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Morning Bell: 5 Immigration Questions for Members of Congress
Heritage; The Foundry ^ | 7/1/13 | James Carafano and Jessica Zuckerman

Posted on 07/01/2013 6:22:25 AM PDT by Lakeshark

1. Since the Senate-passed bill doesn’t 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 doesn’t 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 doesn’t do a good job with today’s smaller work load. So how does this “fix” our legal immigration system?

It doesn’t. 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 can’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegalimmigration; killthebill
A good series of questions (and answers) for your congresscritter. Call today, let them know the bill is bad; no, it's not bad, it's horrible, that you won't support them if they support this bill, that you will help primary them if they don't try to kill this senate bill. NO BILL, NOTHING THAT COULD GO TO RECONCILILATION WITH THE SENATE BILL EITHER!
1 posted on 07/01/2013 6:22:26 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

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 won’t 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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3036438/posts

call congress . no bill at all from the House


2 posted on 07/01/2013 6:24:39 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Lakeshark

This issue could be put to rest if the House would not bring it to the floor for a vote. Just let it die.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 6:25:16 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Lakeshark

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.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 6:30:31 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: Russ

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 Boehner’s office please” and they’ll 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


5 posted on 07/01/2013 6:32:01 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Russ
This issue could be put to rest if the House would not bring it to the floor for a vote. Just let it die.

You got it. Call your rep, put them on notice, burn up their phone lines.

6 posted on 07/01/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

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.


7 posted on 07/01/2013 6:35:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: onyx; Borax Queen; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; DoughtyOne

A little ammunition in this article, not as strong as we might like, but every little bit helps........


8 posted on 07/01/2013 6:38:30 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

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.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 7:07:04 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Democrat_media
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

Exactly!! NO BILL...NO AMNESTY!!

Boehner:
202-225-0600
DC Fax: 202-225-5117

Gowdy:
202-225-6030
DC Fax: 202-226-1177
Greenville: 864-241-0175

Call or Fax, NOW to STOP AMNESTY!!


10 posted on 07/01/2013 7:19:04 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Lakeshark

NO IMMIGRATION BILL. A bill that will ONLY secure our borders. There is nothing else to talk about.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 7:24:25 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Lakeshark; penelopesire; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; stephenjohnbanker; LibLieSlayer; NoGrayZone; ...

Contact the Speaker
(this link provides the e-mail form)


Office of the Speaker H-232 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-0600



Fax: (202) 225-5117

12 posted on 07/01/2013 7:29:35 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Lakeshark

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.

Signed,

Me


13 posted on 07/01/2013 7:47:28 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; Lakeshark; All

KILL THE BILL !
KILL THE BILL !
KILL THE BILL !
KILL THE BILL !


14 posted on 07/01/2013 7:51:09 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: RedMDer
B T T T ! ! ! ©

15 posted on 07/01/2013 7:51:58 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Lakeshark

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.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 8:10:23 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Lakeshark; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

17 posted on 07/01/2013 8:15:42 AM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: onyx; RedMDer; penelopesire; Democrat_media; All

Well done! Call, write, burn their phone lines down.


18 posted on 07/01/2013 8:27:41 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

I received a reply. Standard.
Also inviting me to join his email list, so I accepted.


19 posted on 07/01/2013 9:08:11 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Thanks for the contact info.


20 posted on 07/01/2013 10:26:54 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
You betcha!

21 posted on 07/01/2013 10:40:28 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Lakeshark

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 IT’S GOT PLENTY OF AMMO TO USE AGAINST THE LIBS...IT SAYS IT ALLL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NVT7lyNRZQ


22 posted on 07/01/2013 12:12:51 PM PDT by jimsin (Semper Fi)
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To: Lakeshark

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.


23 posted on 07/01/2013 2:36:48 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

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.


24 posted on 07/01/2013 3:13:03 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark
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.

25 posted on 07/01/2013 3:23:05 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

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.


26 posted on 07/01/2013 3:28:18 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark
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.

27 posted on 07/01/2013 3:47:13 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Awesome. The person on the phone was not just polite, but clearly receptive and understood what I was saying. They fast tracked my opinion to him today, plus I'm going to email a letter to him, the guy on the phone promised he would get it direct to the rep without getting sidetracked to some cubbyhole in DC.
28 posted on 07/01/2013 4:24:05 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

How about an Immigration Bill that mandates enforcement of the laws we already have?

Vote “YES” on that one, Congress Critters!


29 posted on 07/01/2013 4:40:22 PM PDT by zeestephen
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