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Financial Industry Collapsing -- But Some In Congress Still Trying To Give Away More US Jobs To Foreign Workers

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Just as we had seemed to push back attempts for massive increases in foreign workers by the U.S. House last week, we now learn the danger has risen to Orange Alert level in the Senate. Let's take a look at some of the millions of Americans who are being ignored by Senate staffers as they negotiate behind closed doors to bring in additional permanent immigrant workers next year:

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Public Pressure May Be Delaying Giant Foreign Worker Increase

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Great news from Capitol Hill - I'm doing a series of radio shows all day at the "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" event, and talking on my cell phone in between with our Hill lobbyists, but I am pleased to hear that the House Judiciary Committee is not returning today to pass a giant foreign worker increase.

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US House Leaders Plan Vote on Big Foreign Worker Increase This Week -- Despite 5-Year Unemployment High

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Remember all the rhetoric at the two Presidential nominating conventions about standing up for America's workers and their families in tough times? Well, the House Democratic Leadership (with support from a lot of Republicans) plans this week to move forward a bill (H.R. 5882) to permanently give away even more U.S. jobs to an additional half-million foreign workers next year! With the corportate special interests calling shots, the only way to stop this callous move is if hundreds of thousands of you reading this decide to send a fax and make a phone call.

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'Worst' Job Reports from Feds Today, But Sen. Menendez and Rep. Lofgren Fight for Hundreds of Thousands More Foreign Workers

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The U.S. Department of Labor today announced some of the worst stats on the fate of American workers in years while Sen. Menendez of New Jersey and Rep. Lofgren of California fought to import hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers. This morning, Rep. Lofgren shoved her foreign worker bill through the House immigration panel, not allowing amendments to protect American workers.

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Senate Recesses Without Taking Up E-Verify Reauthorization

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The Senate started its summer recess without taking up the E-Verify reauthorization bill (H.R. 6633) the House passed by a 407-2 margin. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has been holding E-Verify hostage in the Senate until he gets 500,000 additional permanent foreign worker visas. These are simple "skilled" visas, where an individual doesn't need any specialized training or education (other than two years of college). As such, the legislation would keep a half-million Americans out of work.

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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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Forging immigration reform

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... we joined together to craft the Secure America with Verification and Enforcement (SAVE) Act. The SAVE Act provides a three-pronged approach to curb illegal immigration: enhanced border security, employment verification and dramatically increased enforcement of our nation's existing laws...http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/mar/14/forging-immigration-reform/

By Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) and Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA), in the Washtington Times, March 14, 2008

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House GOP wants immigration vote

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... Rep. Thelma Drake (R-Va.), backed by her leaders, filed the discharge petition calling for a vote on the Shuler bill, which would add 8,000 border guards to the federal payroll, expedite the deportation of illegal immigrants and expand an existing database for employers to check the eligibility of a potential worker. ...http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0308/8977.html

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House Republicans Seek to Force Floor Vote on Immigration Enforcement Bill

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Minority Whip Roy Blunt , R-Mo., said he expects about 100 Republicans to sign the petition by Rep. Thelma Drake , R-Va., which seeks to bring to the House floor border enforcement legislation introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler , D-N.C. Shuler’s bill has 141 cosponsors — 93 Republicans and 48 Democrats. But it is not clear how many Democrats will sign the discharge petition.

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Senate GOP Introduces New Immigration Package and Caucus

Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.) presents his new immigration bills

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Senate Republicans on Wednesday held a press conference to showcase a package of 15 bills designed to make critical improvements to America’s immigration system. The coalition, led by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), called for full Senate consideration on each of the bills as amendments to any legislative vehicle deemed appropriate by Senate Republicans this year.

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No stemming the tide of good U.S. jobs going overseas

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Corporations whine that H-1Bs are needed because of a shortage of Americans with skills, but major studies at the University of California Davis and Duke University conclusively prove we have thousands of unemployed or underemployed Americans with all the needed technical skills. http://www.townhall.com/columnists/PhyllisSchlafly/2007/04/16/no_stemming_the_tide_of_good_us_jobs_going_overseas

By Phyllis Schlafly, April 16, 2007

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Jobs Americans Won't Do: Voodoo Economics from the White House

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The idea that a modern society like ours requires the ministrations of foreign workers, because there is no other way to do get these jobs done, smacks of the apocryphal quote from a 19th-century patent commissioner: "Everything that can be invented has been invented."http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/markoped010704.html

By Mark Krikorian, of the Center for Immigration Studies, in National Review, January 7, 2004

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The 'Jobs Americans Won't Do' Myth

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While President Bush says he is considering another "guest-worker program" for the nearly 13 million illegal aliens living and working in the United States, he also says the program won't be a reward for violating U.S. immigration and alien employment laws. It's hard to understand how illegal aliens would not consider such a program a reward...http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/2/13/140946.shtml

By Jon E. Dougherty in NewsMax, Feb. 18, 2004

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Dirty Work: What Are the Jobs Americans Won't Do?

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"The failure here isn't in the work ethic of Americans. Rather, it lies with the CEOs, business owners, university and hospital administrators, and government officials—and ultimately, with all of us who benefit from cheap labor—to offer the wages and benefits necessary to attract sufficient numbers of legal workers. There's a reason they call the labor market a market."http://www.slate.com/id/2157483/

By Daniel Gross, in Slate, January 12, 2007

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Roy Beck Discusses Domestic Recruitment Channels Before House Immigration Subcommittee

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NumbersUSA President Roy Beck testifies why US companies need to increase their domestic recruitment channels citing the Barbara Jordan Commission. This was part of the Hearing on the U.S. Economy, U.S. Workers, and Immigration Reform before the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.

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Sen. Hutchison (R-Texas) -- Favors Guest-Worker Program

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Hutchison made clear the GOP plan, shaping up as the rival to Feinstein's AgJobs bill, would not offer citizenship to the temporary workers.

"The problem we had in the last bill was the controversy over amnesty," Hutchison said when asked how her legislation could avoid the fate of the proposed comprehensive immigration fix.

Sessions, who called AgJobs a "massive amnesty," is pressing for a program that would allow foreign workers to stay in the U.S. for as long as 10 months and then return home before applying to re-enter for another temporary work cycle...

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For employers, cost to be high for illegal hires

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"'If they're trying to make another effort at amnesty in the fall, then this is a pretty smart thing they're doing,' said Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, a Virginia-based organization that helped engineer a fierce grass-roots campaign in June to defeat a bipartisan Senate bill that would have offered legalization to undocumented immigrants..."

Chicago Tribune

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Little-Known Group Claims a Win on Immigration

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"When a comprehensive immigration bill collapsed last month on the Senate floor, it was a victory for a small group that had been lobbying Congress for a decade to reduce the number of immigrants — legal and illegal — in the United States. The group, Numbers USA, tracked every twist and turn of the bill. Its members flooded the Senate with more than a million faxes, sent through the organization’s Web site. It supplied arguments and information to senators opposing the bill. 'It was a David-and-Goliath struggle,' said Roy H.

NumbersUSA Quoted

NumbersUSA TV ad criticizes McConnell for immigration-bill effort

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"Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who helped revive an immigration bill this week, is drawing criticism back home in a sharply worded television ad being run by a national group. NumbersUSA, which favors restricting immigration, accuses McConnell of joining liberal icon Ted Kennedy in "strong-arming" senators to support "amnesty" for millions of illegal immigrants..."

The Associated Press (AP)

NumbersUSA Quoted

Immigration bill ignites grass-roots fire

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"Conservative anger at the Senate immigration bill is at such a pitch that even Republican lawmakers are feeling the heat. Groups like NumbersUSA have been channeling that grass-roots fury and, in doing so, have leaped in size and are playing a larger role in the immigration debate than ever before..."

The Los Angeles Times

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Barbara Jordan's Legal Immigration Recommendations

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The Immigration Act of 1990 mandated the creation of a bipartisan
commission to examine the impacts of immigration on the United States
and to make recommendations for future policy. The Commission, chaired
by the late Barbara Jordan, issued its final report in 1997, but Barbara
Jordan held a press conference in 1995 releasing the Commission's
recommendations on legal immigration. The Jordan Commission called for
an end to Chain Migration, the end of the Visa Lottery, and an annual

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