Senator Talent (R-MO) Gives Floor Speech Opposing Amnesty
The Good Senator Talent gave a speech on the Senate floor yesterday opposing amnesty.
Obviously, those calls and emails are working!
Senator Talent said he received 4,000 calls or emails on immigration.
Here is what Senator Talent had to say today about that speech:
(and you can watch it HERE)
Over the past few weeks, I have had thousands of constituents call, email and write me to share their views on immigration reform. I want to provide you with an update on the debate here in the Senate on legislation to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants who are living in the United States.
Yesterday, I gave a floor speech opposing the bill to provide amnesty for those who unlawfully entered the United States and those provisions which provide citizenship for 70 to 90 million new immigrants over the next 20 years. It’s especially unfair to put them at the front of the line ahead of those who have waited patiently for years to enter the country lawfully. The bill is estimated to cost 54 billion dollars over the next 10 years. I can’t see how we can ask the American tax payer to cover the price tag for this proposal to pay for foreign workers whom our economy may not even need and put at risk programs that Missourians rely upon like Medicare and Medicaid.
I want a proposal that secures our borders first. That’s why I’ve sponsored the bipartisan Border Security and Modernization Act to help secure our borders with additional manpower, new barriers and high-tech surveillance equipment. The bill authorizes new funds for the acquisition of new technology to assist our Border Patrol, construct roads, fences and barriers along the border, and purchase air assets like helicopters. In addition, the plan would increase resources for border detention centers and will enact stricter criminal penalties for human smuggling, falsifying work/entry documents and drug trafficking.
Here is more on Senator Talent’s proposed comprehensive border security bill.
California Conservative is reporting that the House and Senate may actually be moving towards eachother on this issue.