American citizens defeat globalist
amnesty bill in the Senate
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[June 08, 2007]
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A striking defeat for the open
borders lobby, which was achieved by historic and unprecedented
pressure from American citizens, scuttled amnesty bill
S. 1348 Thursday night and has left Sens. Reid, Graham, McCain
and Kennedy crying foul.
"There were so many things wrong with this bill," says William Gheen
of the Americans for Legal Immigration political action committee.
"President Bush said we could pick on one thing if we wanted; there
were hundreds of things wrong with this bill, such as amnesty and
benefits for illegal aliens, national biometric Big Brother ID, and
over 2 trillion in costs to the U.S. taxpayer."
The Senate bill
failed to get the needed cloture votes two times Thursday, causing
Sen. Harry Reid to pull the bill from the floor.
Senate staffers reported a volume of calls and communications
unlike anything they had seen before in Washington. Most offices
reported that calls against this bill were ranging 20-to-1 or higher
against the bill.
Americans for Legal Immigration and many other allied immigration
enforcement groups fought hard with office visits, calls, faxes,
e-mails and protests to stop this bill. Recent national polls show
super majorities of Americans in favor of enforcement of existing
laws, instead of creating new laws.
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"Illegal immigration is a top national issue," says Gheen. "But
the real fight here is to restore the American republic and the
principles that have made America a great nation. When existing laws
that are important to the people go unenforced, then every American
has been deprived of a voice and a functioning republic for which
our flag stands."
In 2006, the amnesty bill passed in the Senate and was stopped in
The fact that this bill was stopped where it had the most
strength, in the Senate, represents a political paradigm shift in
favor of the majority of American citizens, who are demanding
enforcement of existing American immigration laws.
[Text from file received from
Americans for Legal Immigration]
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