Action Alert: Gang of Eight Bill

June 21, 2013 11:01 am 0 comments

We have seen a lot of action this week in the U.S. Senate as the Democrats have gone into overdrive to get an immigration bill passed with lightning speed before the American people can get a good understanding of what is being voted on by our Senators.

Senator Ted Cruz went on Rush Limbaugh’s radio program to discuss the current bill calling it a disaster by the Gang of 8 which fails to fix the actual problems of immigration. We also saw this week the Senate defeat the building of a border fence prior to any green cards being given out. Yesterday, Senator John Cornyn sought to put border security front and center into the current bill and yet Democrats defeated the effort: 54-43. Sen. Cornyn said his amendment requiring a trigger of 90% apprehension was based upon his desire for a promise of “Results” rather than more false promises about border security “Goals.” Democrats labeled his amendment as a poison pill and Vice President Biden told a Hispanic Prayer Breakfast that Cornyn’s amendment was the “meanest” of this immigration debate.

In addition, Sen. Cornyn called out the hypocrisy of John McCain regarding the newest compromise that would include building a fence and doubling the Border Patrol with 20,000 new officers. Sen. Cornyn had previously offered an amendment to hire only 5,000 new officers and it was defeated with McCain complaining it would have been too expensive. Rush pointed out today on his show that if 20,000 new officers are hired, how long until the Democrats make sure they get fired.

Sen. Cruz has started a national petition to defeat the Gang of 8 bill which is found at TedCruz.org

Also, he urged listeners of Rush to call their Senators and members of Congress because only when the conservative grassroots gets involved will Congress bend. You can find the contact information for Harris County Republican members here:

You can see the full transcript of Sen. Cruz’s interview with Rush here:

You can see Sen. Cornyn’s video here:

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