2007 May 21 Monday
Senate Votes To Limit Debate On Immigrant Amnesty Bill

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly to close debate on the illegal immigrant amnesty S.1348.

WASHINGTON: A comprehensive immigration bill cleared its first hurdle this afternoon as the Senate voted to start work on the legislation, which would offer legal status to most of the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants.

The vote to invoke cloture, meaning to move to consideration of the bill itself, carried by 69 to 23. Sixty "yes" votes were required. Nearly a score of Republicans voted "yes," while just a few Democrats voted "no."

The 69 Senators demonstrate how totally corrupt our ruling class has become. You need to stop being complacent about the United States government. It has become arrayed against the American people. We are in very bad shape.

Roy Beck of NumbersUSA says Senators are paying special attention to phone calls on this issue.

“Many Senators are telling staffers and other Senators that they are inclined to vote for the giant Kennedy/Bush amnesty bill (S. 1348) next week [i.e. the week of 5/21] because they say they have been surprised at how few phone calls of protest they’ve gotten during the last two months of highly-publicized negotiations to create the amnesty.

“They are concluding that the citizens of their states just aren’t all that worked up about granting an amnesty. And they’re interpreting that as a green light to give corporations the huge new supplies of legal foreign labor they desire.”

They haven't gotten that many phone calls because they conducted negotiations in secrecy. Time to wake up. Time to tell your friends about what is going on in Washington DC and how disastrous the outcome will be for current and future generations of Americans. You can get the phone numbers for both your Senators from the US Senate contact list. Here is the US House of Representatives contact list.. Also, check out this combined directory and Senate and House contact numbers that includes both district office numbers and Washington DC office numbers. You can also call the U.S. Senate switchboard: 202-224-3121. Plus, you can call the U.S. House switchboard: 202-225-3121. Make the calls before work in the morning. Or take a break during the day and make some cell phone calls.

A recent poll by the Center for Immigration Studies shows the American people want the opposite of what our elites want.

B. When Presented with the Facts, Voters Say they Want Less, Not More, Immigration.

When given details about the number of immigrants (both legal and illegal) already in America and the number entering each year, 68 percent of likely voters thought the number of immigrants (regardless of legal status) crossing our borders was "too high," while just 21 percent said it was "about right," and 2 percent believed it was "too low." It didn’t take fancy turns of phrase or inflated figures to lead them to this conclusion. This would seem to contradict those who argue that the only concern of voters with respect to immigration is illegality, rather than the sheer number of immigrants in the country.

The public doesn't want what is going on.

D. Very Little Support for Increasing Legal Immigration.

There appears to be minimal support for the kind of large increase in legal immigration found in the bill passed recently by the U.S. Senate (S2611). Across the political spectrum voters felt legal immigration levels were either too high or just right. When asked specifically about legal immigration, only 8 percent said it was too low.

In fact, 70 percent of voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who supported doubling legal immigration, compared to just 21 percent who said they would be more likely to vote for such a candidate (a warning to Senators who support S2611 which would just that). And the intensity of opposition was overwhelming, with 48 percent saying they would be much less likely to vote for a candidate that wants to double immigration, compared to only 7 percent who said they would be much more likely to vote for such a candidate.

Again, get the phone numbers for both your Senators from the US Senate contact list. Make a call first thing in the morning. Put the needed phone numbers in your pocket now. Here is the US House of Representatives contact list.. Also, check out this combined directory and Senate and House contact numbers that includes both district office numbers and Washington DC office numbers. You can also call the U.S. Senate switchboard: 202-224-3121. Plus, you can call the U.S. House switchboard: 202-225-3121. Make the calls before work in the morning. Or take a break during the day and make some cell phone calls.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2007 May 21 09:28 PM  Immigration Politics


Comments
John S Bolton said at May 22, 2007 1:00 AM:

It looks like there's nothing in the legalization bil to stop illegals from using fake documents to get multiple
social security account numbers, then a few years later getting disability checks under each.
How would that be for a nice incentive to come and help the malicious power-seekers destroy America:
three ID's, and three applications, and then $30,000 tax-free a year to do nothing at all and stay home!

rtove said at May 22, 2007 6:36 PM:

Randall,

is the initial cloture vote just to end debate on the matter of taking up the bill? meaning that it proceeds to the floor where it is debated, amended, and such prior to another cloture vote to END debate and actually vote on the bill.
or is it destined for a 50/50 vote based on this first vote?

ronb said at May 8, 2011 6:56 AM:

leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #8 tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid 5000.00 dollars to obtain a Us tourist visa. she is now applying for citizenship.


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