The pro-amnesty, open-borders coalition 'Reform Immigration for America' is activating its membership and urging them to oppose the $600 million border security bill passed by the Senate last week. The spending bill provides for additional border patrol agents, unmanned surveillance drones, justice department support among other things.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the House of Representatives back into session after they dismissed for its summer recess in late-July. The House will be voting on the Senate spending bill on Tuesday.
Approving $600 million in enforcement-only spending won’t do anything to fix our broken immigration system. Oppose HR 5875. Stop promoting fear and pass comprehensive immigration reform NOW. . . It’s not a solution – it’s throwing money at a problem that doesn’t exist. . . Despite what fearmongering politicians claim, crime along the border is down. Period. We don’t need to spend millions more of our tax dollars on enforcement-only policies. We need real solutions that protect families.
Reform Immigration for America is a coalition of hundreds of pro-amnesty, open-border groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, National Council of La Raza, Center for American Progress, AFL-CIO, and the Service Employees International Union.
Originally Published: Mon, Aug 9th 2010 @ 4:59pm EDT