Virginia is against the Bush Graham Kennedy Kyl McCain Senate amnesty and guest worker. Next year’s senate contest will turn on amnesty aka comprehensive immigration reform. The Senator who votes no on cloture will have the most influence on the voters in the 2008 Virginia Senate primaries and general election.
==From Numbers USA
(June 25) A roll call vote on whether to bring S. 1639, the “corrected and updated” version of S. 1348, to the floor is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, June 26). On this matter, a senator’s “YES” vote on cloture is equivalent to a vote for amnesty.
CLICK HERE to visit the Senate Vote Day Action Center for more information on the “compromise” bill, S. 1639 (formerly S. 1348).
Senators who vote yes on cloture will undermine their credibility. They will have little influence on their party’s primary or the general election.
Senator Jim Webb’s ability to influence the 2008 Democratic Senate primary nominee depends on his voting no on cloture.
Senator John Warner’s ability to pick Tom Davis as his successor depends on his voting no on cloture.
2008 is the Senate primary and election on amnesty and legal immigration. This is the first election after the deaths of Alison Kunhardt Tessa Tranchant. This election is as much about their deaths as elections after 9-11 were about the deaths of those who died in 9-11.
In case Virginia’s senators have forgotten, part of 9-11 happened on Virginia soil. In case Virginia’ senators have forgotten, on 9-11 foreign enemies in this country spilled Virginia blood on Virginia soil. Virginians have not forgotten that day or how it showed us truths we did not know or did not want to know.
This was the first war on Virginia soil since the Civil War. Virginians do not forget who they are or where they come from. Neither should Senator Jim Webb or Senator John Warner.
==Thomas Davis Career C, Recent C+ voting record immigration
==Senator John Warner Career C-, Recent C- voting record immigration
==Senator Jim Webb Recent C voting record immigration
Tom Davis with Senator Warner’s backing is a losing duo as the dynamic duo of amnesty. Will George W. Bush campaign with them for Tom Davis in the Virginia Senate Republican primary? Will Tom Davis campaign with the Kiss of Kennedy? The same kiss that sent Mary Jo Kopechne to her death at Chappaquiddick?
Kennedy will leave Davis in the same air pocket as he left Mary Jo Kopechne in.
Virginia’s senior senator, Republican John Warner, said in a statement Thursday that he respects the right of congressional members to freely “exercise the religion of their choice, including those of the Islamic faith utilizing the Quran.”
Senators who think the deaths of Allison Kunhardt or Tessa Tranchant will be forgotten by Virginians or the deaths on 9-11 will be forgotten have forgotten the Virginia they come from.
By Michael O’BrienJohn Ullyot, a spokesman for Warner, tells National Review Online that the senator has indicated that he would like to run again.
Kate Obenshain Griffin, the former chairwoman of the Virginia Republican party, paints a picture of uncertainty.
“I personally discussed it with him in private at length, and I don’t know what he’s going to do,” says Larry Sabato, the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. “I think he’s going back and forth on the matter.”
Immigration bill’s backers predict Senate victory By Stephen Dinan Washington Times June 25, 2007
Below is a thread at Free Republic
“Parents of crash victims attend event targeting illegal immigration
The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 19, 2007 | GILLIAN GAYNAIR”
“Call Webb, Warner and Drake, and tell them in a nice way that their jobs depend on their vote on immigration,” said Bill Buchanan of the American Council for Immigration Reform in Arlington. “Do nothing, and things will get worse. You must direct your efforts to make this state less attractive to immigrants.”
About 50 people attended the event – all of whom had to show identification to enter – which was designed to encourage people to join Help Save Virginia. The group grew from Help Save Herndon, a group that came together over concerns about day laborers in their town.
The meeting was sponsored by the Virginia chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.
“The event was scheduled before the March 30 car crash that killed Virginia Beach teenagers Allison Kunhardt (also spelled Alison Kunhardt in some webpages) and Tessa Tranchant. Alfredo Ramos, an illegal immigrant, has been charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
Alison’s father, David Kunhardt, and Tessa’s mother, Colette Tranchant, attended Friday’s gathering.”
Pat Buchanan. H. Ross Perot. Ralph Nader. Reform Party. George H. W. Bush. George W. Bush. John McCain. Teddy Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy. Shamnesty. McAmnesty. McKennedy. Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act 2007. Bush Senate Amnesty.
==If you put your cursor on the victim’s name with the mouse you can see their photo on some systems.
Search 9-11 victims
AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 77,
from Washington to Los Angeles, crashed into the Pentagon with 64 people aboard.
Charles Burlingame, 51, Herndon, Va.*
David M. Charlebois, 39, Washington, D.C*
Michele Heidenberger, 57, Chevy Chase, Md.*
Jennifer Lewis, 38, Culpeper, Virginia*
Kenneth Lewis, 49, Culpeper, Virginia*
Renee A. May, 39, Baltimore, Md*
Paul Ambrose, 32, Washington, D.C.*
Yeneneh Betru, 35, Burbank, Calif*
Mary Jane (MJ) Booth, 64, Falls Church, Va.*
Bernard Curtis Brown, 11, Washington, D.C.*
Suzanne Calley, 42, San Martin, Calif.*
William Caswell, 54, Silver Spring, Md.*
Sarah Clark, 65, Columbia, Md.*
Zandra Cooper, Annandale, Va.*
Asia Cottom, 11, Washington, D.C.*
James Debeuneure, 58, Upper Marlboro, Md.*
Rodney Dickens, 11, Washington, D.C.*
Eddie Dillard, Alexandria, Va.*
Charles Droz, 52, Springfield, Va.*
Barbara G. Edwards, 58, Las Vegas, Nev.*
Charles S. Falkenberg, 45, University Park, Md.*
Zoe Falkenberg, 8, University Park, Md.*
Dana Falkenberg, 3, of University Park, Md.*
James Joe Ferguson, 39, Washington, D.C.*
Wilson “Bud” Flagg, 63, Millwood, Va.*
Darlene Flagg, 63, Millwood, Va.*
Richard Gabriel, 54, Great Falls, Va.*
Ian J. Gray, 55, Columbia, Md.*
Stanley Hall, 68, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.*
Bryan Jack, 48, Alexandria, Va.*
Steven D. Jacoby, 43, Alexandria, Va.*
Ann Judge, 49, Great Falls, Va.*
Chandler Keller, 29, El Segundo, Calif.*
Yvonne Kennedy, 62, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia*
Norma Khan, 45, Reston, Va.*
Karen A. Kincaid, 40, Washington, D.C.*
Dong Lee, 48, Leesburg, Va.*
Dora Menchaca, 45, of Santa Monica, Calif.*
Christopher Newton, 38, Anaheim, Calif.*
Barbara Olson, 45, Great Falls, Va*
Ruben Ornedo, 39, Los Angeles, Calif.*
Robert Penniger, 63, of Poway, Calif.*
Robert R. Ploger, 59, Annandale, Va.*
Lisa J. Raines, 42, Great Falls, Va.*
Todd Reuben, 40, Potomac, Maryland*
John Sammartino, 37, Annandale, Va.*
Diane Simmons, Great Falls, Va.*
George Simmons, Great Falls, Va.*
Mari-Rae Sopper, 35, Santa Barbara, Calif.*
Robert Speisman, 47, Irvington, N.Y*
Norma Lang Steuerle, 54, Alexandria, Va.*
Hilda E. Taylor, 62, Forestville, Md*
Leonard Taylor, 44, Reston, Va.*
Sandra Teague, 31, Fairfax, Va.*
Leslie A. Whittington, 45, University Park, Maryland.*
John D. Yamnicky, 71, Waldorf, Md.*
Vicki Yancey, 43, Springfield, Va.*
Shuyin Yang, 61, Beijing, China*
Yuguag Zheng, 65, Beijing, China*
Click on links to see their bio and sometimes photo.
Spc. Craig Amundson, 28, Fort Belvoir, Va.*
Melissa Rose Barnes, 27, Redlands, Calif.*
(Retired) Master Sgt. Max Beilke, 69, Laurel, Md.*
Kris Romeo Bishundat, 23, Waldorf, Md.*
Carrie Blagburn, 48, Temple Hills, Md.*
Lt. Col. Canfield D. Boone, 54, Clifton, Va.*
Donna Bowen, 42, Waldorf, Md.*
Allen Boyle, 30, Fredericksburg, Va.*
Christopher Lee Burford, 23, Hubert, N.C.*
Daniel Martin Caballero, 21, Houston, Texas*
Sgt. 1st Class Jose Orlando Calderon-Olmedo, 44, Annandale, Va.*
Angelene C. Carter, 51, Forrestville, Md.*
Sharon Carver, 38, Waldorf, Md.*
John J. Chada, 55, Manassas, Va.*
Rosa Maria (Rosemary) Chapa, 64, Springfield, Va.*
Julian Cooper, 39, Springdale, Md.*
Lt. Cmdr. Eric Allen Cranford, 32, Drexel, N.C.
Ada M. Davis, 57, Camp Springs, Md.*
Capt. Gerald Francis Deconto, 44, Sandwich, Mass.*
Lt. Col. Jerry Don Dickerson, 41, Durant, Miss.*
Johnnie Doctor, 32, Jacksonville, Fla.*
Capt. Robert Edward Dolan, 43, Alexandria, Va.*
Cmdr. William Howard Donovan, 37, Nunda, N.Y.*
Cmdr. Patrick S. Dunn, 39, Springfield, Va.*
Edward Thomas Earhart, 26, Salt Lick, Ky.*
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Randolph Elseth, 37, Vestal, N.Y.*
Jamie Lynn Fallon, 23, Woodbridge, Va.*
Amelia V. Fields, 36, Dumfries, Va.*
Gerald P. Fisher, 57, Potomac, Md.*
Matthew Michael Flocco, 21, Newark, Del.*
Sandra N. Foster, 41, Clinton, Md.*
Capt. Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, 57, Elgin, Neb.*
Cortz Ghee, 54, Reisterstown, Md.*
Brenda C. Gibson, 59, Falls Church, Va.*
Ron Golinski, 60, Columbia, Md.*
Diane M. Hale-McKinzy, 38, Alexandria, Va.*
Carolyn B. Halmon, 49, Washington, D.C.*
Sheila Hein, 51, University Park, Md.*
Ronald John Hemenway, 37, Shawnee, Kan.*
Maj. Wallace Cole Hogan, 40, Fla.*
Jimmie Ira Holley, 54, Lanham, Md.*
Angela Houtz, 27, La Plata, Md.*
Brady K. Howell, 26, Arlington, Va.*
Peggie Hurt, 36, Crewe, Va.*
Lt. Col. Stephen Neil Hyland, 45, Burke, Va.*
Robert J. Hymel, 55, Woodbridge, Va.*
Sgt. Maj. Lacey B. Ivory, 43, Woodbridge, Va.*
Lt. Col. Dennis M. Johnson, 48, Port Edwards, Wis.*
Judith Jones, 53, Woodbridge, Va.*
Brenda Kegler, 49, Washington, D.C.*
Lt. Michael Scott Lamana, 31, Baton Rouge, La.*
David W. Laychak, 40, Manassas, Va.*
Samantha Lightbourn-Allen, 36, Hillside, Md.*
Maj. Steve Long, 39, Ga.*
James Lynch, 55, Manassas, Va.*
Terence M. Lynch, 49, Alexandria, Va.*
Nehamon Lyons, 30, Mobile, Ala.*
Shelley A. Marshall, 37, Marbury, Md.*
Teresa Martin, 45, Stafford, Va.*
Ada L. Mason, 50, Springfield, Va.*
Lt. Col. Dean E. Mattson, 57, Calif.*
Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude, 53, Fort Myer, Va.*
Robert J. Maxwell, 53, Manassas, Va.*
Molly McKenzie, 38, Dale City, Va.*
Patricia E. (Patti) Mickley, 41, Springfield, Va.*
Maj. Ronald D. Milam, 33, Washington, D.C.*
Gerard (Jerry) P. Moran, 39, Upper Marlboro, Md.*
Odessa V. Morris, 54, Upper Marlboro, Md.*
Brian Anthony Moss, 34, Sperry, Okla.*
Ted Moy, 48, Silver Spring, Md.*
Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Jude Murphy, 38, Flossmoor, Ill.
Khang Nguyen, 41, Fairfax, Va.*
Michael Allen Noeth, 30, New York, N.Y.*
Diana Borrero de Padro, 55, Woodbridge, Va.*
Spc. Chin Sun Pak, 25, Lawton, Okla.*
Lt. Jonas Martin Panik, 26, Mingoville, Pa.*
Maj. Clifford L. Patterson, 33, Alexandria, Va.*
Lt. J.G. Darin Howard Pontell, 26, Columbia, Md.*
Scott Powell, 35, Silver Spring, Md.*
(Retired) Capt. Jack Punches, 51, Clifton, Va.*
Joseph John Pycior, 39, Carlstadt, N.J.*
Deborah Ramsaur, 45, Annandale, Va.*
Rhonda Rasmussen, 44, Woodbridge, Va.*
Marsha Dianah Ratchford, 34, Prichard, Ala.*
Martha Reszke, 36, Stafford, Va.*
Cecelia E. Richard, 41, Fort Washington, Md.*
Edward V. Rowenhorst, 32, Lake Ridge, Va.*
Judy Rowlett, 44, Woodbridge, Va.*
Robert E. Russell, 52, Oxon Hill, Md.*
William R. Ruth, 57, Mount Airy, Md.*
Charles E. Sabin, 54, Burke, Va.*
Marjorie C. Salamone, 53, Springfield, Va.*
Lt. Col. David M. Scales, 44, Cleveland, Ohio*
Cmdr. Robert Allan Schlegel, 38, Alexandria, Va.*
Janice Scott, 46, Springfield, Va.*
Michael L. Selves, 53, Fairfax, Va.*
Marian Serva, 47, Stafford, Va.*
Cmdr. Dan Frederic Shanower, 40, Naperville, Ill.*
Antoinette Sherman, 35, Forest Heights, Md.*
Don Simmons, 58, Dumfries, Va.*
Cheryle D. Sincock, 53, Dale City, Va.*
Gregg Harold Smallwood, 44, Overland Park, Kan.*
(Retired) Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith, 55, Alexandria, Va.*
Patricia J. Statz, 41, Takoma Park, Md.*
Edna L. Stephens, 53, Washington, D.C.*
Sgt. Maj. Larry Strickland, 52, Woodbridge, Va.*
Maj. Kip P. Taylor, 38, McLean, Va.*
Sandra C. Taylor, 50, Alexandria, Va.*
Karl W. Teepe, 57, Centreville, Va.*
Sgt. Tamara Thurman, 25, Brewton, Ala.*
Lt. Cmdr. Otis Vincent Tolbert, 38, Lemoore, Calif.*
Willie Q. Troy, 51, Aberdeen, Md.*
Lt. Cmdr. Ronald James Vauk, 37, Nampa, Idaho*
Lt. Col. Karen Wagner, 40, Houston, Texas*
Meta L. Waller, 60, Alexandria, Va.*
Staff Sgt. Maudlyn A. White, 38, St. Croix, Virgin Islands*
Sandra L. White, 44, Dumfries, Va.*
Ernest M. Willcher, 62, North Potomac, Md.*
Lt. Cmdr. David Lucian Williams, 32, Newport, Ore.*
Maj. Dwayne Williams, 40, Jacksonville, Ala.*
Marvin R. Woods, 57, Great Mills, Md.*
Kevin Wayne Yokum, 27, Lake Charles, La.*
Donald McArthur Young, 41, Roanoke, Va.*
Lisa L. Young, 36, Germantown, Md.*
Edmond Young, 22, Owings, Md.*
Every life mattered on 9-11. Every one who died on 9-11 at the Pentagon was a Virginian in spirit. Everyone who died on 9-11 was a Virginian that day. Senator Jim Webb and Senator John Warner need to remember where they came from. Vote no on cloture.
Hotair Ad for Senator Lindsey Graham for supporting amnesty:
The families and victims of the September 11, 2001
terror attacks and other violent crimes committed by illegal aliens
9/11 FSA NEWSLETTER JUNE 8, 2007
BUSH-KENNEDY-KYL AMNESTY TEMPORARILY DEFEATED
PLEASE CONTINUE CALLING YOUR SENATORS AND DEMAND THEY OPPOSE S.1348, THE BUSHKENNEDY-
KYL AMNESTY BILL
THANKS TO THE RULES OF THE SENATE, SIXTY VOTES WERE NEEDED IN ORDER TO CUT OFF
DEBATE (CLOTURE0 ON THE AMNESTY BILL. IFTHE CLOTURE MOTION HAD PASSED A SIMPLE
MAJORITY VOTE WOULD HAVE BEEN NEEDED TO PASS THE BILL AND CONTINUE THE UNITED
STATES ON THE PATH OF OPEN BORDERS, MORE TERRORISM AND MORE ILLEGAL ALIEN
THE OPEN BORDERS LOBBY WAS ONLY ABLE TO OBTAIN FORTY-FIVE VOTES TO SHUT OFF
THESE 45 UNITED STATES SENATORS ARE WILLING TO SACRIFICE THE SECURITY OF OUR
COUNTRY IN ORDER TO GET THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE OPEN BORDERS PROFITEERS.
THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO SHUT OFF DEBATE, THE SENATORS MOST
COMMITTED TO WEAKENING AMERICAN SECURITY:
Akaka (D-HI), Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Brown (D-OH), Cantwell (D-WA),
Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Clinton (D-NY), Conrad (D-ND),
Dodd (D-CT), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Graham (R-SC),
Hagel (R-NE), Harkin (D-IA), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA),
Klobuchar (D-MN), Kohl (D-WI), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI),
Lieberman (ID-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), Lugar (R-IN), Martinez (R-FL), McCain (R-AZ),
Menendez (D-NJ), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE),
Obama (D-IL), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Salazar (D-CO), Schumer (D-NY),
Specter (R-PA), Stabenow (D-MI), Voinovich (R-OH), Whitehouse (D-RI),
SHOWING HIS CONTINUING CONTEMPT FOR THE WELFARE AND WISHES OF
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, GEORGE BUSH HAS SAID HE WILL ATTEMPT TO
REVIVE THE BILL NEXT WEEK IN ARM TWISTING MEETINGS WITH REPUBLICAN
WE CANNOT BE CONFIDENT OF FINAL VICTORY OVER SENATE DEMOCRATS,
PRESIDENT BUSH, AND THE MINORITY OF SENATE REPUBLICANS WHO ARE
JOINING THEM IN ATTEMPTING TO GRANT CITIZENSHIP TO THE VIOLENT
FELONS AND TERRORISTS AMONG THE LAWBREAKING ILLEGALS.
THESE ARE THE FIFTY SENATORS WHO VOTED NOT CLOSE THE DEBATE, IN ESSENCE CASTING
A VOTE TO KILL THE BUSH-KENNEDY AMNESTY BILL:
Alexander (R-TN), Allard (R-CO), Baucus (D-MT), Bennett (R-UT), Bingaman (D-NM),
Bond (R-MO), Boxer (D-CA), Bunning (R-KY), Burr (R-NC), Byrd (D-WV),
Chambliss (R-GA), Cochran (R-MS), Coleman (R-MN), Collins (R-ME), Corker (R-TN),
Cornyn (R-TX), Craig (R-ID), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC.) Dole (R-NC), Domenici (R-NM),
Dorgan (D-ND), Ensign (R-NV), Grassley (R-IA), Gregg (R-NH), Hatch (R-UT),
Hutchison (R-TX), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Kyl (R-AZ), Landrieu (D-LA),
Lott (R-MS), McCaskill (D-MO), McConnell (R-KY), Murkowski (R-AK), Pryor (D-AR),
Roberts (R-KS), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL),
Smith (R-OR), Snowe (R-ME), Stevens (R-AK), Sununu (R-NH), Tester (D-MT),
Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Warner (R-VA), Webb (D-VA)
HOWEVER, AMONG THE FIFTY DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR AMERICAN SECURITY WERE EIGHT
WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY GONE ON RECORD SUPPORTING AMNESTY. THESE SENATORS
SUDDENTLY DECIDED TO HELP KILL THE BILL EITHER BECAUSE THEY APPARENTLY GOT THE
MESSAGE THAT THEIR VOTERS WERE OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSED TO AMNESTY AND BOWED
TO THE EXPRESSED WILL OF THE PEOPLE, OR BECAUSE THEY FELT THE BILL DID NOT GIVE
AMNESTY TO ENOUGH ILLEGALS.
THESE SENATORS, THOUGH THEY VOTED, IN THIS CASE, AGAINST AMNESTY, REMAIN
COMMITTED TO OPEN BORDERS. THEY ARE:
BINGAMAN (D-NM) BOXER (D-CA) CHAMBLISS (R-GA) COLLINS (R-ME) ISAKSON (R-GA)
SANDERS (I-VT) SNOWE, (R-ME) SUNUNU (R-NH) PRYOR (D-AR)
Posts on amnesty:
==Blogs on Virginia Senators asking no on cloture.
Will Webb stay against cloture? Via Krikorian:
Contact info for Senators and White House, etc:
The calls, faxes, emails, visits, letters, and other actions of Virginians is what got Warner to vote his way from D to C in the last month or so. Keep up the good work. We may get him all the way to B or even an A- to retire on.
Warner voted for amnesty last year S. 2611:
Warner’s current statement on comprehensive immigration:
John Warner is the 21st wealthiest Senator.
“NEW DATA SHOW EXTRAORDINARY JUMP IN INCOME CONCENTRATION IN 2004″ By Aviva Aron-Dine and Isaac Shapiro for a graph of income share of top 1 percent from 1913 to 2004.
7 of the top 8 wealthiest Senators voted for S. 2611, amnesty, affirmative action, non-deportable crime, and a pathway for the top 1 percent of households to continue to enjoy 20 percent of each year’s income, compared to 10 percent before Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act. The only 1 of the top 8 who didn’t vote for S. 2611 didn’t vote, Jay Rockefeller. McCain is 7th and Kennedy 8th in wealth.
Rank Name Minimum Net Worth Maximum Net Worth
1 Herb Kohl (D-Wis) $219,098,029 to $234,549,004 Voted Yes S. 2611
2 John Kerry (D-Mass) $165,741,511 to $235,262,100 Voted Yes S. 2611
3 Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa) $78,150,023 to $101,579,003 Not Voting S. 2611
4 Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) $43,343,464 to $98,660,021 Voted Yes S. 2611
5 Lincoln D. Chafee (R-RI) $41,153,105 to $64,096,019 Voted Yes S. 2611
6 Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) $38,198,170 to $90,733,019 Voted Yes S. 2611
7 John McCain (R-Ariz) $25,071,142 to $38,043,014 Voted Yes S. 2611
8 Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass) $19,189,049 to $93,043,004 Voted Yes S. 2611
Men’s median wages in the US are flat since 1973. See graph page 18 at census:
Productivity never stopped growing, except possibly during some recessions or odd years from 1947 to present.
1947 to 1973 worker productivity up 2.7 percent per year.
1973 to early 1990’s 1.4 percent per year
1995 to 2004 2.9 percent per year increase in worker productivity.
Yet men’s median wages are lower than in 1973, and the other groups, women, blacks, etc. are lower than all men in 1973.
The workers became more productive, but wages stayed at or below the level of men in 1973.
What changed is that the top 1 percent get 20 percent of every 100 dollars we make now but only got 10 dollars per every 100 before the 1965 Immigration Act.
Scroll down (in link below) for graph:
U Shaped Income Inequality Timeline
The U shaped timeline on the graph shows that the top 1 percent got 20 percent of each 100 dollars created by Americans before immigration restriction in the 1920’s, got 10 dollars during restriction from the 1920’s to 1960’s, and now are back up to 20 percent with immigration.
Note that in the 1960’s it was still headed slightly lower at the time of the 1965 Immigration Act. Congress and the wealthy were in a panic. If it went to 1 percent that would mean perfect income equality. It got as low as 9 percent before turning back up. Immigration change is what explains the 2 turning points in the U shaped pattern. No other fact can explain both turning points.
For a more detailed discussion of this see
Northwestern University economists Ian Dew-Becker and Robert J. Gordon pointed out this U shaped pattern and that it can only be explained by immigration. Rubenstein discusses this in his article linked to above.
Labor force participation rates of men (especially black men) have fallen since 1984:
and even from 1965 (requires excel, but you can get a viewer for free)
Black men have fallen from about 80 percent in 1965 to 66 percent in 2005, and are projected to fall further by 2014 because of continued legal immigration and illegal immigration and amnesty. Black and white men both had labor force participation rates of 80 percent in 1965. Whites are down to 74 percent.
The labor force participation rates of black, Hispanic, Asian and white men are all projected by the government to fall from 2004 to 2014 even without this bill.
====If you put your cursor on the link below with the mouse you can see their photo on some systems.
Below, Tessa Tranchant, 16, left, and Allison Kunhardt, 17, were killed late Friday.
Their lives and those who died in 9-11 shall not be forgotten in 2008. Nor shall it be forgotten who voted no on cloture. Virginia Senators who don’t vote no on cloture on Senate S. 1639 comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty, will have little influence in the 2008 Virginia Senate primaries or 2008 Virginia Senate election.