According to Breitbart, the Senate's vote on the Gang of 8 immigration legislation, including the Corker-Hoeven Amendment, is up for vote at the earliest tomorrow, Thursday June 27th or Friday June 28th. ICE Agents are asking the public and the U.S. Senate to let this legislation pass into the bone yard of prior unconstitutional and horrendous proposed legislation. Please use the U.S. Senate contact info and keep the phone lines ringing, faxes flowing, Twitter tweeting and Facebook pages facing up to the truth. We have to do it now.
In a joint statement on Wednesday evening, USCIS National Council president Kenneth Palinkas and ICE National Council president Chris Crane said the bill, if it ever became law, would be putting politics over public safety.
"ICE officers and USCIS adjudications officers have pleaded with lawmakers not to adopt this bill, but to work with us on real, effective reforms for the American people," Crane and Palinkas said in their statement.
"The Schumer-Rubio-Corker-Hoeven proposal will make Americans less safe and it will ensure more illegal immigration—especially visa overstays—in the future. It provides legalization for thousands of dangerous criminals while making it more difficult for our officers to identity public safety and national security threats," they explained. Source: Breitbart, Matthew Boyle
Three points taken from Senator Jeff Sessions press release:
● The Schumer-Corker-Hoeven amendment doesn't change the bill's amnesty first framework. Instead it goes even further and creates an automatic amnesty for future illegal aliens. Section 2302 says if you overstay your visa in the future you can still apply for a green card and become a citizen. It is permanent lawlessness. Joined with existing language that restricts future enforcement, it guarantees unending illegal immigration.
● Contrary to their rhetoric there is no border surge. The Secretary [of Homeland Security] doesn't even have to start hiring new border patrol agents until 2017, and the amendment only gives her until 2021 to increase the number by 20,000. According to the National Association of Former Border Patrol Agents, this hiring process could take up to 20 years. Much like the 2006 law requiring a 700-mile border fence, it's never going to happen.
● To raise money, the amendment increases fees on visas for legal immigrants, but keeps the same low fees and fines for those applying for amnesty – favoring illegal over legal immigrants. Under the 2007 comprehensive immigration bill, amnesty applicants had to pay up to $8,000 – vastly more than the fines in the current plan which total only $2,000 and are subject to numerous waivers. The Gang has repeatedly claimed their bill is completely paid for by fees. However, under the Schumer-Corker-Hoeven amendment, the American taxpayers are on the hook for $38 billion.
Readers, please keep calling, faxing, tweeting and leaving messages on Facebook pages of Senators. If you need more information, including contact info, find it below:
- the whole of which gives Janet Napolitano the discretion to do nothing about a border fence and do nothing about border security technology, if she believes it isn't needed (and today she thinks our borders are secure),