Amnesty Bill Moves Forward In The Senate

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Yesterday a bunch of Republicans voted to allow the Gang of Eight immigration amnesty bill to proceed forward in the Senate. Aren’t they just so decorous, those Senators of ours? Heaven forbid they filibuster a bad bill. They wouldn’t want to upset their friends across the aisle.

And this is a bad bill, as Heritage reminds us.

But this “product” contains all sorts of hidden agendas and faulty promises, with no guarantees that the promises will come true once the amnesty is in place.

“The Obama Administration has pushed the envelope by waiving welfare laws,” Grassley reminded the Senate, so why should we assume the Administration wouldn’t do it again? “The reality check for the American people is that there are loopholes and the potential for public benefits to go to those who are legalized under the bill.”

The danger of putting too many things in one bill is that you end up having to pass it to see what’s in it. But we know one thing: Amnesty for illegal immigrants is the first order of business.

We’ve tried it before, and it didn’t work. This is the wrong way to address a serious issue with trillions in taxpayer dollars at stake. (Read More)

Well here we go again. Click here to find out how to contact your Senator, or you can call the main switchboard - (202) 224-3121.

Update: Don’t count on John Boehner to do anything to stop this wreck. The switchboard for the House is (202) 225-3121, and you can find out how to contact your congresscritter by clicking here.