(Your 2 U.S. Senators, Your U.S. Representative @ e-mail addresses)
Dear Senator xxxx.:
I oppose the Senate Gang of Eight's amnesty proposal to legalize millions of ILLEGAL aliens in a time of budget deficit crisis and high unemployment.
It would simply repeat the mistakes of prior amnesties, but with FAR greater numbers.
Combined with current laws, the legalization would be a pathway to massive new welfare expenditures, job competition, chain migration or poor relatives, and yet more ILLEGAL immigration.
1. It would cost $ trillions in extra government spending on social services; immigrants use MORE welfare services than the native-born
2. It would immediately put millions of ILLEGAL aliens in front of the employment line to hold or take U.S. jobs while 20 million Americans who want a full-time job can't find one.
3. It would allow amnestied aliens to begin endless relatives ("chain migration") to come and add further competition for jobs and government resources.
4. It would immediately legalize 11 million ILLEGAL aliens without requiring triggers that fully implement enforcement first. The previous seven amnesties between 1986 and 2000 had no real enforcement triggers and served only to entice 11 million new ILLEGAL immigrants who now demand their own amnesty. Over half of the ignorant poor down in Mexico tell Zogby polling that another amnesty would make them want to come up also.
Educated immigrants become net contributors, BUT most ILLEGAL aliens are poor and ignorant-- poor immigrants inexorably become government dependents
Those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past (amnesties) are condemned to repeat them-- as Einstein said, that is a good definition of insanity!