S.744 Would NOT Secure the Borders
Says who?Chuck Schumer, that’s who.During last week’s Judiciary Committee mark-up of S.744, the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley offered an amendment that would have required that our borders be secure for six months before the amnesty process could begin. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), one of the Gang of Eight, took exception to Grassley’s amendment, arguing that the “amendment would set a standard that basically would delay, probably forever, any legalization, bringing people out of the shadows.” Grassley’s amendment was defeated 12-6, with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), the two Republican members of the Gang of Eight who sit on the Judiciary Committee, voting against it. With that vote, and Schumer’s frank admission, went any pretense that S.744 is about preventing future illegal immigration. Under S.744, amnesty would begin six months from the day the president signs the bill. Border security would begin six months from never.
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