Bills Would Allow More than 8 Million Illegal and Legal Immigrants into the United States
The Bad News, the Good News, and the Solution:
THE BAD NEWS
348, introduced by Representative Luis Gutierrez (now moving through
the house) expands the 1997 Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American
Relief Act (NACARA) and could amnesty (i.e. give legal residence to) an
additional 600,000 illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, and Haiti.
Phil Gramm is proposing a bill that would create a Guest Worker Program
that could result in amnesty for as many as 7 million illegal aliens
living in the United States, and could allow for millions of other
aliens to enter the U.S.
Gramm, with the cooperation of the Bush/Cheney Administration, has
already promised Mexico's president, Vincente Fox, that Mexico will be
given virtually unlimited access to the U.S. labor market even though
the polls show that a majority of American's favor REDUCING the levels
yet another bill (H.R. 531) would grant Temporary Protected Status to
allSalvadorans residing in the U.S., both legally AND illegally. This
bill would suspend any deportation proceedings for 400,000-500,00
illegal Salvadoran immigrants AND provide them with work permits.
245(i) has reared its ugly head again, thanks to pro-mass immigration
supporters in Congress and the Bush/Cheney Administration. It allows
illegal aliens now residing in the U.S. to stay here while applying for
legal residence cards. The Administration is demanding restoration of
Section 245(i) which would allow illegal aliens to pay $1000 fines to
"BUY" their legal status! Congress halted this program in 1997 because
it was undermining efforts to deter illegal immigration. Section 245(i)
is clearly a "reward for illegal behavior."
THE GOOD NEWS
Bob Stump introduced H.R. 190 declaring that any baby born to a mother
who is not a citizen of the U.S., nor admitted to the United States as
a lawful and permanent resident, shall not be a citizen of the United
States solely by reason of birth.
THE ONLY SOLUTION
only long-term solution to the threatening overpopulation problem -
which is consuming our countryside, our finite resource base, our
farmland, contributing to crowding, traffic jams, and energy problems,
and reducing our quality of life - is to enact a moratorium on mass
immigration-generated population growth. Immigration causes over 70% of
the U.S.A.'s 3.2 million annual growth.
1996 alone mass immigration cost American taxpayers a net $70 billion
(after subtracting taxes immigrants pay) and if trends continue, the
costs for the 1998- 2007 decade will be a net $932 billion according
Dr. Donald Huddle, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Rice University.
According to Dr. Borjas of Harvard University, immigration costs
native-born workers $133 billion annually through both wage depression
and job displacement.
WHAT YOU CAN DO, RIGHT NOW!
1) SEND A CLEAR
MESSAGE TO CONGRESS that mass immigration-generated population growth
is BAD NEWS for the taxpayers. Call, write or fax your representatives
and tell them to OPPOSE the "Bad News" bills, support the "Good News"
bill, and demand an immigration moratorium. If we hope to have a
fighting chance of halting unfettered growth, the time to act is NOW!
2) MAKE A SPECIAL TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO CCN TODAY
to help us continue to fight AGAINST detrimental legislation, fight FOR
legislation that propels us in the right direction, and get our message
out about the necessity of an immigration moratorium.
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