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    Senior Member Doots's Avatar
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    Counteract landscapers' lobbying



    From: Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA
    Date: Thursday 6DEC07 2:30 p.m. EST


    Phone & fax your 3 Members of Congress this aft and all day Friday to stop sneak increases


    DEAR FRIENDS OF TRANQUIL COMMUNITIES AND AMERICAN WORKERS,

    Hundreds and hundreds of landscapers and other advocates for high immigration fanned across Capitol Hill this week, pounding on doors and insisting that Congress provide them with more foreign labor.

    They believe they still have a chance that big increases in foreign labor will be sneaked into the giant appropriations bills that have to be passed before Christmas.

    Your action is needed immediately.

    NumbersUSA's Action Buffet Team has already placed on your corkboard a phone action note and a fax action note to help you counteract all the open-borders lobbying this week.

    PHONE CONGRESS at:
    202-224-3121

    A lot of our opponents in Congress and in lobbying groups believe that most of you in the NumbersUSA Action Network only care about stopping amnesties for illegal aliens and about securing the border.

    Our opponents often suggest that you aren't motivated enough about protecting American workers themselves, especially the most vulnerable workers, to stop Congress from further flooding various labor markets with imported foreign workers.

    We really need to prove our opponents wrong this week.

    The landscapers and their ilk were suggesting that they are on the verge of going out of business and that the American economy is in danger because of severe labor shortages -- unless Congress sneaks through huge increases in foreign labor this month.

    I hope a bunch of you will call and say something like: "I mow my own lawn. Let the wealthy people hiring landscapers pay whatever it costs to get Americans to do the jobs. The Census Bureau says 23 million Americans without higher education currently don't have a job. There are plenty of people not working who could be enticed into these jobs. But any foreign worker imported for these jobs would require taxpayer subsidies."

    Also, I think some key points should be something like:

    With the downturn in housing and other weakening of the economy, less-skilled American workers are facing some tough times. The last thing we should do is import more foreign workers to compete with them for the remaining jobs.


    Recent Census data show that foreign worker households are far more likely to require taxpayer subsidies. Why would we import more of these costs to taxpayers when forcing landscapers to recruit and hire Americans would actually reduce taxpayer subsidies.


    I've heard that landscapers have been all over Capitol Hill this week pushing for increases in foreign workers. I urge you to pass appropriations bills that have no increases of any kind of foreign workers.

    Because there are at least a dozen different proposals to increase foreign workers of all kinds, I'm not asking you to refer to specific amendments or their sponsors.

    What I want is for Congress today to immediately be reminded that there are far more constituents who want less immigration than the selfish businesses asking for more.

    THANKS A LOT, EVERYBODY.

    IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT CONGRESS NOT FORGET YOU ARE OUT THERE DURING THESE CRITICAL WEEKS OF PASSING APPROPRIATIONS BILLS.



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