Immigration reform talking points busted

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Here’s a handy guide to refute the Gang of Eight’s talking points on immigration reform.  At the bottom of the post is a list of telephone numbers and faxes for key US Senators, please call them once a day and speak to one talking point daily.  If you can’t speak to a staffer, leave a message.  As always, be polite.

Beginning on Monday, I’ll be posting a letter you can copy and paste into a fax on each of these talking points.

DHS enforces immigration law

  • DHS refuses to enforce existing immigration law and the President issues executive orders.

“Multiple triggers”

  • Legalization is immediate. DHS just has to write border “plan.”  The most any “triggers” can possibly do is delay green cards and citizenship.

90 % effectiveness”

  • If not reached, triggers only toothless commission that will make a recommendation to DHS.  DHS can discard it.
  • DHS has admitted in Congressional testimony that not only can’t they secure the border, they can’t even define border security.
  • Napolitano has already declared the border to be “secure”.

“Pay back taxes”

  • Only if already “assessed” by IRS (unlikely).
  • Newly legalized may instead get refunds.

Learn English”

  • Only need to sign up for English class.

“Clean record”

  • Allows two free misdemeanors. Additional misdemeanors (including assaults) can be waived by DHS.

No “public charge.” Must earn 125% of poverty line

“Pay a fine

  • Can be waived by DHS.

“Back of the line”

  • Illegals get to wait out the line while living in the U.S. (unlike suckers trying to come here legally).

Border fence

“Comprehensive Southern Border Security Strategy”

  • Only has to be “substantially” operational–whatever that means, as defined by DHS–before green cards are issued. (Legalization has already happened, remember!)
  • Napolitano has already declared the border to be “secure”.

“E-verify” employment checks

  • Replaces E-Verify with new system. Requires only that this system be “implemented” ( 30%? 70%? Who knows?).
  • Subject to lawsuit.  If still in court after 10 years, never mind!

Entry-exit system for visa

  • Has been required since 1996.  DHS must only be “using” a system before green cards can be issued. (Using in 10% of airports? 50%? Again, who knows?)

Cost of the bill. 

  • Proponents are saying that this bill will bring down the deficit because illegals who are being paid under the table will now be paying taxes.  That claim is a blatant lie.  According to a Heritage Foundation study, the cost will be $6.3 TRILLION for 11 million illegal immigrants, and there’s a problem with this study.  The real number will be more on the order of 30 to 40 million.

Here’s the contact information for key Senators:

US Senator

DC Phone Number

DC Fax Number

Mitch McConnell

202-224-2541

202-224-2499

Orrin Hatch

202-224-5251

202-224-6331

John Thune

202-224-2321

202-228-5429

Roy Blunt

202-224-5721

202-224-8149

Jerry Moran

202-224-6521

202-228-6966

Lisa Murkowski

202-224-6665

202-224-5301

Dean Heller

202-224-6244

202-228-2193

Saxby Chambliss

202-224-3521

202-224-0103

Susan Collins

202-224-2523

202-224-2693

Rob Portman

202-224-3353

202-224-9075

Marco Rubio

202-224-3041

202-228-5171

 

What can you do?  Well for starters use the “Share” button at top of this article to forward a link of this series to everybody you know and follow up with them encouraging them to take action.

Call you US Senators and tell them to vote NO!  Your talking points are all laid out above.

Call your Congressman and let him or her know that you want this immigration fiasco stopped.  Again, talking points are supplied.

Ask your friends and family to make a call as well.  We’ve made it easy for you, click below and you can get your representative’s numbers and you can send them a fax letting them know that you want Security First!

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Our Nation is hanging in the balance and we’re running out of time.

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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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