From Senator Sessions Facebook page and website verbatim:
CRITICAL ALERT: Vote Tomorrow On Reid Procedural Motion To Silence Debate On 1,200-Page Amendment No One Has Read
Vote Is Not On Corker-Hoeven As Standalone, But To Accelerate Entire Substitute Bill
1,200-page substitute provides immediate amnesty without enforcement; legalization for convicted criminals; no border surge or fence requirement; further weakens ICE; ‘sweeteners’ to obtain votes
Sessions: “The vote tomorrow is not a vote on just the Corker-Hoeven amendment. The vote tomorrow at 5:30 pm is a vote on Majority Leader Reid’s procedural motion to shut down debate on a 1,200-page substitute bill no one has read. The Corker-Hoeven amendment no longer exists as a standalone proposal. The amendment and the bill have been merged into a single 1,200-page substitute proposal. They are now one and the same. And the Majority Leader’s motion will stifle amendments and accelerate the vote on final passage before anyone has vetted the modified legislation.
A vote for cloture is therefore a vote for silencing debate on 1,200 pages of provisions including:
-Immediate amnesty without enforcement
-Weakened interior enforcement
-Legalization for gang members and convicted criminals
-Unprecedented amnesty for future visa overstays
-There is no border surge—agents aren’t required until 2021 which means it will never happen—and DHS retains the explicit waiver authority to build no fence and install no technology at all.
-A dramatic increase in low-skill legal immigration that CBO says will reduce wages for US workers
A vote for cloture is also a vote in favor of a process that has included a series of earmarked provisions as ‘sweeteners’ to obtain votes, including: $1.5 billion in federal stimulus spending for the vote of just one single senator and changes to visa rules to benefit industry in a single state.
Senator Rubio said he wouldn’t support a process that was rushed and that was not transparent. I hope that he, and all members who believe in open process, will vote against Majority Leader Reid’s motion to silence debate on a bill no one has read. And I would further issue a challenge to the sponsors of this bill: if your proposal is so good, then why not commit to extensive, open debate on it? Why do we have to pass this out of here before Members go home to face their constituents over July 4th? Whose interests do we serve?”
“…A vote for cloture is also a vote in favor of a process that has included a series of earmarked provisions as ‘sweeteners’ to obtain votes…”
This legislation is the stimulus and OBAMACARE times ten. The traitors aka Progressive establishment must be stopped.
If you have not yet contacted your senatorial representative, please do so BEFORE they vote at 5:30 pm today.
See my post, TED CRUZ Launches National Petition Drive to Kill Immigration Bill. Please share.
If this legislation which is nothing more than another power grab and fraud being perpetrated against Americans is passed in the Senate, there is no going back.
Once in the House, Progressive Republican, John Boehner, will put this legislation up for a vote in an effort to shove this legislation through and down the throats of Americans against the will of the people and the interest of the nation.
Again, if you have not already done so, please sign Ted Cruz’ petition and pass it on in addition to contacting those who represent you both in the Senate and Congress.
If you do not have the contact information of your elected officials, please visit Lady Raven – Whiskey in a Jar who has put together an impressive compilation for your ready reference.
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