Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger
The D-Day Assault is still on, but the Senate is moving faster than I expected.
From The Houston Chronicle:
Senate leaders reached a deal Thursday on reviving a broad immigration bill that could provide millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become American citizens and said they’ll try to pass it before Memorial Day.
The agreement brokered by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., breaks a political stalemate that has lingered for weeks while immigrants and their supporters held rallies, boycotts and protests to push for action.
Key to the agreement is who will be negotiating a compromise with the House, which last December passed an enforcement-only bill that would subject the estimated 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States to felony charges as well as deportation.
Frist said the Senate will send 14 Republicans and 12 Democrats to negotiate with the House, with seven of the Republicans and five Democrats coming from the Judiciary Committee. The remaining seven Republicans will be chosen by Frist and remaining seven Democrats chosen by Reid.
At least one oppoenent of the compromise measure, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will be among the remaining seven Republicans appointed to the committee, spokesman Don Stewart said.
Why do the Republicans always cave into the Democrats! No Bill is better than compromise on a path to citizenship, Secure the border and enforce current laws!
Frist said a “considerable” number of amendments would be debated when the Senate begins debating the bill early next week.
It would be the most comprehensive rewrite of immigration laws since the so-called Simpson-Mazzoli bill some 20 years ago.
Time to act!
congress senate illegal Immigration LawsALIPAC ACTIVISTS. It is time for all of us to get on the phones again immediately and lead the backlash charge that will come from the public when they hear this news.
Make your first call to Frist’s offices and deliver the message “You can forget about ever being President for your support of amnesty bigboy!”
Then we have a simple message for the rest of the Senate. “Freeze! Put down the pen and step away from the legislation slowly. We do not need new laws. Enforce our existing laws. Each member of the Senate that supports any law change allowing illegal aliens to stay will face the voter wrath at the polls and will be brought home.”
Senator William H. Frist (R- TN) 202-224-3344 fax: 202-228-1264 Contact Form
Here are your lobbying tips and contact info links
Contact them in every way you can, not just one way. Call, write, fax, and email.
Secure the Borders NOW!
NO PATH TO CITIZENSHIP for those here illegally
**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.