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Call Your Congressman: Senate Immigration Bill A Failure Says CBO

Despite the failure of S. 744 to actually accomplish, at best, half its purported goal – millions of illegal aliens will get amnesty if S. 744, or anything like it, were to pass the House and be signed into law by President Obama.  Between now and July 10, call your Congressman’s office (Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) and tell them to OPPOSE bringing S. 744, the Obama – Rubio immigration amnesty bill, to the House floor. Tell them you want border security, not amnesty for illegal aliens.

Rep. John Boehner
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) “estimates that the net inflow would be reduced by between one-third and one-half compared with the projected net inflow under current law. That effect would not be immediate, as it would take several years before [the Department of Homeland Security] could hire the full number of Border Patrol agents called for in the act,” said the allegedly nonpartisan agency analysis of S. 744 (the Obama – Rubio amnesty bill) that passed the Senate in a 68-32 vote last week.

Click Here For The Republican List Of Shame On Last Week’s Amnesty Vote

Got that?

After spending $38 billion on new Border Patrol agents and fencing that might keep tens of thousands of new illegal immigrants from crossing the border each year, the CBO says the “border surge” would still only stop between a third and half of future illegal immigration.

The “CBO today confirmed that this bill falls far short of living up to its sponsors’ promises,” said Andrew Logan, spokesman for Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Alabama Republican who is one of the leading opponents of the Obama – Rubio amnesty bill.

And we agree: Spending $38 billion to fix one third to one half of a problem is an abject failure by any rational assessment or metric.

And it is important for another reason, as The Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector pointed out, “under the revised legislation, amnesty recipients could not move forward to obtain green cards and full access to the welfare/entitlement state unless specific ‘triggers’ are met. Remarkably, the ‘triggers’ in the amendment do not require a reduction in the number of illegal immigrants entering the country in future years. Nor do they have to be in place before an initial amnesty is granted to millions of illegal immigrants under the bill (emphasis added by CHQ).

Under the amended S. 744, the number of future illegal immigrants entering and residing in the country can actually increase and amnesty recipients would still receive green cards and become eligible for citizenship. All this would come years after these illegal immigrants receive the initial registered provisional immigrant status.”

So, despite the failure of S. 744 to actually accomplish, at best, half its purported goal – millions of illegal aliens will get amnesty if S. 744, or anything like it, were to pass the House and be signed into law by President Obama.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia’s 6th District has joined House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, in saying that the Obama – Rubio bill (S.744) is dead on arrival in the House.

 

But that doesn’t mean the fight against amnesty for illegal aliens is over by any means.

Congressman Goodlatte, who has previously opposed the citizenship path for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants presently in the country, has begun to signal some hitherto unrevealed flexibility on the issue as his committee continues to draft its own versions of immigration legislation.

Boehner, for his part has said that Republicans are hoping to use the July 4 recess to take the temperature of their constituents, and the entire conference will meet July 10 to discuss the next step.

And here’s how we see things stack-up in the House:

There isn’t going to be a majority of House Republicans in favor of anything remotely resembling the Senate Obama – Rubio bill, or any other “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens.

To pass, such a bill would have to get to the House floor and pass with most of the Democrats, plus 30 to 40 squishy Republicans.

And that’s where you come in.

We urge you to start letting your Congressman know NOW that you oppose anything remotely resembling the Senate immigration bill.

Most importantly, between now and July 10, call your Congressman’s office (Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) and tell them to OPPOSE bringing S. 744, the Obama – Rubio immigration amnesty bill, to the House floor. Tell them you want border security, not amnesty for illegal aliens.

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Closing the borders

We've got to come to grips with the fact that it is physically impossible to close our borders. A fence would just mean that more people used small boats, etc., etc. That, plus the fact that at least 40 percent or "illegal" aliens entered the county legally, means that we must face the reality that illegal aliens must be deported.
I am not opposed to immigration. My father was an immigrant. I am proud of the fact that our country is a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of the rule of law. We tried amnesty in 1986 and it was a complete failure. Let's not make the same mistakes again.