For the moment, I want to step back from questions of lying, sincerity and deception. The big picture for the week is that the President's pledge to Congress that illegal aliens will not benefit from his federal health plan has pretty well established that everybody who is anybody agrees that it would be wrong to include illegal aliens. That's a victory, folks.
Time after time after time over the last year, NumbersUSA's members mobilized to advance E-Verify and close off millions more jobs to illegal aliens. And just as many times, you suffered defeat. It is oh so difficult to maintain perseverance, but you did and yours led to a gigantic victory today as the Obama Administration made a huge leap in immigration enforcement.
On a dismal day for America's workers, I see a few bright spots that all of us connected to NumbersUSA could make brighter through focused activism this fall. (Look inside.) But the utter hypocrisy and insanity of the elites is on full display as they lament the huge oversupply of workers for jobs after 21 months of a recession in which they have called for more immigration to meet what they claim is a U.S. "worker shortage!"
By Charles2485 of NY, Friday, September 4, 2009, 12:00 PM EST - posted on NumbersUSA
Recently, an article in a large newspaper caught my eye with a quote from a farmer in words that were so perfect for the “comprehensive reform” amnesty crowd that it seemed like a lobbyist had coached him on what to say. So, over a 2-week period I tried to contact him, and I finally caught up with him a couple of days ago. Our conversation illuminates how decent family farmers have gotten mixed up with the amnesty lobby.
By Jenny7053 of VA, Updated Sunday, September 6, 2009, 1:00 PM EST - posted on NumbersUSA
President Obama has set multiple guidelines to protect our land for future generations. Somehow the politicians who are most vocal about protecting our environment often do not want to address how current immigration policies are detrimental to this goal. This new video and a short summary video explain how the United States cannot reach its environmental goals unless it stops its policy of forcing large population growth through mass immigration.
I was dining in downtown Boston with a long-time acquaintance of Teddy Kennedy at the very time the Senator died a week ago. We had discussed what had caused Kennedy to pursue immigration policies that so fundamentally changed America. When I awoke the next morning to the Massachusetts TV stations doing their eulogies, I decided to wait until after burial to share my thoughts. . . .
As Director of Government Relations for NumbersUSA, I am used to outrageous statements from Members of Congress. But I was truly shocked recently when I witnessed a federal judge commend an illegal-alien felon in federal court.
The Obama Administration has dilly-dallied all year in carrying out the Bush regulation to require federal contractors to run new hires through E-Verify. Now that a federal judge has thrown out a court challenge by greedy businesses as essentially being nonsense, Obama should drop plans for watered down regs and use this as an opportunity to put far more Americans back to work than has happened through last winter's Stimulus Bill.
Securing our southern border raises interesting environmental issues. But there is no denying the environmental devastation along the border resulting from illegal immigration and our chronic failure to secure the borders. Janice Kephart uses exclusive hidden camera video to tell the story of the negative effects of not stopping illegal immigration across the Mexican border in the following guest blog. . .