As the Founding Sponsor of the ASAP! Coalition, BALANCE is happy to distribute the following urgent ASAP! Coalition Action Alert.
Alliance To Stabilize America’s Population
ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY THREAT SKYROCKETS!
STIMULUS BILL LIKELY TO CREATE NO JOBS FOR AMERICANS!
THE ONLY STRATEGY LIKELY TO STOP THESE OUTRAGES!
A new study by Robert Rector shows that over 300,000 of the jobs resulting from the recently enacted Stimulus Bill will now likely go to Illegal Aliens. And that is only counting construction jobs.
Congress also watered down an Amendment which would have prevented the new jobs from going to foreign workers on H1B visas. These visas and similar categories are for three years and renewable. They allow bringing spouses, which often results in the birth of new US citizens, “anchor” babies and permanent migration. The record shows that most H1B visas are used by foreign-owned companies that have no interest in creating American jobs.
Worse, Congress and the Obama Administration refused to permit an Amendment to the Bill which would have extended E-Verify. E-Verify is a quick mechanism for checking that a job applicant is using a legal Social Security number - although it does not rule out use of a stolen S.S. numbers. Even with this flaw, E-Verify is extremely effective in preventing jobs from going to Illegal Aliens.
E-Verify will expire in March unless reenacted.
Worst, Congress refused to consider, or reduce, the continuing flow of legal immigrant workers. According to various Official Sources, about 138,000 work authorizations per month are issued to permanent (e.g. via green cards) and ostensibly temporary (e.g. H1B etc.) legal immigrant workers.
That’s over one and one half MILLION foreign workers per year! (even after deducting an estimated 156,000 from the annual number that are "reauthorizations")
THE STIMULUS BILL DOES NOTHING TO REDUCE THIS FLOW!
So in other words and considering all the above, the flow of NEW LEGAL AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT WORKERS IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS WOULD TAKE VIRTUALLY ALL THE THREE TO FOUR MILLION JOBS CREATED BY THE STIMULUS BILL!
Ominously, the setbacks signal that the Illegal Alien Amnesty Threat is Skyrocketing!
If provisions like E-Verify can not by put in the ostensible "Jobs for Americans" Stimulus Bill, and if the flow of Legal and Illegal Immigrant workers can not be stopped, then passage of the Amnesty Bill to be pushed very soon (in a sort of "Sneak Attack" our sources say) is a very serious threat.
Make no mistake! The Obama Administration Amnesty Bill will be pushed very soon!
Already the trial balloons have started to appear in the Big Media. The most odious of these was perhaps certain participants appearing recently on a CNBC Financial Program indicating that we needed more immigrants to pull us out of our deepening recession.
Another deceptive “news” item was recently issued by a long-time open borders leader who said that the Amnesty push would have to be delayed until the Fall. THAT is a sure sign that a “Stealth” Amnesty “Blitzkrieg” push is being planned for this Spring.
Fortunately, there is one strategy – but ONLY ONE STRATEGY! – likely to stop this Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill! And to achieve reductions in Legal Immigration. TTThat strategy is PUSHING for a zero-net-immigration MORATORIUM on Legal Immigration.
Calling for a Moratorium gives them something to worry about. It puts us on Offense and rocks them back on Defense!
Only by pushing for a MORATORIUM do we call the whole enterprise of Mass Immigration into question and generate sufficient clout to stop an Amnesty Bill in a Congress which seems more favorably disposed towards Amnesty than ever before.
The article by Selwyn Duke printed below demonstrates why pushing a Moratorium is likely the ONLY WAY to stop the Amnesty.
Visit www.balance.org to help us fight the Amnesty. Contact your members of Congress to say:
NO! to an Illegal Alien Amnesty!
YES! to a Moratorium on Mass Immigration.
NOW the USA needs a Moratorium more than ever!
Population-Environment BALANCE is proud to be the Founding Sponsor of the Alliance to Stabilize America’s Population (ASAP!) Coalition and to distribute this ASAP! Coalition Alert. Over sixty organizations have signed on to the following ASAP! Coalition 4 Point Program:
- Immigration Moratorium
- No More Amnesties
- Enforce Immigration Laws
- No Citizenship for Illegal Aliens’ Offspring
And make sure that all the organizations you support for a zero-net-immigration MORATORIUM as a first priority, since it is The Only Way to Win the Immigration Battle!
Note: Though the article below was written during the Amnesty battles in the previous session of Congress, its argument regarding The Only Way to Win the Immigration Battle remains as true as ever.
The Only Way to Win the Immigration Battle
By Selwyn Duke
Friday, September 28, 2007
It's hard to think of a battle that has been won by being defensive. You may be most skilled at blocking and slipping punches, but if that is all you do, sooner or later your opponent will land a few and enjoy victory. This occurs to me as I watch the latest amnesty battle.
As you may know, the DREAM Act -- the latest Scamnesty scheme -- is being debated in Congress at this moment. And it may be the Mexican dream, but it's our nightmare. But that isn't what I want to address today.
We may defeat this proposal as we did the last, but so what?
Are you surprised? Do I sound overly cavalier or a tad defeatist? Here is my point: Until we transform this debate and talk about the true remedy for our problem -- namely, halting legal immigration -- we will labor in vain.
As I have said before, illegal immigration isn't the problem, but merely an exacerbation of the problem. As long as we perpetuate our current immigration scheme -- a formula dictating that 85 percent of immigrants will hail from the Third World and Asia -- the demographic revolution we have witnessed will continue, attended by descent into Third World status.
This is the third rail of the American immigration debate, the emperor-has-no-clothes-issue, the untouchable element. It gets at a truth that no one even dares contemplate because, by golly, we're a nation of immigrants. That is what we're told and it's not to be questioned; it is dogma. Why, I can almost hear Zero Mostel bellowing "Tradition!"
Then again, I can also hear that apocryphal saying: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."
Advocating a moratorium on legal immigration would be a return to sanity that could turn the tide. We would finally be taking the offense and proposing a change in the traditionalist direction, as opposed to making proactivity the province of the left. We would finally be pushing back, demanding some of the adversary's territory instead of just defending ours. Of course, we do have one other choice.
We may end this bad DREAM, but the left will be back, maybe in a few months, maybe in a year. And then they will return again and again and again and again; they will continue to make their proposals and propagandize, cajole and coerce, until one of their nail-in-the-coffin laws passes. It's not a matter of if, only when; one of those big punches will eventually land. This is the consequence of being defensive.
Thus, proposing the elimination of immigration is not only the right thing, it's the only thing. The present course of action guarantees eventual defeat, as the traditionalist side gets worn down through constant attack and people become acclimated to the idea of scamnesty-by-another-name. But if we finally start making the proposals -- if we finally say to the left, "No! You no longer drive the agenda, we have a say now" -- we'll be pushing back. Then, at worst, maybe we will, to use apropos terminology, be in a Mexican stand-off. And then perhaps, just possibly, we will have the time to alter the American consciousness and muster up the popular will to save our republic.
It's push back or be pushed around.
End immigration now, before it ends us.
Selwyn Duke is a columnist, public speaker, and Internet entrepreneur whose work has been published widely online and in print. His articles appear at RenewAmerica, American Thinker, The Conservative Voice, and Blogcritics, as well as many other sites. Selwyn can be reached at: email@example.com
BALANCE Note: About 90% of the USA’s 5 million annual population growth results from Immigration – about half legal and half illegal over the past decade.