An Appeal From Numbers USA
Tell New Jersey Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez:
No Amnesty for Illegal Aliens!
President Obama no longer has to worry about re-election. Now, he says he’s free to pursue “comprehensive immigration reform.” But what he means is an amnesty that would flood the nation with millions of new job-seekers. Stop this illegal-alien amnesty.
The talking heads in Washington are trying to sell the American people a falsehood. They say Obama’s win proves that Congress simply must cave in and pass an amnesty. Don’t believe it:
The toughest proponents of enforcing and improving immigration laws were nearly all re-elected. In fact, the House and Senate both have more tough enforcers now than before the election. And President Obama got nine million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008.
The danger, though, is that many panicky lawmakers may be stampeded into going along with an amnesty. They’ll ignore the fact that there are still eight million fewer full-time jobs than there were four years ago. And they’ll ignore the weak economic growth will barely make a dent in the unemployment rate in the coming years.
They may even try to do it during the lame-duck session of Congress. Already, Republican Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are signaling that they are willing to work on a deal. You need to tell them, “No illegal-alien amnesty!”
Don’t let Congress ignore the plight of the American worker. We can win this battle. We beat back the big illegal-alien amnesty in 2007, when no one believed we could. And so many of the senators who pushed for amnesty are gone. But we have to stop the stampede.
Send Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez this urgent fax, letting them know that you won’t believe any lame excuses for rewarding illegal aliens with American jobs.
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|Dear Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez,
Recent comments made by Congressional Leaders and reports from the press worry me greatly. It seems that the recent election has energized Congress’ willingness to pass a mass amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens. There should be no rush to take our nation down a path with such irrevocable consequences.
First, there are 20 million Americans who can’t find a full-time job, and allowing 12 million illegal aliens to join the legal work force would only make things worse. Congress needs to take actions that put unemployed Americans back to work, not take actions that make things even more difficult.
Second, Congress passed an amnesty in 1986 and all it did was create more illegal immigration. Illegal immigration can’t be solved by simply passing amnesties. Instead, Congress needs to put in place sensible legislation that would end illegal immigration once and for all by ending the magnets that encourage people to come to the U.S. illegally.
Don’t let the narrow results from one election cause any rash decisions. If the sudden interest in immigration reform is about bettering the lives of legal immigrants or making the United States a stronger nation, amnesty should not be the answer.
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