Palin: Immigration Bill Is a Vote for Amnesty, Not Security

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Monday, 24 Jun 2013 08:10 PM

By Courtney Coren

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin criticized the Senate immigration bill for lacking teeth on border security, going after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio specifically, in a long Facebook post Monday.

Palin detailed several amendments that were presented that she argues would have increased security at the border but were all voted down.

"It's beyond disingenuous for anyone to claim that a vote for the bill is a vote for security," the former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote.

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"Look no further than the fact that Senator Rubio and amnesty supporters nixed Senator Thune's amendment that required the feds to finally build part of a needed security fence before moving forward on the status of illegal immigrants who've already broken the law to be here," she said.

She then cited the amendment offered by Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky that made similar demands as Thune's amendment, which was also voted down.

"And if shooting down the border fence wasn't proof enough, they blew another chance by killing Senator Paul's 'Trust But Verify' amendment, which required the completion of a fence in five years and required Congress to vote on whether the border is actually secure before furthering any immigration measures," Palin wrote.

She also criticized the Corker-Hoeven amendment presented last Thursday that would put an additional 20,000 border patrol agents to the border with Mexico 10 years after it is enacted, after certain goals are met.

"Now the Senate's pro-amnesty crowd is offering a fig leaf to security via the Corker-Hoeven Amendment, but this is really nothing more than empty promises," she said. "It's amnesty right now and border security ... eh, well, someday."

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