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Illegal Aliens Find Little Resistance when Self-Deporting

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One impact the sour U.S. economy is having is that many illegal aliens are self-deporting. As unemployment rates increase among American workers, the availability of jobs for undocumented workers becomes smaller, and many are leaving the United States without any resistance from immigration authorities.

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Obama Administration Weakens 287(g)

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The 287(g) program was intended to join local law enforcement with federal immigration officials to enforce laws at the local level. The program has been successful and has gained momentum in recent years, but the Obama Administration is revamping its contracts with local law officials, which significantly weakens the purpose of 287(g).

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Senate Adopts Vitter and Grassley Amendments -- 4th Victory in a Row!

Sen. David Vitter & Sen. Charles Grassley

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Yesterday, the Senate adopted two immigration-reduction amendments through a voice vote, marking our third and fourth victories this week. Sen. Charles Grassley's (R-Iowa) E-Verify amendment to the Homeland Security spending bill allows employers to check the workplace eligibility of all employees, not just new hires. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) No-Match amendment prevents further delay in the implementation of a Bush Administration rule allowing the Social Security to send No-Match letters to employers.

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After 4 Senate Victories, How Do We Protect Them From Backroom Death?

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  by  Roy Beck

Most of you are shocked by the Senate's passage of 4 immigration enforcement amendments this week that would open up hundreds of thousands of jobs to unemployed Americans over the next year alone. This is the Senate that has stood against U.S. workers in favor of illegal aliens repeatedly. While the victories really do represent great progress for our side, we also can be 95% sure that Senate Leader Reid, House Speaker Pelosi and Pres. Obama have every intention of killing these amendments in a backroom deal, just like they killed House-passed enforcement in February. But you can keep that from happening.

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E-VERIFY VICTORY -- 8 Senators Switch Sides Since March Defeat

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  by  Roy Beck

A 9.5% unemployment rate and stories of returning National Guardsmen who can't find jobs -- plus constant pressure from home-state voters -- has finally produced a victory for mandating government contractors to use E-Verify to keep from hiring illegal aliens. After several defeated efforts, Sen. Sessions finally won over a majority of his colleagues this morning. Especially interesting to all of us are the 8 Senators who voted to kill this mandate in March but who supported it today.

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E-Verify Bill Passes N.C. State Committee

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A bill to extend mandatory E-Verify usage in North Carolina passed a state Senate committee on July 7. SB 32, which is sponsored by Sen. John Snow, a Democrat, would require city and county governments, and certain state and local government contractors, to use the federal E-Verify system to check the workplace eligibility of new hires. State agencies were required to use E-Verify beginning in 2007, so this bill is seen as the next step in an effort to extend E-Verify usage and, thereby, free up jobs for unemployed citizens and legal residents.

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