FAIR is encouraging its supporters to call their Senators and ask them to vote for the following amendments to S. 744: Amendment #1195 by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA); and Amendment #1197 to by Senator John Thune (R-SD). Call your Senators using the Capitol Switchboard: 1-888-978-3094.

Senator Grassley’s Effective Control Amendment

Amendment #1195 would prohibit illegal aliens from getting amnesty (“registered provisional immigrant” status) until the Secretary of Homeland Security has maintained effective control of the borders for 6 months. As written, S. 744 grants amnesty to illegal aliens after the Secretary has merely submitted plans to secure the border.

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Senator Thune’s Border Fence Amendment

Amendment #1197 would require construction of half of the 700 miles of reinforced, double-layered fencing along the Southern border (as initially required by the Secure Fence Act) as a precondition to illegal aliens receiving “registered provisional immigrant” status. Then, illegal aliens granted this provisional status cannot apply for green cards until the remaining half of the fence is built. As written, S. 744 does not require a single mile of fencing to be built.

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