Update information: Here is the current annotated version of the Amnesty Bill s-1348 obtained 5/21/07. Complete with a changelog showing updates from previous versions.
courtesy of The Truth Laid Bear
“America is still the land of opportunity,” Sen. John McCain recently said. “And we’re not going to erect barriers and fences.”
Does this sound like secure borders and enforcement first? Read the story here.
Keep those phones in D.C. ringing!!!
Commentary: This is cross posted from Freedom Folks via NumbersUsa. Please Call your senators and Congressmen immediatly. The numbers are on the sidebar to your right or here and here. Don’t let the oligarchy that is now Washington succeed in ramming this piece of legislative crap down our throats. Tell them you’re aware of the ultimatum given them and you don’t care! If they want to keep their job they will defend America against this AMNESTY bill.
Friends,I regret to tell you that our victory of last Thursday night has eroded to almost nothing by this morning.Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Republican Whip Trent Lott of Mississippi have succeeded in twisting nearly enough GOP arms to assure Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) that they can deliver the votes to pass his S. 1348 amnesty for 12-20 million illegal aliens. Here is the pitch that McConnell and Lott are said to be using — and the pitch that only you can persuade Republican Senators to reject:Lawmakers are being told that they must agree to vote for cloture on the amnesty in exchange for a chance to have some favorite amendments brought up OR they will lose a chance to “sit at the table” in final fashioning of this bill.A senior GOP leadership aide confirmed that anti-amnesty Republicans are being told by Party leadership that they need to get on board if they want to remain relevant.I’ll have some actions related to Democratic Senators that I’ll detail further in this email. But our most urgent work today is with GOP Senators.NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE PHONED IN THE LAST MONTH, YOUR PHONE CALLS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED TODAY.CALL SENATORS IN D.C.202-224-3121
Call their offices and tell them you have heard of the ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ deal they are being offered and that your advice is:
“Refuse a Seat at The Table If All They’re Serving Is Rancid Mush.”
Tell them that permanently legalizing 12-20 million illegal aliens and giving them permanent access to our jobs is a dish not worth fussing over. No amount of seasoning or ingredient changing can make this dish palatable to the voters of your state.
Any amendment that would truly protect Americans would be killed by the Bush/Kennedy coalition.
No matter how many amendments are allowed for votes, the end result bill will be terrible — maybe slightly less terrible than now, but still terrible. There is no point in trading away a YES vote on cloture for the chance to offer an amendment.
You must make it clear to every one of these Senators that they will be made to pay politically over and over the next year (maybe their whole careers) for a YES vote if this bill comes up again on cloture.
Remind them that Sen. McCain has seen his front-runner status in the Presidential primary race plummet because of his highly public support for this bill.
Why would any of these Senators want to carry around that same kind of baggage?
And tell your Senators that they have all the “relevance” they need by being the representative or your state in the U.S. Senate. They don’t need George Bush or Karl Rove to give them relevance, especially if relevance has to come at the expense of principle.