Chiesa Votes to Advance Immigration Bill

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

ChiesaNewly-minted U.S. Senator Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ) has cast his first few votes since taking the oath of office on Monday, Save Jerseyans.

On Tuesday, Senator Chiesa voted “YEA” on two procedural measures to permit a floor vote on S-744, an immigration “reform” package.

The GOP frontrunner in the race to succeed Chiesa, Steve Lonegan, issued a statement calling S-744 “a pure and simple amnesty for illegal aliens and if I were a member of the U.S. Senate, I would vote no.”

“Obama Rubber Stamps Cory Booker, Frank Pallone, Rush Holt and Sheila Oliver all support amnesty for illegal aliens,” Lonegan added, naming each and every potential Democrat rival in the October general. “I oppose it. It makes no difference who they nominate. They’re all the same.”

25 thoughts on “Chiesa Votes to Advance Immigration Bill

  1. I bet he didn't even have time to read the bill, his staff couldn't even have read the bill if they did it in sections. At the very least he should have abstained. I believe he should have voted no, but abstaining would have been a reasonable thing to do.

  2. Without a coordinated effort at the filibuster, a cloture vote is meaningless. When the biggest amnesty in history is actually on the floor, we will see if he supports citizens and the rule of law, or criminals and rewarding illegal behavior.

  3. What a piece of garbage! Amnesty will allow 30 million, predominantly Mexicans, settle in the U.S. in the next 10 years…that will be the largest influx of people in ten years in our entire history. The nationality is irrelevant, the VOLUME will fundamentally change a country whose fallacy of being a melting pot has been clearly revealed in the last decade. The Balkanization of the country is just another tool being used to kill it.

  4. We need an amnesty program. Who else will fill all the sub-minimum wage jobs of agri-business picking crops and tending to other jobs corporations don't want to pay a living wage to Americans who won't fill the menial positions.

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