Letters to Congress

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Schweikert:

Recent polling is clear: most American Catholics are not in favor of giving amnesty or special treatment to illegal aliens and are in favor of helping jobless Americans get back to work. I hope you will not believe anyone who says otherwise.

When it comes to immigration, there are some, including a minority of Catholics, who want to let all illegal aliens living in the U.S. stay and work legally. Most Catholics disagree with this position.

When Pulse Opinion Research asked if 11 million illegal aliens should be allowed to stay and compete with 20 million Americans who cannot find a full-time job:

— One-third (32%) of Catholic voters said the government should deport most of the illegal immigrants;
— Another third (30%) said the government should “deport only some but ensure the rest take no jobs or taxpayer assistance;” and
— 28% of Catholics said that the government should provide most illegal immigrants with “legal status and work permits.”

While, yes, some Catholics do support letting 11 million illegal aliens remain in the U.S. to work U.S. jobs, most do not. I hope you will take this information to heart and listen to the majority of American Catholics.

 

P.S. Amnesty for illegals is like free crack to the addict

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Schweikert:

I wanted to make sure you knew that ICE Union head Chris Crane wrote to American business leaders after they met with Pres. Obama at the White House and let them know that their support for “comprehensive immigration reform” has profoundly negative effects for our nation and for the American people. I hope you will take his comments to heart and make sure amnesty doesn’t reach President Obama’s desk.

Mr. Crane makes it clear that public safety will suffer if this legislation is passed:

“ICE officers arguably know more about our nation’s broken immigration system than any group in the United States. Yet President Barack Obama and the Gang of Eight actively prohibited them from having input. Only influential and affluent groups and wealthy individuals like you were given an opportunity to provide real input on our nation’s new immigration laws. As ICE officers fought a very public battle seeking to add measures that would provide for public safety and national security, you did nothing to assist or support us, but in fact–through your advocacy — put officers and the public at risk.

As a result, the Senate passed an immigration bill that will fail America. While this legislation may satisfy your personal financial or political objectives, it undermines immigration enforcement and worsens the immigration problems currently experienced in the United States.”

In addition, 20 million Americans cannot find a full-time job. 7 million illegal aliens have non-agricultural job.

“Comprehensive immigration reform” would give work permits to 11-18 million illegal aliens. This legislation would also hand out 33 million permanent foreign worker visas in the first 10 years alone. Is it any wonder American business leaders are pushing for its passage? Furthermore, was it simply coincidence that these same corporations laid of hundreds of thousands of American workers to make room for lower-paid foreign workers?

It’s clear that Americans would suffer dearly if comprehensive amnesty is passed.

I urge you to take both of these arguments into consideration. If this legislation is passed our nation will be devastated.

 

P.S. Amnesty blows!

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Schweikert:

We believe it’s important for Republican Members of Congress to realize that most evangelical Republicans do not approve of comprehensive immigration reform. The polls are clear on this.

A Pulse Opinion Poll asked Republican evangelicals:

“How much moral responsibility do you feel Congress has to help protect the ability of current illegal immigrants to hold a job and support their families without fear of deportation?”

Only 28% answered either “a lot” (10%) or “some” (18%). Unlike evangelical lobbyists, it’s clear that Republican evangelicals feel a moral duty to protect vulnerable members in our own national community.

This must be why 65% of evangelical Republican voters feel the most pressing immigration priority for the government is to “protect unemployed Americans from foreign worker competition.”

I hope you will take the results of this poll to heart, and not the advice of the evangelical lobbyists.

 

P.S. Amnesty represents a surrender of US sovereignty

Representative David Schweikert

###

U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

 

Dear Representative Schweikert:

The McCaul – Jackson Lee border security bill, H.R 1417, is not worthy of your support as its passage would make the U.S. less safe and actually require DHS to keep our borders less secure. Please do all you can to make sure this legislation does not pass.

This legislation would require DHS to regularly report on the status of U.S. borders (which they are already required to do), submit a plan to gain operational control of U.S. borders, and requires DHS to submit a plan to introduce biometric security at points of entry (current law requires DHS to actually put this system into place, not just plan it). This law might make its supporters feel good, but it won’t actually achieve anything of significance — it will actually make our nation less secure.

Unfortunately, passing this bill would give pro-amnesty forces the bill they need to attach their mass amnesty legislation to. Once this is done, there is every likelihood that their mass amnesty bill, attached to H.R. 1417, would reach President Obama’s desk for his signature.

I urge you to oppose the McCaul – Jackson Lee bill. Its passage would have devastating consequences.

P.S. Treating the symptoms, not the cause will get nobody anywhere. Amnesty blows!

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Schweikert:

An NBC News poll shows that the “American Center” — more than half of the American population — opposes giving illegal aliens a pathway to citizenship. Interestingly enough, more that half of this American center voted for President Obama’s reelection, the same president who wants to force an amnesty on the American people.

According to the poll, the “American Center” consists of four distinct groups: Minivan Moderates, the MBA Middle, Pick-up Populists, and WhateverMan. This group, when taken together, comprise more than 50% of the American population.

When these group was asked if they supported providing illegal aliens with a pathway to citizenship, only 12% of this group “strongly support” giving illegal aliens a “path to citizenship” while 38% strongly oppose this. Overall, 54% of the center oppose giving illegal aliens a path to citizenship while only 32% support it.

It’s clear that the American people, particularly the moderate center, do not support giving illegal aliens any special benefits. Please take this poll to heart and spread its results amongst your colleagues.

Very truly yours

 

P.S. Amnesty is anti-enforcement and leads to more unlawful behavior

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Schweikert:

The newly introduced Biometric Exit Improvement Act, H.R. 3141 has two major flaws. First, it can be used by the Senate as a vehicle to pass their comprehensive amnesty, and second, it weakens current law by excluding vehicular traffic at all land ports from biometric exit requirements. Please oppose this bill!

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the 9/11 Commission recommended that everyone entering and exiting country have their biometric details recorded, and Congress subsequently codified this recommendation in multiple bills. Unfortunately, DHS has yet to implement this law that would help make our nation a more secure place.

H.R. 3141 aims to force DHS to implement a biometric entry/exit system. However, the proposed legislation exempts those exiting the country in motor vehicles at all land ports from biometric checks, thereby weakening existing law. Roughly 25% of all border crossers would be excluded from biometric scans. If this law passes, we would not know if someone has left the country or not.

Furthermore, pro-amnesty Senators have been waiting for the House to pass an immigration bill so they can use the resulting conference committee to force their mass amnesty legislation on the American people. Even though H.R. 3141 has nothing to do with amnesty, the pro-amnesty Senators have few scruples and would use this bill as a vehicle to get their amnesty to President Obama’s desk.

I urge you to oppose this legislation and work towards a bill that would force DHS to implement a watertight biometric entry/exit system.

Phone me if you would like to talk about this

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Schweikert:

I was pleased to read in the Hill about a new poll showing that American voters do not want the Senate’s Gang of Eight amnesty to become law. Instead, Americans want Congress to focus on getting jobless Americans back to work.

One of the claims of the business lobby and the backers of amnesty for illegal aliens is that there simply are enough workers to fill open jobs. The poll shows that Americans don’t subscribe to this view: only 17% agreed that “the Senate bill’s increase in less-educated foreign workers is needed because the country faces labor shortages in construction, hospitality and other service occupations.”

In fact, 75% of respondents agreed with this statement: “the jobs should be filled from the 10 million less-educated Americans that the government says currently want a full-time job but cannot find one.”

The American people have their hearts in the right place and their priorities in order. Congress needs to do the same.

 

P.S. Amnesty blows, so says Americans!

###

Speaker John Boehner
Office of the Speaker, H-232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Speaker Boehner:

I am glad that you and the other members of the House Republican Leadership have made it clear that you do not support S. 744, the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill, and have no intention of taking it up in the House. This bill includes billions of dollars of new spending, and the Constitution’s Origination Clause requires that all new spending originates in the House of Representatives. I hope you will put firm actions behind these words “blue-slipping” the legislation so that it is sent back to the Senate.

There are 20 million Americans without a full-time job. There are 7 million illegal aliens who work non-agricultural jobs — these are not jobs in orchards, fields, or other so-called jobs “Americans won’t do.” These are the jobs that Americans will do. These are jobs in manufacturing, roofing, service industries, meat packing, et al.

The Gang of Eight’s amnesty won’t do anything to help Americans, but will help illegal immigrants who broke our laws. You have made it clear that you oppose this legislation. Please blue-slip this legislation and send the Senate a message that they need to come up with immigration legislation that is in our national interest.

Respectfully

www.remember1986.com

###

Senator Jeff Flake
U.S. Senate, B85 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, 20510

Dear Senator Flake:

Your vote in favor of S. 744, the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill, is outrageous. 20 million Americans cannot find a full-time job and you just voted to support legislation that would give work permits to 11 million illegal aliens and bring in 22 million more foreign workers over the first 10 years. To make matters worse, the bill doesn’t even secure the border or prevent future illegal immigration. Is this really in the best interests of our country? I hope you will prove you truly care about the needs of the American people by voting against this bill in two weeks time.

One big flaw with Gang of Eight’s bill is that this bill won’t stop future illegal immigration. Unfortunately, the border security promised in the bill are “plans” for border security, not concrete promises. Even border security “promises” don’t mean much, as the American people learned in 1986. Even more unfortunately, these promises seem to have convinced you.

This is not the bill our nation needs. I hope the the next two weeks convince you of the need to end your support for this bill and vote against invoking cloture.
P.S. Why are you an Obama sock puppet? This is his #1 priority, why is it yours?

###

Senator John McCain
U.S. Senate, 241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator McCain:

The U.S. Senate will hold a motion to proceed with S. 744, the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill — I urge you to strongly oppose it. The legislation does not secure our nation’s borders and gives protected status and work permits to millions of illegal aliens; this bill is a repeat of 1986. Immigration reform is necessary and must occur, but this bill is not the answer. Please oppose this bill on Tuesday and start with again with an open process.

In the first decade after its passage, 33 million new foreign workers will receive work permits. This is at a time when 20 million Americans can’t find a full-time job. How is this just? How is this fair? Doesn’t the Senate have a duty to protect American workers and all those Americans of working age who would like a job but have given up looking for one? Or, is it the Senate’s duty bring in tens of millions of new foreign workers to disenfranchise even more American workers?

Yes, more immigrant workers will build America’s GDP. However, more immigrant workers will decrease GDP per capita. Yes, there will be more, but it will not go as far. Those who benefit the most will be the businesses who want to use the less-expensive, green card labor.

This is not the future our nation needs. Our nation does not need 33 million more workers in the next ten years. Please oppose the bill on Tuesday.

Phone me if you would like to talk about this
P.S. Enforcement addresses illegal immigration, amnesty stimulates it.

###

Senator Jeff Flake
U.S. Senate, B85 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, 20510

Dear Senator Flake:

We just learned of a new Pulse Opinion Research poll that shows that the vast majority of American voters want enforcement to occur before any work permits are handed out to illegal aliens. We hope you will take this poll to heart and oppose amnesty for illegal aliens.

When asked the following:

“SOME in Congress propose giving permits to illegal immigrants first and then implementing border and workplace enforcement to stop future flows of illegal workers over the next 10 years. OTHERS in Congress say the enforcement at the borders and workplace must be implemented first and then the work permits can be considered. Which do you prefer?”

A whopping 60% of likely voters selected “full enforcement first, before considering work permits” while only 26% selected “work permits first, followed by 10 years of implementing enforcement.”

It’s clear that the American people do not want an amnesty bill that front-loads amnesty but only promises enforcement. Please do what Americans want and oppose the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill.
P.S. Enforcement first, pretty please with a jalapeno on top.

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Schweikert:

The Keeping the Promises of IRCA Act has been introduced by Rep. John Barrow. This bill would mandate implementation of all the enforcement promises made, but not kept, in the 1986 IRCA amnesty. We urge you to cosponsor and support this legislation.

Rep. Barrow’s legislation would require all employers to use E-Verify within 2 years of the bill’s passage and require all employers to re-verify the work authorization of temporary guest workers. Mandatory work verification was promised by the 1986 amnesty, but that promise was never kept.

Currently, at least 7 million illegal aliens hold non-agricultural jobs. If the enforcement promises of the 1986 were kept, these illegal aliens would not hold U.S. jobs.

Please support this legislation and make sure all the enforcement promises the the 1986 IRCA amnesty are kept.

Phone me if you would like to talk about this,

 

P.S. Enforcement is the key, legalization is a stimulus for illegals.

###

Senator Jeff Flake
U.S. Senate, B85 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, 20510

Dear Senator Flake:

The Judiciary Committee has reported out an immigration bill that should make it easy for you to vote “no” because it repeats the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty. It offers 33 million work permits in the first 10 years alone, and it ensures gigantic net costs to the government after 10 years. Please oppose this bill.

The bill front loads the amnesty for illegal aliens but is written to make sure the border is never secured. This amnesty bill would only require the Department of Homeland Security to submit a plan to achieve a 90% apprehension rate along the U.S. — Mexico border and to submit another plan to determine if and where fencing is needed along the southern border (p. 10 of the bill).

At that point, 11.1 million illegal aliens would be granted amnesty (called Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status in the bill) (p.11). They would simply have to show that they have not been convicted of a felony or more than two misdemeanors, unless they are immigration‑related crimes (p.64). Oh, and they have to say they are not gang members (p. 619) or terrorists (p.66).

Obviously. this bill is a farce designed to ensure the amnestying of all illegal aliens. Please oppose it.
P.S. Common sense please, stop the flow through EVerify, Visa control and the fence, they you can debate a temporary work program for the remaining people. But never amnesty because that fuels illegal immigration far into the future.

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Schweikert:

A new statement from the union that represents USCIS employees is a must-read for everyone in Congress. The union says the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill will endanger public safety. I urge you to read their statement and oppose the bill.

Members of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council have addressed major concerns with the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill. Here’s what they wrote in their release:

— USCIS adjudications officers are pressured to rubber stamp applications instead of conducting diligent case review and investigation. The culture at USCIS encourages all applications to be approved, discouraging proper investigation into red flags and discouraging the denial of any applications. USCIS has been turned into an ‘approval machine’.

— USCIS has created an almost insurmountable bureaucracy which often prevents USCIS adjudications officers from contacting and coordinating with ICE agents and officers in cases that should have their involvement. USCIS officers are pressured to approve visa applications for many individuals ICE agents have determined should be placed into deportation proceedings.

— USCIS officers who identify illegal aliens that, in accordance with law should be placed into immigration removal proceedings before a federal judge, are prevented from exercising their authority and responsibility to issue Notices To Appear (NTAs). In the rare case that an officer attempts to issue an NTA, it must first be approved by a secretive panel created under DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, which often denies the officer’s request. Illegal aliens are then permitted to remain in the United States as USCIS officers are not able to take action or contact ICE agents for assistance.

— The attitude of US CIS management is not that the Agency serves the American public or the laws of the United States, or public safety and national security, but instead that the agency serves illegal aliens and the attorneys which represent them. While we believe in treating all people with respect, we are concerned that this agency tasked with such a vital security mission is too greatly influenced by special interest groups-to the point that it no longer properly performs its mission.

I am disappointed with the government’s refusal to enforce our immigration laws. Please read what these law enforcement agents have to say and oppose this bill.

Phone me if you would like to talk about this,
P.S. Is this all an example of Government corruption?

###

Senator Jeff Flake
U.S. Senate, B85 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, 20510

Dear Senator Flake:

Last Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to consider amendments to the Gang of Eight’s comprensive amnesty legislation. Unfortunately, no pro-enforcement amendments were passed. Indeed, every single one was voted down by at least a two to one margin. It’s clear that the pro-amnesty and open borders Senators backing this legislation want nothing more than an amnesty-first, enforcement-never bill. I urge you to oppose it.

The Gang of Eight talk about how their amnesty is tough, but fair. It is certainly not tough, and is only a good deal for the illegal aliens who have broken America’s laws to live and work here. The Gang and other pro-amnesty Senators had an opportunity to add teeth to the bill, but decided to support the interests of illegal aliens instead.

An amendment to mandate E-Verify and require its use before any amnesty is handed out were defeated. An amendment to complete the border fence (which has already been approved by Congress) was defeated. An amendment to give Congress, and not the White House, the authority to certify the border as secure was defeated. An amendment to massively increasing fencing, personel, and equipment at the border was defeated. All of these amendments would have added serious enforcement “triggers” to this bill. it seems that the Gang and their supporters don’t want the inconvenience of dealing with triggers.

The bill is shaping up to be a repeat of 1986: Americans are being promised a bill that amnesties illegal alliens, but also secures the border and prevents the hiring of illegal aliens. I reality, only the former will happen.

Please oppose this bill. Americans deserve nothing less that its defeat.

Phone me if you would like to talk about this,

P.S. Enforcement first, amnesty never. Remember the rule of law?

###

Dear US Senators,

Please oppose the S. 744 immigration bill, that would give out a minimum of 33 million lifetime work permits to foreign citizens in the first decade alone.

The last thing we need when 20 million Americans are unable to find full-time jobs at every level of occupation is for Congress to flood the country with more foreign job-seekers.

S. 744 promises to give work permits to at least 11 million illegal border crossers and visa overstayers. It also would continue the recent elevated flow of 11 million new immigrants a decade. And it would add at least another 11 million the first decade through new immigration categories and increases in existing categories.

It is irrational and cruel to give out 33 million more work permits when millions of Americans who ARE employed are suffering long-term wage depression due to the persistent shortage of jobs and excess of workers.

Incredibly, this billl in a single decade would give out about half the number of green cards as all the immigrants who ever came in the history of this country since the founding of Jamestown four centuries ago.

No matter what you may think about legalizing most of the current illegal population in this country, you can’t possibly justify adding 33 million potential foreign job seekers as competitors for scarce U.S. jobs.

Furthermore, this bill would be a pathway to higher chain migration and massive new social service expenditures in a time of budget deficit and debt crisis. And it would lead to more illegal immigration because it gives the legalization and work permits first with only promises of future enforcement, just like the previous seven amnesties between 1986 and 2000 which had no hard enforcement triggers and served only to entice 11 million new illegal immigrants who now demand their own amnesty.

###

Senator Jeff Flake
U.S. Senate, B85 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, 20510

Dear Senator Flake:

I was pleased to learn that a group of law enforcement officers and officials from around our country have written to you and expressed their concern with the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive amnesty bill. I hope you will read their letter and heed their public safety concerns.

I was pleased that the officials wrote:

“Border security is also critical to preventing criminal elements and national security threats from entering the United States. Perhaps at no time in our nation’s history is border security more important to maintaining public safety than it is now. Unfortunately, S. 744 provides no guarantee of increased border security. Instead, it relinquishes Congress’ authority to establish border security measures to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which will then develop its own unilateral border security plan. DHS is then permitted to measure its own successes and failures after implementing that plan. Clearly recognizing the high probability that this approach will fail and DHS will not develop a successful border security plan, S. 744 establishes a commission to review security at the border five years after the plan has been implemented (if the Secretary decides such a commission is needed). But the powerless commission will have only the authority to make recommendations on how to achieve border security. Those recommendations may very well be ignored by DHS. It is important to note that S. 744 dissolves the commission 30 days after it makes its recommendations to the President, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and Congress. S. 744 also grants the Secretary the authority to unilaterally determine the amount of border fencing that will be constructed, which could result in little or no fencing being built. In summary, S. 744 appears to provide no tangible provisions for increased border security.”

Please read the entire letter. I know you will oppose this legislation.
P.S. Enforcement first and only, amnesty never

###

Senator Jeff Flake
U.S. Senate, B85 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, 20510

Dear Senator Flake:

I was astounded to learn that the Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector has just released a study showing that the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill would cost U.S. taxpayers at least $6.3 trillion. As horrible as this number is, the legislation will cost Americans much, much more as the study only includes the amnesty provisions, not those that allow 22 million more legal immigrants to come to the U.S. over the next decade. Please oppose this legislation.

There’s no doubt about it, America’s immigration system is broken. Our broken system has allowed 11 million illegal aliens to live, and in most cases, work, in our country without fear of arrest or deportation. On top of that, our broken system has allowed U.S. businesses to bring in more than 1 million foreign workers each year at a time when 20 million Americans cannot find a full-time job and tens of millions more have left the work force in disgust.

The solution to fixing our system is not an amnesty that adds trillions to the national debt or gives away tens of millions of work permits to low-skilled illegal and legal aliens. Please act in the best interests of the American people and oppose this legislation.

Phone me if you would like to talk about this,
P.S. S744 if far too costly. www.remember1986.com!

####

Senator Jeff Flake
U.S. Senate, B85 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, 20510

Dear Senator Flake:

We wanted to make sure you were aware of the Heritage Foundation’s new study which conclusively proves that the amnesty provisions of the Rubio-Schumer-McCain comprehensive amnesty bill would cost U.S. taxpayers at least $6.3 trillion. This is in addition to the costs caused by the importation of 22 million legal immigrants over the first decade of the bill. We know you realize that America cannot afford to amnesty 11 million illegal aliens. Please oppose this bill.

America’s national debt currently amounts to more than $16.8 trillion dollars — that’s more than $53,000 per each U.S. taxpayer. Much of this debt is owed to foreign nations, such as China, who do not always have our nation’s best interests at heart. With this in mind, is it really wise to add another $6.3 trillion to the national debt simply to amnesty 11 million illegal aliens? I believe the answer to be “no” and I hope your answer is the same.

Immigration must be dealt with, but amnesty is not the answer. Please oppose this bill and work on solutions that do not cost taxpayers trillions of dollars.

Phone me if you would like to talk about this,
P.S. Legalization first, enforcement maybe, remember 1986?!

####

Senator John McCain
U.S. Senate, 241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator McCain:

The Schumer-Rubio-McCain amnesty legislation will add 33 million additional people to the United States population over the next ten years — that’s the same as adding the twenty largest American cities all over again! Is this the future we want for our nation? I know we both believe that answer is “no.” Please oppose this bill.

Adding 33 million people to our nation’s population over the next ten years is the same as adding the 20 largest cities in America to the United States’ population all over again. Is this the future we want for our children and our grandchildren? Isn’t it bad enough that the legislation amnesties 11 million illegal aliens and permits them to compete against jobless Americans for an ever-decreasing number of jobs? Does America need another 22 million foreign workers in addition to that?

Adding another New York City would be bad enough, but we would also be adding another Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Austin, San Francisco, Columbus, Fort Worth, Charlotte, Detroit, El Paso, and Memphis. When is enough enough? How is this fair to the 20 million Americans unable to find a full-time job?

Please oppose this bill. The amnesty provisions are bad enough, but the legal immigration provisions are even worse.

Phone me if you would like to talk about this,
P.S. Remember 1986, amnesty is nasty stuff

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Schweikert:

Recently, ICE Union President Chris Crane told a Senate Committee about the Gang of Eight’s refusal to meet with any law enforcement when they drafted its immigration bill. How are we supposed to enforce our nation’s immigration laws when the opinions of these men and women are ignored by Congress? I hope you’ll ensure these Americans are heard.

Chris Crane told the Senate Committee that when he tried to respectfully ask a question during the Gang of Eight’s Q&A portion of its public introduction of its bill, he was removed from the room by Senate staffers and law enforcement. Is this the way our law enforcement agents are treated by U.S. Senators?

Crane also said:

“Lawmaking in our nation has indeed taken a strange twist as Senators invite illegal aliens to testify before Congress and groups representing illegal aliens are brought into the development of our nation’s laws, but America’s citizens working as law enforcement officers within our nation’s broken immigration system are purposely excluded from the process and prohibited from providing input.

“Last week, desperate to be heard, border sheriffs, interior sheriffs, deputies and immigration agents all came to Washington, D.C. with the hope that the Gang of Eight would hear their concerns. They held two meetings on two separate days, not one member of the Gang of Eight attended.”

I hope you’ll make sure that these fine men and women helping to guarantee the public safety of all Americans are heard before the Senate moves forward with its immigration bill.

P.S. Public safety before amnesty = common sense

###

Senator John McCain
U.S. Senate, 241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

We wanted to tell you about the March jobs reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. About 663,000 Americans gave up their job search in March and there’s now more than 55 million working-age Americans no longer working. Why would Congress seek to increase the number of green cards the federal government issues? We urge you to oppose legislation that would bring in more foreign workers.

America already brings in more than 1 million foreign workers each year to compete with Americans for an ever-decreasing number of U.S. jobs. Why do we continue to let this happen when so many Americans have given up looking for work? Are the American people and their Members of Congress really that callous?

I urge you to make sure that no legislation is passed that increases the number of green cards issued to foreign workers. Americans workers are struggling as it is. Why would you want to make matters worse for them?

P.S. Remember 1986, amnesty increases illegal immigration and sends the wrong signal to those willing to break the law

###

Senator Jeff Flake
U.S. Senate, B85 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, 20510

We agree with the idea that has been floating around that the passage of immigration reform legislation should not be rushed. The legislation needs to be carefully analyzed to make sure that it does not depress American wages or prevent jobless Americans from getting back to work.

I hoped you saw what BET founder Bob Johnson said recently about black unemployment:

“Somebody’s going to have to pay” for all the unemployed African Americans because they live here and aren’t going anywhere. “Somebody’s going to have to take care of them, and if somebody’s going to have to take care of them, that money’s got to come from somebody. And whoever’s paying for it is going to be upset about it, and they’re going to start looking for somebody to blame.”

And with federal data showing that 40% of Black Americans unable to find a full-time job, Johnson has got a right to be upset and concerned.

While I do want you to take your time and be thorough with the soon-to-be introduced immigration reform legislation, it sounds like it might be the opposite of what jobless Americans, but especially Black Americans, need.

P.S. The amnesty of 1986 was supposed to be a “one time only” amnesty But this bait and switch tactic only served to Increase illegal immigration. We cannot repeat the mistakes of the past, don’t get swindled by this fraud once again!

###

Senator John McCain
U.S. Senate, 241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

We were surprised to hear you say that Republicans wouldn’t be punished at the polls for backing amnesty when polling data says otherwise. Before any benefits for illegal aliens are even contemplated, mandatory E-Verify must be implemented, the entry/exit system must be used, and the border must be secured.

U.S. taxpayers currently pay nearly $20,000 for each low-skilled immigrant household, meaning that each American pays out about $330 each year to these families in tax subsidies. If an amnesty occurs, American taxpayers will be on the hook for a far larger amount: $2.5 trillion. Not to mention the fact that our nation will have given up on the concept of the rule of law.

It’s no wonder that Republican voters are not keen on supporting an amnesty for illegal aliens. 52% don’t think it’s a priority and 69% don’t think the border will be secured if an amnesty is passed. Americans simply don’t Congress to follow through on its promises.

Before any rewards for illegal aliens can be contemplated, barriers to illegal immigration must be put in place. Mandatory E-Verify must be instituted, the entry/exit system must be used, and the border must be secured.

P.S. www.facebook.com/remember1986

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

I hope you will consider supporting H.R. 477, the Nuclear Family Priority Act, to end chain migration.

Ending chain migration was one of the top recommendations of the Jordan Commission on Immigration Reform. The commission concluded that chain migration serves no compelling national interest while harming the Americans who most need our help.

While ending chain migration would directly reduce overall immigration by around 1.2 million a decade, it would eventually and indirectly lead to an even larger decline in other categories. The creation of the chain migration categories has been the primary reason total authorized immigration has skyrocketed from 2.5 million per decade to 10 million.

This legislation is all the more important when many of your colleagues are calling for amnesty for illegal aliens. If illegal aliens are amnestied, they will be able to bring in “chains” of their adult relatives. This cannot be allowed to occur.

Please cosponsor H.R. 477, the Nuclear Family Priority Act, and help solve America’s immigration mess.

P.S. This is where immigration real reform needs to take place, right here, right now.

###

Senator John McCain
U.S. Senate, 241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

The President of the ICE Agents union is saying if Congress legalizes illegal aliens before securing the border, he can guarantee the border will never be secured. Please postpone any comprehensive immigration reform bills and pass legislation to ensure that the border is secure and that U.S. jobs can no longer be taken by illegal foreign workers.

Rasmussen asked the following question:

“If a law was passed to secure the border, prevent future illegal immigration, and allow those who entered the country illegally to stay, how likely is it that the federal government would actually secure the border and prevent illegal immigration?”

Only 9% of respondents replied “very likely.” Clearly, after the shambles of the 1986 amnesty, the American people don’t have faith in Congress to both secure the border and legalize illegal aliens.

Chris Crane, head of the ICE Agent’s union, put it succinctly:

“Here’s my promise for America, if we don’t take care of the enforcement side of this first, it will never happen. The only thing that will happen will be that 11 million illegal aliens will be legalized and 10-20 years from now the nation will again be facing the influx of 10-20 million illegal aliens and all the problems and expenses that come with that.”

I hope you will take both pieces of information to heart. It’s clear that enforcement must come first or another amnesty will be necessary in a decade or two. I urge you to postpone the current comprehensive immigration reform process so that the border can be secured.

P.S. Enforcement only, not first, our sovereignty is at stake. 

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

I hope you will consider supporting H.R. 477, the Nuclear Family Priority Act, to end chain migration.

Ending chain migration was one of the top recommendations of the Jordan Commission on Immigration Reform. The commission concluded that chain migration serves no compelling national interest while harming the Americans who most need our help.

While ending chain migration would directly reduce overall immigration by around 1.2 million a decade, it would eventually and indirectly lead to an even larger decline in other categories. The creation of the chain migration categories has been the primary reason total authorized immigration has skyrocketed from 2.5 million per decade to 10 million.

This legislation is all the more important when many of your colleagues are calling for amnesty for illegal aliens. If illegal aliens are amnestied, they will be able to bring in “chains” of their adult relatives. This cannot be allowed to occur.

Please cosponsor H.R. 477, the Nuclear Family Priority Act, and help solve America’s immigration mess.

P.S. This is where immigration real reform needs to take place, right here, right now.

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Rep. Sam Graves just introduced the SAVE Act, H.R. 830. Please get in touch with his office so you can become a cosponsor and help make sure that illegal aliens can’t take U.S. jobs.

The SAVE Act, among its many provisions, would:

– require all employers to run their current and future employees through the E-Verify employment verification system;

– require the Commissioner of Social Security to notify each individual if earnings from two or more employers are being reported under that person’s Social Security number;

– require a national strategy to secure the borders and all ports of entry;

– direct the DHS and Department of Defense (DoD) to establish a program for recruiting former members of the Armed Services and National Guard to join the Border Protection Service. Specifically recommends a $20,000 ($80,000 throughout employment) student loan repayment incentive and relocation/retention bonuses;

– allow border state Governors to declare a national border emergency and request up to 1000 additional border agents; and

– strengthen penalties against alien smugglers including imprisonment from 1 to 30 years depending on the type of offense.

What about this bill is there not to like? It would prevent employers from hiring illegal aliens (thereby putting jobless Americans back to work) and it would actively secure the border so that new illegal aliens could not enter the country. While it would not solve America’s illegal immigration problem, it would certainly go a long way in doing so.

I hope you will consider supporting H.R. 830, the SAVE Act, and prove you care about putting Americans back to work and securing the border.

P.S. Trust but verify

###

Senator John McCain
U.S. Senate, 241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

We are disappointed that Sen. Rand Paul and GOP Chairman Reince Priebus are rushing to amnesty illegal aliens in an effort to reach Hispanic voters. Instead of amnestying illegal aliens and putting millions of Americans out of work, Republicans would be wise to push legislation to bring Hispanic Americans into the middle class. This is the best way of making Hispanic voters into Republican voters.

The competition with new immigrants for jobs tends to be fiercest for Hispanic Americans who are under 30 and without a college degree. The broad unemployment rate is about 28% for those with a high school degree, 40% for those without a degree and 45% for teens trying to enter the world of productive work. Hispanic Americans lucky enough to have a job are more likely to be in occupations with stagnant or declining real wages.

Instead of backing legislation that would put even more Hispanic Americans out of work, Republicans need to back legislation that would tighten the labor market and increase wages. You can do this by supporting legislation to cut yearly immigration numbers.

Supporting an amnesty will not help the Republican Party win Hispanic votes, but reducing immigration, and thereby increasing wages and opening up jobs, will and will help Hispanic Americans join the middle class.

P.S. The RNC amnesty sell-out is complete and total betrayal of conservative principles and values!

###

Representative David Schweikert
U.S. House of Representatives, 1205 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

I hope you will cosponsor the New IDEA Act, H.R. 1292. This legislation would disincentivize the hiring of illegal aliens and persuade unscrupulous employers to hire unemployed Americans or legal immigrants instead. Please support it!

While 22 million Americans are unable to find a full-time job, 7 million illegal aliens work non-agricultural jobs — jobs in construction, manufacturing, and the service industries, just to name a few. Not only are crooked employers able to pay these illegal workers less, they get tax breaks for doing so. The New Idea Act would change that.

The legislation works by clarifying that the wages and benefits paid to illegal aliens are not tax deductible. This means that when the IRS determines an employee is illegal, the business expense for the illegal employee will be denied and will instead be taxable income. As a result, an illegal alien that is paid $10 per hour by an unscrupulous employer suddenly costs the employer $16 per hour.

On top of this, it gives employers “safe harbor” if they use of E-Verify program, which makes sure that the employment documents used when hiring are valid and identity lawful workers.

I know you care about unemployed Americans as much as I do. Please cosponsor the New IDEA Act today.

P.S. American for America, not for foreign nationals who break our laws.

###

Representative Trent Franks
U.S. House of Representatives, 2435 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Sen. Paul’s speech at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was difficult for me to swallow. I have been in the Tea Party movement for a long time and I feel that giving benefits to illegal aliens belongs to the open-borders, liberal, left-wing movement, not the Tea Party movement. I fear that his endorsement of their cause will only convince them to continue fighting. I hope you are not in favor of amnestying 11-18 million illegal aliens.

Although I am glad he is against giving citizenship to illegal aliens and made it clear over the weekend that he would vote against any comprehensive immigration reform legislation that does not first lockdown the border, I am nonetheless disappointed that he would countenance rewarding illegal activity. There are at least 11 million individuals who have broken the law and he wants to reward these people with work permits and who knows what else. This is simply not the Tea Party or the Republican way.

I firmly believe that if he presses ahead with supporting “comprehensive immigration reform,” he will stop being a Tea Party and GOP favorite and he will be playing into the hands of the open-borders elite who want to amnesty all 11-18 million illegal aliens and expand out already oversized government. Please, for the sake of future generations, ask him to stop supporting any benefits or rewards for illegal aliens.

P.S. Remember 1986, amnesty is a mistake not worth repeating and it betrays all conservative principles and values!