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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

STOP the Amnesty Bill S.744

From our fellow patriots in Pittsburgh (h/t Pat Rowlands):

Thanks to Chris Fromme for his summary of a call with Tea Party Patriots regarding the immigration bill (S. 744).  

PLEASE call your representative!!

On July 10 the Republican caucus will have a closed-door meeting on immigration, Leadership will speak: John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Trey Gowdy, Sub-committee on Immigration, and Bob Goodlatte Judiciary, Chairman. After that it is OPEN MIC where any Congressman can voice his/her opinion on S. 744 or any bills that the house has passed through committee.

The first reason to oppose S-744 was pointed out by Rep.  Steve Stockman (TX) here and here

Not only is the Senate amnesty bill an abuse of taxpayers and immigrants, it's unconstitutional. The Senate cannot invent its own amnesty taxes. I hope Speaker Boehner will immediately kill the amnesty bill through a constitutionally-required blue slip. As long as the amnesty bill sits in the House it poses a threat to taxpayers and immigrants.

Several provisions of the Senate amnesty bill create new taxes, a violation of the "origination clause," Article I, Section 7, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution, which states: "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills."

Section 2102 of the amnesty bill requires the payment of certain taxes, and forgives the payment of other taxes as a condition of receiving amnesty and other benefits. The Constitution prohibits the Senate from approving bills that raise revenue.

The Congressional Budget Office flatly states "enacting S. 744 would have a wide range of effects on federal revenues, including changes in collections of income and payroll taxes, certain visa fees that are classified as revenues, and various fines and penalties. Taken together, those effects would increase revenues by $459 billion over the 2014-2023 period.   

S. 744 is all pork and Amnesty first --- and security maybe. In short, 744 should end up dead on arrival.

Steve King (R-IA) points out that the House should pass no bill that could ever be made to become part of S-744, because any such bill would go to a compromise committee that could get passed with a few RINO votes + 201 Democrat votes needed for passage.  And then Americans would be stuck with this monstrosity of a bill. That's why the House should pass NO immigration bill. Period.

Congressmen should be looking out for the people that cannot find work, most of all the veterans, not law-breaking illegals.   Another horror in S-744: as a perk to the Chamber of Commerce, the Senate bill provides that newly minted green card holders taking the place of a fired US citizen will not get Obamacare and the employer will not pay the $3000 fine.

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