Stop the trojan horse illegal alien amnesty

Your calls are needed immediately: Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has added language to HR 4437 that supports adding a guest worker scheme to the final bill.

The "Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005" will be voted on today, so please take a minute and call your Congressman immediately. Perhaps it would be best to scrap HR 4437 completely and start over, or at least suggest that they remove this pro-illegal alien amnesty language.

Please contact your rep here or just call 202-224-3121.
"The assurances that we had on this bill was that it would address our border security concerns," said Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., who made an impassioned statement Wednesday at a meeting of Republican members calling for the leaders to remove the language before the bill hits the floor. "Now the day before the vote we learn that there's a Trojan horse that's being attached by way of a guest worker program that we feel will lead to an amnesty."

...Royce said this new language was put into Sensenbrenner's amendment "because Jeff Flake and others who are enthusiasts for an open border position have tried to negotiate this into the final bill through subterfuge."

A spokesman for Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he wanted to wait and see whether the Rules Committee left his language in the bill before responding to Royce...

UPDATE: This page will be updated with the progress of the bill, and it has links to much more information. See also this or this.

UPDATE 2: Speaking on KFI, Rep. Tom Tancredo says that the Flake amendment has been removed, and that an amendment allowing for 700 miles of border fence has been inserted into the bill.



Both the "fence" amendment and the "sanctuary city" amendment passed.