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Our elected Officials need to oppose the Gang of Eight amnesty bill

 According to a new poll by Pulse Opinion Research, a full 60% of American voters want full enforcement of our immigration laws to occur before any work permits are given to illegal aliens. Only 26% of voters want the work permits to be handed out before enforcement is phased in. Obviously, this poll proves that you need to oppose the Gang of Eight's sham "enforcement-first" amnesty bill.

I cannot understand why so many in the Senate are intent on pushing legislation that goes against the wishes of the American people and would put millions of American workers at a severe disadvantage. The results of this week's poll are clear about this. When asked the following:

"SOME in Congress propose giving permits to illegal immigrants first and then implementing border and workplace enforcement to stop future flows of illegal workers over the next 10 years. OTHERS in Congress say the enforcement at the borders and workplace must be implemented first and then the work permits can be considered. Which do you prefer?"

A full 60% of respondents selected "full enforcement first, before considering work permits" while only 26% selected "work permits first, followed by 10 years of implementing enforcement."

Why is Congress even considering legislation that puts limited enforcement at the back of the line while putting illegal aliens workers at the front of the line? Our elected Officials need to oppose the Gang of Eight's amnesty bill.

 

Main Aspects of Senate Immigration Bill


(National survey of 1,000 likely voters on May 20, 2013 by Pulse Opinion Research. Margin of sampling error was +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.) 


 The Committee rejected several amendments to require some or all of the enforcement promises in the bill to occur before the 11 million illegal aliens are given legalization and work permits.   Even though 40% of voters answered another poll question that they support giving “work permits to an estimated 7 million illegal immigrant workers,” many of them are opposed to doing so before all the enforcement promises in the bill are kept, having watched promises in all previous immigration bills of the last three decades be broken.

  QUESTION: SOME in Congress propose giving permits to illegal immigrants first and then implementing border and workplace enforcement to stop future flows of illegal workers over the next 10 years.  OTHERS in Congress say the enforcement at the borders and workplace must be implemented first and then the work permits can be considered.  Which do you prefer?

 26% Work permits first, followed by 10 years of implementing enforcement

60% Full enforcement first, before considering work permits.

14% Unsure

 

In “enforcement first,” overwhelming voter support for mandating E-Verify to move illegal workers out of jobs.

 The Senate bill promises to mandate E-Verify to finally fulfill the promises of 1986 and 1996 laws to turn off the job magnet for illegal immigration.  But it provides work permits to 11 million illegal aliens before any E-Verify requirements.  Millions more illegal aliens may be enticed to enter the country by the fact that they can continue to obtain jobs during the five years the bill phases in the mandatory use of E-Verify for all employers.  The same is true for current illegal aliens who don’t qualify for the amnesty.  After the five years, all of those illegal aliens can continue to work in the U.S. if they stay in the same job because there are no provisions that allow—let alone require – employers to check the work authorization of existing employees. Nothing in the bill guarantees the implementation of E-Verify or the denial of benefits to amnestied illegal aliens if E-Verify isn’t implemented.  Voters have favored full E-Verify for years. But the illegal population has been allowed to grow to 11 million while Congress refused to pass an E-Verify law.

  QUESTION: Do you favor or oppose requiring all employers to use E-Verify to electronically ensure that they are hiring only legal workers for U.S. jobs?

 74% Favor

10% Oppose

16% Unsure