Call your Senator Monday May 14, 2007. The Senate is brokering an amnesty expanded guest worker, family reunification anchor baby busting bill. Be polite but firm. No legalization of any kind. No guest worker, and eliminate current guest worker. Pause in all legal immigration. End family reunification. No asylum from anywhere. No restart of legal immigration without a national referendum. Point out this is one of the few votes that people remember.
==S 2611 Home page:
How your Senator voted for S. 2611 you can look up here. Know this and bring it up. Its important they know this is a vote you remember.
Grouped By Vote Position
Akaka (D-HI) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Bennett (R-UT) Biden (D-DE) Bingaman (D-NM) Boxer (D-CA) Brownback (R-KS) Cantwell (D-WA) Carper (D-DE) Chafee (R-RI)
Clinton (D-NY) Coleman (R-MN) Collins (R-ME) Conrad (D-ND) Craig (R-ID) Dayton (D-MN) DeWine (R-OH) Dodd (D-CT) Domenici (R-NM) Durbin (D-IL) Feingold (D-WI) Feinstein (D-CA) Frist (R-TN) Graham (R-SC) Gregg (R-NH) Hagel (R-NE) Harkin (D-IA) Inouye (D-HI) Jeffords (I-VT) Johnson (D-SD) Kennedy (D-MA) Kerry (D-MA) Kohl (D-WI) Landrieu (D-LA) Lautenberg (D-NJ) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Lieberman (D-CT) Lincoln (D-AR) Lugar (R-IN) Martinez (R-FL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Menendez (D-NJ) Mikulski (D-MD) Murkowski (R-AK) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Obama (D-IL) Pryor (D-AR) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Sarbanes (D-MD) Schumer (D-NY) Smith (R-OR) Snowe (R-ME) Specter (R-PA) Stevens (R-AK) Voinovich (R-OH) Warner (R-VA) Wyden (D-OR)
Alexander (R-TN) Allard (R-CO) Allen (R-VA) Bond (R-MO) Bunning (R-KY) Burns (R-MT) Burr (R-NC) Byrd (D-WV) Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) Dole (R-NC) Dorgan (D-ND) Ensign (R-NV) Enzi (R-WY) Grassley (R-IA) Hatch (R-UT) Hutchison (R-TX) Inhofe (R-OK) Isakson (R-GA) Kyl (R-AZ) Lott (R-MS) Nelson (D-NE) Roberts (R-KS) Santorum (R-PA) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Stabenow (D-MI) Sununu (R-NH) Talent (R-MO) Thomas (R-WY) Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA)
Not Voting – 2
Rockefeller (D-WV) Salazar (D-CO)
==Some questions to ask them
How many calls for amnesty how many against
How many callers for guest worker how many against
How many callers for H-1B against
Search Flake Gutierrez
H.R. 1645, the Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy (STRIVE) Act — introduced in the House of Representatives on March 22, 2007 by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).
March 26, 2007
Call It Treason: Flake-Gutierrez Bill Immigration Insanity And Merger With Mexico
By Juan Mann
Analysis Of Flake-Gutierrez
(Following go to their website)
1. Mass Amnesty
2. Dramatic Increase in Legal Immigration
3. Hundreds of thousands of “new” workers each year
4. “Tough” Enforcement Provisions? Hardly
5. “Tough” Electronic Employment Verification? Hardly
6. Certification of Border Security? Not really
2.DRAMATIC INCREASE IN LEGAL IMMIGRATION
- The American people overwhelmingly reject increased levels of legal immigration, which are already at about 1 million persons every year. However, the Flake-Gutierrez bill will likely double legal immigration levels at the least. A very conservative estimate puts the bill’s increase at about 700,000 additional green cards a year – as family preference green cards increase by a quarter million a year, employment-based green cards increase by 150,000, and an unlimited number of green cards are provided for spouses and children of employment-based immigrants (currently, about one dependent accompanies each such immigrant). However, the actual increase will likely be dramatically higher. Why? The bill creates additional categories with unlimited numbers of green cards available each year – such as for foreign workers who will work in any occupation the Secretary of Labor declares has a shortage of workers, and for many foreign workers with graduate degrees. (sections 501, 508) In addition, the bill allows any alien already in the U.S. on a temporary visa who ends up on an employment-based green card waiting list because the cap has been reached to stay and work in the U.S. for however long it takes for a green card to become available – which would have the practical effect of making any employment-based cap illusory. (section 511)
- The quota for H-1B temporary visas for professional workers increases from 65,000 to a maximum of 180,000 a year. In addition, all aliens with graduate degrees from U.S. universities are exempt from the quota, as are all aliens with foreign graduate degrees in math or science fields. This will have the effect of doubling the quota to about 360,000 a year, since about half of all H-1B aliens have graduate degrees. (section 507)
Currently, the President decides each year on the number of refugees to allow into the U.S. who we have determined have a well founded fear of persecution. The Flake-Gutierrez bill gives non-U.S. organizations the absolute right to send a potentially limitless number of persons to the U.S. Foreign organizations will be able to direct to the U.S. government most any woman anywhere in the world who has a “credible fear of harm related to her sex” – and we will have no choice but to accept them. This standard is so low that conceivably every women in the 3rd World will have an absolute right to come to the U.S. No showing of persecution is necessary. Similar rights are granted any alien under 18 who has a “credible fear of harm related to his or her age”. This standard is so low that conceivably every minor in the 3rd World will have an absolute right to come to the U.S. (section 517)
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3. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF “NEW” WORKERS EACH YEAR
- The Flake-Gutierrez bill allows 400,000 “new workers” plus an unlimited number of spouses and minor children to come to the U.S. in the first year, and that figure can easily reach 600,000 (plus spouses and minor children) in future years. The foreign workers can stay for up to six years. The workers’ employers can apply for green cards for them at any time, and the workers can apply on their own after having worked in the program for five years. Once the green card applications are filed, the workers can stay and work as long as it takes for a green card to become available. Thus, there could be many millions of these foreign workers and their families in the country at any one time in the future. (sections 401, 407)
- The bill allows former illegal immigrants and aliens who have been previously removed to become “new” workers. (section 402)
Employers are specifically allowed to lay-off American workers and replace them with “new” foreign workers as long as they lay-off the Americans more than 90 days before or after they file the petitions for the foreign workers. (section 402)
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Press Release of Senator Sessions
Sessions Critiques New House Immigration Bill
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Sessions Critiques New House Immigration Bill
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) today issued the following statement concerning introduction of an immigration bill by U.S. Reps. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL):
“The legislation introduced today by Reps. Flake and Gutierrez is not an acceptable foundation for this year’s immigration reform efforts. Many of their ideas are modeled on provisions contained in the fatally flawed Senate immigration bill from last Congress. Just like the failed Senate bill, the Flake-Gutierrez bill dramatically increases permanent immigration levels, contains a guaranteed path to citizenship for the illegal alien population and creates a new “temporary” worker program that is anything but temporary. All of these ideas failed to gain enough support to become law during the last Congress.
“We can treat the illegal alien population compassionately without placing them on an automatic path to citizenship, and we can create a temporary worker program that is truly temporary.
“It is an undeniable fact that more people want to come to the United States than we can accept. If members of the illegal alien population or future foreign workers want to apply for green cards, they should have to compete for them in a merit-based system – one that lets people all over the world apply to come here under the same set of rules.
“I am disappointed in the Flake-Gutierrez proposal. However, I am still hopeful that we can pass an immigration bill this Congress.”
Specifically, the Flake-Gutierrez proposal:
• Dramatically increases annual permanent immigration levels: The Flake-Gutierrez bill escalates the numerical caps on green cards, supposedly for the purpose of “reducing backlogs” and allowing more high skilled workers to come to and remain in the U.S.
• Puts the illegal alien population on a path to citizenship: The bill will grant “conditional status” to members of the illegal alien population for six years, allowing them to live and work in the United States and to freely travel back and forth across the border. After six years, if they have “touched back” across the border, they will be eligible for legal permanent residence, likely outside of any numerical caps. Legal permanent residents are all eligible for citizenship.
• Creates a “temporary” worker program that is not temporary: Bill sponsors claim that the bill creates a “temporary” worker program. However, just like it was last year, this label is a misnomer. In reality, the program is a new low-skilled permanent immigration program for at least 400,000 new foreign workers and their families per year. Workers and their families will stay for three years, renew their status for another three years and then be able to apply for green cards. In just the first six years, if workers brings a single family member with them, the bill’s “temporary” program will result in 4,800,000 new low-skilled immigrants living in the United States on a path to permanent residence and citizenship.
==End Press Release Senator Sessions