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Rasmussen Poll Shows Americans Angry at Government's Refusal to Fix Illegal Immigration Problem

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A June 13 Rasmussen poll shows that Americans are still mad at Congress's failure to reform America's immigration system. The poll shows that 1/3 of all Americans are mad about illegal immigration, but Americans blame Washington and not the illegal aliens. Eighty-three percent of those angry about immigration blame the federal government. Thirty-two percent of those polled expressed "anger" with the situation, while an additional twenty-seven percent expressed frustration with the government's inaction.

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Sen. Grassley Introduces Legislation to Improve E-Verify

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Ia.) recently introduced legislation (S. 3093) that would reauthorize the E-Verify program. Grassley's legislation also makes several improvements to the program.

Sen Grassley said, "Nobody could have imagined the sophistication of the documents that illegal aliens use to work in the United States,

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Presidential Executive Order Extends E-Verify to Federal Contractors

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On June 6, President Bush signed an executive order requiring Federal contractors to use E-Verify, a free, Internet-based system that enables employers to check an employee’s eligibility to work in the U.S. within seconds.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will now propose regulations to implement the order, which requires federal contractors to use E-Verify when they start work under new government contracts or hire new workers under existing contracts.

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YES to Decent Health Care for Illegals in Detention -- But Don't Use Issue To Slow Deportations

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  by  Roy Beck

ICE Chief Julie Myers goes before a congressional panel Wednesday to answer charges such as that she is allowing "immigrants in detention (to) languish without lawyers and decent medical care even when they are mortally ill," as the New York Times stated in an editorial today (June 3).

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DID THEY DIE FOR OPEN BORDERS? Memorial Day raised questions about U.S. government's commitment to national community

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  by  Roy Beck

With men and women dying in the armed services of our country every day, the question of national community loomed large for me this Memorial Day.

Did all those who died in foreign lands this last year, as well as in America near our own borders, accept the possibility of the supreme sacrifice for just some vague concept of a country? For virtually open borders? For a government that only some times puts its citizens' interests ahead of those of citizens of other countries?

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Rep. Scalise of Louisiana Signs SAVE Act Discharge Petition

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On May 22, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) signed the discharge petition for the SAVE Act, just days after being sworn into office as a Member of Congress. This brings the total number of discharge petition signers to 189, just 29 shy of the 218 needed to force a floor vote on the bill. Rep. Scalise replaces Rep. Richard Baker in Louisiana’s first congressional district. Rep. Baker had a career “A” grade from Americans for Better Immigration.

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Ag capitalism starting to work without amnesty

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At first blush, I'm sure some will find the news of big California ag firms expanding operations in Mexico to be a negative reaction to increased enforcement against illegal immigration.

Look deeper, however, and this is yet more proof that a constant and escalating enforcement will create an attrition in the illegal population in the U.S.  -- and will allow agricultural capitalism to begin to work properly without the distortion of an amnesty.

Attrition Through Enforcement works!

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U.S. Farmers Move Business to Mexico in Search of Cheap Labor

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Due to the success of recent immigration raids, U.S. farmers are setting up operations in Mexico because they are having a hard time finding cheap labor that cannot be deported.

A recent survey by the Western Growers Associations shows that American companies now farm more than 45,000 acres and employ more than 11,000 people. Agricultural labor economist James Holt said that, "Employers can't find enough legal workers to replace this huge number of illegal workers....Their only option is to go where the workers are."

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Harry Reid Pulls Ag Amnesty from Iraq Supplemental

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In the face of enormous opposition from both sides of the aisle, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opted to drop the agricultural amnesty from the Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill.

Reid decided to drop language, submitted by Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Larry Craig, that would have given a path to citizenship for 1.3 million illegal agricultural workers, as well as their families.

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