FAIR Alert: Senate Votes TODAY on Amnesty Bill

After weeks of backroom deals and procedural maneuvering, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s rush to pass the 1,200 page Senate amnesty bill comes to a close TODAY! FAIR’s sources say they expect a final vote to end all debate on the legislation today at 11:30 a.m. If that vote passes, then a final vote on the bill is expected at 2 p.m.

Call your Senators NOW and tell them to vote against S.744:

1. Vote NO to the motion to end debate on the bill and
2. Vote NO on final passage.

The Senate already passed the Corker-Hoeven amendment to the bill earlier this week that added $38 billion in special interest carve-outs to secure votes of on-the-fence Senators. These include:

  • A carve-out for Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R) and Mark Begich (D) that classifies seafood processing positions in Alaska as “shortage occupations,” thus allowing the industry to bring in more cheap foreign labor to do those jobs. It also allows employers to bring in non-immigrants under a summer program to work in seafood processing positions.
  • A carve-out for Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jon Tester (D-MT) that eliminates a requirement that at least 90% of funding for a law-enforcement program along U.S. borders be devoted to the southwest border, freeing up more money for Northern border states.
  • A carve-out for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that creates a slush “Youth Jobs Fund” for FY 2014-2015 using $1.5B from U.S. Treasury. Until the kickback, Sen. Sanders was an outspoken critic of the bill for taking jobs away from Americans.

Call your Senators NOW and tell them to vote NO on S.744:

Tell them:

  • “Amnesty” is NOT immigration reform.
  • Amnesty undermines the rule of law and is inherently unfair to millions of legal immigrants who followed the rules and waited their turn in line.
  • The Gang of Eight amnesty bill hurts American workers.
  • It adds to the labor market millions of illegal aliens AND guest workers who will unfairly compete with American workers and drive down wages.
  • You want the government to keep its promises to enforce the law, both at the borders and across the country.
  • You demand that Congress restore integrity and common sense to our immigration system, not sell out to special interests.

There is no time to waste! Call your Senator NOW! To find the phone numbers of your Senators, click here.

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  1. avatar
    Concerned Citizen on

    Don’t ever, ever give up, FAIR supporters.

    We’re doing what’s right and best for all citizens of our country, of all races. And an America that does what’s right is doing good for the world. We’re fighting the good fight against a deeply corrupted piece of legislation. The architects of this bill couldn’t care less about the impact on everyday people, whether middle class or poor. They are only interested in aggrandizing themselves and their crooked vision, even if it means the demise of their political class, too, to be replaced by another. The best they can hope for is a policy that will ultimately collapse on itself.

    We have a better idea. We’re ultimately going to prevail and help this country finally craft a 21st century immigration policy that will lead us into the 22nd century and beyond.

    • avatar
      John Winthrop on

      Interesting…..but I still do not see your point………………………. The People created this situation and wealth out of the illegals…………………….this is a fact and the truth……………everything else falls as everybody is a human being…..meaning even us……..Welfare……..38% whites…..36% blacks………….17% hispanics……….this is the legal figure out of 300 million of us………….no illegals in these numbers ……it makes me think when the media comes out with outrageous facts….and looking at the above numbers …do not make sense…

      This is an observation by the way…….

      It appears history repeating itself……….just like w/the slaves….Civil Rights….etc etc the same thing you said that put us a the top………………I have no doubt Congress will do just fine……………..

  2. avatar

    So Bernie Sanders admits the bill will take jobs from Americans, but he’s willing to be bought off. Why would we spend 1.5 billion on a jobs fund when we could just not pass the bill?

    • avatar
      Mass Immigration Is Unsustainable on

      Yeah, and Leahy said the Corker amendment, “reads like a Christmas wish list for Halliburton.” But he voted for it and the bill once it included the amendment.