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Amnesty Digest – What you should know about the Gang of Eight bill.

Grassroots America: 

You are invited to a nationwide conference call Wednesday evening.  The call-in information is below, but the following is a digest of details on Gang of Eight bill, where Sen. Ted Cruz stands on the issue, and some details the open borders, cheap labor crowd don’t want you to know and understand…

The Back Story:

In April 2013, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced S.744, otherwise known as the Gang of Eight immigration bill. S.744 grants amnesty to the approximately 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. and dramatically increases legal immigration, while doing virtually nothing to improve border security or immigration enforcement.

In May, the Senate Judiciary Committee debated the Gang of Eight bill. While the Committee accepted numerous amendments, none changed the core provisions of the bill and many amendments made the bill worse. In the end, the Judiciary Committee approved the bill, as amended, by a vote of 13-5. The Senate will likely take up the bill on the floor in early June.

Don’t believe the radio and television ads that tell you how “conservative” this Gang of Eight bill is.  Do you really trust what John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer or Dick Durbin have to say about anything?  We don’t and Marco Rubio, Jeff Flake and Paul Ryan should know better than to believe them.  Too bad they aren’t listening to Senator Ted Cruz…


Senator Ted Cruz on the Gang of Eight immigration bill:

Sen. Cruz has presented amendments to the immigration reform bill.  The amendments would prohibit federal, state, or local entitlement benefits for those here illegally, ensure that illegal immigrants are not given a path to citizenship, and modernize, streamline and expand legal immigration by reforming the green card program.  You can read about the amendments below and watch the videos of Senator Cruz laying them out.

VIDEO:  Sen. Ted Cruz Offers Amendment to Prevent Illegal Immigrants from Receiving Citizenship

VIDEO: Sen. Ted Cruz Offers Amendment to Prevent Illegal Immigrants from Eligibility for Public Benefits

Sen. Cruz opening statements on his amendments, includes video testimony, click here:

Sen. Cruz Amendment to strengthen, improve legal immigration, video testimony, click here:

Sen. Cruz presents remaining amendments to immigration bill, includes video testimony:

Cruz: “I want commonsense immigration reform to pass; this bill makes the problem worse.”

Reasons the Gang of Eight bill will make the problem worse:

S.744 does not secure the border or strengthen national security. Instead, the bill rewards law-breaking and encourages more illegal immigration.

S.744 does not improve immigration enforcement or public safety. Instead, the bill undermines immigration enforcement and is riddled with waivers and loopholes.

S.744 does not prevent American taxpayers from subsidizing illegal immigration. In fact, it makes the current problem worse.

S.744 does not prevent illegal aliens from accessing federal benefits! They currently access state and federal welfare and non-emergency health care benefits through their children!  In spite of what Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan ads say, this bill does not change any of that!

40 Reasons to Oppose the Gang of Eight Amnesty bill, click here:—s-744/

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Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation’s “The Fiscal Cost of Amnesty to US Taxpayers” is here:

National Conference Call on Stop the Gang of Eight now!  This call has been organized by Ginny Thomas, wife of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Please join us tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. CST for an emergency call to action by dialing in:  Call in number: (760) 569-7676 and at the prompt, enter Access Code: 457821#.  The call will feature Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama who has fearlessly led the fight to protect American jobs from the well-funded push toward amnesty. We will also hear from Dr. Betsy McCaughey, former Lt. Governor of New York State and author of Beating Obamacare.  She has read the 1,000+ page Gang of Eight bill and is joining the call to point out dangers no one else is discussing. We look forward to talking with you tomorrow night at 6 p.m. CST!


JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director (volunteer), Grassroots America – We the People

Chair – Advisory Committee to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus

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