Stop Amnesty Fig Leaf Amendment!
June 22, 2013
Friday afternoon, as Senators were leaving town, Harry Reid filed Cloture on a 1,190-page amendment that completely changes the substance of the Gang of Eight immigration bill.
Your Senators will be voting on the bill Monday afternoon without having time to read it.
They need to hear from you that they must reject this amendment! Call and tell them to vote NO on the Schumer-Corker-Hoeven fig leaf amendment.
Senators know that the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill is an Obamacare-style train wreck, but some still want to vote for it to pay off political allies. These Senators are hoping their constituents will not find out what is and is not in this bill.
We must stop them!
Senators Bob Corker of Tennessee and John Hoeven of North Dakota worked out an amendment (making back room deals behind the scenes to secure votes) that will be used as a fig leaf for squishy Republicans and red state Democrats who want to vote for bill while appearing to be serious about border security. The bill will retains the “Amnesty First, Border Security . . . Maybe Later” framework of the Schumer-Rubio bill.
Regardless of how strong proponents want to make the amendment sound, it is still weaker than current law! The amendment contains many dreadful changes, like giving permanent amnesty to visa overstayers and adding $38 billion to the bill’s price tag. For a more complete list of changes to the bill and political payoffs to specific Senators, Click here (PDF).
If this amendment passes, it is likely to secure passage of the terrible overall bill. We need you to pull out all the stops. Get your neighbors and friends together. Visit your Senators’ offices, call, e-mail, send press alerts, write op-eds, make your voices heard! Click here for your Senators’ contact information.
- The Hoeven-Corker immigration amendment is 1,190 pages; major new provisions; lawmakers rushing to read before Monday vote, by Byron York
- Corker Amendment Permanently Offers Citizenship to Those Overstaying Their Visas, by Michael Flynn
- Passing It To Find Out What’s In It, Again, by Yuval Levin
- Former Border Agents Say ‘Border Surge’ Will Not Work
Please vote NO on the Schumer-Corker-Hoeven fig leaf amendment
I urge you to vote NO on the Schumer-Corker-Hoeven amendment.
The amendment gives permanent amnesty to visa overstayers and puts taxpayer on the hook for $38 billion additional spending.
This bill does not strengthen the border, it is only a fig leaf for weak kneed Senators.
I expect you to vote NO and I will tell my friends and family what is and is not in this bill. I will hold you accountable for your vote.