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    House member Michael C. Burgess, M.D. of Texas

    My Champion in the House of Representatives!

    May 11, 2006

    XXX
    XXX
    Fort Worth, Texas

    Dear XXX,

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the important immigration
    issue facing our nation. I appreciate hearing from you.

    Now more than ever, as America faces the threat of terrorism, we
    must ensure that our nation's borders are secure. As a member of
    the House Immigration Reform Caucus
    , I have been working with
    my colleagues to address the problems in our current policy. On
    December 16, 2005, I voted in favor of H.R. 4437, the Border
    Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act. In
    all, this bill includes over a dozen enforcement provisions that
    range from mandating employment eligibility verification to
    requiring border patrol uniforms be made in the U.S. H.R. 4437
    also contains measures to provide needed visa reform, permit local
    involvement in immigration enforcement, implement tougher
    penalties for alien smuggling, and crack down on employers who
    hire illegal aliens. This is a meaningful piece of legislation that
    takes significant first steps in toughening our border security.

    Like you, I strongly oppose any proposal to grant amnesty to
    illegal aliens
    . The blanket amnesty that went into effect in 1986
    only promoted more illegal immigration into this country. Today,
    with nearly 8-10 million illegal aliens in the United States, the
    need to improve enforcement of our immigration laws and support
    provisions that make the legal immigration process viable has
    reached a critical juncture.

    I also believe we cannot currently handle any additional temporary
    work visa programs
    . Right now, over 40% of those who obtain
    non-immigrant work visas in the U.S. overstay their allotted time.
    The Department of Homeland Security estimates that even as long
    ago as January 2000 the visa overstay population in the United
    States was 2.3 million people. It is unreasonable to believe that
    any guest-worker program could legitimately function, if we are
    not even able to enforce our current laws.


    I am committed to reducing illegal immigration into our country. I
    support more limited and verifiable forms of immigration.
    Throughout our history, immigrants have made important
    scientific, cultural and political contributions to the United States.
    I believe immigration policy must ensure that the contributions of
    law-abiding individuals are not eclipsed by the negative impact
    that illegal immigration can have on our country. I will work with
    President Bush and the Congress to ensure that border enforcement
    is increased, immigration laws are enforced, and that employers
    hiring illegal aliens face much more stringent sanctions. I plan on
    doing all that I can to ensure the Senate returns a strong
    enforcement bill with no amnesty or guest-worker provisions.


    I appreciate your interest in this very important issue. Over the
    next several weeks and months, this issue will continue to develop,
    so I urge you to contact me with any future concerns you may have
    relating to this or any other federal issue. Again, thank you for
    taking the time to contact me. I appreciate having the opportunity
    to represent you in the U.S. House of Representatives. Please feel
    free to visit my website (www.house.gov/burgess) for additional
    information.
    Sincerely,

    Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
    Member of Congress
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    Great......seems there's more house members on our side. My representative also added the tamper proof ID. Only temporary drivers licenses that expire when they are to leave. States are to be reimbursed for money spent detaining illegals till they are placed in federal custody. I just hope they can't be bought off.
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    Faxed him this morning, lol.

    Keep the pressure up & RISING on all of these guys!!! Doesn't matter if they're in your state or not.
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    I got tired of chewing on my Senators so I worked on the House a little.

    Dixie
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    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...1.e28c212.html
    What's Best for Texas: Immigration compromise would benefit state

    07:53 AM CDT on Monday, May 15, 2006

    So far, Texas' senators have stood apart from the growing majority in the Senate seeking to thoroughly reform our immigration laws. After speaking with their offices last week, it appears Republicans Kay Hutchison and John Cornyn remain hesitant to support the compromise worked out by their GOP colleagues, Sens. Chuck Hagel and Mel Martinez.

    Both Texas senators believe the bill provides amnesty to illegal immigrants. Although no one would receive automatic citizenship, the two contend it represents a form of forgiveness. And they can't live with that.
    We respect that view, which many Texans share.

    But America has almost 12 million illegal immigrants. And about 400,000 arrive annually. The status quo can't continue.

    Of course, it will Ė unless Washington acts realistically. That starts with recognizing that illegal immigrants who've long been here won't suddenly leave. They've put down roots, have kids in school and work in our factories, hotels and homes. Many also have no place in Mexico or elsewhere to which they could return.
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    I'm afraid a sound bite will be, we are going to crack down on illegal immigration......which means, they are going to bring in more people with Visa's!
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