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Guarantee Of Secure Border, Congressional Accountability In Return For Amnesty Defeated In Senate… With GOP Help

June 19, 2013 by  

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) proposed an immigration reform amendment that many of his peers in the Senate deemed pretty out there: It would have forced Congress to prove that existing border security measures were being enforced before granting amnesty to illegal aliens.

The Senator’s “Trust But Verify” amendment was defeated 61-37 by Democrats and a handful of RINOS and at least one RINO in training. GOP Senators voting against Paul’s amendment included Gang of Eight Senators John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) along with GOP Senators Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine) and Bob Corker (Tenn.).

The amendment would have called upon lawmakers to assess border security, finish a border fence in five years and establish protections against Federal efforts to require American citizens to carry national identification cards.

“Legalization or documentation of workers absolutely must depend on border security first,” Paul said. “I believe the American people should not rely on bureaucrats or a commission to implement border security.”

Paul also said he believes Congress must “institute border security, not the [Presidential] Administration.”

The Kentucky Senator said of the amendment’s defeat, “My amendment would have added real, verified border security, and made the promises of the bill’s authors credible to the American people. I hope Congress can produce immigration reform that actually solves the problems in our current system. Unfortunately, now, the Senate bill does not.”

He added, “I hope I am able to support a good bill, but it is now clear the House will have to lead the way.”

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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  • jefferson

    To all of the GOP members who voted down this amendment you can kiss your sorry asses goodbey come next election time.

  • Tom T

    They are not RINOs they are not “establishment republicans” they are not “neo-cons” they are PROGRESSIVES!! That is what some people fail to understand is that the cancer is in both parties. Adams said the constitution is not for everyone it is for a religious and moral people. The progressive movement is comprised of people who are neither or those who have been duped.

  • Don miller

    I say get rid of all of them and start from scratch this country can’t handle anymore people untill it puts 20 million Americans back to work and if corporate America and all the used to slave owners don’t like that you know where you can go move your farms to Mexico you’ll have plenty workers then ship your product back here at a bloated price like the rest of corporate America hell can’t beat them join them this government can’t find it’s butt from a hole in the ground let alone come up with a bill that makes sense to we the people you owe us Washington now it’s time we the people collect every dime for the past 100 years you’ve stolen from we the people and what you’ve done with it is yet to be seen the border fence was supposed to be built 50 years ago I guess they just can’t find qualified workers here in America up to that task so they have to import Muslims Mexicans and the like so it will get built your pathetic Washington

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