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9 years 18 weeks ago, 2:36 PM


samD's picture

Join Date:
Aug 2008
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States

Dear Friend,

I want to take this opportunity to update you on the illegal immigration issue with regard to the new presidential administration.

It looks like the pro-amnesty crowd will not let this issue go away, and many immigration advocates believe that President elect-Obama will fulfill his campaign promises relating to amnesty and immigration raids. Pro-immigration groups are planning to gather during the inauguration to ensure that Mr. Obama knows that his supporters heavily favor immigration reform.

As the Chairman of the Border Security and Enforcement First Caucus, I and many other like-minded Senators are ready to fight to ensure that the voices of the majority of the American people are heard. I believe that illegal immigration must be controlled, and I am firmly opposed to amnesty. Amnesty sends the wrong message – that of a reward – to those who have been evading our laws and it is extremely unfair to all of the legal immigrants who came to this nation and obeyed our laws to become citizens.

At a time when the American economy is suffering the last thing the federal government needs is the higher price tag that amnesty will bring. It is estimated that more than 500,000 individuals illegally cross our southwestern border each year. At this rate, the amount of federally-subsidize d benefits for illegal aliens will only continue to grow.

What we need is attrition through enforcement ‑ the idea that living illegally in the United States will become more difficult and less satisfying over time when the government – at ALL LEVELS – enforces all of the laws already on the books. We know attrition through enforcement works because, in states that have passed tough new laws to penalize employers of and deny public benefits to illegal aliens, the illegals have begun to move out of those states, often before the new laws are even implemented. As it currently stands, almost 200,000 illegal aliens self-deport from the United States every year, but many more would leave if we refused to award illegal aliens further amnesty, mandated that all employers must verify a person’s eligibility to work here, cracked down on identity fraud and enabled local police to easily transfer illegal aliens in their custody to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

Rest assured ‑ as the U.S. Senate debates the issues regarding illegal immigration, I will continue fighting to make sure that the voices of all Louisianans are heard.


David Vitter
U.S. Senator

9 years 18 weeks ago, 8:43 PM


FreedomMilitaria's picture

Major General
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Aug 2008
Lebanon, MO, United States

well samD, maybe we should hop the border and come back to get better jobs and health care. hell we can be turned down for a job now if we have bad credit...WTF? no habla englais...

If you do not stand behind our troops...please stand in front of them....
9 years 18 weeks ago, 10:57 PM


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Oct 2008
Hamburg, NY

We are getting the Illegals lately. They are taking seasonal picking jobs. It pisses me off becuase 1.we do not need then- there are enough whites picking corn, fruit and apples to keep costs down. I did it through college and high school. I carried golf bags shoveled shit..whatever. There is no shortage of labor here. Most people are pretty poor. Its like West Virginia with New York taxes here.
2. The illegals are staying and getting benefits and stressing our school systems. NY is the easiest state to get welfare in. The state is also demanding the bi-lingual education here. School systems can not afford it.

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9 years 18 weeks ago, 10:49 PM


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Lieutenant General
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Etowah, TN, United States

South of the border is where most of the terrorists are making their way into our country. This area is widely under-patrolled and for the most part, completely ignored. We are gonna pay dearly for this infraction. There are 47 million Mexicans in this nation and 95% of them don't have valid green cards, can't speak English, don't have drivers licenses or car insurance and DON'T PAY TAXES!!! When Chairman Mao-Obama and his communist henchmen pass the government run healthcare bills, these illegals will get FREE healthcare. I work in the healthcare field and this is gonna be devestating to my profession. Amnesty will bring this country to it's knees!!! I say we round them all up, put them on buses and send them back across the border. Beef up the security on the border and tell them we won't be nearly this nice next time they try to get back in.

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