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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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  • Doris C

    Big mistake. You would think anyone from AZ would know better. Hopefully they will be voted out when their term is up.

    • IsThisAmerica

      The funny thing was, I didn’t vote for McCain in the first place. Flake lied kind of like a Rubio thing. Got elected turned around and said who are you again? The voice mails for McCain are full can’t leave a message, I do get to talk to someone for Flake and tell them no to this amnesty and that we need more border security but they just don’t listen. They do whatever they want to do. They seem to forget that they were elected and can get recalled. They work for us not the other way around.

  • Sonny Vargas

    It’s all about MONEY& getting their hands on more…………..

  • ChuckS123

    Not a healthy majority – a demented majority.

  • Robbie

    Good.

  • spidermike

    Bye Bye Marco, Marco Goodbyeeee. . .

  • maribou51

    The betrayals just seem to keep coming, no end in sight. After the most recent Supreme Court decisions, which were apparently based on PC, rather than reason, I shutter at the thought of our nations future. No American should ever feel scared, I admit to being petrified.

  • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

    The Republican Party is History with a capital H. Even if the Republican controlled House Of Representatives kills the Amnesty For Undocumented Future Democrat Voters, the writing is on the wall. The Republican Party is Kaput. Probably time for a new grass roots competing Federal Government to go the distance toe to toe with the current Anti-Constitution Outlaw Federal Government Of Half Of We The People who are the Leftist Progressive Liberal Socialist Democrats And RINO Wanabe Democrats.

    • me

      I think this pattern could be changed thru elections. vote everyone of the senators who voted for this bill. Congress needs a good house cleaning, I hope in 2016 we get McCains wacko birds for president and vp. it would be a winning team with paul and cruz.

      • Jimmy the Greek

        The other way around Cruz and paul !

  • savage24

    Tomorrow morning these RINOs are going to wake up and find the the Democrats still do not respect them. But then, prostitutes rarely garner respect even from themselves. It’s time to blackball these RINOs and force them from office

  • John

    In case no one was paying attention, the net movement is OUT of the United States back to Mexico because job prospects there are better for low paying positions – better than the U.S.

    Americans barely have enough children to replace themselves. Your population will shrink if you have no immigration. If you want to see what a shrinking population does to a country’s economy – look at Japan.

    Hooray to Rand Paul for hitting the nail on the head about illegal immigration. Increase the number of visas to match demand so people come in legally. Duh!

  • Blank Reg

    God. Damn. Them. All. To. Hell.
    Yes, He can.

  • vicki

    So liberals tell us that voting for amnesty in 1986 was all about cheap labor for “republicans”. Tell us then why the Democrats all voted for more cheap labor today?

  • Dean

    I never thought they would really push obamacare through against the majority of Americans. But now I know they and the supreme court do not care. The supreme court verdict this week suspended the freedom of religion. And this just opens the borders further instead of protecting them.

  • Tom

    Another bill we will have to read after they post it.
    And what of the National ID in the bill

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