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    VIDEO: Senator Vitter’s 6 Reasons to Oppose Comprehensive Immigration Legislation

    VIDEO: Senator Vitter’s 6 Reasons to Oppose Comprehensive Immigration Legislation


    Kelsey Harris
    June 4, 2013 at 8:00 am



    Senator David Vitter (R–LA) has “real and fundamental concerns with the so-called ‘Gang of Eight’ bill”—and he took to the Senate floor last week to explain each.

    We’ve highlighted the Senator’s six problems with the comprehensive legislation below and encourage you to watch his powerful 15-minute floor speech above.

    1) Repeats the past mistake of granting amnesty now and enforcing the law later.
    “An immediate amnesty, promises of enforcement…that’s not good enough, particularly when we have decades, decades of the federal government, republicans and democrats, who have promised this before and have never—have never delivered.”

    2) Does not emphasize border security.

    “It doesn’t enforce the law and it doesn’t enforce the border, particularly the troublesome southern border with Mexico, and it doesn’t enforce other enforcement provisions—doesn’t actually guarantee that those are put into place and executed in an effective way.”

    3) Gives benefits to immigrants that are granted amnesty, therefore incentivizing more illegal immigrants to enter our country.

    “I’m very concerned that we will continue the present status quo which is significant benefits being available to these immigrants which act as a magnet to…other illegal immigrants to come into the country.”

    4) Hides the massive $6 trillion cost to American taxpayers, just like Obamacare.
    “The authors of this bill have been very, very clever. They saw that cost issue coming and they devised a bill so that the big costs of the bill are outside the 10-year budget window…. [This is] exactly the same approach that the proponents of Obamacare put forward.”

    5) Treats legal immigrants and people who are waiting in line in the current immigration system unfairly.

    “It puts some people…ahead of them in line and really dishonors the fact that these ‘would-be’ legal immigrants are following the rules now and following the law now.”

    6) Might lower wages for hard-working Americans and legal immigrants.
    “I am very concerned that this would depress wages in the United States for many, many hard-working Americans, legal immigrants, and others who have followed the law—who are working hard in a very, very tough economy now.”

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    Everything You Need To Know About The Rubio/McCain Amnesty Catastrophe In 15 Quotes

    By Clash Daily / 16 June 2013


    1) This is President Obama’s number one political agenda item because he knows we will never again have a Republican president, ever, if amnesty goes into effect. We will perpetually have a progressive, liberal president, probably a Democrat, and we will probably see the House of Representatives go into Democrat hands and the Senate will stay in Democrat hands. — Michele Bachmann


    2) The bill is worse than universal healthcare. Listen to me, it is worse than universal healthcare, and in the coming days as we get closer, we will explain why it’s worse than universal healthcare. It is the death knell of the country, there is no recovery from this one. None. No recovery. — Glenn Beck



    3) If Republicans are opposed to what mass immigration is doing to the country demographically, ethnically, socially and politically, there are, as Reagan used to say, “simple answers, just no easy answers.”


    Those answers: No amnesty, secure the border, enforce laws against businesses that hire illegals, and impose a moratorium on new immigration so wages can rise and immigrants enter the middle class and start voting as did the children and grandchildren of the immigrants of 1890-1920 by 1972.
    So what are the Republicans doing?

    Going back on their word, dishonoring their platform, and enraging their loyal supporters, who gave Mitt 90 percent of his votes, to pander to a segment of the electorate that gave Mitt less than 5 percent of his total votes.
    Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. — Pat Buchanan

    4) The nation’s plutocrats are lined up with the Democratic Party in a short-term bid to get themselves cheap labor (subsidized by the rest of us), which will give the Democratic Party a permanent majority. If Rubio’s amnesty goes through, the Republican Party is finished. It will be the “Nancy Pelosi Democratic Party” versus the “Chuck Schumer Republican Party.” — Ann Coulter



    5) Instead of cracking down on the Administration’s abuse of power, S. 744 places unprecedented new restrictions on interior enforcement—making the current situation much worse and much more hazardous. It is as if S. 744 were explicitly written to handcuff law enforcement officials—binding their hands while giving virtually unchecked authority to executive branch officials to prevent future removals, including removals of criminal aliens. — ICE Council president Chris Crane



    6) It doesn’t stop illegal immigration. If anything it makes the problem worse by not securing the border and by incentivizing future illegal immigration. — Ted Cruz



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