FAIR Alert: Senators Negotiate Back Room Deal on Gang of Eight Bill

Call Your Senators NOW and Tell Them Not to Cave!!!

Over the past 24 hours Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) have negotiated a deal with the Senate Gang of Eight that they hope will get enough votes to secure passage of the massive amnesty bill, S.744.

There is no time to lose! Call your Senators NOW and tell them:

1.    You oppose amnesty.

2.    They should not fall for more false promises of border security.

You can find the phone number of your Senators here.

Senators Corker, Hoeven and the Gang of Eight have not released official text of the deal, but media outlets report that the deal still does not change the core structure of the bill that grants illegal aliens amnesty FIRST and then offers promises of border enforcement sometime in the future.

Indeed, sources say that the Corker-Hoeven deal does little more than add Border Patrol agents and fencing to the amnesty bill. But don’t forget, any resources for border security that are promised in the future still need Congress to appropriate the money. And Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, said on the floor just days ago that she would NOT appropriate any money for the “dumb fence.”

Thus, the deal Senators Corker and Hoeven have agreed to — and are right now using to persuade other Senators to join them — has no teeth. It gives illegal aliens amnesty right away and gives Congress ample opportunity to defund or water-down any border security resources promised in the bill. Americans already know how this works: Congress already promised us a border fence back in 2006. That requirement for 700 miles of double-layered fencing has now been watered down to a few miles of double-layered fencing and “vehicle barriers” that don’t stop the flow of aliens illegally crossing into the U.S.

With this deal in the works, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is already suggesting he wants to rush the bill through the Senate, and may hold a vote to end debate as early as Saturday — two days from now!!!! Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has also told the media that the next 24-36 hours will make or break the bill.

There is no time to lose!!! Call your Senators now and tell them not to support the Corker-Hoeven deal. Tell them that you want border security BEFORE amnesty and won’t be fooled any more by false promises.

Also, to call Senators Corker and Hoeven and tell them to stop selling out the American people!

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Content written by Federation for American Immigration Reform staff.


  1. avatar

    No Amnesty! No Deals! We want our America back where illegal activities have a consequence. We warn our selves and our own kids to profit from the hard work of our ancestors and ourselves!

  2. avatar

    Amnesty is not optional…..Close the border immediately….only allow as many new citizenships as we have new jobs created on a yearly basis….let’s get back to the way it once was!…..arrest and deport all illegal people from other countries without compromise…..anything less will bring about the downfall of our country! Use common sense here!

    • avatar
      John Winthrop on

      how was it once…..? really Ellis Island?…….1630…………they r trying and using common sense in Congress the problem is still the sam us…………THE PEOPLE…..SO will we enforce the law this time once the bill passes???

  3. avatar

    I see no reason in the world to pass the amnesty bill. I am OPPOSED to the amnesty. My grandfather came here legally and became a citizen. Why should execption be made for non contributing people.

  4. avatar

    PLEASE keep calling senators — tell them we are NOT fooled by the bogus Corker/Hoeven amendment that would still give amnesty immediately before any real border security!

    NO to the Corker/Hoeven sham amendment and NO to the Rubio/Schumer mass amnesty bill!