties for newly amnestied illegal aliens, because they are not eligible for ObamaCare.
This bill is unjust and harmful on so many levels and it must be rejected. We would be much better off simply enforcing current law than enacting S.744, which weakens current immigration law.