5 Questions to Ask Your Member of Congress on Immigration

“During the August congressional recess, a pro-amnesty coalition of business and union interests is putting the squeeze on members of the House of Representatives to pass a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill similar to the Senate-passed monstrosity. But hard-working Americans also have a voice and can speak up in town halls with House members while they’re in the districts. Here are five questions to remind them of the wisdom and importance of taking a step-by-step approach to immigration reform,” notes the Heritage Foundation blog.

White House Pushes Cheap Labor Study

“In its ongoing efforts to push for immigration reform, the White House has released a report on the economic benefits of reform to the agriculture industry and to rural areas. ‘Currently, the agriculture industry is hampered by a broken immigration system that fails to support a predictable and stable workforce,’ the 20-page report warns,” the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.

“A U.S. Department of Agriculture report found that 71 percent of crop workers surveyed between 2007 and 2009 were foreign-born and many lack the immigration status needed to work legally in the United States.”

DHS Grants Temporary Asylum to Protesters Who Crossed into U.S. Illegally

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made an unusual move by granting temporary asylum to several Mexican immigrants, including a handful of those who are illegally in the United States, after they crossed the border in a pro-amnesty protest in late July,” Breitbart News reports.

“‘The Homeland Security Department tentatively approved asylum requests for seven Mexican immigrants, including some who were living in the United States illegally but left and attempted to re-enter as part of a protest against U.S. deportation policies,’ the Associated Press’ Alicia Caldwell reported on Tuesday. ‘The preliminary approval is highly unusual because it is rare for the U.S. government to grant asylum to Mexican citizens.'”

Astroturf Rallies in Support of Amnesty

“After covering Tuesday’s immigration reform rally on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, I’m convinced that the proponents of immigration reform don’t want to persuade American voters to support their agenda. They want to bully them into submission.
What other conclusion can be drawn from the warnings that opponents ‘will be branded’ as bigots unless they comply; the ‘demand, not request’ that Republicans represent those who support ‘comprehensive’ reform and ignore the rest of their constituents; the constant ‘¡Si, se puede!’ chants?” says Joel B. Pollak at Brietbart News.

“For most of the rally, there were more journalists than demonstrators on the steps of City Hall–and most of those activists who showed up were union members carrying ready-made signs. This is an Astroturfed, Democrat-and-media-driven campaign, not one responding to the actual desires of American voters.”