Amnesty Bill Filed in Dead of Night

Amnesty Bill Filed in Dead of Night

“A bipartisan group of senators formally filed legislation early Wednesday calling for border security as the cornerstone of immigration reform. The bill also would prevent undocumented immigrants from reaching full legal resident status until after the government takes steps to keep unauthorized workers from getting jobs in the United States, according to a summary released before the bill was filed,” CNN reports.

Obama, Congress Drafted Amnesty Just Like Obamacare

“Obamacare set a nasty precedent in Washington: radical and unpopular legislation is developed behind closed doors and then passed quickly, without time for sufficient public scrutiny. Tragically, this is exactly what is happening on Capitol Hill as the so-called “bi-partisan Gang of Eight” Senators (four Democrats and four Republicans) is working with the Obama White House to craft broad, sweeping changes to our immigration enforcement system with a shocking lack of transparency,” says Tom Fitton at

Eight Potholes Facing Amnesty Bill

“The ‘gang of eight’ senators rolling out a bipartisan immigration overhaul this week are gearing up for the battle to formally be joined at the Senate Judiciary Committee and ultimately on the floor this summer. The senators are expressing optimism that a bill resembling their package will ultimately become law, and President Barack Obama reiterated on Tuesday his commitment to getting a deal passed,” Roll Call says.

Among the potholes are provisions to let previously deported illegal aliens get citizenship.

Senate Bill Faces Opposition

“A Senate plan to rewrite U.S. immigration law has stoked a years-old debate over allowing undocumented residents a chance to become citizens, a measure viewed by opponents as rewarding lawbreakers with “amnesty” and undercutting American workers.
Though Republican opposition to creating a citizenship path for the nation’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants has waned since the November election, the issue is dividing the party. Some lawmakers and interest groups criticized the bipartisan Senate plan released yesterday, centering on their opposition to amnesty for those in the country illegally,” Bloomberg News says.

“‘Our goal is to make the American public aware that there’s nothing in it for them’, said Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Washington-based Federation for American Immigration Reform, which supports limits on immigration. He added that the proposal includes ‘all sorts of goodies for people who broke our laws and people who want to hire cheap labor.'”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    They already have 59 votes and only require 1 more R for this bill to pass. They have 55 Dems and 4 R’s who are on the committee. Who do we deluge with phone calls? I see Mike Johannes and McConnell from a previous post. I am thinking Collins and Corker. Does the author have a list of the most likely to cave? Please post something here and on FB so we can do something.

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    Amnesty seemed just as inevitable in 2007. If the public rises up against it, with continuous calls, halting all donations to politicians, and constant notes and emails, it will be defeated. Things are so much worse now than in 2007. Our unemployment is twice as high. It’s about to go higher with implementation of ObamaCare. Fight people. Call and demand this bill die. It can be defeated if the Republican Party and red state Dems feel that their careers are over if they pass it.

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    PLEASE start calling your senators, now. Mitch McConnell is wavering, and Senator Mike Johanns (Nebraska) says he is “open” to this hideously flawed amnesty bill!

    Among other things, the Rubio/Schumer amnesty bill eliminates any age cap for the “Dream Act” amnesty, allows amnesty within 6 months after just a “plan” is submitted for border security, and has a perverse incentive for businesses to hire former illegals over longstanding U.S. citizens!

    Please call today! Mike Johanns phone number is 202 – 224 — 4224. Thanks.

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      Will do….my post has not posted yet, but we need a list of the most likely to cave. I am thinking Collins and Coker

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    Border Security Hogwash

    Whenever ya hear open border cults talk border security…..ya know your’re being fed amnesty hogwash with ground glass in it….

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    The House also has their own gang of 8, and no surprise, Luis Gutierrez is one of the gang. This is the same guy who had previously compared I.C.E. agents to Nazis for doing workplace enforcement, and has fought each and EVERY attempt at any kind of enforcement. Is anyone naive enough to believe that if he does agree to any enforcement measures, that he will not subsequently turn around and do everything he can to undermine those measures?

    Plus he will immediately be condemning any proposals to limit family reunification visas. He has after all said that his only concern is the “immigrant community”, by which he means anyone legal or illegal. This is a guy who, in the end, really does not want to even be an American. He is a citizen by birth but of Puerto Rican heritage and he has said he wants independence for that island, where he has said he plans to retire. Of course, it’s doubtful he would want it without a continuation of the massive funding of that island by the American taxpayer. Nine out of the top ten zip codes for Social Security disability payments in the entire US and commonwealths like PR are on that island. Nearly half is on food stamps. Not to mention the massive corruption, violence, and gangs. Something we have to look forward to in the future as we reap the benefits of Latin culture in this country.