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Monday Night: Tele-TownHall With Sens. Cruz, Sessions, Vitter on Immigration Bill

Jun 24, 2013 9:10 AM PT

On Monday night, Sens. Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions and David Vitter will participate in a national tele-townhall to discuss the Senate immigration bill and the new Corker Amendment. The call is sponsored by a broad coalition of grass roots organizations opposed to the Senate amnesty bill. The call begins at 7pm EST. 

The number to call into the TeleTownHall is: 877-229-8493. Once connected, participants will be prompted to input ID code 111833 then PIN# 79. 

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Immigration Bill to Award More Green Cards than in Last 40 Years

Jun 24, 2013 7:53 AM PT

Rosemary Jenks, a Harvard Law graduate and the director of government relations for NumbersUSA, said it was "frightening" that the number of green cards the Senate's immigration bill will grant in ten years will be more than the country has awarded over the last 40 years.

Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Jenks said the Senate's immigration bill will give 33 million green cards over the next ten years, which is more than the total number given out from 1972-2012.

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Hollywood Gets Special Breaks in Senate Immigration Bill

Jun 24, 2013 7:12 AM PT

You can add Hollywood to the long list of industries and special interests securing carve-outs and favors in the Corker Amendment to the Senate immigration bill. Film studios and record companies already receive preferential treatment for visa applications. The Corker Amendment, however, goes even further and, in specific circumstances, waives any fees studios have to pay for these applications. These fees are used to underwrite immigration enforcement.  

Under current law, celebrities, athletes and people of extraordinary ability can apply for a special visa, designated as "O" or "P" to enter the US. The USCIS, tasked with internal immigration enforcement, is required to process these applications within 14 days. The Senate immigration bill continues this preferential treatment. A new provision in the Corker Amendment, authored by VT Sen. Pat Leahy, however, would also waive all fees if these applications weren't processed within 14 days. The fees are not insignificant and can total around $1,500. The fees are used to fund the USCIS's immigration enforcement. 

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ICE Agents Urge Senators to Vote 'No' on Immigration Bill

Jun 24, 2013 4:59 AM PT

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) National Council president Chris Crane, an ICE agent and former marine, urged U.S. Senators on Monday morning to vote “no” on the repackaged version of the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. 

In a statement provided to Breitbart News, Crane said the bill in its current form would allow criminal aliens and gang members to get amnesty and put the safety the United States at risk.

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Immigration Day: 'Gang of Eight' Republicans, Once Critical of Obamacare, Go All-In

Jun 24, 2013 4:52 AM PT

The Senate is expected to vote on the 1200 page immigration bill on Monday afternoon. The new immigration legislation, which incorporates changes from the Corker–Hoeven amendment, was dumped on the laps of Senate staffs on Friday, leaving members and their offices 75 hours to read through all the pages. 

None of the four Republicans on the "Gang of Eight" that drafted the original legislation has spoken out against the tactic. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) once promised he would not support an immigration bill that was rushed, but he has remained silent on the issue.

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Rubio Maintains Support for Immigration Bill Despite Rushed Process

Jun 23, 2013 9:41 PM PT

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is showing no signs of following through on his January promise to conservative talker Rush Limbaugh that he would walk away from the “Gang of Eight” if the process was not open, despite the fact that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is moving to speed through final passage of a completely repackaged loophole-and-handout-laden version of their immigration bill this week.

In a January 29 interview with Limbaugh, Rubio promised to walk away if immigration reform efforts became opaque.

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Sen. Corker (R-TN) Attacks Conservative Media on Immigration Bill Reporting

Jun 23, 2013 8:12 PM PT

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the co-author with Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) of a new “amendment” that actually serves as a repackaged version of the entire “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, questioned the accuracy conservative media's reporting about the bill on Sunday evening.

On Sunday evening, the Drudge Report featured this headline, referring to the immigration bill: “Senate to Vote on Bill Before Reading it.” The headline, which ran under a photograph of Gang of Eight member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) drinking water, linked to a video of Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday. In the video, Kristol called on Senators to block the new version of the Gang of Eight bill on Monday to give the American people and senators more time to read the bill.

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Exclusive–Palin: Holes in the Border as Big as the Holes in Their Amnesty Bill

Jun 23, 2013 7:29 PM PT

Just like they did with Obamacare, some in Congress intend to “Pelosi” the amnesty bill. They’ll pass it in order to find out what’s in it. And just like the unpopular, unaffordable Obamacare disaster, this pandering, rewarding-the-rule-breakers, still-no-border-security, special-interests-ridden, 24-lb disaster of a bill is not supported by informed Americans.

I am an ardent supporter of legal immigration. I’m proud that our country is so desirable that it has been a melting pot making a diverse people united as the most exceptional nation on earth for over two centuries. But I join every American with an ounce of common sense insisting that any discussion about immigration must center on a secure border. The amnesty bill before the Senate is completely toothless on border security. 

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Soros-Backed Evangelical Front Group Prays for Rushed Passage of Gang of 8 Bill

Jun 23, 2013 1:33 PM PT

Representatives of the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), a group whose recent $250,000 ad campaign was reportedly paid for by the George Soros funded National Immigration Forum, have announced that they will be praying near the steps of the Capitol for the immediate passage of the Gang of Eight immigration bill when the Senate votes on the Corker Amendment on Monday.

On Friday the Christian Post reported that the EIT "is planning a number of events bringing attention to immigration reform to coincide with next week's vote in the U.S. Senate for an immigration reform bill." The Post reported that starting on Monday, June 24, and continuing until Friday, June 28, "[a]t 10 a.m. . . evangelical leaders will gather at Peace Circle near the U.S. Senate to pray that the senators will ' transcend partisanship and vote for commonsense immigration solutions that include an achievable roadmap to citizenship,' according to a press release."

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Sen Cruz: 'This Current Bill is a Mess'

Jun 23, 2013 12:36 PM PT

Senator Ted Crux (R-TX) appeared on FOX News’s Cavuto with guest host Eric Bolling Friday to express his dissatisfaction with the Gang of 8 bill and Corker-Hoeven amendment.

“This current bill is a mess. It is repeating the same failed pattern we saw in 1986. In 1986 Congress came to the American people and said we're going to grant amnesty to some three million people here illegally, and in exchange we'll secure the borders and the immigration problem will go away. What happened was the people got amnesty but the borders never got secured and the problem got worse and worse. Today instead of three million people we're dealing with 11 million people here illegally, and what congress is saying is the exact same deal, which is, legalization first, and then they're promising maybe someday in the future the border will be secured.”

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