Yesterday Grassfire learned that the House is FAST-TRACKING a dramatic change in our immigration system -- and the vote is scheduled for LATER TODAY.
The bill -- HR 1044 -- marks a major shift in how green cards are distributed. This shift moves away from the current system that assigns limits by nation and will shift 300,000 green cards to select countries (primarily India) that analysts say highly favor Silicon Valley businesses. Analysts say the bill could have a negative effect on American workers, especially recent college graduates who are being forced to compete with lower-wage foreign workers.
Citizens should be outraged that the House is fast-tracking such an important shift without putting the bill through committee and with no amendments! And it is only happening because more than 100 Republicans have gotten on board this fast-track strategy.
++Urgent Action: Fax the House TODAY
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+ + Breitbart says bill written by "Gang Of Eight" amnesty lawyer
According to Breitbart, the bill is being fast-tracked "IN SECRET" by the same people who have always pushed amnesty in Congress...
"Democrats also have kept the legislation secret — the bill has had no hearing or committee votes — and it is being quarterbacked by the immigration lawyer who helped Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer write the disastrous “Gang of Eight” amnesty in 2013."
And because the bill is being fast-tracked, Democrats must have at least 75 Republicans supporting their efforts!
THE VOTE IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY...
WITH NO COMMITTEE WORK... AND NO HEARINGS... AND NO OPPORTUNITY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO EVEN UNDERSTAND THE RAMIFICATIONS.
Go here to schedule your faxes.
For liberty and limited government,
The Grassfire Team
P.S. Most Americans agree that our immigration system must be revised. But to FAST-TRACK such a major change without full vetting in Congress is an outrage -- and Republicans are making it happen. The vote is TODAY. Go here: