June 20, 2013
Attention Wisconsin Activists,
Senators Bob Corker of Tennessee and John Hoeven of North Dakota worked out a phony “border security” amendment that is acceptable to liberals but would give cover to Senators who want to claim they are defending border security. We need you to call Senator Ron Johnson and urge him to vote NO on the Corker-Hoeven amendment today!
This amendment leaves in place the “amnesty first, security - maybe later" framework of the Schumer-Rubio bill, and it calls for inadequate security measures that are far weaker than existing law. For more information about this worthless amendment, click here.
The amendment also does nothing to address the many other fatal flaws contained within the bill. As yesterday’s report from the Congressional Budget Office unequivocally states, the bill will drive down wages for American workers, harm legal immigrants, cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion and funnel millions of taxpayer dollars to ACORN-like community organizer groups. This bill is an ObamaCare-style trainwreck that no phony, compromised amendment worked out behind closed doors can improve.
This amendment is nothing but a fig leaf that will ensure the votes necessary to pass this terrible bill. Please urge Senator Johnson to vote NO!
We need you to call Senator Johnson immediately and to get your friends and family to call him and tell him that the Corker-Hoeven compromise will not secure the border. Among its many flaws, the amendment weakens the visa tracking system. Even if the amendment did secure the border, the bill is still fatally flawed. It will drive down wages for American workers, harm legal immigrants, cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion and funnel millions of taxpayer dollars to ACORN-like community organizer organizations. This bill is an ObamaCare-style trainwreck that no phony, compromise amendment can make better. It must be stopped!
Senator Johnson’s Office Phone Numbers
Milwaukee: (414) 276-7282
Oshkosh: (920) 230-7250
Washington, D.C.: (202) 224-5323