Votes on Gang of Eight Amnesty to Start This Afternoon…

After months of back room negotiations and deals with special interests, the U.S. Senate will vote on whether to bring to the Senate floor S. 744, the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, TODAY at 2:15 p.m. EDT.

This important procedural vote will determine if the U.S. Senate will debate the longest and most expensive amnesty bill ever submitted to Congress.

You can kill this bill today. Call your U.S. Senators NOW and demand that he or she vote NO on today’s vote. Click here to find the phone number for your Senators and talking points to help you with your call.

With pressure from the White House, pro-amnesty Senators like Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are demanding that this bill be rushed through the Senate before July 4 so that the American people don’t have time to learn the devastating impact this bill would have on our country.

The bill might be called “comprehensive immigration reform” but these “reforms” only gut interior enforcement, fail to secure the border, and open the door for more than 34 million immigrants to come to the U.S. over the next decade. S. 744:

  • Only requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a plan to secure the borders in order to start amnesty for the estimated 11-12 million illegal aliens in the United States.
  • Allows members of street gangs and criminals to receive amnesty.
  • Permits illegal aliens to sue the government for amnesty, but does not require them to pay back-taxes or learn English.
  • Allows the open borders and pro-amnesty lobbies to stop enforcement measures by filing lawsuits.
  • Essentially halts all deportations by allowing every intercepted illegal alien to apply for amnesty and prohibits their deportation until the application is processed.
  • Forces U.S. taxpayers to pay for legal fees for illegal aliens to fight deportation.
  • Fast-tracks green cards and citizenship to illegal aliens after just five years if they claim to have entered the U.S. before the age of 16 and meet certain criteria.

Call your U.S. Senators today! Tell them to stop S. 744. Click here for help with making your call.

Packed with a $100 million slush fund for open borders and pro-amnesty groups and provisions that actually weaken current border enforcement laws, if passed, this bill will hurt American workers and cost U.S. taxpayers at least $6.3 trillion over the next few decades. Your help is critical in stopping this amnesty bill.

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Content written by Federation for American Immigration Reform staff.


  1. avatar

    Marco Rubio and Chuck Schumer are the lying leaders of the gang of 8 liars. We were absolutely PROMISED when the talk of this began that it would be enforcement first. Now any bill that attempts to put that in actual writing, including denying any federal benefits to those amnestied, is not only defeated, but vilified as a “poison pill”. All we hear is that this will not “repeat the mistakes” of the 1986 amnesty, something Schumer should know all about since he was thanked personally by Reagan for his work in the House on amnesty in 86. But it is exactly like that amnesty because, again, all the enforcement is promises and “goals” years down the road.

    These people are giving away the country our ancestors built, and it’s entirely for votes, and the interests of the business community. Like Schumer and Harry Reid lobbying a couple years ago for more visas for Indian tech companies. When did Indian businesses become the priority of United States senators? What right do Indian companies have to send their workers to our universities, research facilities, and tech businesses, so they can then compete with us?

    Or Rubio, who said several years ago that an amnesty would only encourage more illegal entry. He was right, but now he’s running for president, so whatever little integrity he had goes out the window. Bought and paid for shills, the lot of them.