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Breaking: Senate Immigration Bill Passes With Healthy Majority

June 27, 2013 by  

The Senate passed its amnesty-laden immigration reform effort on Thursday with the support of a strong majority made up of all Democrats and 14 Republican members of the legislative chamber.

The bill, which passed 68-32, brings nearly 11 million undocumented aliens in the U.S. one step closer to a path to citizenship.

Republicans who voted in favor of the bill were: Senators John McCain (Ariz.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Jeff Chiesa (N.J.), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska).

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who did not support the Senate bill, said earlier this week that the effort fails to address the root causes of illegal immigration.

“The way I see it is we have to look at what causes illegal immigration. People come here to pick crops, three-hundred to four-hundred thousand people come in every year to pick crops, but only a few of them are using the work visa program,” Paul said. “So, every year, two-, three-, four-hundred thousand illegal immigrants come into this country to pick crops. If you want to have less illegal immigration, you need to expand the work visa program.”

The so-called Gang of Eight bill actually reduces work visas and puts into place no system for holding Congress accountable for ensuring border security.

The bill is not expected to gain traction in the House.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Roy Biggers

    It takes one stupid S O B . to vote for amnesty for 11millionthe illegal aliens. The ones that voted for amnesty needs to be kicked out of office & tried as a traitor

    • Karen Sommer

      Amen Brother!!!

  • http://none johnny reb

    what in the hell is wrong with these people????
    this is insane!

  • Gloria Downing

    We’re with Rand Paul…first secure borders than work towards amnesty to people who deserve it! Doing it this way will assure the Republican Party will never win office of presidency again! Hispanics historically vote for Democrats. You eight Republicans just kissed your winning the presidency out the door forever!! And stop trying to help everyone who is here illegally..help your own citizens first!!! Something really twisted with this kind of thinking. Help your fellow Americans ..they need it more than any illegal !!!

    • Karen Sommer

      If they came here illegally then they should go back. Plain and simple. The reason we have rules and laws is so that they are followed and to make the US more secure. Why should they get a pass by sneaking over unlawfully?

  • http://shadow1776.wordpress.com shadow1776

    Really, just what have the communist Obama group done. Break the Constitution, give aid to terrorists, lie, and try to cover things up. Put americans out of work. Yep he has done more. Lol

  • http://liberitydigests Steve Hufford

    I called McCaskill and requested no vote. Do what you want folks but I’m here to tell you they do what they want. It’s all about themselves,they care nothing America! Traitors !!!

  • Diane Staten

    Jeff Flake & McCain I regret voting for you! I hoped you would suppprt the Constitution! Guess npt!

    • Ron r

      So what does the constitution say about thus subject?????

  • Rich C

    One of those idiot senators that favored that bill “represents” my home state. I hope a better opponent comes along at election time.

  • Carol C

    Without securing the borders, there is no immigration reform.

  • Tony

    I was saddened to hear that Sen. Kirk voted for the amnesty bill. I had hoped that his brush with death with his stroke would have stayed with him.

  • Blood Hammer

    11 million my ass! It will be more like 20 or 30 million by the time their whole horde of family get here under the “family reunification” part of the law takes effect. All of these Republicans that voted for this bill are total traitors. Actually, all these senators are, especially McCain and Rubio. Rino scum! It’s high time that we have a Golden Dawn style movement in this country. By the way, this comes from someone (me) who is a quarter Hispanic and I do not vote for the Democrat Socialist Party.

    • Ron r

      Where was all the fuss when Reagan did this????

  • http://none johnny reb

    ovomit is doing this just to drive another huge nail into the coffin of our country and knows this will drive this nation into economic ruin,every bastard who supported this crap needs to be strung up along with obamski.
    i voted for rubio,man am i peeved,he is a liar and turncoat.
    sickening,just plain sickening,
    I’m wondering when I’ll see a friggin mexican flag over the Whitehouse.

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