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SECURE BORDERS COALITION 2014

DHS SECRETARY: ILLEGAL
IMMIGRANTS 'EARNED' CITIZENSHIP

STAND WITH SEN. SESSIONS

Tell Congress REAL State of the Union: AMERICANS NEED JOBS
NOT AMNESTY

DEMAND CONGRESS SECURE OUR BORDERS –
NO SELL OUT!
AMERICA NEEDS JOBS, BLAST FOR NO AMNESTY NOW

URGENT ACTION ALERT: New Obama Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson argues that illegal immigrants have "earned" U.S. citizenship.

This is presumably by virtue of their ILLEGAL PRESENCE – still a felony for many in the eyes of the law? Of course, the law matters NOT for Barack Obama's political hacks at the DHS!

How Orwellian is THAT, in Obama's new USSA – that illegal status and lawless conduct are now the basis of claims to a right to American citizenship?

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We MUST stop the corruption and debasement of what it means to be an American.
In his State of the Union address, Barack Obama is expected to be all about "rights" of the American worker, addressing income disparities in this country and demanding what will undoubtedly be socialist, Big Government solutions.

At the same time, Obama is expected to champion AMNESTY and JOBS for the millions of illegal immigrants already here, and millions more aliens to come – with or without the complicity of Congress.

This is where the Republican Party for once has the chance to hit back the hardest on Obama's betrayal of the American worker, and actually fight FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE…

BUT ONLY YOUR CALL TO ACTION WILL MAKE THEM DO IT!

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The American people are hurting. Record unemployment, lack of economic growth and the refusal of the federal government to do ANYTHING to secure our sovereign borders is decimating working Americans. Our families need to see heads of households finding jobs, without having to compete with foreign cheap labor flooding in from an AMNESTY "deal" made on Capitol Hill or undercut on a hire because of Executive Orders from the Oval Office.

In an op-ed calling out the GOP's "extraordinary act of self sabotage" dividing the party from its Republican voter base with an unnecessary and unwanted amnesty capitulation hiding under the guise of increased "legalization" – a rhetorical distinction without a difference – Sen. Jeff Sessions reminds us of this sad State of our Union:

  • There are three unemployed Americans for every job available
  • Wages have been flat since 2000
  • A record 1 in 5 American households receive food stamps

Sessions explained:

From 2000 to 2013, a period of record immigration, the number of U.S.-born Americans with jobs declined by 1.3 million while the number of immigrants with jobs increased 5.3 million. On net, all employment gains went to immigrant workers… Harvard professor George Borjas determined that high levels of immigration from 1980 through 2000 resulted in a 7.4% wage reduction for workers without a high school diploma. Similarly, he found current immigration policy resulted in a net wage loss of $402 billion for workers competing directly with immigrant labor.

Yet Obama and the complicit GOP want to DOUBLE the number of guest workers, while giving illegal immigrants work permits and tripling the number of new immigrants granted permanent residency over the next decade to the tune of 3 million legal immigrants per year!

We can ALL guess how the Democrats up for mid-terms in 2014 and then in 2016 are going to shout, shriek and scream about how these Fat Cat Republicans are helping Wall Street at our expense – as they sign up new Democrat immigrant voters.

Sadder still is that IT WOULD RING TRUE, but there is still time to stop it!

The majority of the American people want SECURE BORDERS – but first we must stop this "legalization" sellout by making OUR voices heard!

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Ever one of the toughest voices against an amnesty sellout of the American People, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is busily sounding the alarm about the upcoming "immigration principles" to be released by House GOP leadership – driven by Speaker John Boehner and Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte.

Sessions warned how the amnesty provisions it's expected to contain are the same ones that the Congressional Budget Office has already determined would LOWER THE WAGES OF AMERICAN WORKERS by doubling the flow of immigrant workers, adding another 30 million new permanent residents to compete for our jobs and guaranteeing illegal immigration will continue in the future!

Sen. Sessions calls the essentially Democrat plan being repackaged by the "Republican friends" of Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) comprehensive immigration reform in everything but name only!

Only YOUR loud, enduring and steadfast opposition to AMNESTY and YOUR demand for secure borders will save this country and our jobs!

WE MUST JOIN SEN. JEFF SESSIONS AND FIGHT!

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"House Republican leaders must dismiss the whispers of the consultant class, the pleadings of the business lobby, and the pressure campaign from the activists who believe illegal immigration is a civil right," Sen. Sessions said. "It would be tragic if the Leader's immigration principles were simply a 'piecemeal' repackaging of the Senate plan."

According to Breitbart News, Sessions then called for his party to "embrace the national interest" first and foremost by "placing its first emphasis on helping millions of Americans transition from welfare and unemployment to work and rising wages."

"In so doing, the GOP will not only aid struggling workers from all backgrounds, but will recapture the trust and faith of millions of Americans who have turned away from the party," he said. "Such clear and convicted action would also expose the influence special interests groups have wielded over the White House and Senate Democrats from day one. The House now stands alone as the last line of defense for millions of working Americans that form the backbone of the nation."

He added that a "sound immigration plan will help both citizens and immigrants alike—reducing unemployment, promoting assimilation into the middle class, and ensuring the consistent and faithful application of the law upon which our national greatness depends."

THIS IS THE REAL "IMMIGRATION" SOLUTION – SECURING OUR BORDERS AND SECURING OUR JOBS FOR AMERICANS, NOT ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET!

And this is exactly the message Capitol Hill NEEDS TO HEAR!

Our voices must be louder than the lobbyists and Obama's cheap labor cronies …

HELP US SHOUTDOWN AND SHUTDOWN THE GOP'S AMNESTY SELLOUT NOW!

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In a Jan. 12 interview with Telemundo media, Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) made it clear.

He and GOP "leadership" no longer stand for border security. Putting out the welcome mat for 12 million illegal immigrants AND more low wage guest workers… they are ALL ABOARD FOR AMNESTY!

"We're trying to find a way to give the members of the House a way to see how all these things would work in our step by step approach. … Finding a way to build that consensus is critical," Goodlatte told Telemundo interviewer Jose Diaz-Balart – the brother of pro-amnesty Florida GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.

No surprise that part of building "consensus" (otherwise known as coercion) – and sticking it to the American people – includes closed-door strategy sessions to prep up the Republican Conference on their amnesty betrayal and school them on helping the big-wigs roll it out. Fun times in West Virginia, starting Jan. 23!

That means in just days Boehner and Goodlatte are going to be IN DEEP, trying to explain why they are selling out the Republican base to AMNESTY – unless YOU join us to persuade them otherwise!

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You better believe Goodlatte is NOT bringing up Big Businesses' RUTHLESS demands for MORE CHEAP LABOR while record numbers of Americans remain unemployed, underemployed or out of the labor force altogether… Again, roughly a BILLION unemployed, underemployed or OUT of the labor force Americans desperately need work, but the GOP is getting on Obama's side of the amnesty bandwagon?

In addition to amnesty for "DREAMers" and your ordinary felons (yes, serial illegal entry into the U.S. is STILL a felony), the Senate's previously defeated "Gang of Eight" S. 744 bill would have TRIPLED legal immigration over the next ten years to approximately 13 million guest workers as 28 million AMERICAN teenagers grow up, graduate from college and begin to look for jobs themselves…

Making matters worse, we are RACING THE CLOCK with internal GOP Conference negotiations set to begin in a matter of just days!

Already, House Speaker John Boehner is hashing out GOP "principles" when it comes to "comprehensive immigration reform" geared toward making the newest betrayal of Americans mesh with the apparently abandoned party platform of border security, law enforcement and NO AMNESTY on which Republican representatives ALL campaigned and were elected or re-elected.

Bob Goodlatte's official House website in particular has nixed all resistance to amnesty while touting the "need" for reform and piously insisting that "we can all agree that our nation's immigration system is broken."

What is MOST broken is ENFORCEMENT of our laws on the books, duly passed by our elected representatives – and they are the ones violating their oaths of office and letting Obama get away with not enforcing the laws. And this after they squandered billions in enforcement allocations AND the border fence funds – spent instead on God only knows what!

We don't "need" Obama's brand of comprehensive immigration reform, and we certainly don't need it rubber-stamped by the out-of-touch Republican Establishment.

WE NEED THE RULE OF LAW and WE NEED SECURE BORDERS!

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Thanks to Republican Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, we know a whole lot more about the excuses headed your way as the Establishment GOP endorses AMNESTY and abandons their Republican Platform pledges to YOU to ENFORCE THE LAW and SECURE THE BORDER…

Diaz-Balart says that when it comes to passing immigration reform "doing nothing is not an alternative" – that "no reform" amounts to "the real amnesty"…

Well, only in Washington's humpty-dumpty fantasyland could you make a pitiful argument like that.

Because doing nothing ONLY amounts to amnesty when government willfully conspires to ignore the rule of law and refuses to secure our wide open borders!

Clearly, "reform" AKA AMNESTY is NOT the answer – ENFORCEMENT IS!

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"There is a consensus in the country that we have an immigration system that doesn't work, we don't have a legal system that works. … Then you have 11, 12 who knows millions of people who are here undocumented, unlawful … and doing nothing about that is frankly amnesty," said Diaz-Balart, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Conference. "We have to make choices here."

Barack Obama has already made his "choice" – LAWLESSNESS. And WE have made ours – ENFORCEMENT!

We have had for YEARS the funding and the legislation to secure the border… it hasn't happened because both political parties have SOLD OUT American citizens. Especially from Republicans, we suffer from of a lack of political will in Washington to follow through on their promises to WE THE PEOPLE, who have elected them and moved good legislation through Congress.

Instead we've allowed them to act as scofflaws to our legislation, and we've allowed ourselves to passively get stuck with MORE illegal immigrants, FEWER deportations and MORE broken promises to enforce the laws and secure the border.

We have had for YEARS laws banning illegal immigrants from illicitly entering and working in this country… only to have the laws largely IGNORED while the Obama administration grossly expands foreign worker permits and "paths" to benefits and jobs for young illegal immigrants.

The "we-need-amnesty-and-more-work-visas" Democrats and RINOs are trying to bludgeon conservative Republicans with the urgent humanitarian need to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans at the same time they are claiming 4 million jobs are UNFILLED because we lack enough foreign worker visas!  Which is it – no jobs, or just no demand for American workers at America pay scales?

And at the same time we have Republicans like RINO Diaz-Balart politically pandering to Hispanics – totally OK with sabotaging any hope of securing our borders under the Obama regime!

We need to keep pounding Congress that not only is amnesty NOT the answer… it's not even an option!

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Beltway betrayal of American principle and Congressional abandonment of the RULE OF LAW violate the Republican Party Platform and the GOP "brand." NO amount of quisling betrayal of their base is ever going to win Republicans political "credit" with Hispanic illegals and take votes away from Democrats.

Unprincipled political pandering using AMNESTY to reward illegal aliens instead of protecting CHILDREN and UPHOLDING THE LAW underlies all the current "reform" proposals and is beyond corrupt – it is unconscionable.

Conservatives' war with the Washington Establishment is on full-blast, and with the budget betrayal a done deal, we urgently need to bury status quo Republicans with no less than a tidal wave of petitions DEMANDING SECURE BORDERS – OR ELSE.

The GOP elites think they are sitting pretty, in their creepy alliance with Harry Reid, but in fact they are just SHAMELESS, pathetic enablers of the most tyrannical "president" and administration in American history.

They WILL start to pay the price for their perfidy and corruption at the polls this election cycle. Until then…

We MUST drown out the amnesty crowd and make American voices heard loud and clear: Protect and defend the rule of law.

NO AMNESTY THIS YEAR, NEXT YEAR OR EVER AGAIN!

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Various Texas business interests have informed Quorum Report that Boehner has been telling them he will start holding immigration votes soon AFTER the 2014 election candidate filing deadlines have passed.

These same sources say that only the fear of Tea Party challenges is holding him back – for now. Clearly, we need to put Congress, and Boehner, on notice NOW that we intend to fight them every inch of the way!

House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) for one is STILL trying to pass the KIDS Act, the GOP version of the DREAM Act amnesty plan for illegal immigrants allegedly brought here as children. He even calls it "one of his priorities."

CAPITOL HILL – NOT JUST SPEAKER BOEHNER – NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU TO STOP THE BOEHNER-OBAMA AMNESTY SCHEMES… Boehner and the whole RINO tribe needs to know that an 'R' next to their names in 2014 or 2016 will NOT be enough to save them from their own voting record if they join the amnesty ranks!

From Breitbart:

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) National Council president Kenneth Palinkas, for instance, wrote to Cantor, [House Judiciary Chairman Bob] Goodlatte, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) asking them about a likely hypothetical situation that could happen if they granted amnesty to young illegal aliens.

"Let's say you establish in your law that illegal immigrants must be 30 years of age or younger at the time of application, must have entered illegally (or illegally overstayed a visa) at the age of 16 or before, and must have resided in the U.S. for at least five years (it's only 18 months for the Senate bill)," Palinkas wrote. "Let's also assume that, unlike the Schumer-Rubio-Corker-Hoeven bill, you do not extend amnesty to those with violent criminal records and gang affiliations."

Palinkas then asked whether or not Cantor, Ryan, Goodlatte, or Gowdy have any answer to the following question: "What is to stop the administration from simply issuing another round of non-enforcement orders (written or oral) that would eviscerate any attempted limitations in your bill? For instance, the ICE Council reports that 'the administration's DREAM Act is not being applied by ICE to children in schools, but instead to adult inmates in jails," he explained. "Gang members and other criminal offenders all take advantage of the administration's DREAM Act orders to evade arrest and deportation.'"

Remember, only 118 Republicans LISTENING TO YOU are getting in the way of amnesty being forced down our throats. And, as Palinkas reminded House GOP leadership, NOTHING apparently will stop Barack Obama from issuing a fiat to bypass ANYTHING that Congress may enact in regards to "comprehensive reform" that he doesn't like, especially while our gutless elected officials do NOTHING meaningful to take him to task and hold him accountable when he violates the Constitution and fails to faithfully execute the laws of these United States!

Our AMERICAN voices must be heard…

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SECURE BORDERS COALITION 2013

Rep. Gutierrez Pushing for Amnesty by Congressional Legislation OR Executive Order

With the reelection of Barack Obama to a second term occupying the Oval Office, the stampede is on for AMNESTY! And Rep. Luis Gutierrez is once again the point person for hard-left progressives in Congress who want to bring mass amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the United States.

Gutierrez, 56, is the most relentless and extremist voice in Congress on immigration matters. He's a constant media hound, appearing at rallies and on TV "defending the 'undocumented' and railing against xenophobia." It's no surprise that a recent Pew Hispanic Center survey ranked him the second most important Latino leader in the country, after Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. "He's as close as the Latino community has to a Martin Luther King figure," says Frank Sharry, founder of the illegal-immigrant advocacy group America's Voice.

Yet Gutierrez's tactics are controversial. While many admire his tenacity and credit him with keeping immigration reform alive, others, including members of the Obama administration, believe his confrontational style can be counterproductive and resent his criticisms of Obama for not moving faster, harder and more transparently on immigration reform and his political promises of amnesty. Gutierrez sees things quite simply. "I have only one loyalty," he says, "and that's to the immigrant community."

Rep. Gutierrez embarked in May 2011 on a 20-city tour across the country to rally support for an attempt at amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants present in the U.S. via Executive Order, when Obama failed to deliver comprehensive reform through the Congress, and the DREAM Act did not pass the lame duck session of 2009.

Guiterrez Now, once again, Rep. Gutierrez is pushing Congress AND sending his message straight to the White House.

You can read the content of Rep. Gutierrez's agenda for "comprehensive immigration reform" AKA amnesty in the detailed description below of his legislation that he crafted and promoted in the 111th Congress, with Obama's ardent support.

We already know that Obama is doing everything he can to see that each and every illegal immigrant possible can be granted amnesty by administrative action, 'prosecutorial discretion' and Executive Order in order to continue pushing his narcissistic brand of tyrannical "democratic socialism" — which will be an economic and political disaster for the nation. Of course, such an abuse of Executive power is an overt violation of the Constitution!

But you can be sure, even as President Obama will continue to grant amnesty by Executive Order and Directive now that he's confident he can prevail over political blow-back by Constitutionalists, he is ALSO certain to join the charge with Rep. Gutierrez to bring forward massive amnesty legislation in the Congress.

We can't let Obama defy the majority of Americans and destroy our country. Please read the facts of Rep. Gutierrez's so-called reform legislation below, and sign the Petition and Pledge rejecting its agenda — whether these measures are brought in a bill in the 113th Congress or are attempted to be foisted upon the American People as an abuse of Executive Orders and Directives: We the People MUST resist!

Read below our analysis of the Gutierrez-Obama amnesty and guest worker agenda in our Declaration of Opposition to their original legislation. If you agree with us in opposing, PLEASE Sign the SECURE BORDER, NO AMNESTY Petition and Pledge!

     Declaration opposing amnesty & 'guest worker' proposals

SECURE BORDERS COALITION

Adopted May 11, 2010

      We, the undersigned, oppose so-called "comprehensive" immigration reforms, any and all amnesties of illegal aliens, and any expansions of guest worker visas like those incorporated in the provisions of HR 4321, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009, also known as the Comprehensive Immigration Reform ASAP Act of 2009, or the CIR ASAP Act of 2009, generally referred to by its principal congressional sponsor as the Gutierrez bill.

            HR 4321 is the worst immigration legislation yet concocted.  The Gutierrez bill effectually grants no-strings-attached amnesty to EVERYONE present inside the U.S. on the day it is signed into law -- thus burdening our nation with aliens already unlawfully here, while inevitably provoking an unprecedented rush of still more illegal aliens across our nation's borderline while the measure is being publicly debated and considered by Congress.

            Rep. Gutierrez's legislation is "many amnesties" rolled into one monstrosity of a bill.  It comprises, and reprises, the DREAM Act amnesty; the AgJOBS amnesty; an amnesty for the parents of "anchor babies" (an enormous proportion of the illegal population); an amnesty for the children of Filipino WWII veterans; and an amnesty for children of an alien fiancee/fiance or of an alien spouse of a U.S. citizen.

            It redefines "child" to include a stepchild under 21 years old; amends and expands the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998; reduces the required support level for immigrant sponsorship; establishes the vast "Prevent Unauthorized Migration Visa" (PUM Visa) program which shall provide for: (1) 100,000 PUM conditional permanent resident visas annually, for three years, to persons from ALL countries which represent at least 5% of the total unauthorized migration population to the United States for the past five years, and (2) a process to adjust to permanent resident status; exempts specified categories of U.S.-educated aliens from employment-based immigration limits; permits a nonimmigrant alien whose employer has petitioned for an employment-based green card for such alien to file an application for adjustment of status regardless of whether an immigrant visa is immediately available -- just to list some of its countless special amnesty and exemption provisions.

            The bill has been sardonically dubbed the "No Illegal Alien Left Behind" Act, but the joke is tragically on We, the American People -- who will suffer the devastating consequences should this terrible bill be passed. In addition to touching off what promises to be an inundating flood of new illegal aliens across our borders, north AND south, this horrendous bill will:

  • Reduce effective border security,
  • Abolish all local and state immigration enforcement,
  • Weaken federal enforcement,
  • End “E-Verify,” the employment verification system.

            Instead of creating physical border fence and barriers, or adding additional U.S. Border Patrol agents and their much-needed enforcement support, the bill explicitly “prohibits military involvement in non-emergency border enforcement” and establishes “the U.S.-Mexico Border Enforcement Commission and a Border Communities Liaison Office to foster and institutionalize community consultation” -- nothing less than a means for Hispanic-dominated communities and Mexico’s government to obstruct effective United States border enforcement.

            It actually repeals an on-going program that allows states to partner with federal officials to crack down on criminal aliens -- thus nullifying successful laws in states like Arizona and Oklahoma.

            In addition to completely banning any state-level enforcement, the bill will bar any immigration raids at churches, schools and designated “community” locations.  It also prohibits any detention of illegal aliens if it will “separate families” -- despite the fact that mass emigration continues to aggravate a social crisis of “deadbeat dads” from Mexico, that exacerbates the current disfunctionality and criminality rampant in Mexican society, and increases the impact of neglect on both Mexican and U.S.-located families, which will only be felt when this generation of fatherless children reaches adulthood.

            HR 4321 creates a new, untested, more invasive, cross-agency employment verification system that trumps the existing E-Verify policy.

            This bill is a legislative abomination on countless levels of United States national security, sovereignty, public safety, and prosperity -- as well as constitutional integrity. But in principle, any form of amnesty is wrong for America because it:

  • Violates Congress’ firm 1986 pledge that its amnesty for millions of illegal aliens would NEVER be repeated;
  • Rewards law-breaking and effectively punishes immigrants who are lawfully “waiting in line.”
  • Makes the United States less secure, tempting terrorists, criminals and other undesirables to take advantage of a chaotic amnesty process;
  • Invites massive fraud when millions of new "citizens" of unconfirmed identities file false claims likely to go undetected by an overwhelmed bureaucracy;
  • Promotes a new wave of illegal migration as relatives arrive and "go underground" in the expectation that yet another amnesty will follow;
  • Imposes enormous new cost burdens on already overwhelmed local communities, as millions of relatives crowd public schools, hospitals, county jails and other public and safety services.

Twice before our nation enacted amnesty as a solution to problems caused by federally-sanctioned illegal immigration.  The 1986 amnesty to at least 2.7 million aliens only caused more people than ever before to enter the U.S.  Somewhere, somehow our elected officials must learn from past mistakes.

The Heritage Foundation estimated in 2006 that the "comprehensive reform" Senate bill then under consideration would bring in at least 60 million foreigners during the next 20 years.

            If the demographics of the so-called temporary workers are similar to those of the illegal aliens already here, more than half will be high school dropouts. They will work low-paying jobs that require payment of little or no income tax. They will be 50 percent more likely to receive government benefits than those in non-immigrant households. And 42% of their children will be born out-of-wedlock — but all their children born in the U.S. will automatically become American citizens.

            The cost of the Senate amnesty proposed for illegal immigrants alone was estimated in 2006 to be $50 billion a year for entitlements, including Medicaid, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Earned Income Tax Credit (cash handouts as much as $4,400 a year to low-wage households), the WIC program, food stamps, public housing, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and federally funded legal representation.

            Any amnesty would move America toward a future like France, which is staggering under the entitlement burden of "guest" workers who never went home.

            "Comprehensive immigration reform" legislative schemes all promote three main features that, together, will cause the illegal immigration problem to reach critical mass:

  1. AMNESTY: The proposals grant legalization for 85% — to 100% of the nation's current illegal aliens. These bills repeat the mistakes of the Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty bill of 1986. It also provides an amnesty for employers who have hired illegal immigrants.

  2. PERMANENT "TEMPORARY" WORKERS: The proposals sets up vast expansions of "worker visa" categories and exemptions, or so-called "temporary guest worker" plans for individuals who will be here neither temporarily nor as guests. The so-called guest workers will be given new visas that they can convert to legal permanent status with green cards. They will be fast-tracked for eligibility to become U.S. citizens.

  3. FAMILY CHAIN MIGRATION: The number of unassimilated immigrants will grow and accelerate as "family chain migration" allows more new residents to rapidly bring in more and more relatives.  The "worker visa" recipients can and will immediately bring in their family members on the ubiquitous H-4 visas, without any health requirements, and they will also get permanent legal residence and citizenship.  [Note:  An H-4 visa is a visa issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to immediate family members (spouses and children under 21 years of age) of  H visa holders (H-1A, H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, or H-3)].

  4. After the so-called temporary workers and their spouses become citizens, they can bring in their parents as permanent residents on the path to citizenship. Although the parents have never paid into Social Security, they will be eligible for Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Siblings and adult children and their families will be given preference in future admissions.

            In addition, "comprehensive reform" proposal have inequitably offered so-called temporary workers preferences that American citizens do not enjoy. They can't be fired from their jobs except for cause. They must be paid the prevailing wage. They can't be arrested for other civil offenses if they are stopped for traffic violations. Also, these illegal aliens are forgiven two years in back taxes, something the IRS would never do for American citizens.

            Previous bills proposed to grant in-state college tuition (something that is denied to U.S. citizens in 49 other states), plus certain types of college financial assistance to illegal immigrants. As minorities, they were to even get "affirmative action" preferences in jobs, government contracts, and college admissions. Even more outrageous, the Senate bill of 2006 ceded American sovereignty by requiring the United States to consult with the Mexican government before building a border fence.

            By flooding this country with so many immigrants — legal and illegal — controlling our immigration will become impossible, and by dumping that burden onto an already-overburdened system of government benefits, these proposals are a threat to the future of the United States. They must be defeated.

THEREFORE, WE THE UNDERSIGNED DO PETITION CONGRESS, AND SOLEMNLY PLEDGE —

That since passing no bill is far better than passing any new amnesty, legalization, guest worker, or foreign worker program of any kind, we PETITION CONGRESS to HALT all such proposals and SECURE THE BORDER, NOW

We PETITION for INCREASED AND EFFECTIVE federal border security and immigration law enforcement NOW. We favor a policy of attrition of the illegal population through strong enforcement of our nation's immigration laws, which includes, first and foremost, the physical securing of our borders.

We PETITION both Houses of Congress to heed the American people and reject the Gutierrez bill, and any other bill that provides amnesty provision or legalization of illegal aliens, or substantial increases in legal immigration or expansion of "worker" visa programs.

Further, we the undersigned PLEDGE to withhold political support from any Member of Congress who advocates, supports or votes for such legislation.

Finally, we PLEDGE to dedicate ourselves to defeating any candidate for election or reelection of office who supports the Gutierrez bill, or any other bill that provides legalization of illegal aliens or substantial increases in legal immigration.

We PLEDGE to do so regardless of political party and in both the primaries and the general election.

Sign Petition and Pledge here

 

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