Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Democrat John Barrow has introduced H.R. 2124, the Keeping the Promise of IRCA Act. It's an enforcement only immigration reform bill! This is John Barrow's campaign website if you want to donate to his re-election campaign. You can leave a message with your donation, so this would be a good opportunity to say something along the lines of "I'm a single-issue voter. Thank you for coming out in support of immigration enforcement by introducing H.R. 2124, Keeping the Promise of IRCA." Here is his Washington number: (202) 225-2823, if you want to leave a message saying "Thank you for introducing H.R. 2124, Keeping the Promise of IRCA. This is the type of reform we need, not the giveaway to corporate interests that is the Gang of Eight Bill." Or you can contact him on his webform. Here is his Facebook page, if you want to comment on his announcement of his bill, or to "like" him or his announcement. With him and Peter DeFazio, we just need two more Democrats and we can get an "Untouchables of Eight" to counter the "Gang!" That is all.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Have Zuckerberg's ads bribed some radio hosts to clam up? Contact Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and tell them that the Obama scandals are nice, but you want to hear them speak out against the amnesty bill. Tell them that you don't care how much the Zuckerberg ads are paying, their listeners will desert them if they don't speak out against amnesty! And donate to VDARE! That is all.
Monday, May 13, 2013
To find other people to donate to, here is an earlier post. Peter Defazio (D-Oregon, 4th district) is a co-sponsor of Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1772). Donate to his campaign, then call his campaign at (541) 485-1622 and his office at (202) 225-6416, and say something to the effect of:
I just donated to your campaign. I am happy to see that you co-sponsored Lamar Smith's H.R. 1772, the Legal Workforce Act. I am a single-issue contributor, and I support people who oppose allowing rich megadonors to import more cheap labor. The current so-called immigration reform in the Senate is nothing more than a giveaway of cheap labor to rich donors. I'm glad that you are supporting a different path in the House.You can also message him on Facebook. That is all.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Via NumbersUSA, a story about a racial discrimination lawsuit by blacks against illegal-alien hiring businesses in Georgia. In the second page, Jim Knoepp of the SPLC complains about businesses claiming that Americans won't do work when the real issue is that the businesses won't pay a reasonable wage. His comment "If we need them, why not bring them in and make them legal citizens with real protections?" may be taken as an endorsement of immigration (although it could just be a hypothetical to illustrate a point), but his follow-up statement "The answer is because then they wouldn’t keep working in the fields given the conditions of that work. They would do something else" is also consistent with saying that we don't actually need these immigrants or guest workers. In any case, he understands the destructive influence of the cheap labor lobby on our immigration policy. Hey - a racial discrimination lawsuit attacking employers who hire illegals - that's a lawsuit I can support! And half a cheer for the SPLC on this one! That is all.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Thanx and a tip o' the hat to VDARE's Brenda Walker, Refugee Resettlement Watch has a post about what you can do to stop the invasion of the U.S. by "refugees" who threaten to swamp towns like Columbus Junction, Iowa, and Oakland California That is all.
Friday, May 03, 2013
In addition to giving money to the campaigns of friendly legislators, you may have opportunities to contact unfriendly legislators. Recently I got a mailing from Paul Ryan's campaign, asking me to help him fight Obama's tax and spend policies. Ryan is known to be amnesty-friendly. I sent back the donation paper, unmarked (I'm not giving him a red cent), stapled to this message:
Dear Paul Ryan: If you really want to fight the Obama agenda, you will join Steve King, Lou Barletta, and Louie Gohmert in opposing the Gang of Eight’s immigration amnesty bill and in pledging not to pass a similar bill in the House. Given our current lack of jobs and bad economy, the last thing that we need is to increase the supply of workers competing with Americans for scarce jobs. We need reduced legal immigration levels and better enforcement of our immigration laws. We need to encourage those who are here illegally to return to their countries of origin by making them ineligible for government benefits and by making it impossible for them to find work (e.g. by mandating the us of E-Verify). We also need to reduce the number of people we permit to enter the country, as we have a labor glut and additional workers do nothing but decrease wages and create a larger wealth gap that threatens not only the country, but also the future prospects of the Republican Party. I know that a lot of powerful donors, such as Sheldon Adelson, Mark Zuckerberg, and Mark Singer want more cheap labor through mass immigration. If you want my support, you will have to stand up to them and say “NO.” Sincerely, [My Name]Looking back at it, I should have mentioned that I donated money to King's, Barletta's, and Gohmert's campaigns, making my refusal to donate to Ryan's even more significant. I also should have stapled the documents I mentioned in the previous post to my letter (if the envelope they send you is pre-paid, and they are a hostile, always add things to bulk up the weight). It's time to get mean. That is all.
Tell them to reject the Gang of Eight's amnesty bill (S. 744). Here's a list of contact information, including local office addresses. Visit in person if you can. Here is a good article to print out to give to your legislator's staff. Here is another one, and it is PDF downloadable with charts. (I print out the first four pages full-size, and the next 18 - the chatrs - 4 pages to a printed page) Here is NumbersUSA's chart on how many aliens would be let in over the next 10 years under S. 744. Write a cover letter (Here is mine as an example):
Dear Senator [name]: I am deeply concerned about the recent immigration legislation moving through the Senate, and its potentially devastating effects on U.S. workers. I have enclosed a chart that shows just how many new immigrants would gain permanent legal status if S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” were passed. I have also enclosed articles debunking the myths that there is an technology worker shortage and that we need more immigration because there are jobs that Americans are unwilling to do. The bill would add up to 33 million new immigrants in the first decade, and 20 million every decade after that. With at least 20 millions Americans unable to find a full-time job, this would put an outrageous strain on our economy. In addition, all of these additional people would put great pressure on our natural resources. This bill allows way too many people access to permanent legal residence, and its promises of greater security have no “teeth” that would ensure that they are kept. Please reject S. 744, and demand thorough hearings on any immigration bill that comes before the Senate. You might also want to consider scheduling town hall meetings prior to any vote on such a bill, to find out how your constituents feel about bringing in more workers to compete with Americans for jobs. Sincerely, [Your name]Tell the staff member that you are concerned about the effect that S. 744 would have on U.S. workers and that S. 744 needs more hearings and discussion. Suggest that your Senator needs to hold a town hall meeting on immigration before any final vote is held. Then give them your articles, preferably in a neat folder. You might also do the same with your Congressman, although obviously you should mention that you know that the bill is currently in the Senate but that you are worried about similar bills in the House. And while you are at it, give a folder with the same information to your state or local GOP and tell them that this issue concerns you. That is all.
I recently got a mailing from "Remember America's Heritage" lauding Jan Brewer and talking about how we need to combat illegal immigration. The only problem is, the mailing referred to the "Gang of Eight's" comprehensive amnesty bill in neutral terms, and implied that it had positive language that we must make certain Obama does not strip out of the bill. Translation: "Remember America's Heritage" is trying to make the Gang of Eight's amnesty out to be the pro-enforcement alternative to some theoretically worse Obama position. Do not trust them, do not send them money, DO NOT SEND THEIR PETITION. That is all.