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Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Dead – Don’t Be So Sure

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Establishment Republican House Speaker John Boehner has now publicly promised the American people and the House GOP conference there will be no conference committee negotiations with the Senate on the hated Obama – Rubio Gang of Eight amnesty for illegal aliens bill.

Many advocates of American exceptionalism cheered when they heard of Boehner’s comments, but count us as still skeptical.

We tend to agree with the analysis of Alabama’s Senator Jeff Sessions, one of the leaders of the opposition to the Gang of Eight bill. 

Sessions recently observed that House Republicans have given off a bit of a mixed vibe when it comes to how they planned to deal with it. “Well, we just don’t know,” Sessions said. “But I am worried. I do think it’s possible the House could move a piece of legislation and conference with the Gang of Eight Senate bill. But I’ve felt most Americans have rejected [the Gang of Eight bill] flatly as being an extreme piece of legislation."

In Sessions’ estimation it all comes down to “who do you represent” and that “some of the CEOs think we exist to provide them all the foreign labor they desire at any given time.”

“We [opponents of amnesty] represent the American people. The majority of the American people, by far, a substantial majority, are working Americans who live on a salary and they hope to do better each year and this huge surge of immigration is a direct factor in reducing their wages. We’re seeing a decline in wages, not an increase, and this is in large part--when you have more labor, the price of labor goes down. So first of all, we need to know who we’re representing.”

Sessions is right – big business and other members of the cheap labor wing of the Capitol Hill Republican establishment have by no means given up on their push for amnesty and open borders.

In a recent op-ed for Breitbart News Senator Sessions and Utah’s principled limited government constitutional conservative Senator Mike Lee laid out how amnesty advocates could do an end run and get a comprehensive bill similar to the House floor for only an up or down vote.

We are concerned, wrote Sessions and Lee, “that the House will pass individual, incremental bills only to have them cobbled together in a backroom deal with Majority Leader Reid and the Gang of Eight. Through a series of procedural maneuvers, House leaders could agree to begin negotiations with the Senate, known as a conference, using one of these smaller, targeted bills, while the Senate could bring the Gang of Eight bill to the negotiations.

“This scenario would open the back door for congressional leaders to create a new amnesty-first, enforcement-later “comprehensive” immigration bill. Once the conference approves the new bill and sends it back to each chamber, amendments are prohibited and only an up-or-down vote is allowed.

“Another danger is that, after the House passes several smaller bills, congressional leaders could handpick negotiators to meet in secret and develop a “compromise” plan to “fix” the Senate bill and bring the new—even larger—comprehensive proposal to a vote in both chambers.

“If House members allow any of their proposals to be combined into an omnibus immigration bill, they would, in effect, allow White House strategists and their special interest allies to determine the final outcome of immigration much the way they shaped the creation of the original Gang of Eight bill. They would be handing the reins over to the very people who have made it their mission to suspend the constitutional rule of law in matters of immigration enforcement.”

One way you can arm yourself intellectually for this battle and make sure conservatives on Capitol Hill are ready is to watch the videos in our “Short Course” on amnesty and immigration – and then call your Representative and Senators and demand that they defend American exceptionalism and vote “NO” on any immigration bill that grants amnesty to illegal aliens.

House Republicans must wake-up to the threat to the future of this country and their own political futures posed by the false urgency behind the passage of S. 744 (the Obama – Rubio amnesty bill) or a similar House amnesty proposal.  The real priorities of American voters and their families remain jobs and the economy, and you can learn more about the negative effects of amnesty and illegal immigration by watching the next video in our “Short Course” on amnesty and illegal immigration.

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The HOUSE better vote no.
We will compane against them for reelection.
DO what most AMERICANS need and deserve.


NO AMESTY peroid.
It's a no-brainer we vote NO!