Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Obama Demands Citizenship Amnesty With No Enforcement -- His Amnesty Even Bigger Than Senate Plan
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Select Always Allow Images from NumbersUSA to see graphic of amnesty warningDear Larry,
Pres. Obama announced yesterday that he wants 11 million+ illegal aliens put on a pathway to U.S. citizenship with jobs and benefits as soon as possible.
What do YOU want???
Obama was a bit vague in his Las Vegas speech, but the policy outline distributed by the White House makes very clear his demands. Full voting citizenship for most all 11+ million illegal aliens with NO CONDITIONS. NO guarantees about border security. NO E-Verify in place to check for employment fraud. NO funding of Entry-Exit visa-checking system.
After reviewing Obama's plan, our Director of Government Relations, Rosemary Jenks, told the press:
"This is not a serious plan for comprehensive immigration reform; it is a comprehensive special-interest New Year's wish list,in which everyone gets something except the American people. Unfortunately,all Americans get is the bill,which they will have to pay with their jobs and their tax dollars."
--Rosemary Jenks, NumbersUSA
The other plan to surface this week is from a Senate "Gang of Eight." The group includes long time Amnesty champions like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). No surprises here. All these men have pulled every trick imaginable for years to push Amnesty.
More surprising is the addition of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who actually campaigned against Amnesty while running for the Senate! In 2009, he said, "If you grant amnesty, the message that you're sending is that if you come in this country and stay here long enough, we will let you stay. And no one will ever come through the legal process if you do that." We hope this is a temporary lapse for him.
Now, I know NumbersUSA members are only human. And hearing and reading news on this subject that is slanted only in the pro-Amnesty direction can feel confusing. You may yourself have some questions that need to be answered about all this. I'll try to answer them.
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Questions That Can Be Answered

1. Will Amnesty STOP illegal immigration?
Of course not! ALL of our decades of experience with Amnesties and its results shows that Amnesties encourage much more illegal immigration. Why? Once we as a nation confirm that criminal behavior is forgotten and rewarded with citizenship, voting, social welfare benefits like free health care, it's easy to see why hundreds of millions more foreigners will be tempted into this crime. That is what happened after the giant Amnesties in 1986 and the six subsequent smaller amnesties in the 1990s, and it will happen this time.

2. Is Amnesty GOOD for the economy?
NO! These people are already employed. That's why they are here. If illegal immigration actually creates any jobs, they are long ago created. If the illegal aliens are working illegally at payroll jobs, they are already paying all the taxes they are ever going to pay (it's taken right out of their checks). If they are paid under the table, I suppose some more honest souls amongst them might start filing tax returns.

3. How about government spending?
Terrible! When you're earning low wages like many of these workers do, and you file a tax return, the government PAYS YOU THE TAXES! It's called an Earned Income Tax Credit, and it goes to millions of low-wage Americans. It's not supposed to go to illegal aliens, but it will be paid to them as soon as they become legalized. This will cost billions. Also, once they are legalized, the 11+ million will qualify for Medicaid (free medical care!). This one benefit could cost the government $50 BILLION every single year! Sen. Jeff Sessions says the total cost of an Amnesty will reach $1 TRILLION!

4. Who BENEFITS from Amnesty?
Let's be frank -- amnesty will not only reward 11 million illegal aliens with a path to citizenship, but it will instantly create 11 million new legal workers who will be jumping to the head of the employment line in front of 20 million unemployed Americans.
Who benefits from Amnesty? Well, the illegal aliens benefit. Big Business that loves cheap labor benefits. People who make their living handing out government benefits benefit.
5. Who LOSES from Amnesty?
Legal Immigrants Lose.Those who have worked hard and immigrated to the U.S. through legal means, and those waiting in their home countries for green cards lose. Why should they experience depressed wages and job competition from illegal aliens who are suddenly rewarded with legal status.
Taxpayers lose! Tens of Billions more of government spending for social welfare each year. To gain what for taxpayers? NOTHING!
Unemployed Americans lose! Please remember that 20 million Americans cannot find full time work. NOBODY is talking about them. NOBODY seems to care about what they want. Only half of recent college graduates can fine work in their fields. How does legalizing 11+ million more workers help them?
6. Can we WIN?
Take heart! We have EVERY chance of stopping this -- IF NumbersUSA members will PULL TOGETHER and GET DETERMINED!

Public opinion is STILL on our side! The faked-up, dishonest, nearly fraudulent "polls" that have lately been waved around are political documents, not honest research. We will soon be releasing honest, first-class research that shows that Americans who understand they have a choice choose enforcement over Amnesty! Find your courage! Hang ON!

We have plenty of fine allies in Congress who are rallying to stop this Amnesty.

7. Do we have any GOOD news?
YES! I hope you heard that NumbersUSA had a huge victory late last week in the ICE agents' lawsuit against Janet Napolitano and the Obama administration. As you know, NumbersUSA has given its complete financial backing to 10 ICE agents who are suing the administration over the DREAM Act amnesty edict that Pres. Obama issued last summer.
Thursday, we learned that Judge Reed O'Connor, of the federal district court in Dallas, hasruled that the ICE agents DO have standing to sue the administration on the DREAM-amnesty programset up by executive directive.

As you know,gaining standing is the first and most critical step in any federal lawsuit.In general terms, you have to prove an imminent and personal harm to gain "standing" in federal court. In recent years, the rules have tightened and so federal lawsuits on policy-related matters have become extremely difficult.

So,this is a huge, huge victoryfor the ICE agents and for NumbersUSA, since we are backing the suit financially! The next step in the process will be for Judge Reed to rule on the merits of the case.
My thanks go to all of you who have backed us financially on this case. We believe we've got a great case, and we look forward to hearing more.
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