Skip to comments.Morning Bell: 5 Immigration Questions for Members of Congress
Posted on 07/01/2013 6:22:25 AM PDT by Lakeshark
1. Since the Senate-passed bill doesnt require the flow of illegal immigrants to stop, how can you say this approach secures the border?
No one can make that promise. The Senate bill, S.744, throws tens of billions of dollars at the problem and calls for meeting arbitrary security standards, but it doesnt guarantee that illegal immigration will stop. **snip**
2. The Senate-passed bill requires the U.S. government to manage many more visas, even though it doesnt do a good job with todays smaller work load. So how does this fix our legal immigration system?
It doesnt. The bill makes some changes to various types of visas but does little to fix the broken bureaucracy in charge of the legal immigration system. Without significant changes, new requirements and more responsibilities would only make the system worse.**snip**
3. The Senate-passed bill puts the federal government in charge of enforcing immigration laws, even though state and local governments want to help and would be good partners. Is this federal focus the right approach?
No, giving the federal government all the responsibility is the wrong approach. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has fewer than 6,000 agents, and S.744 does little to augment that. Putting all the authority in federal hands is a surefire way to hamstring enforcement, simply because the federal government cant do it all.
A million local and state law enforcement officers are ready and willing to help enforce federal immigration law. These officers know their communities best and are already in place. By partnering through programs such as 287(g), state and local authorities can help. Sadly, S.744 ignores them.
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Only chance to stop the Amnesty bill is for the House not to consider any immigration related bill at all.
Michelle Bachman explained it. ANY House bill no matter if it promises all the border security in the world will be a trojan horse.NO bill at all must come out of the House because it will be merged with the Senate Amnesty and trojan horse bill. Call congress.
Tell them to stop all Amnesty or immigration bills.they are all trojan horse bills. some will promise border security that will never be enforced anyway.
Bachmann explained it . The House will write a border security bill only . then in conference the senate will add the virus and then bring it back to the house. then the conservatives wont vote for it but democrats will all vote for it so then they only need 10% of republicans to pass Amnesty and the virus that will destroy America. so any bill at all will be added the virus . so best thing is for Boner to not let any immigration bill at all come out of the House. that is the only hope . call boner and the members of the House.
Tom Tancredo echos what Michelle Bachmann said.
call congress . no bill at all from the House
This issue could be put to rest if the House would not bring it to the floor for a vote. Just let it die.
With ObamaCare being the train wreck that it already is, I wish the buffoons would tell us how they intend to add 33.1 million foreigners to the ObamaCare rolls.
If anybody wants to stop the Amnesty bill then dial 202-224-3121, then get operator.. It might take a few times before you actually get to the operator. Then say Speaker Boehners office please and theyll connect you to his answering machine.
Repeat for other congressmen such as Trey Gowdy
Tell them in the House not to consider ANY immigration bill at all because the Senate will merge it with their Amnesty bill in conference
You got it. Call your rep, put them on notice, burn up their phone lines.
Come on now. You have to give them time to READ the bill they’ve passed before you can expect them to be able to answer real questions about it.
I’d expect that their staffs might have read it by the time their summer break is over - maybe.
A little ammunition in this article, not as strong as we might like, but every little bit helps........
Over 44 billion in “initial funding”. If they have no plans to secure the border, what’s all the money for?
New Volts for newly minted Americans? More guns for the cartel?
How ‘bout letting us in on the secret, seeing as it’s our money.
Exactly!! NO BILL...NO AMNESTY!!
DC Fax: 202-225-5117
DC Fax: 202-226-1177
NO IMMIGRATION BILL. A bill that will ONLY secure our borders. There is nothing else to talk about.
Dear Mr. Speaker,
KILL the Senate’s BILL without writing ANY substitutions which will immediately go to reconciliation.
PLEASE heed Sarah Palin’s words regarding a Third Party if the Republican controlled House doesn’t fulfill its duty to stand for us and our Constitution.
This is a repeat of 1986 with even worse democrats and worse Republicans in the Senate and now with the added Homeland Security in charge.
We’re not stupid out here. We’re watching EVERY move.
Counting on you. Don’t let us down or our Republic is gone and you know it.
The GOP is hanging by a thread, but that won’t matter in the least if any bill goes to reconciliation.
KILL THE BILL !
KILL THE BILL !
KILL THE BILL !
KILL THE BILL !
How thoughtful of the the Senate RINOs to do the bidding of the smirking Chuckie Schermer. I saw a picture the other day and wished I kept it to post here of Juan McCain and Schumer hugging and laughing after the passage of this bill that no one voting in the Senate read.
Well done! Call, write, burn their phone lines down.
I received a reply. Standard.
Also inviting me to join his email list, so I accepted.
Thanks for the contact info.
YES YES ALL GOOD POINTS WELL AND TRUE ...IN THE MEANTIME HERE’S THE BE ALL AND CONSUMENTLY RESEARCHED END ALL OF THIS WHOLE SHEBANG....THE VIDEO BELOW CHARTS THE DAMAGE IMMIGRANTION CAUSE THE UNITED STATES. IF YOU SERIOUSLY STILL SUPPORT ANY NEW IMMIGRATION LAWS..AFTER REVIEWING THIS VIDEO...REPORT FROM PROFESSOR TERRY LOVELL..THEN YOU HAVE AN AGENDA THAT IS NOT SUPPORTIVE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...JUST TAKE A LOOK ITS GOT PLENTY OF AMMO TO USE AGAINST THE LIBS...IT SAYS IT ALLL!
The House will not pass the senate bill, but the senate bill is a good example of what the House might end up voting on.
If they actually were to take a vote on the senate bill, and only the senate bill I think it would not pass, and that would be fine by me. It’s if they vote on one that sounds better, then go to conference with senate on it that we’ll get screwed. If you call your congresscritter, and I suggest you do, that’s the worst thing they can do: Pretend they are making a “better bill”, then getting screwed in the reconciliation conference.
I have the same concern, but remember that Boehner brought up the senate VAWA bill and it passed rhe House with Dems and a cowardly RINOs.
Anyway, the House Judiciary Committee is well into creating its own "comprehensive immigration" bill and has already passed 2 chunks of it.
I don’t trust Boehner, that’s why I’ve called my rep a couple of times. I’m asking him to be a leader in making sure that NO bill gets brought up and voted on, reminding him what happened to the House after W brought up the bill in 2006. I’ve made it clear if he doesn’t stand up for conservative principle in this issue, he’ll not get my vote or money, but his primary opponent will.This is an issue we need to burn up the phone lines on, now and every week until the bill dies.
Told my rep the same.
How about an Immigration Bill that mandates enforcement of the laws we already have?
Vote “YES” on that one, Congress Critters!