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June 13, 2013 - 9:58 am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is threatening to hold a vote-a-thon this weekend to push the “comprehensive immigration reform bill” through by July 4. Today, the Senate rejected an amendment by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that would have put the security of the border ahead of any legalization of illegal aliens. Democrats were joined by Republican members of the so-called Gang of Eight in scuttling the measure.

As the bill stands now, legalization would be granted in return for a hollow promise of security later. Democrat leader Sen. Chuck Schumer ranted that there is no good reason to hold up legalization for security.

“It says that the 11 million people living in the shadows cannot even get the provisional status to work and travel until the secretary of Homeland Security says the border is completely secure and we know that will take years,” Schumer said. “The problem is very simple, what do we do for five or six years until the border is fully secure?”

The majority of American citizens want security before legalization. How about our elected leaders listen to them instead of catering to people who have broken the law?

The Democrats’ interest in keeping the border unsecured while legalizing millions of illegals and putting them on a path to citizenship is obvious. They want the votes. Republicans’ interest is less obvious but no less real: Business interests that donate heavily to the party want the cheap labor.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Forget a third political party, what we need is a SECOND one.
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This Immigration Reform Bill was born from the old "Cuban Refugee" program, massaged a bit, updated and had:
1)PORKULUS as a "sweetener!"
2)Some fancy language and increased spending for UNIONS, programs, buildings, departments, appointees, et al!
3) Entitlements...SNAP, WICS, SEC(8), et al.
4) Fast track to voter registration by 2014...doesn't look like it will make it.
May make it for 2016...of course, more Obamaphones, too.
There, Mr. Rubio, the 1,000+ pages of goobly-gook synthesized into a short paragraph...We The elite People of culture of corruption in ALL of Washington DC (and you Mr. Rubio) shamefully foisting off on ALL Americans this poor excuse of "Gang of Eights" earnest, hard work...waste of time, money effort for an obvious FRAUD! See, it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck.'...why it's a duck!!! Pray. Amen. Vote these Elites out of office. Join a Tea Party! March on Washington! Don't Tread on Me!!!
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How about an amendment which says that, if they accept the legalization, they can never become citizens, and that any serious criminal offense gets them deported and banned? Watch the Dems balk on that one.
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Forget a third political party, what we need is a SECOND one.
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What difference does it make? This regime has no intention of securing the border no matter what the law says. It's only interest is in granting amnesty to as many illegal aliens as possible, so they will vote Democratic in perpetuity. This "reform" bill, whether it passes or not, will not change the situation on the border one iota.
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