Maintains the bill's basic framework of providing legal status and work permits to 11 million illegal aliens before any enforcement provisions kick in
Allows the Department of Homeland Security to ignore the border equipment build-up if it thinks it can secure the border in other ways
Allows the Department of Homeland Security to ignore the border fencing requirements
Creates a new permanent, rolling amnesty for future illegal aliens who have legally worked and lived in the United States for at least 10 years
Increases unemployment and depresses wages, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office
Doubles legal immigration numbers and grants 33 million new green cards in the first decade
The American people don't want this bill to pass! That's why the 1,200-page Corker-Hoeven Amnesty amendment was introduced late on Friday with a vote scheduled for later this afternoon.
Phone Numbers and Mailing Addresses of Members of Congress
For some reason, Elizabeth Warren won’t take my calls. Neither will Ed Markey.
liberals/democrats vote for their Democrat Senators that will give their job to illegals and other work visa immigrants.
the 888 number cuts me off but I have called all of them earlier and now my wife is home she is going through all the calls too.
FOR THOSE WHO MOAN AND COMPLAIN AND POST ON HERE AND NEVER DO ANYTING THEN FOR ONCE CALL instead of others always doing work for you
sorry the 202 number does not work and the wife is on hold as people are calling or so they say
The staffer said the vote could take place this afternoon or tomorrow.
Got right thru to Menendez’s office. (NJ) They wanted to know my zip code. When they find it is not the inner city will they ignore me? (they’ll ignore me anyway)
Sen. Chiasa who is filling in for Lautenburg is hard to get — busy lines and full email, but I’ll keep trying.
Got through to Kaine’s flippant rep. Had to leave voicemail for Warner. Virginia.
I called Isackson and Chambliss again.
Chambliss’ office said they had read the bill. All 1200 pages.
Isackson was still reviewing it with his staff.
Neither could tell me how they were voting.
I told them they should have filibustered this mess. This is the same path Obamacare went down and we remember how well that worked out.
also Toll free (866)220-0044
Corkers phone in DC has been busy all day
the treasonous coward...
Dont blame me
Ive never voted for the snake...
I voted for Ed Bryant in the first primary Corker ever ran in...
Ed Bryant was one of the House attorneys who went after Clinton...Bill Clinton...
Cornyn aid said John Cornyn is going to vote against the amendment.
I just called Bob Corkers Chattanooga off (423) 756-2757 to tell him to vote NO on S744 the AMNESTY Bill..
I told the guy there to tell Bob he worked for we the people the voters of TN not the Mexican illegal aliens and that I was tired of having to make these calls every few years and just to quit it..
Im noticing that they dont have in -your-face confrontational people answering the phones any more...
Every time a Democrat brings this up, another Senator should be called home to his or her Maker.
Called mine, they said no way were they voting for it!
13 Senators come out against Corker-Hoeven amnesty amendment
Monday, June 24, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT
In a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Gang of Eight, and Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.), 13 Senators protested the management of the Schumer-Rubio Amnesty bill, S.744. Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion for cloture on the bill, meaning no more amendments will be voted on unless they’re approved by Sen. Reid.
The Gang of Eight had originally promised an open process that allowed for Members to offer amendments. To date, only nine amendments have been voted on.
The Senators signing the letter, include:
Senators David Vitter (R-La.),
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa),
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.),
Dan Coats (R-Ind.),
Jerry Moran (R-Kan.),
Tom Coburn (R-Okla.),
John Boozman (R-Ark.),
Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.),
John Cornyn (R-Texas),
John Thune (R-S.D.),
Pat Toomey (R-Pa.),
Roger Wicker (R-Miss.),
Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.).
Here’s the text of the letter sent by the above Senators:
Dear Senator Reid:
After repeated promises of a full and open amendment process on the floor, we have had NINE roll call votes on amendments to the Gang of Eight’s 1,076-page immigration bill. NINE. And there is the prospect of a full shut-down of amendment votes after today.
This is deeply, deeply disturbing. It is effectively shutting down the American people’s ability to be heard on this issue through their elected representatives.
It seems that as soon as a path to passing this bill was identified, an already very slow, halting amendment process was purposely interrupted with histrionics and shut down.
Now the Corker-Hoeven amendment has turned into a virtual full substitute for the bill (1,187 pages). Supporters have been collecting yes votes as the price of admission into that back negotiating room, and all other amendments will likely be denied even a vote.
By point of reference, there were 46 roll call votes on floor amendments to the 2007 immigration bill, which was significantly stronger on enforcement.
We believe that there should be, AT A MINIMUM, this same number of roll call votes on serious, contested floor amendments on the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. This can clearly be accomplished this week with a little leadership and coordination through one or more compact series of 10-minute votes with senators seated at their desks.
Further, we will give our consent to any reasonable consent request if this is assured. This would specifically include replacing the one or two cloture votes and one final passage vote on the bill with one final passage vote with a 60-vote threshold late Thursday, as well as clearing all truly non-controversial amendments.
We urge you to ensure a serious, extensive floor amendment process, which you and the Gang of Eight promised.