Bills Would Allow More than 8 Million Illegal and Legal Immigrants into the United States

The Bad News, the Good News, and the Solution:


H.R. 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.

Senator 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.

Senator 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 of immigration.

And 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.

Section 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."


Representative 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 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.

In 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.


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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