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The Senate's pro-amnesty line-up underscores the lack of sincerity that many Members of the Senate "Gang of Eight" have in actually enforcing U.S. immigration law as part of an amnesty bill. In fact, four of the working group's Members are on the Committee: Immigration Subcommittee Chair Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
Despite making promises in their proposal of an amnesty being conditioned on border security and immigration enforcement, the fact that these Members have invited an illegal alien and other amnesty cheerleaders demonstrates they are more interested in celebrating illegal immigration and encouraging it rather than enforcing the law.
Sen. Chuck Schumer has already back peddled on the border security and enforcement promises in the proposal, recently telling reporters: "we’re not using border security as an excuse or block to the path of citizenship," or "as a barrier to prevent the 11 million [illegal aliens] from eventually gaining a path to citizenship."
Call your Senators NOW and tell them you've had enough broken promises on immigration enforcement.
- The Administration needs to enforce our immigration laws and that voices of hard-working Americans-NOT just the pro-amnesty lobby-deserve to be heard
- Amnesty in any form rewards law-breaking.
- Granting amnesty to illegal aliens will not "solve the problem once and for all." It will do nothing but encourage more illegal immigration, as demonstrated following the 1986 amnesty.
- Granting amnesty to illegal aliens is fundamentally unfair to individuals all over the world who are patiently waiting in line to come to the United States legally.
- Granting amnesty to illegal aliens unfairly adds millions of legal workers to the domestic workforce when 22 million Americans are either unemployed or underemployed.
- Granting amnesty to illegal aliens will not secure our borders, will not improve national security, will not end fraud in the immigration system, and will not fix the problem of visa overstays.