STOP PRO-AMNESTY REPUBLICAN SENATORS
Pro-amnesty Republican Senators are trying to include amnesty language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill meant to fund our troops and keep America safe. For the second straight year, Sen. Kirk (R-Illinois) s attempting to grant amnesty to all illegal alien beneficiaries of President Obama's unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by allowing them to enlist in the military in exchange for an expedited path to citizenship. Additionally, the Kirk Amendment #4262 also makes all aliens with two years of lawful status eligible to enlist, meaning aliens who were lawfully admitted on a temporary basis (e.g., student visa) could circumvent the proper procedure established by the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to get a green card.
Worse, the Kirk amendment does not give the Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary any discretion to deny an application! Instead, once the alien enlists, the Secretary of Homeland Security is required to make them a lawful permanent resident (or green card holder). In fact, DHS doesn't even need to wait to hand out green cards. Under the Kirk amendment, illegal aliens could conceivably enlist in the military and get a green card the same day. Then, due to their military service, these aliens could become U.S. citizens in a year, even if they never actually serve in the military!
Remarkably, Sen. Kirk hasn't learned his lesson from last year when his amendment was not included in the NDAA and was deemed inappropriate by Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain *(R-Arizona) who has primary jurisdiction over the defense funding bill. At the time Sen. McCain said, "We're not doing anything on immigration on the NDAA." He added, "The defense bill is for defense, not for Dreamers."
The policy implications of this amendment are severe. In addition to encouraging a massive flow of illegal aliens into the military-at a time when we are downsizing troop levels-in order to get a green card, the national security risks are clear. Additionally, the inclusion of such provisions in the NDAA is particularly objectionable. The effort to hold such "must-pass" pieces of legislation like the NDAA hostage in order to force a legalization scheme on the American people is nothing more than a political game by unscrupulous politicians and the amnesty lobby. It does not serve the national interest!
The Senate starts debating the NDAA on June 6 and we need your help to make sure the Kirk amendment does not receive a vote! Call your Senators immediately and tell them to vote NO on allowing illegal aliens to join the military and being put on a pathway to citizenship!!
Call your U.S. Senators IMMEDIATELY and tell them:
- You OPPOSE allowing illegal aliens to join the military and being put on a pathway to citizenship!
- The NDAA is about national security, not a vehicle for amnesty!
- There is no shortage of qualified Americans willing to join the military, especially in a time of troop downsizing.
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Then, after you call your Senators, call Sen. John McCain at 202-224-2235 and tell him:
- You expect him to stick to his promise that immigration will not be in the NDAA.
- You expect him, as Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, to exert his authority and prevent the Kirk amendment from even receiving a vote.