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Thread: FAIR Urges Senate to Pass Enforcement Bill Without Illegal Alien Amnesty

  1. #1
    March 24, 2006

    FAIR Urges Senate to Pass an Immigration Enforcement Bill Without Illegal Alien Amnesty or Guest Worker Provision
    Washington, DC"”-On the eve of what appears to be the beginning of consideration by the full Senate of immigration legislation, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is urging the Senate to reject any proposal that includes legalization for those who have violated U.S. immigration laws, or a guest worker program that will undermine the interests of American workers. FAIR strongly opposes the bill offered by Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA.), as well as similar ones introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ.) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA.), and Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and John Kyl (R-AZ).

    "Even though deliberations in the Judiciary Committee were stalled over the last two weeks, it is widely expected that a ˜back room' compromise has been reached that will be approved by the Judiciary Committee on Monday," said FAIR's President Dan Stein. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) has promised to bring his own bill to the Senate floor if the Judiciary Committee fails to complete its work on Monday. The bill Senator Frist introduced last Thursday contains some enforcement and border security provisions, but also cynically includes a broad expansion in high-tech and professional guest worker visas and unacceptable increases in legal immigration. In addition, Sen. Frist has told the media that he has not ruled out the possibility of including a broader guest worker provision in his legislation. Under the circumstances, Sen. Frist's bill offers little more in combating the illegal immigration crisis than the others.

    FAIR strongly supports legislation that allows the United States to protect its borders and jobs of American workers. A comprehensive strategy that includes enhanced border security, worksite enforcement, increased cooperation of local law enforcement agencies, and denial of nonemergency benefits and services to illegal aliens is favored by the organization, its 200,000 members and supporters, and the vast majority of the American public.

    "What the American public wants is very clear," observed Stein. "They want the immigration laws of this country enforced and they do not want to see millions of people who broke the law rewarded. Millions of American workers, in all sectors of the labor market, have seen their jobs and wages undercut by the phenomenon of mass illegal immigration. A bill that allows employers to bring in millions more foreign workers through a vastly expanded guest worker program will only exacerbate the plight of middle class workers in America and that is something we oppose vigorously.

    "Whether American workers lose their jobs and wages to illegal aliens or to guest workers is largely irrelevant," Stein continued. "The bottom line is that Congress has an obligation to hard-working, law-abiding Americans requiring enforcement of our immigration laws in a manner that protects the security of the nation and the ability of people in this country to provide for themselves and their families. We do not believe that the security of the nation and future of the middle class are bargaining chips. We hope Sen. Frist and the U.S. Senate wake up and embrace that view," Stein concluded.

  2. #2
    March 24, 2006

    FAIR Urges Senate to Pass an Immigration Enforcement Bill Without Illegal Alien Amnesty or Guest Worker Provision
    Washington, DC"”-On the eve of what appears to be the beginning of consideration by the full Senate of immigration legislation, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is urging the Senate to reject any proposal that includes legalization for those who have violated U.S. immigration laws, or a guest worker program that will undermine the interests of American workers. FAIR strongly opposes the bill offered by Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA.), as well as similar ones introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ.) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA.), and Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and John Kyl (R-AZ).

    "Even though deliberations in the Judiciary Committee were stalled over the last two weeks, it is widely expected that a ˜back room' compromise has been reached that will be approved by the Judiciary Committee on Monday," said FAIR's President Dan Stein. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) has promised to bring his own bill to the Senate floor if the Judiciary Committee fails to complete its work on Monday. The bill Senator Frist introduced last Thursday contains some enforcement and border security provisions, but also cynically includes a broad expansion in high-tech and professional guest worker visas and unacceptable increases in legal immigration. In addition, Sen. Frist has told the media that he has not ruled out the possibility of including a broader guest worker provision in his legislation. Under the circumstances, Sen. Frist's bill offers little more in combating the illegal immigration crisis than the others.

    FAIR strongly supports legislation that allows the United States to protect its borders and jobs of American workers. A comprehensive strategy that includes enhanced border security, worksite enforcement, increased cooperation of local law enforcement agencies, and denial of nonemergency benefits and services to illegal aliens is favored by the organization, its 200,000 members and supporters, and the vast majority of the American public.

    "What the American public wants is very clear," observed Stein. "They want the immigration laws of this country enforced and they do not want to see millions of people who broke the law rewarded. Millions of American workers, in all sectors of the labor market, have seen their jobs and wages undercut by the phenomenon of mass illegal immigration. A bill that allows employers to bring in millions more foreign workers through a vastly expanded guest worker program will only exacerbate the plight of middle class workers in America and that is something we oppose vigorously.

    "Whether American workers lose their jobs and wages to illegal aliens or to guest workers is largely irrelevant," Stein continued. "The bottom line is that Congress has an obligation to hard-working, law-abiding Americans requiring enforcement of our immigration laws in a manner that protects the security of the nation and the ability of people in this country to provide for themselves and their families. We do not believe that the security of the nation and future of the middle class are bargaining chips. We hope Sen. Frist and the U.S. Senate wake up and embrace that view," Stein concluded.

  3. #3
    Illegal aliens steal the jobs from middle class Americans.
    If illegal aliens weren't here, overwhelming majority of USC would be applying for agricultural and janitorial jobs.
    Employers would be forced to pay $25-$35/hr for jobs performed at McDonalds and WalMart - only if we could get rid of all illegal aliens.

    NO GUEST WORKER PROGRAM EVER !
    WE MUST STOP IT NOW !

  4. #4
    This is irrational! $25 an hour for burger flipper, sure, and then get ready to pay $100 for the sandwich! Do you really believe that employers will eat up the extra costs? No, they'll pass it on to the customers, so the salary increase would be worthless considering the price hike in products and services.
    And don't forget the current trend of moving jobs out of the country, companies find a way to pay only as much as they want and not a penny more.

  5. #5
    March 17, 2006

    Senate Poised to Make an Addition to Endangered Species List: The American Worker

    Washington, DC"”With Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's March 27 deadline for a vote on immigration legislation looming, the Senate is poised to complete work on a bill that will include a de facto amnesty for millions of illegal aliens and a vast new guest worker program. If enacted, the legislation that is likely to emerge from Senate would mean that virtually no job in America would be safe from the in-sourcing of foreign workers, effectively threatening virtually every American worker.

    In an effort to avert a frontal assault on American workers by the U.S. Senate, immigration reform advocacy groups, citizen action groups, labor organizations and radio talk show hosts from coast to coast will launch "Save the American Worker Week" on March 20. (For a complete list of participants, visit www.NoMoreAmnesty.com.) In addition, thousands of citizens all across the country will be participating in a campaign to call or visit members of the Senate and their staffs in an effort to convince them to defeat legislation that will undermine American workers.

    "This will be an all-out, last ditch effort to persuade the Senate to consider the devastating impact that a bill with a massive illegal alien amnesty and foreign guest worker program will have on the working Americans," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR. "Every day there is new evidence that middle class workers are losing ground and families are struggling to make ends meet. Yet the Senate, with the backing of the Bush White House, is promoting legislation that would allow foreign workers to compete for virtually every job in the United States. If businesses can't outsource the job, they will be given permission to in-source the worker."

    The overwhelming majority of Americans want an immigration bill that is focused on enforcing U.S. immigration laws, and the adoption of policies that encourage the estimated 12 million illegal aliens residing here to return home. The House of Representative, in December, passed an enforcement-only bill that would begin to institute policies that protect the security and livelihoods of American workers.

    "The Senate and the Bush Administration will not get a free ride as they attempt to relegate the American worker to toiling for third-world wages," continued Stein. "They will not be able to answer their phones, read their emails, or turn on the radio without hearing from voters who are not prepared to go quietly on to the endangered species list.

    "Election Day is only seven months away, and any member of Congress who sells out the jobs and security of middle class workers will pay the price come November," Stein predicted. "Save the American Worker Week will give millions of American workers a chance to have a voice in their fate. Over the nation's radio airwaves and through vast electronic networks of citizen activist groups, Americans will fight back if the Senate and the White House push ahead with an unnecessary and destructive immigration bill that includes amnesty for illegal aliens and guest workers for employers who want to drive down American wages," Stein concluded.


    DON'T LET THOSE MEXICANS STEAL OUR JANITORIAL, AGRICULTURAL AND OTHER MENIAL JOBS !

    95% OF AMERICANS DREAM OF APPLYING FOR THOSE JOBS - ONLY IF WE COULD GET $25-35/HR !

    IF WE SUCCEED IN GETTING RID OF ALL ILLEGALS,
    EMPLOYERS WILL BE FORCED TO PAY US WHAT WE DEMAND!

    PLEASE ACT NOW !

    THIS IS ABOUT OUR JOBS AND OUR SURVIVAL !
    NO GUEST WORKER PROGRAM EVER !
    WE MUST STOP IT NOW !

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