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Rep. Nathan Deal Fights Government Health Care for Illegal Aliens

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The America's Affordable Health Choice Act, Congress' new plan for universal health care, is being marked up by the House Energy and Commerce Committee today. As written, the bill will allow millions of illegal aliens to receive taxpayer-funded health care. Rep. Nathan Deal will be submitting amendments to prevent this from occurring.

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Grassley: New 287(g) Policies Hamper Local Law Enforcement Ability to Apprehend Illegal Aliens

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In a July 14 letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said he is worried that new departmental policies will weaken the 287(g) program, which was specifically designed to give local law enforcement offices the capability to investigate, apprehend, and detain illegal immigrants by entering into a cooperative agreement with the federal government. Grassley also noted that the department’s changes are a step backward in the effort to enforce the nation’s immigrations laws.

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House Rules Panel Denies Immigration-Reduction Votes on Spending Bills

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The House Rules Committee, in separate actions involving the FY2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill (S 1436) and the Financial Services Appropriations bill (H.R. 3170), denied a floor vote on immigration-reduction amendments that would have helped protect American workers. In drafting the rule that defines acceptable House floor amendments for the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, the Rules Committee refused to allow votes on amendments that would have required federal contractors to use the E-Verify program as a condition for receiving government funds [sponsored by Rep.

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'U6' Unemployment -- The People Who Will Be Hurt Most If Pelosi & Reid Kill E-Verify Parts Of DHS Spending Bill

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  by  Roy Beck

"U6." No, it isn't a new version of an Irish rock group. It is the more complete look at the victims of unemployment. These are the people who would most benefit from the expanded use of E-Verify to open up jobs held by illegal aliens. Let's make sure that Pelosi, Reid and Obama look at the 25 million American victims before they choose to once again favor illegal aliens for the jobs.

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Author-to-Author with Al Franken -- No Effect on His Anti-Verification Vote

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  by  Roy Beck

New Minnesota Senator Al Franken was still a comedian and just starting to be an author when I met him at a radio studio in San Francisco in 1996. I was pitching my "The Case Against Immigration" book. I made the case to him in the waiting room. He didn't buy it then. And he definitely didn't buy it last week in his first votes in favor of keeping U.S. jobs in the hands of illegal foreign workers.

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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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