Gang of Eight immigration bill talking points busted

Here’s a handy guide to refute the Gang of Eight’s talking points on immigration reform. At the bottom of the post is a list of telephone numbers and faxes for key US Senators, please call them once a day and speak to one talking point daily. If you can’t speak to a staffer, leave a message. As always, be polite.

Beginning on Monday, I’ll be posting a letter you can copy and paste into a fax on each of these talking points.

DHS enforces immigration law

  • DHS refuses to enforce existing immigration law and the President issues executive orders.

“Multiple triggers”

  • Legalization is immediate. DHS just has to write border “plan.” The most any “triggers” can possibly do is delay green cards and citizenship.

90 % effectiveness”

  • If not reached, triggers only toothless commission that will make a recommendation to DHS. DHS can discard it.
  • DHS has admitted in Congressional testimony that not only can’t they secure the border, they can’t even define border security.
  • Napolitano has already declared the border to be “secure”.

“Pay back taxes”

  • Only if already “assessed” by IRS (unlikely).
  • Newly legalized may instead get refunds.

Learn English”

  • Only need to sign up for English class.

“Clean record”

  • Allows two free misdemeanors. Additional misdemeanors (including assaults) can be waived by DHS.

No “public charge.” Must earn 125% of poverty line

“Pay a fine

  • Can be waived by DHS.

“Back of the line”

  • Illegals get to wait out the line while living in the U.S. (unlike suckers trying to come here legally).

Border fence

“Comprehensive Southern Border Security Strategy”

  • Only has to be “substantially” operational–whatever that means, as defined by DHS–before green cards are issued. (Legalization has already happened, remember!)
  • Napolitano has already declared the border to be “secure”.

“E-verify” employment checks

  • Replaces E-Verify with new system. Requires only that this system be “implemented” ( 30%? 70%? Who knows?).
  • Subject to lawsuit. If still in court after 10 years, never mind!

Entry-exit system for visa

  • Has been required since 1996. DHS must only be “using” a system before green cards can be issued. (Using in 10% of airports? 50%? Again, who knows?)

Cost of the bill.

  • Proponents are saying that this bill will bring down the deficit because illegals who are being paid under the table will now be paying taxes. That claim is a blatant lie. According to a Heritage Foundation study, the cost will be $6.3 TRILLION for 11 million illegal immigrants, and there’s a problem with this study. The real number will be more on the order of 30 to 40 million.

Here’s the contact information for key Senators:

US Senator

DC Phone Number

DC Fax Number

Mitch McConnell



Orrin Hatch



John Thune



Roy Blunt



Jerry Moran



Lisa Murkowski



Dean Heller



Saxby Chambliss



Susan Collins



Rob Portman



Marco Rubio




What can you do? Well for starters use the “Share” button at top of this article to forward a link of this series to everybody you know and follow up with them encouraging them to take action.

Call you US Senators and tell them to vote NO! Your talking points are all laid out above.

Call your Congressman and let him or her know that you want this immigration fiasco stopped. Again, talking points are supplied.

Ask your friends and family to make a call as well. We’ve made it easy for you, click below and you can get your representative’s numbers and you can send them a fax letting them know that you want Security First!

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Our Nation is hanging in the balance and we’re running out of time.

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