This morning, the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” put forth its first draft of the 800+ page immigration bill. Already, it is getting criticized, including this 10-point takedown by AJ Delgado over at Mediaite.com.
No one person or organization can effectively look through a bill this big and catch everything, especially not in the rushed time frame the Gang of Eight is giving the American people. As the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee noted in a letter to Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, the 1986 immigration law was created over a period of several years, including 100 hours of hearings and 300 witnesses. Such an important and lengthy bill deserves this kind of consideration, as do the American people.
Evidently, the Senate doesn’t want that consideration to take place, so we’re asking for your help in navigating the bill.
In short, we want you to expose this legislation, whatever it is. Here’s how this will work:
- Volunteer to review a section of the bill by following this link.
- You will be assigned a section.
- You will receive an e-mail with an overview on your section of the bill, as well as a link to the reporting form.
- Find errors, questions, and issues with the legislation, focusing on the fiscal aspects, constitutional authority, and process of this huge bill.
- We will compile the results and bring them to the public, the media and Capitol Hill.
That’s it! A simple, efficient process to help the American people understand the bill, and have an opportunity to voice their informed concerns to Congress.
Follow this link to help out your fellow countrymen!