FAIR Alert: Tell Congress: ‘No Conference’ on Amnesty

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Tell Boehner: No Compromise. No Conference.Pro-amnesty supporters have one strategy for Congress this fall: go to conference. Their goal is to pass any kind of immigration bill in the House and then work out the differences for a mass amnesty when the House and Senate hold a conference committee on their different bills.

“Do whatever it takes to go to conference.”

-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on October 2, 2013

That’s why Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) is encouraging fellow Members of Congress to sign a letter to House Speaker John Boehner asking him to pledge “No Conference” with the Senate.

Rep. Stockman’s letter requests that Speaker Boehner not bring up any immigration bills to the floor for a vote without “a commitment that the House will not conference House bills on immigration-related issues with a comprehensive or multi-issue bill from the Senate.” (Read Rep. Stockman’s full letter here.)

Click here to call your U.S. Representative and encourage him or her to sign the “No Conference” letter. 

A conference resolves the differences in bills passed separately by the House and Senate. At a conference with S. 744, the mass amnesty bill passed by the Senate in June, parts of any bill the House passes could be overwritten. Rep. Stockman is concerned that if the House passes legislation that does not take positions on various issues and goes to conference with the Senate amnesty bill, they will be forced to accept the Senate bill’s broad pro-amnesty and open borders provisions.

The amnesty lobby plans on a conference between the House and Senate on immigration bills. In fact, long-time amnesty supporter, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) declared, “If we go to conference, we will win.”

Don’t let pro-amnesty leaders in Congress like Reid and Pelosi win!

Urge your U.S. Representative to sign the “No Conference” letter by calling him or her today.

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    The unrelenting merciless pounding by FAIR members of Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor about their support for a DREAM ACT amnesty and for a massive COMPREHENSIVE AMNESTY law has resulted in victory. Boehner and Cantor have surrendered to the GOP House caucus and to public opinion opposed to giving AMNESTY and U.S. citizenship to illegal immigrants. Boehner and Cantor have chosen to keep their jobs and not to bring a House bill into a rigged Senate/House conference committee where a ‘compromise’ amnesty bill would certainly be produced. Against all odds ordinary, informed, and energized Americans have triumphed over the powerful spider web of special interests that infest Washington D.C. Yes, it is time to start thinking about the next amnesty battle that is coming in 2014. But for now it is time to also celebrate.

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    Members of congress should be reminded illegal aliens have no right to be in this country much less the right to dictate our laws. Congress should be representig the interests of voters who put them in office, not the interests of illegal aliens and foreign Governments. Illegals who want “immigration Reform” , should go back to their countries and change their countries anti-immigrant, anti-foreigner laws.

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    Deborah g. Price on

    NO TO AMNESTY!!!!! NO TO ILLEGAL ALIENS. NO TO THE DAMNED RALLY. PERIOD. IF THE NATIONAL MONUMENTS ARE CLOSED TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS, THEN IT BETTER BE CLOSED TO ILLEGAL ALIENS.

    WHO IN THE HECK TO YOU THINK YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS OF???? MEXICO?????????

    STOP THIS CRAZY NONSENSE. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THEY CAN GO HOME, GET A VISA, AND COME BACK THE RIGHT WAY. THE TRADITIONAL WAY. THERE HAVE BEEN FOUR PRESIDENTS WHO HAVE SENT ALIENS HOME. ;THOSE PRESIDENTS ARE REVERED. THEY HAD THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT HEART. THEY DID NOT NEED TO BUY EXTRA VOTERS.

    YOU DON’T EITHER. SO SHAPE UP AND BE AN AMERICAN.

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      Deborah, well said! Too bad we have Dictator Obama who went to school in our country as a foreign student and hates white imperialism.

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        When they talk about illegals starting businesses and going onObamacare and helping the economy I have to
        laugh most of the money the illegals earns is sent back to Mexico. How is that helping the economy. The majority
        of American Citizens do not want amnesty for the illegals. First of all they are breaking the law then expect to
        be rewarded. Our veterans will be coming home soon and will need jobs. AMERICANS FIRST. We do not need
        eleven million moochers in our Country it is bad enough we send millions of dollars overseas. No other countries allow this travesty. Enough said.