The Senate will cast its first vote TOMORROW on the House-passed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill that defunds President Obama’s executive amnesties. Tomorrow’s vote at 2:30 pm is a procedural vote — called a motion to proceed to debate the bill — and it simply determines whether the Senate moves forward to debating and amending the bill.
However, pro-amnesty Democrats are planning on obstructing the legislative process by filibustering the motion. If successful, they will be able to prevent the Senate from even discussing the common sense House bill that defunds the executive amnesty. Instead, Senate Democrats are demanding that the Senate pass a “clean” Homeland Security funding bill, one that does not limit the President’s ability to exercise “prosecutorial discretion” in immigration matters. In reality, that means a bill that fully funds President Obama’s amnesty programs!
Call your Senators and tell them there is no such thing as a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.
Tomorrow’s vote is critical because it takes 60 votes to defeat a filibuster. Importantly, there are at least seven Democratic Senators who voiced opposition to the executive amnesty after voters overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s immigration policies in the November elections. If they uphold their word by voting YES, the DHS funding bill will advance to floor debate.
There is no time to waste! Call your Senators NOW!
FAIR is calling on our members, activists, and supporters to take action NOW to ensure the Senate defunds President Obama’s executive amnesty. There is no time to waste!!! President Obama is already taking steps to implement his new amnesty programs. The Senate must approve the House-passed bill and send it to the President’s desk. Then, President Obama will have to decide what is more important to him: funding the Department of Homeland Security or protecting illegal aliens.
Supporting President Obama’s executive amnesty is unacceptable; hard-working, taxpaying Americans deserve better than another amnesty and the dismantling of immigration enforcement!
You oppose President Obama’s executive amnesty
You expect them to vote YES on the motion to proceed
You want Congress to stop the President’s abuse of power, now and in the future
You demand that Congress act NOW to rein in President Obama’s abuse of power and restore respect for our immigration laws.
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