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    43 Conservative Leaders Pledge to Halt Support for Any Lawma

    by Jim Kouri, CPP
    43 Conservative Leaders Pledge to Halt Support for Any Lawmaker Who Votes for Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
    July 06, 2006 03:11 PM EST

    Forty-three conservative leaders in the Secure Borders Coalition have signed a Conservative Leadership Declaration Opposing Amnesty / "Guest Worker" Proposals, which pledges to withhold political support from any member of Congress who votes for any legislation that is enacted providing for either amnesty for illegal aliens or the importation of massive numbers of so-called guest workers.

    The signers also dedicate themselves to opposing, in both primaries and the general election, any presidential candidate, Republican or Democrat, who supports such legislation.

    The Declaration specifically cites as totally unacceptable both the Senate-passed immigration bill (S. 2611) and the immigration plan (Amnesty Lite) proposed by Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN), which provide for the wholesale importation of aliens and a path to citizenship for them.

    The Declaration is currently being circulated among other conservative leaders and grassroots activists as part of a national campaign to prevent passage of any form of amnesty for persons who enter the U.S. illegally or any "guest worker" program. The Declaration represents a major break with the Bush White House reminiscent of the battle over the Harriet Miers nomination to the Supreme Court.

    The full text of the Declaration follows:


    We, the undersigned, oppose any amnesty or guest worker plans like the
    Senate bill (S. 2611), the Pence bill, or any other such proposals.

    The Heritage Foundation estimates the Senate bill will bring in at
    least 60 million foreigners during the next 20 years.

    If the demographics of the so-called temporary workers are similar to
    those of the illegal aliens already here, more than half will be high
    school dropouts. They will work low-paying jobs that require payment of
    little or no income tax. They will be 50 percent more likely to receive
    government benefits than those in non-immigrant households. And 42% of
    their children will be born out-of-wedlock -- but all their children born
    in the U.S. will automatically become American citizens.

    The cost of the Senate amnesty for illegal immigrants alone would be
    $50 billion a year for entitlements, including Medicaid, Social Security,
    Supplemental Security Income, Earned Income Tax Credit (cash handouts as
    much as $4,400 a year to low-wage households), the WIC program, food
    stamps, public housing, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and
    federally funded legal representation.

    Any amnesty would move America toward a future like France, which is
    staggering under the burden of "guest" workers who never went home.

    The Senate proposal has three main features that together, will cause
    the illegal immigration problem to reach critical mass:
    1. AMNESTY: The proposal grants legalization to 85% of the nation's
    current illegal aliens. The Senate bill repeats the mistakes of the
    Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty bill of 1986. It also provides an amnesty
    for employers who have hired illegal immigrants.

    2. PERMANENT "TEMPORARY" WORKERS: The proposal sets up a so-called
    "temporary guest worker" plan for individuals who will be here
    neither temporarily nor as guests. The so-called guest workers will
    be given new "H-2C" visas, that they can convert to legal permanent
    status with green cards. After five years, they will be eligible to
    become U.S. citizens. In the first year this scheme is in effect,
    the U.S. will import 200,000 new foreigners on H-2C visas.

    3. FAMILY CHAIN MIGRATION: The number of immigrants will accelerate as
    "family chain migration" allows more new residents to bring in more
    and more relatives. The H-2Cers can immediately bring in their
    family members on H-4 visas, without any health requirements, and
    they will also get permanent legal residence and citizenship.

    After the so-called temporary workers and their spouses become
    citizens, they can bring in their parents as permanent residents on
    the path to citizenship. Although the parents have never paid into
    Social Security, they will be eligible for Medicaid and Supplemental
    Security Income benefits. Siblings and adult children and their
    families will be given preference in future admissions.

    In addition, the Senate bill gives so-called temporary workers preferences that American citizens do not enjoy. They can't be fired from their jobs except for cause. They must be paid the prevailing wage. They can't be arrested for other civil offenses if they are stopped for traffic violations. Also, these illegal aliens are forgiven two years in back taxes, something the IRS would never do for American citizens.

    The Senate bill grants in-state college tuition (something that is denied to U.S. citizens in 49 other states), plus certain types of college financial assistance to illegal immigrants. As minorities, they may even get "affirmative action" preferences in jobs, government contracts, and college admissions.

    Even more outrageous, the Senate bill cedes American sovereignty by requiring the United States to consult with the Mexican government before building a border fence.

    The so-called compromise proposed by Rep. Mike Pence would place no limit whatsoever on the numbers of foreign workers who could be imported by U.S. employers from any country anywhere in the world.

    By flooding this country with so many immigrants, legal and illegal,
    controlling immigration will become impossible and by dumping that burden
    onto an already-overburdened system of government benefits, these proposals
    are a threat to the future of the United States. They must be defeated.


    Passing no bill is better than passing any new amnesty, legalization, guest worker or foreign worker program of any kind.

    We call for enforcement now. We favor a policy of attrition of the illegal population through strong enforcement of our nation's immigration laws, which includes, first and foremost, the securing of our borders.

    We call on both Houses of Congress to heed the American people and reject the Senate bill, the Pence bill, or any other bill that provides legalization of illegal aliens or substantial increases in legal immigration. We call on the House leadership to refuse to appoint members to a conference committee for the Senate bill.

    If any such bill is enacted, including the Senate bill or the Pence bill, we pledge to withhold political support from any Member of Congress who votes for it.

    Finally, we dedicate ourselves to defeating any 2008 presidential candidate who supports the Senate bill, the Pence bill, or any other bill that provides legalization of illegal aliens or substantial increases in legal immigration. We pledge to do so regardless of political party and in both the primaries and the general election.
    (Affiliations for identification only)

    Peggy Birchfield
    Religious Freedom Action Coalition

    Jim Boulet, Jr.
    English First

    Brent Bozell
    Conservative Victory Committee

    Bay Buchanan
    Team America PAC

    Mario A. Calabrese

    Christine Carmouche

    Jim Clymer
    Constitution Party National Committee

    Kristen N. Cooper
    Foundation for American Christian Education

    Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.

    Kay Daly

    Tom DeWeese
    American Policy Center

    James R. Edwards
    Consultant to NumbersUSA

    Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch

    Don Feder
    Don Feder Associates

    John Fonte

    Paul Goedinghaus
    Alamo Alliance

    William Green

    Ellen Grigsby
    Open Doors USA

    Colin Hanna
    Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

    Carl F. Horowitz
    National Legal and Policy Center

    David Horowitz
    Center for the Study of Popular Culture

    Joan L. Hueter
    American Council for Immigration Reform

    Bishop Harry R. Jackson
    Hope Christian Ministries

    Kevin Kearns
    U.S. Business and Industry Council

    Alan Keyes
    Declaration Alliance

    Mal Kline
    Accuracy in Academia

    Jim Kouri
    National Assoc. of Chiefs of Police

    Gary G. Kreep
    United States Justice Foundation

    Mark Krikorian
    Center for Immigration Studies

    Deborah Lambert
    Accuracy in Media

    Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    Toward Tradition

    K.C. McAlpin

    William J. Murray
    Religious Freedom Coalition

    John O'Neill
    Swiftboat Veterans

    Howard Phillips
    The Conservative Caucus

    Alan Potter
    Constitution Party of Virginia

    Marc Rotterman
    American Conservative Union

    Phyllis Schlafly
    Eagle Forum

    Rick and Caryann Shaftan
    Neighborhood Research/Mountaintop Media

    Rev. Lou Sheldon
    Traditional Values Coalition

    Chris Simcox
    Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

    Kent Snyder
    The Liberty Committee

    Mike Valerio
    Mike and Helen Valerio Foundation

    Richard A. Viguerie
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    Wow!!!! Why is ALIPAC not on this list?

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    I hope to see this list continue to grow until it overwhelms all thoughts of comprehensive Immigration Reform. Glad to see these folks standing up for America!
    "Send them Back." "Build a damn wall and be done with it."
    Janis McDonald, Research Specialist, University of Pittsburg, 2006

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