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Are Republicans Trying to slide an AMNESTY bill by the American people?

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With ‘Friends’ Like the Republicans Who Needs Enemies?

There are 49 Republicans in the U.S. Senate who figure they can slide an AMNESTY bill by the American people because it’s being passed off as somehow tough on illegal immigration.

It’s astounding that those representing a party that claims to be tough on illegal immigration are pushing some of the most damaging pieces of immigration legislation yet… and two of those pushing hardest are Republican presidential hopefuls for ’08, Senators McCain and Brownback.

It appears the only pro-secure borders party in the country at this point is the Constitution Party. The Jackasses and Pachyderms along with the Libertarians and Greens are all going along with a de facto open borders mentality.

GOP Senators are fully aware that Americans are fed up with the crisis of the illegal invasion and that enforcement is the key issue. That being said, it appears the Republicans in the Senate are willing to vote for pro-amnesty bills because they have the appearance of being tough on enforcement.Not so.The immigration bills now before the Senate would reward more than 12 million illegal aliens with citizenship simply for making a cursory trip back to Mexico then returning to continue to claim all the benefits American citizens can claim.

Despite rhetoric painting immigration reform legislation as “enforcement first” bills, in reality current measures let illegals stay and work despite having broken the law and are shameless bones thrown to appease business’ greed for cheap labor.

No wonder the Republicans have lost the confidence of their base. If the GOP continues on course to ignore the wishes of the overwhelming majority of Americans on this issue, what choice will Americans have but to vote for a party in ’08 that doesn’t need to be asked:

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“What part of ‘No Amnesty’ don’t these guys understand?”

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