Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Senate to Consider Amnesty Again

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has reported that the U.S. Senate Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Refugees, will hold a hearing on April 30 entitled "Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do it and How?"

The Subcommittee is chaired by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), who has packed the witness panel with individuals hopelessly biased in support of amnesty. While there is one witness, Kris Koback, who is a friend of true immigration reform, the remaining witnesses represent a "who's who" of open border advocates and business interests who want to import cheap labor.

Some of the other witnesses named thus far are:

* Alan Greenspan, Former Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System.

*Eliseo Medina, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International

* Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute.

La Raza has organized a grassroots lobbying effort to coincide with the Senate hearings this week and, according to FAIR, this nationwide effort will include phone calls, and -- will culminate with marches on May 1st demanding amnesty.

True immigration reformers understand that so-called "comprehensive reform' is not in the best interest of the American people. Granting amnesty to illegal aliens; rewards law-breakers, imposes a huge cost burden on American taxpayers, and does nothing to solve the problem of illegal immigration. The fact is, as we saw after the 1986 amnesty, it only encourages more illegal immigration.

In 2007, true immigrations reformers who care about America, defeated a "comprehensive" reform amnesty with a firestorm of calls to Congress. FAIR is asking the American people, to once again, contact their U.S. Senators and Representatives and let them know that we are opposed to any effort to pass a, "comprehensive immigration reform bill," that includes amnesty for illegal aliens.

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