Sen. Schumer's PRO-amnesty petition had a big day today and seems to be picking up momentum. But the nation's top ANTI-amnesty petition has even more momentum. My great thanks to all of you who were part of adding more than 30,000 new signers today! For the first time, the ANTI-amnesty petition has more signers than the one backing the Gang of Eight's PRO-amnesty plan.
Very slowly, more and more Members of Congress are starting to look at the practical consequences of the Senate Gang of Eight's broad proposals for a "path to citizenship" for some 11 million illegal aliens. Elected officials have to be forced to consider that a better phrase would be that they are being asked to provide the 11 million immigration lawbreakers a "path to welfare, chain migration and U.S. jobs," all to the detriment of American workers and taxpayers.
In the stampede of media advice to Republicans to pass “comprehensive immigration reform” (supposedly to win more Hispanic votes in 2016), hardly any dust has been kicked up by discussing whether more immigration would be good for Hispanic Americans themselves. If Republicans want more Hispanic votes, they might consider pushing policies that actually help Hispanic voters get back to work and increase their incomes.
On this Christmas Eve -- a week after Hanukkah and a week before New Year's -- humanitarian and sharing feelings are at a height. While we who favor reduced U.S. immigration levels are showing compassion for the most vulnerable of our own national community, I know that many of us also try to do something for people in other nations. Share with others where you invest your international charity.
Major media -- after ignoring the subject throughout the campaigns -- have finally been focusing on just how bad joblessness and poverty are for Black Americans. Here in Washington, the Post ran a startling front page story over the weekend.
MSNBC today is suggesting that NumbersUSA's grassroots citizen army very well may stand in the way of the mass media's rush to proclaim "comprehensive immigration reform" (mass amnesty) a done deal in the next Congress. Thanks for the respect.
Supporters of the lottery took to the floor this morning to repeatedly denounce NumbersUSA and its 1.3 million activist members for our efforts to hold down the number of new permanent foreign workers with which the government forces unemployed Americans to compete each year. Nonetheless, the U.S. House overwhelmingly voted 245-139 this morning to kill the Visa Lottery in the multi-issue HR 6429 bill which now goes to the Senate in this lame duck session that will end before Christmas.
Let me arm you with some very important numbers to resist a frantic push today by open-borders-leaning journalists and pundits to persuade congressional Republicans to help Pres. Obama pass a mass amnesty early next year.
No question that the results were quite mixed for those of us desiring rational, pro-worker immigration policies. But I believe the net puts us in a somewhat stronger position the next two years than in the last two years. Let's take a first look . . .
I'll be live-blogging throughout Election Night about the immigration policy implications among the hundreds of results that you are unlikely to find on TV. I will be assisted by two dozen members of the NumbersUSA staff who will be combing through all the resources and results and alerting me to information that I should pass on to you.