Your calling has had a huge impact, and we're getting close to preventing the disastrous Gang of Eight immigration bill from passing in the Senate. But the newest threat may be the greatest one yet!
The Senate has only considered a handful of amendments since it began debate on S.744 over a week ago. The reason - the Gang has been in secret negotiations with fence-sitting Republicans working on an amendment that would give the illusion of increased border security while failing to fix the bill's biggest problems.
Dubbed as the Corker-Hoeven amendment, the deal would increase the number of border patrol agents and close up a few loopholes within the enforcement provisions, but it won't fix the bill's biggest flaw - legalization first with only promises of future enforcement.
Last night, Sen. Marco Rubio tried to confuse Fox News' Sean Hannity with a carefully crafted message. Rubio said that illegal aliens won't receive green cards until the border is secure. But the truth is, 11 million illegal aliens will receive legal status and work permits before one enforcement provision kicks in.
The Corker-Hoeven amendment may look good on the surface, but it does nothing to change the bill's basic framework of granting amnesty first with enforcement maybe later.
Call Your Senators:
Calling is simple! You can use the toll-free number that's listed below that will connect you directly to each of the Senators' DC offices. When the staffer answers, tell him/her that you want the Senator to oppose the Corker-Hoeven amendment. Then, tell the staffer you want the Senator to oppose S.744.