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April 2013

Stop Amnesty Bill Tidal Wave!


The Amnesty Bill being rammed through Congress would do much more damage than merely Amnestying the 24 Million plus Illegal Aliens now in the USA, giving them AND their families residence and a Path to Citizenship in the USA.

It would also TRIPLE the Legal Immigration flow to 3 Million per year and increase admission of STEM workers (via the H1b Program) to one million per year. In fact, the H1b program is a Cheap Labor program which benefits huge employers, while hurting the unemployed and underemployed with wage depression and job loss.

Why would law-makers even think of making these huge additions to the USA's skilled and unskilled labor force when 30 million Americans are unemployed and underemployed and 6 to 12% (depending on Sector) of our own STEM graduates are unemployed. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – the fields where the US needs to encourage our own young to concentrate by saving good jobs in these fields for them!!!

And the legalized newcomers would all be eligible for Obamacare at a cost of $36 billion per year to American Taxpayers... and to the Great Detriment of the 30 Million US unemployed and underemployed.

If this Bill passes, Earth Day Founder, Wilderness Bill author, zero-net Immigration Moratorium advocate, and BALANCE Advisor U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson's (R.I.P.) worst Nightmare would come true. As Senator Nelson said: "Population... [is one of] the three most urgent environmental challenges... At the current rate of population growth, the population of the U.S. will rise to some 530 million within the next 65 to 70 years. If that happens the negative consequences will be substantial if not, indeed, disastrous. To stabilize our population would require a dramatic reduction in our immigration rate... it's phony to say that 'I'm for the environment but not for limiting Immigration' ...while population is booming here and round the world, the resource base that sustains the economy is rapidly dwindling... the economy is the wholly owned subsidiary of the environment... if the environment collapses so will the economy that depends on it."

ASK, therefore, why the U.S. Government encourages Mass Immigration? Extending beyond efforts to expand legal immigration and Amnesty, the Obama Administration systematically encourages the illegal invasion. Promises made to secure the border as a condition of Amnesty for current illegal aliens do not pass the smell test. Often in explicit violation of law, there are numerous incentives for aliens to enter illegally.

For example: A Spanish-language flyer distributed by the US Department of Agriculture assures the Mexican Embassy that illegal aliens' law-breaking status need not be disclosed in order for their families to be eligible for certain welfare programs. This USDA policy is itself a violation of US law. Documentation of USDA food stamp fraud was obtained by Judicial Watch.

And 36% of Immigrants to the USA are already on some Welfare Program (cis), including 1.2 Million who are on Food Stamps! So much for the argument that Mass Immigration benefits the U.S. Economy! Indeed, the alleged Boston Bombers' family received over $100,000.00 in taxpayer-funded benefits including cash, Food Stamps, and Section 8 housing (bostonherald).

Worse, no part of the proposed Immigration Bill provides for ending automatic citizenship for the US-born children of illegal aliens. This citizenship is itself a huge incentive to give birth in the US regardless of law or other obstacles. And it has given rise to a growing Birth 'Tourism' industry. Presence of a citizen-child makes authorities reluctant to deport the parents.

Promises that the border will be secure are insincere, and have been repeatedly violated for years.

Who benefits from policies that are an acknowledged disaster for the environment? Harvard Economics Professor George Borjas answered the narrow (i.e. not accounting for tax and welfare balances etc.) question of which workers benefit from Immigration. Answer: Immigrants benefit to the tune of $1,565,000,000,000 per year. That is, more than 1.5 Trillion dollars, while Native-born lose $402,000,000.

In sum, the Amnesty Tidal Wave Bill would add over THIRTY million immigrants to the U.S. population in short order and many more millions as the years pass. So it is critically important to reiterate that for every person added to the U.S. population, one acre of farm land or natural habitat is converted to developed uses (Pimentel et al., Cornell).

This Immigration 'Amnesty' Bill would create a demographic, budgetary, and environmental Disaster with magnitudes greater than Mass Immigration is already creating.

Tell your Representatives to Vote NO on the Amnesty Bill, and Co-Sponsor and Vote YES on a zero-net Immigration MORATORIUM Bill.

And please help BALANCE Intensify our Opposition to this Bill NOW. This Amnesty Tidal Wave Bill is already moving through Congress!!!

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