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Amnesty? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no; Update: Cloture motion passes, 82-15; procedure motion passes, 84-15

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By Michelle Malkin  •  June 11, 2013 08:48 AM

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Here we go again. Today, amid ongoing scandal eruptions in D.C., the Mother of all Scams and Shams — another mass illegal alien amnesty masquerading as border security — will come before the Senate for a vote.

The open-borders lobby and their willing tools — looking at you, Rubio — are counting on you to be distracted, apathetic, and unorganized.

This country cannot afford to let them win.

Via Numbers USA: Call 888-978-3094, which will connect you to the Capitol Switchboard, and tell them to vote “NO on the motion to proceed on S.744.”

Direct vote numbers here.

Need a little extra motivation? Here’s lying liar Rubio finally telling the full truth on Univision: It’s legalization first.

Well, DUH.

And here’s lying liar Kelly Ayotte, who campaigned against amnesty, now throwing law-abiders under the bus and announcing her support to put “11 million…in the shadows” first.

Here’s a fantastic dissection of that annoying, ubiquitous, and utterly dishonest Rubio amnesty ad that you keep hearing everywhere you go.

And here’s a reminder of who benefits: Read about the amnesty bill slush fund for radical open-borders groups.

And here’s a link to the letter I signed with conservatives united against amnesty. It reads in part:

We write to express our serious concerns regarding the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, S. 744. We oppose this bill and urge you to vote against it when it comes to the Senate floor. No matter how well-intentioned, the Schumer-Rubio bill suffers from fundamental design flaws that make it unsalvageable. Many of us support various parts of the legislation, but the overall package is so unsatisfactory that the Senate would do better to start over from scratch.

We have a variety of concerns; some of us share only one, others share all. Among these concerns are that the bill:

* Is bloated and unwieldy along the lines of Obamacare or Dodd-Frank;
* Cedes excessive control over immigration law to an administration that has repeatedly proven itself to be untrustworthy, even duplicitous;
* Legalizes millions of illegal immigrants before securing the borders, thus ensuring future illegal immigration;
* Rewards law breakers and punishes law enforcement, undermining the rule of law;
* Hurts American job-seekers, especially those with less education;
* Threatens to bankrupt our already strained entitlement system;
* Expands government by creating new bureaucracies, authorizing new spending, and calling for endless regulations;
* Contains dangerous loopholes that threaten national security;
* Is shot through with earmarks for politically connected interest groups;
* Overwhelms our immigration bureaucracy, guaranteeing widespread fraud.

Reforming our immigration system is an important priority. But S.744 is such a defective measure that it would do more harm than good.

Welcoming and rewarding those who commit to the rule of law and assimilation from the get-go? Yes.

Amnesty? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

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Update: Little surprise here — the cloture motion in the Senate just passed 82-15. Teddy Kennedy is smiling somewhere. Have you made your voices heard yet? What are you waiting for?

Next vote today at 4pm: Vote on the motion to proceed to consideration of #S744.

Update 4:35pm ET: The Senate motion to proceed has just passed 84-15.

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