Democrat Amnesty Plan Has No Prayer

Floor Speech

By:  Lamar Smith
Date: Oct. 13, 2009
Location: Washington, DC

Democrat Amnesty Plan Has No Prayer

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Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, today, this afternoon, several of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle intend to unveil their outline of a plan to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. I don't expect it to hold many surprises. It is more likely to lay out the same proposal for amnesty that President Obama and the Democrats have promised all along to the illegal immigrant lobby.

They should know that the bill doesn't have a prayer because the American people oppose rewarding lawbreakers, which then encourages more illegal immigration. Allowing millions of illegal immigrants to stay and take jobs away from citizens is like giving a burglar a key to the house.

Illegal immigrants should play by the rules, return home and wait their turn just like millions of legal immigrants do.

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