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Carrying Capacity Network Action Alert

   January 2006

You've seen the headlines: "Bush Vows to 'Enforce Our Border', " "Bush Cites Tools to Fight Illegal Immigration." One might almost get the impression that the Administration has had a sudden change of heart on the immigration issue.

But CCN is not fooled. This new "get tough" attitude is simply a gimmicky ploy to distract U.S. citizens from the real focus of the Administration's plan -- the legalization of up to 20 million illegal aliens already living in the U.S. (who could then bring their families, resulting in perhaps as many as one hundred million additional people in the USA in a few short years!). The tool is a "guest worker" program that will let the illegal aliens who are already here stay, with the prospect of then importing millions of additional foreign workers.

The Bush Administration's track record shows that it has no intention of honoring its promises to secure our borders and enforce the law. Instead, by linking an amnesty/"guest worker" program to enforcement and border security, it seeks to mislead Americans into supporting a massive amnesty. AND THEY INTEND TO "MAKE ROOM" FOR THE LEGALIZED ILLEGALS AND THEIR FAMILIES BY DOUBLING LEGAL IMMIGRATION TO OVER TWO MILLION PERSONS PER YEAR.

Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) is circulating a bill which would do just that. Temporarily defeated in late December, Senator Specter has now renewed efforts to force supporters of tough immigration enforcement to include "guest worker" (i.e., amnesty) provisions. Bills like Specter's can be revived, even after they are temporarily defeated. Indeed, the 1990 bill increasing legal immigration by 40% was defeated on the last day of that Congressional session, only to be revived and passed later that same day!

The open borders lobby is powerful because they have the resources to keep pushing. Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff and high powered pro-mass immigration lobbyist Grover Norquist are among those who indicate that the SOLUTION TO THE ILLEGAL ALIEN PROBLEM IS TO LEGALIZE THEM!

These backdoor strategies to get around Americans' objections to mass immigration can only be stopped one way. That is by insisting that we want to stop mass immigration. And that is the main reason it is essential to also PUSH for a MORATORIUM.

We must generate counter pressure on their push to double legal immigration by PUSHING FOR A MORATORIUM. Only pushing for a moratorium calls the whole enterprise of mass immigration into question, and thus trumps the "rationale" for legalizing the illegals as an ostensible "solution"!

The Open Borders lobby's strategy is to have the Senate pass a bill enacting a "guest worker" (amnesty) program. They would then meld that Senate bill with the enforcement and border security bill (recently passed by the House) in conference committee early this year. This forces the House to vote up or down on the new bill -- without the possibility of amendments and would allow the open borders advocates to avoid a nasty floor fight in the House.

By linking an amnesty/"guest worker" program to the House enforcement and border security bill, the Administration seeks to mislead Americans into supporting a massive amnesty of illegals.

The Administration has some - maybe enough - people fooled with this one.


Certain Republicans and Democrats (the "guest worker" aka amnesty bills
all have bipartisan sponsorship) want open borders, and behind them are
Chambers of Commerce and ethnic
Group lobbies. They will be pushing hard with their big money to pass an amnesty early this year.

We can stop it, but time is very short. Fortunately, we have a plan.

Mark your Calendars! Join CCN and the Minutemen on Capitol Hill February 8!

-- And if you can't come, fax and donate --

CCN, along with members of the Minuteman Project, the ASAP Coalition, and interested citizens will go to the Capitol steps on Wednesday, February 8th, to demand that members of the Senate uphold their sworn Constitutional duties to protect our borders, our jobs, and our nation from the flood of illegal aliens which threatens to transform this once proud republic into a lawless Third World dumping ground.

We will make these demands as citizens of the United States, the constituents who elected them to represent us.

The Senate's failure to act has nearly destroyed health care, education, infrastructure, civil liberties, our heritage, culture and sovereignty of our United States, and threatens our National Security.

Our first and foremost demand is NO "GUEST WORKER" BILLS and NO AMNESTY, whether disguised as a scurrilous "guest worker" bill or otherwise.

Our second and equally important demand is for a seven year MORATORIUM on all legal immigration in excess of 100,000 per year. Given that the over one million legal immigrants per year displace citizens from jobs, depress wages, impose huge costs on taxpayers for schools, hospitals and other services, and serve as FAMILY MAGNETS and as a SAFE HARBOR for ILLEGALS, we must have a MORATORIUM!


Join CCN and the Minutemen in Washington D.C. on February 8 for a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill.

Help us send a clear message to the Senate: our views represent the views of the overwhelming majority of Americans, including their constituents.

We will meet February 8, 2006, at 11:00 on the grass area on the west side of the Capitol.

This battle will likely continue for a few days or even weeks, so even if you receive this Alert after February 8, please do the following:

1) Call, write, and fax your senators today and ask them to oppose any amnesty ("guest worker") plan or any bill that would increase immigration. Indeed, ask them to support a moratorium on all immigration in excess of 100,000 per year.

You can reach your senators by calling the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Fax and E-Mail contact information can be found at www.congress.org

2) WE VERY MUCH NEED YOUR HELP. The Bush Administration is soliciting millions of dollars, planting news stories, and trying to ram the Amnesty through Congress and pass a bill doubling immigration, just as they did CAFTA! But resistance to this scam is building and together we can stop it.

Thanks to the generosity of members and supporters like you, CCN and its ASAP Coalition allies have been able to stop previous amnesty attempts. BUT NOW MORE THAN EVER OUR RESOURCES ARE STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT. WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR DONATIONS TO FIGHT BACK!

Please click on "SUPPORT CCN" to send your donation today!

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on Capitol Hill for
Citizen Call Out


Note: CCN is anti-mass immigration but NOT anti-immigrant.