Senator [FULL NAME]
June 24, 2013
I am writing as your constituent to tell you that I am extremely disappointed that the Senate is proceeding to vote on S.744, which is over 1,000 pages and has a new amendment from Sen. Corker that itself is over 1,000 pages. Did you and your colleagues read the entire bill and the new Corker amendment?
According to recent polls, more than 70% of Americans want the border to be completely secured before we begin to discuss any other components of the immigration system. When your colleagues talk about S.744, they frequently claim that the bill would enhance border security. But in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. S. 744 weakens existing security measure, does not require that any additional sections of the fence be built, and gives an enormous amount of discretion to unelected officials within the Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security has already proven how incompetent it is with border security, and the Senate should be mindful of that before handing over our entire border security strategy to this department.
Americans deserve an immigration strategy that respects the rule of law and is mindful of our nation’s complex border security needs. S. 744, unfortunately, accomplishes neither of those goals. Because the bill falls so short on border security, I hope we can count on you to vote against this rushed amnesty bill.