Monday, March 9, 2009

E-Verify Needs Your Help - Tonight!

E-Verify Expires: Time for Congress to Reauthorize the Program On March 6, Congress allowed E-Verify to expire. This program gave employers a method by which to confirm the eligibility of employees to work in the U.S. Letting E-Verify expire was a mistake and a step backward in efforts to enforce America's immigration laws. Heritage Foundation - Mar 09 9:51 AM

Please read the following info (rec'd via email) and make a call. This is a BIG issue and it's getting very little play because there are so many other really big issues on the table.


IMPORTANT E-VERIFY UPDATE! URGENT-WE ALL MUST CALL TODAY!! MONDAY, MARCH 09, 2009. (or first thing in the morning) THE VOTE WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN TONIGHT OR TOMORROW.

CAN YOU MAKE ONE PHONE CALL TODAY (or first thing in the morning)? JUST ONE??

I just received a very important update from www.numbersusa.com. Please go to the website for the full story. Here is the short version.

Your phone calls to your Senators are especially important today to ensure that E-Verify opponents don't kill the 5-year re-authorization by just "running out of time. Call your Senators now at 202-224-3121. Check www.numbersusa.com for talking points, and here are a few suggestions:

Do NOT vote for "cloture" (cloture= to terminate debate by calling for a vote) to shut off debate on the Omnibus before the E-Verify amendment comes up for a vote.

A vote for cloture before an E-Verify vote will be graded by NumbersUSA as a vote AGAINST E-Verify and a vote FOR hiring illegal aliens.

Because of your activism, Sen. Sessions' Amendment 604 to the Omnibus Bill (HR 1105) is on the list of amendments to be debated and voted on tonight and tomorrow. Please call your Senator to urge them to support E-Verify! Go to: www.numbersusa.com.

Since December of 2007, 4.4 million jobs have been lost while the federal government continues to bring in approximately 1.5 million foreign workers per year. Go to: www.numbersusa.com for a fast and effective ways to help.

The jobless rate jumped to 8.1% according to numbers released by the Labor Department this morning. It's the highest rate since 1983. Another 651,000 jobs were cut in the month of February. We Need Immigration Reform and We Need To Start With E-Verify!!! Please share this information with everyone you know and call today. Go to: www.numbersusa.com. They make it very easy and quick. If we all made one phone call think of the impact we would have.

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More info:

Senate votes to preserve controversial earmarks in 1,000-page plus spending bill
Major Amendment dropped from the STIMULUS! YOUR JOBS! It is the Last chance to save American jobs and to demand our lawmakers reinstate E-Verify as a MANDATORY law.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Mar 04 9:38 AM

Lack of E-Verify provision in stimulus bill irks some Anderson-area politicians
Many Anderson-area political leaders are expressing anger that the final version of the federal economic stimulus bill does not include a provision requiring the use of the E-Verify system to hire employees for federal stimulus projects.
Anderson Independent-Mail - Feb 21 7:16 PM

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