The leadership of the GOP – if you can call them “leadership” is working desperately to pass an amnesty bill even though the American people want real Border Security before any action is taken on either “legalization” or citizenship.
We’ve written extensively about illegal immigration and it’s negative impact on the nation, particularly in my home state of Arizona. If you’d like to review the subject you can click here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and there’s more, but you get the idea.
The Gang of Eight, who should be renamed MS13.1 because of the damage S744 will cause, managed to slam an amnesty bill through the Senate a couple of months ago. It’s now languishing in the House while John Boehner tries to figure out how to bend to the will of the Senate and Beltway Republicans while ignoring the American people and still hang on to his Speakership. Things are starting to heat up because the “August Recess” is upon us and House Members are coming home to face their constituents.
Let’s take a look at where the American people stand on immigration.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Likely U.S. Voters favor an immigration plan that gives illegal immigrants legal status to stay in the United States provided the border is really secured to prevent future illegal immigration. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 25% are opposed to this plan. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
In other words, secure the damn border THEN we can talk about “legal status”. I’m not going to get into it here, but “legal status” means dramatically different things to different people. If you hear someone talking about the subject, ask them if they mean “citizenship” and then ask “when”.
Here’s what the pro-Amnesty crowd is up to right now to pressure your Congressman to vote for amnesty.
More than 100 Republican donors — many of them prominent names in their party’s establishment — sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday urging them to support an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws.
The letter, which calls for “legal status” for the 11 million immigrants here illegally, begins with a simple appeal: “We write to urge you to take action to fix our broken immigration system.”
Let’s be clear. The immigration system IS broken. Granting 11 million illegal aliens amnesty has nothing to do with “fixing our broken immigration system”. Nothing.
The beltway crowd is actually very clear in their intentions.
The effort was organized by Carlos Gutierrez, who was secretary of commerce under President George W. Bush … The letter is the beginning of a campaign to lobby Republican lawmakers in favor of a broad immigration bill as they return to their districts for the August break.
“What tends to happen during the month of August is that members go home and they go to town hall meetings and they check up on their offices in terms of phone calls and letters, and that’s where they get bombarded,” Mr. Gutierrez said in a phone interview. “So Republicans who are for immigration reform — and I believe there are many — we need to make our voice known in August.”
Take note, “Republicans who are for immigration reform … we need to make our voice known…”
Your Representative will be home in a couple of days. No matter what else you’re doing in August, call their local office and if they’ve got more than one, call them all and let them know that you’re opposed to even discussing “legalization” until the border has been certified secure by somebody other than the Department of Homeland Security or a congressional committee.
Just so you really know that The Fix is in and security will continue to be ignored if another amnesty bill is passed in this Congress, here’s what my God damned US Senator, John McCain had to say this week about border security and the reconciliation process that will be used to finalize any legislation passed by the House.
McCain – a key Senate Gang of Eight negotiator – said while a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented immigrants is a “fundamental element” of the bill, the “rest of it could be adjusted.” He singled out the border security parts as an example.
“We don’t need 20,000 additional border patrol agents,” McCain said Tuesday. “But what we do need is use of technology that has been developed where we can survey the border more effectively.”
Read it again.
And here’s some more from the Honorable Senator.
“I voted for it so friends of mine would be comfortable that we are securing the border,”
So, let’s swamp our Representatives in August and let them know that “legalization” is non-starter without border security in place. REAL border security.
And let’s deliver a message to Senators McCain, Flake, Rubio and Graham. Let’s deliver a message to Karl Rove and the signers of the surrender letter that was delivered to your Congressional Representative yesterday.