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URGENT: The Senate Must Act to Pass E-Verify

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September 18, 2008
URGENT: The Senate Must Act to Pass E-Verify
FAIR:
The economy is ailing and many Americans are out of work, yet the Senate leadership remains unwilling to protect American workers from having their jobs taken by illegal aliens.  With time running out, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid remains unwilling to even bring an E-Verify re-authorization bill to the floor. 

This critical program will end in November if the Senate does not act before their upcoming target adjournment date.  The House overwhelmingly voted 407-2 to re-authorize E-Verify last month, and it's time for the Senate to do the same thing.  However Reid - bowing to special interests and Senator Robert Menendez's insistence on hundreds of thousands of cheap foreign workers - is refusing to even bring H.R.6633 to the floor. 

We understand that Senate staffers are negotiating with leadership today regarding whether to bring the re-authorization to the floor.  Please call your Senators and Senator Reid's office today and tell them to bring E-Verify to the floor with no strings attached. 


URGENT: Stop House Leadership from Granting Amnesty under the Guise of Helping Our Military

The House Judiciary Committee, under the pretense of supporting our troops, voted late Wednesday afternoon to grant amnesty to the illegal alien family members of servicemen, even if these individuals have committed serious crimes.  H.R.6020 does not reward servicemen, but instead grants broad amnesty to any extended family members who may be illegal aliens. Additionally, it gives immigration judges the discretion to waive deportation orders for those family members who have committed a crime.  Although members of the committee were able to exclude a few serious crimes, the bill gives broad discretion to immigration judges to waive deportation of a criminal alien.

The American Legion, which has expressed opposition to the bill, testified in May: "This would seem to reward law breakers and - possibly - illegal immigrants with a short cut to citizenship that is nothing less than an official pardon for illegal acts: an amnesty." 

Please call your Representative today and tell them to oppose all efforts to bring H.R.6020 to the floor.

More information about E-Verify and H.R.6020 is available on FAIR's website.

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