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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

More Problems With Amnesty

A major reason why the advocates of amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, even when they disguise it under the label comprehensive immigration reform, is the public's demand than any route to legalization absolutely must include border security in order to prevent the entry of a new flood of illegals. One of the problems with the failure to give us border security is that Homeland Security officials have told Congress that they still don't have any way to effectively measure border security. Three years ago, the Obama Administration scrapped the yardstick that was supposed to measure how many miles of the border are under "operational control." But top Customs and Border Protection officials recently told Congress that the new system they are now working on won't be ready for use any time in the near future.

Another reason why the majority of Americans don't want Congress to vote for any amnesty scheme was the news that "A sharp drop in job growth sows new concerns." The average Joe in America can't support the idea of giving permanent residency to 11 million foreign job-seekers when our own labor-force participation is lower than it's been in 25 years. Do we really need more high-school dropouts looking for U.S. jobs? Don't we have enough Americans trying to support their families who can't find full-time jobs or jobs that pay as well as the jobs they held ten years ago? Why should available jobs go to aliens who broke our laws instead of to American citizens?

Congress should hold dozens of public hearings to hear testimony on amnesty issues such as how legalization of millions of illegals will impact unemployed Americans, the short- and long-term cost to the taxpayers, and how government will establish border security.

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Your Senators are being bombarded with visits from highly paid lobbyists and vocal Amnesty advocates. They need to hear from you and from all of your friends and family.

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

We need you to keep the calls coming! Tell your Senators to vote NO on the Gang of Eight’s Amnesty bill today!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since when can we count on Congress to hold hearings and answer questions about a potential law they intend to pass? How can we get them to stop the tyranny and start listening to the American public?

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