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    E-Verify group to pressure Boehner with ads

    E-Verify group to pressure Boehner with ads
    Says speaker has stalled House vote

    By Stephen Dinan
    The Washington Times

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (Rod A. Lamkey/The Washington Times)House Speaker John A. Boehner (Rod A. Lamkey/The Washington Times)

    Fed up with Republican congressional leaders, a group advocating a crackdown on immigration will begin running ads Thursday demanding that House Speaker John A. Boehner allow a vote on legislation requiring businesses to use E-Verify, the government database to check workers’ legal status.

    NumbersUSA, the group sponsoring the ads, accused Mr. Boehner and his fellow Republican House leaders of blocking the bill over fears that it will anger Hispanic voters in an election year. But NumbersUSA says enacting the bill — which cleared a key committee in September but has since stalled — would help clear out unauthorized workers and open those jobs for Americans.

    “Our gloves are off,” said Roy Beck, executive director of the group, who noted that his organization has pushed for action behind the scenes without success.

    He said the group is now ready to take the issue public with radio and television ads designed to force the GOP to choose between politics and American workers.

    “At some point, you just have to bring this stuff out into public. We’ve given the leadership all kinds of time, all kinds of excuses, but it’s been six months,” Mr. Beck said.

    Immigration is one of the thorniest political issues as the general election in November approaches. Immigrant rights groups have blasted President Obama for failing to move a legalization bill, but NumbersUSA’s decision shows there is just as much frustration on the other side with Republicans, who won control of the House in 2010 while promising to get tough on illegal immigration, but who have not pushed through any major crackdown.

    Mr. Beck wouldn’t say how much money would be spent on the ads, which will target various districts that may include Mr. Boehner’s in Ohio.

    Michael Steel, a spokesman for Mr. Boehner, blamed the legislative process for the bill’s delay.

    “Speaker Boehner has supported legislation with E-Verify in the past, and the issue is currently working its way through the committee process,” Mr. Steel told The Washington Times in an email.

    The E-Verify bill, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee ChairmanLamar Smith, passed out of the Texas Republican's committee on a 22-13 vote last year and is sitting in the Ways and Means Committee. A spokeswoman for that committee didn’t return a message seeking comment.

    Mr. Beck said the blockade is by design and that he has heard from people who said Mr. Boehner told them he won’t take up the bill in an election year.

    “Republican House Speaker John Boehner refuses to let the House of Representatives vote on E-Verify,” the group’s radio ad says, telling voters to call Mr. Boehner and demand that he hold a vote on the bill. “If he refuses, ask him why Republicans deserve your vote in November.”

    The television ad is similar, urging voters to call Mr. Boehner and ask him why he won’t schedule the legislation.

    “Tell him to bring E-Verify up for a vote, or he might not like your vote in November,” the announcer says.

    E-Verify, which relies on Social Security numbers, is voluntary for most businesses in the U.S., though a handful of states have enacted laws mandating its use for corporations operating within their jurisdictions. The Supreme Court has upheld Arizona’s version of that law.

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    E-Verify group to pressure Boehner with ads
    Says speaker has stalled House vote

    Funny they should mention this, just so happens we have an E-verify group of our own to pressure Bonehner with! This guy really really "Sucks!"

    Please! "Take it easy on him, he may start crying!"

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    We Launch Nationwide TV Ad Blitz to Tell Voters Boehner Is Betraying Them on Jobs

    NumbersUSA Urgently Needs Your Help to Show This Television Ad to Every Voter in America

    One man should NOT be able to lock 8 million Americans out of jobs they need and deserve. But that's exactly what Speaker of the House John Boehner is doing by refusing to bring H.R. 2885, the 50-state, mandatory E-Verify bill, up for a vote.

    So NumbersUSA has taken the gloves off. Starting yesterday, we've rolled out a hard-hitting TV ad in TV markets across America exposing the Speaker's job sabotage.

    It's time to put some political dynamite under Boehner's jobs-blocking roadblock. KS, I know you agree that it's critical that we pass national, mandatory E-Verify.

    To force John Boehner's hand, however, we must have our TV ad running nationally, not just where we can afford it. We will need to invest hundreds of thousands additional dollars into this campaign to make it bite.

    Why does Speaker Boehner oppose mandatory E-Verify? His election consultants fear the bill will raise an election issue. But the consultants are so wrong! Almost every identifiable group supports E-Verify!

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports it. The National Homebuilders and National Restaurant Association want it. Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney voice strong support. Even President Obama made E-Verify mandatory for federal contractors!

    Poll after poll shows that huge majorities of voters want mandatory E-Verify for all U.S. workers. Our recent Rasmussen/Pulse poll showed that large majorities of every racial group, every income level, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, all strongly back mandatory, national E-Verify.

    So who's against E-Verify? The Republican House Leadership--Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Whip Kevin McCarthy.

    Just who is Boehner working for? To repeat what I told you last month, it seems John Boehner is working for . . . John Boehner.

    We need to give Speaker Boehner something more urgent to be afraid of than political consultants. He needs to fear angry voters. With these TV ads, Boehner's phone has begun ringing, and it's not going to stop ringing until he brings H.R. 2885 up for a vote.

    That is, his phone will stay ringing if we can keep the ads running on TV stations across the country.

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