Fw: Worse than feared!

From: Cecelia
Sent on: Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:21 PM

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Subject: Worse than feared!

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Their goal: Rush Amnesty bill before public can learn about it. Our goal: Expose cost and amnesty.
NumbersUSA
Gang of Eight's Amnesty Lie
Their goal: Rush bill before public can learn about it.
Our goal: Expose cost and amnesty.
Dear Cecelia Colagiovanni,
The Senate Gang of Eight has finally introduced their Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, and it's far worse than anything that could have been imagined. And YES, it rewards illegal immigration by granting work permits and eventually citizenship to those who entered the country prior to 2012.
It also puts the interests of foreign workers ahead of the interests of American workers by increasing legal immigration by at least 50 percent over the next decade, until the unemployment rate reaches 8.5%. That's higher than the Obama administration believed the unemployment rate would ever reach in the current Great Recession. This does not count people who are underemployed or have given up looking for work. Can you imagine the effect that will have on driving down wages?
Supporters know that NumbersUSA is an absolutely essential organization to stopping this bill. This is why we urgently need your financial support.
"The groups -- spearheaded by Numbers USA and its combative president, Roy Beck -- have played a key role in blocking legislation that would open up a 'pathway to citizenship' for undocumented workers, according to lobbyists on both sides of the contentious issue."
--MSNBC. April 4, 2013
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Backers of the bill that the bill is not an amnesty. But illegal aliens would be legalized and get work permits, before a single increase in enforcement to stop future illegal immigration.
"This is not amnesty. Amnesty is the forgiveness of something."
--Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
"The crux of their deal is that illegal immigrants would be granted immediate legal status..."
--Washington Times, April 14, 2013
Supporters claim that illegal aliens would not be eligible for welfare and other benefits. This is only an accounting trick to allow them to exempt the bill from budget rules that require supermajorities for bills that increase the deficit. The truth is that once illegal aliens are granted their green cards years from now, they will qualify for all benefits, including Social Security, welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, and even subsidized Obamacare. The final cost for the bill could be trillions of dollars. Not billions, but trillions.
Moreover, even if the bill does contain strong, loophole-free language to this effect, it will only succeed in delaying -- not reducing -- the cost to taxpayer...Once the present illegal population receives green cards, they will be eligible under current law for a wide array of federal welfare programs including food stamps, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Medicaid
--Letter by Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Pat Roberts (R-KS)
The Gang of 8 must know how indefensible their bill is, because their strategy is to rush the bill through Congress, before the public can learn about.
The news media will doubtlessly label attempts to slow down the bill as a "filibuster" and will claim that the bill deserves a chance to be heard. How ironic is that? They want to vote on the bill before anyone has a chance to know what's in the bill! We have to let the Senate know that the American people know what they're up to. And we're confident that if the public has time to learn about this bill and how terrible it is, senators will be terrified to vote for it. They know this, and that's why they want to rush it through!
Here are some of the outrageous elements of the bill:
  • The bill will slow down immigration increases only if the unemployment rates surpass 8.5 percent.
  • Amnestied illegal aliens will qualify as anchors so that their families can legally immigrate; in fact, their whole families will get extra points under the point system.
  • The Department of Homeland Security can change the point system at any time, without congressional approval.
This immigration bill is so bad, our top legal analyst states, "This is Congress giving away the power to reshape America to the executive branch, with virtually no limit."
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But let me give you a bit of hope:
This bill is so bad that we believe that many senators who are up for re-election in two years know they cannot support the bill. They are terrified that they will be creamed by opponents pointing out how bad this bill is for American workers, and how badly Congress is subverting the will of the people. They remember the outcry the last time Congress tried to pass a "comprehensive immigration reform" bill that wasn't even as bad.
The danger is from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and his allies, who are boastfully lying that they have sold their constituents on amnesty. They are hoping that trying to repeat our stunning achievements of 2007 will be like trying to capture lightning in a bottle, or that with all of Congress' new telecomm technology, members won't be so overwhelmed.
We can do this. We have a million more members. We're utilizing the full power of social media. The one thing that is missing is the funds to pay for it all! We've always offered our services free of charge, to make sure every American can use our systems to call, fax, and e-mail their Congressmen.
If we don't defeat this amnesty, we can look forward to rapid growth in deficits, tens of millions of more people adding stress to our infrastructure and natural resources, jobless rates stuck at eight percent, and tens of millions of able-bodied American workers without a job. Can you imagine all this happening just because we couldn't pay the bills?
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