The unemployment bill includes a major foreign-worker increase -- Tell your Senators to say NO!
A very interesting post from www.numbersusa.com about the worker increase in the unemployment bill. This follows this post about Diane Black attempting to defund the illegal alien advocate position. This follows this post about Chris Christie giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants in New Jersey. REMEMBER, “Amnesty” means ANY non-enforcement of existing immigration laws! This follows this comment and this post about how to Report Illegal Immigrants! For more about what you can do click here and you can read two very interesting books HERE.
Happy New Year! Only 2 days into this second session of the 113th Congress, we need to ask for your quick attention to help block a major foreign-worker increase amendment in the Senate.
Please go to https://www.numbersusa.com/faxes?ID=15659 and send a fax to your two Senators asking them to OPPOSE Sen. Jerry Moran's Amendment (S. Amdt 2612) to S. 1845, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (DETAILS BELOW).
While NumbersUSA takes no position on the overall legislation or the extension of unemployment benefits, we do oppose major increases in foreign workers, particularly at a time when more than 20 million citizens and legal immigrants are struggling to find full-time work. One can't help but note the irony in Sen. Moran's attempt to permanently increase the number of foreign workers via legislation intended to help unemployed U.S. workers.
Your quick response is particularly needed as this amendment is the first immigration-related piece of legislation in play this year and defeating it will send an important message that Americans oppose increases in immigration, whether or not they are comprehensive increases or piecemeal increases. The fate of the Moran Amendment is surely being monitored by the well-funded advocates of higher immigration such as Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us and others who have just this week essentially said they are no longer pushing for a comprehensive immigration bill and instead focusing on pushing any and every piecemeal increase they can. While this particular action is in the Senate, you can be sure that the House Leadership is watching closely as they are preparing to set their legislative priorities for the year.
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Yesterday the Senate voted to proceed to the debate over the extension of unemployment benefits (S. 1845). Today, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has introduced an amendment to the unemployment extension bill. His amendment would add language that would grant an additional 125,000 permanent foreign workers visas each year.
These permanent visas would be allocated as such: 50,000 to foreign graduates in STEM fields and 75,000 to "immigrant entrepreneurs." While there is some support for increasing the share of qualified STEM-type visas, there is nothing temporary or qualified about the Moran Amendment and it contains no worker protections.
THANK YOU for all you have done and continue to do in the name of sensible immigration policies.