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NumbersUSA Members Chime in on Tuesday's Vote

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

We’ve had tremendous response to Roy’s blog analyzing Tuesday’s disappointing 50-47 vote in the Senate with more than 135 comments since it was posted that evening. Only one other blog in our history received more comments, and it dates back to July. If I had to guess, Tuesday’s blog would surpass that blog’s 160 comments by the end of the weekend.

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Senate Again Shows Incredible Insensitivity to Jobless Americans (but this E-Verify fight moved the cause forward)

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  by  Roy Beck

Senate Republicans tonight stood unanimously with unemployed American workers in voting for a long-term extension of E-Verify to keep illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs. However, all but 7 Democratic votes were for continuing a series of months-long extensions to keep the future of E-Verify in doubt. And that was enough for a 50-47 majority to table Sen. Sessions' latest attempt to assure states and businesses that the federal government will continue to provide this essential program for opening American jobs for American workers. But in this temporary defeat, we see many signs of winning the battle. I'll tell you the reasons -- and which Senators were the biggest disappointments. . . .

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Border Arrests Drop to 30-year Lows

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Increased enforcement and the declining U.S. economy have contributed to the lowest levels of border arrests since the 1970s according to Border Patrol Statistics. From October 2008 through February 2009, agents arrested 195,000 trying to cross the Mexican/U.S. border, which is a 24 percent decrease from the same period a year ago.

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After Massive Public Outcry, Senate will get a Vote on Sessions' 5-year E-Verify Amendment

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Sen. Jeff Sessions' amendment to extend E-Verify for another five years has made the cut of amendments that will be voted on before a final vote on the Omnibus Appropriations bill. Yesterday, Sen Harry Reid blocked a vote on Sessions' amendment, but because the Senate was unable to get the 60 votes required to end the debate, he's been forced to open the bill back up.

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E-Verify Growing by 1,000 Companies per Week

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New state laws and the growing fear of workplace enforcement have led to 1,000 new companies signing up per week for E-Verify. Arizona and Mississippi, who have mandatory E-Verify laws, along with several others that have some sort of E-Verify law in place lead the trend, but states without mandatory laws are also signing up at a fast pace.

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Nevada Voters Want E-Verify -- Will Their Sen. Reid Give In To Them?

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  by  Roy Beck

A Zogby poll found that it is difficult to locate anybody in Nevada who doesn't support the E-Verify program to keep illegal foreign workers out of jobs. Yet, Nevada Sen. Reid has been blocking a long-term reauthorization of E-Verify for months. Friday, he finally gave in and said the Senate can vote on the program, but insiders say to watch out for a parliamentary trick that will block the vote at the last minute on Tuesday.

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