GOP Senators Ride to Schumer’s Rescue

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GOP Senators Ride to Schumer’s Rescue

“Nobody in the House wants to touch this bill with a 10-foot pole, and the pathway to 60 votes is diminishing every day. In come Corker and Hoeven to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and negotiate a poor-man’s Cornyn compromise with the Gang of 8. In their ineluctable desire to pass an amnesty bill with the requisite window dressing, the new wimp coalition is pushing yet another phony compromise. Yes, because constituents from states like Tennessee and North Dakota are flooding their offices with calls demanding ‘give us amnesty or give us death,'” says Daniel Horrowitz at RedState.com.

Trumpka Says AFL-CIO Wants Obamacare Included in Amnesty

“What may have surprised some, the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumpka, made a loud clarifying statement this week telling Newsmax that organized labor will oppose any immigration-reform measure that includes a ban on government-managed healthcare for illegal immigrants,” says TheGlobalDispatch.com.

“Trumka’s fighting words came at a time when the Senate working group — known popularly as the Gang of Eight — appears headed toward including that healthcare ban in the comprehensive immigration package headed toward a Senate by July 4.”

Sen. Cruz Launches No Amnesty Petition

“Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched a national petition on Thursday to stop the Senate Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill and send Washington a “strong signal” of the grassroots opposition to the bill. ‘This is urgent,’ Cruz wrote in an e-mail to supporters. ‘We must stop this Gang of 8 immigration bill, which would give amnesty to an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants with no guarantee of a secure border,'” Breitbart News reports.

Boxer, Other Democrats Flip on Suppressing Wages for Americans

“Senator Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) wasn’t always a fan of comprehensive immigration reform. In 2007, as the Senate was debating the reform package backed by President George W. Bush, she warned that it would ‘exert downward pressure on wages at a time when we are already losing our middle class,'” notes National Review. “Fast forward to 2013, and those concerns have all but disappeared. On June 7, Boxer praised the ‘fair and effective guest-worker program’ in the Gang of Eight legislation. The bill “will increase wages for workers,” she said. ‘I’m excited about it . . . It is so overdue.’ And though Boxer said she would push for ‘amendments that are friendly to workers,’ her support for the final package is all but guaranteed.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

4 Comments

  1. avatar
    John Winthrop on

    Sen Cruz wants a socialist country……………..with his Hispanic background fascist mentality…I hope he is a one term Senator……..

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      Concerned Citizen on

      John, how wrong you are. Nothing will bring confiscatory socialism, high unemployment, declining wages and the potential for outright communism faster than mass immigration. You are Antonio Gramsci’s dream.

      • avatar
        John Winthrop on

        Concerned Citizen as a country we have been worse and gotten ahead in case you have not studied our history so…..you’d better wake up and smell the coffee and recognize real Americans in the Senate……..

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    Boxer talks out of both sides of her mouth. There is no way this “reform” will raise wages for workers. The proof, as they always say, is in the pudding. In other words, in the mid 20th century when immigration was only about a quarter of what it is now, the middle and working class did very well. Even with one person in the household working. With the past thirty years of massive legal and illegal immigration, the status of the working and middle classes has fallen. Who has done well? The very top 2%. Their share of the pie has grown by leaps and bounds. The very ones pushing this so called “reform”, with all it’s visas for foreign workers, are the ones who will benefit. It’s called supply and demand and the companies claim they are entitled to workers from anywhere at the price they want to pay, not what a stable market dictates.

    And how extremely IRONIC that a group called the American Federation of Labor is so worried that illegals get government funded healthcare. Of course, they are carrying water for the US Chamber of Commerce and the big business campaign for cheap foreign workers. The AFL-CIO is selling out the very workers they claim to represent.