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Call Your Senators and Urge Them to Allow a Vote on Amendment to Prevent the Lawsuit Against Arizona

Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and David Vitter (R-La.) have offered an amendment to H.R. 5297 (the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010) that would prevent the Obama Administration, including the Department of Justice and other agencies, from participating in lawsuits seeking to invalidate the recently enacted Arizona immigration law. CALL Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell NOW at 202-224-3121 and urge them to allow a vote on this amendment. Then, CALL your own Senators and ask them to urge the Senate Leadership to allow a vote!

Calling is easy!

Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121; ask for the office of Senator Harry Reid, Senator Mitch McConnell, or your own Senator.

Simply tell the staffer your name, where you are calling from, and urge the Senator to do all he can to ensure the Senate is allowed to vote on SA 4464 to H.R. 5297, the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010.


  • Sens. David Vitter and Jim DeMint have introduced an amendment to the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010 that would prevent the administration from participating in any lawsuit against Arizona. I hope you will pressure Majority Leader Reid to allow the Senate to vote on this amendment so that all Americans can benefit from Arizona's law and so Americans can see which Senators want to protect illegal aliens rather than help the unemployed.
  • Americans are dying because of our porous borders and unchecked illegal immigration. Despite this, President Obama and Attorney General Holder have decided to interfere with Arizona's attempts to protect its citizens. I hope you will fight for all unemployed Americans by demanding that Majority Leader Reid allow the Senate to vote on Sens. Vitter and DeMint's amendment (SA 4464) to H.R. 5297, the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010.


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In the News

U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez says that in Arizona, Mitt Romney said the state’s SB 1070 law should be model for nation

Quoted - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Finally, we turned to NumbersUSA, an Arlington-Va.-based nonprofit group that opposes illegal immigration and advocates for limits on legal immigration, because it tracks what the presidential candidates say about immigration. The group’s president, Roy Beck, told us that Romney has expressed support for enacting "attrition by enforcement" policies on a national level such as requiring that businesses use E-Verify. Beck said Romney has not said specific provisions of SB 1070 should be taken as a model for federal immigration laws.

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Fewer day laborers on Phx. streets

In the News - Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day laborers, mostly illegal immigrants from Mexico, also had proliferated in other areas of metropolitan Phoenix, including Guadalupe, west Phoenix and Fountain Hills.

But drive by any of those locations now, and only a handful of day laborers are left. And no longer do they rush up to vehicles en masse, waving their hands in a desperate bid to get hired. Now, they are more likely to keep a lower profile, leaning against a tree or sitting on a milk crate.

There are several reasons for the change. Arizona's slumping economy has dried up the demand for day laborers, who typically are hired for yard cleaning, moving, tree cutting, construction and other jobs. Many have left Arizona to look for work in other states, or they have given up and returned to Mexico.

By Daniel Gonzalez -- The Arizona Republic


Missouri sheriffs' group endorses immigration enforcement efforts by border states

In the News - Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Missouri sheriffs are giving their support to law officers in states along the Mexican border seeking to enforce immigration laws.

The Missouri Sheriffs' Association this week approved a resolution backing states that have approved their own legislation on immigration enforcement. The resolution specifically mentions Arizona, where part of a new law on the subject has been blocked by a federal judge.

The Missouri sheriffs group said Wednesday the resolution was approved by more than 100 members at its annual meeting, with no votes in opposition.

By Associated Press