This bill grants amnesty first and a mere promise of enforcement in the future, even with the Corker-Hoeven amendment, all of which has been put in now on a 1,200 page [bill] we’ll vote on Monday afternoon that no one has read… These promises of 20,000 agents won’t take place and are not required until 2021… It [even] has a specific provision that says the Sec. Napolitano does not have to build a fence if she chooses not to… And CBO concludes that the legal immigration will be dramatically increased… Why would any Member of Congress want to vote for a bill, at a time of high unemployment [and] falling wages, to bring in a huge surge of new labor that can only hurt the poorest among us the most?
No Added Border Security: These promises of 20,000 agents won’t take place and are not required until 2021, no money is being appropriated for that, it's merely an authorization... It [even] has a specific provision that says the Sec. Napolitano does not have to build a fence if she chooses not to. And she has publicly said that she thinks we have enough fencing.
On CBO's Finding That Bill Will Depress Wages: The reason why this amendment was thrown in here at the last minute is because the promises were not fulfilled, and this amendment does not fulfill its promises either, frankly.... We are going to have amnesty first, no enforcement in the future, and we're going to have continued illegality—at least 75% according to the CBO report. And CBO concludes that the legal immigration will be dramatically increased…We're going to have lower wages and higher unemployment according to the CBO analysis of this bill.
This bill is a disaster. If it passes, it guarantees at least three things will happen to the U.S. over the coming decade:
• We will see the arrival of tens of millions of mostly low-skilled workers who will be dependent on the American taxpayer to survive.
• That influx of low-skilled labor will translate to Lower wages for American workers across the board.
• And that surge assures higher levels of unemployment for American workers.
There's a reason the Democrats and Pseudo-Republicans are trying to rush this bill through the Senate. They don't want you to know what's in it.
It's time to take action. Call your Senator and two other Senators now: Say No to Amnesty. And then call them again on Monday.