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Obama to Request Additional Funding for Border Security

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Pres. Barack Obama is expected to ask Congress for an additional $27 billion for border and transportation security along the Southwestern border. The move would help fulfill a promise to the Mexican government to stop the flow of guns across the border and will also likely set the stage for immigration reform and Amnesty by putting the focus on border security first.

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New No. 2 on Senate Judiciary Has An Impressive Sensitivity for the Struggling U.S. Worker

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  by  Roy Beck

When I walked into Sen. Jeff Sessions' office several years ago for my first one-on-one visit with him, I knew we could count on him to be a full champion for the rule of law in matters of immigration. But I wanted to persuade him that it was just as important to change immigration policy out of compassion for beleaguered American workers. With almost no prodding from me, the Alabama Senator astounded me with the depth of his sensitivity to the plight of vulnerable workers and with his resistance to chamber of commerce propaganda.

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No. 1 Champion for American Workers Chosen as Ranking Member of Judiciary Committee

Sen. Jeff Sessions

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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has been selected by Senate Republicans to serve as Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, which oversees the Immigration Subcommittee. Sen. Sessions is a key advocate for reducing immigration levels and recently sponsored the E-Verify extension amendment to the economic stimulus bill.

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Does the United States Admit a Reasonable Number of Legal Immigrants?

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  by  Charles Breiterman

Over the past 20 years, the United States has granted legal permanent residence (green cards) to an average of more than 1 million persons per year. And compared to other nations, the United States is above average in terms of immigrants per thousand population.

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Shuler to Reintroduce SAVE Act this Month

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Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) is putting the final touches on this year's SAVE Act, which he plans to introduce in Congress within the next few weeks. Shuler first sponsored the legislation during the last Congressional session, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kept it off the floor, and the attempt at a discharge petition fell 28 signatures short.

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Poll Reveals 74% of Americans Want Stronger Borders

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A new Washington Post-ABC Poll reveals that 74% of Americans think the United States is not doing enough to prevent illegal crossings at the borders. The poll was conducted in connection with Pres. Barack Obama's 100th day in office and asked respondents questions on social issues ranging from immigration to gay marriage to the legalization of marijuana.

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Schumer Can't See 13 Million Jobless Americans In His Political Rush To Pass Amnesty

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  by  Roy Beck

Did you think Senators might be too smart this year -- or too moral or at least too embarrassed -- to push for more foreign workers while millions of Americans are losing their jobs?

Such modest faith in U.S. Senators was dashed yesterday by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a first hearing of its immigration panel.

Senators made it clear that they are hopeful that the American people will let them pass the amnesty this year that was blocked in 2007.

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American Legion Launches National Education Effort on Illegal Immigration

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The American Legion has launched a nationwide education initiative to alert the nation to the dangers posed by unhampered illegal immigration and the government's unwillingness to address the issue.

The Legion is launching a coast-to-coast media campaign to explain the dangers of of illegal immigration. It will also offer a booklet, free to the public, which outlines the dangers and offers logical policy initiatives.

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