Friday, August 14, 2009

Legalizing Immigrants has its benefits!

Leading economists agree any immigration reform bill should include some form of legalization for the roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. Legalization would improve wages and working conditions for all workers—including the native-born—and would yield a net benefit to the recovering U.S. economy. One study estimates that an immigration reform bill which includes legalization would yield a net benefit of $180 billion over a ten-year period, while enforcement efforts alone would actually cost $80 billion over the same period.

Read all about it:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Napolitano focuses on enforcement, not reform!

A day after President Obama announced that legislation to overhaul immigration laws would have to wait until next year, the secretary of homeland security played down the need for change and took a tough stance on enforcing current immigration laws.

The secretary, Janet Napolitano, defended the administration's assertive strategy against illegal immigrants and companies that employ them, relying largely on programs started under President George W. Bush.

Our imigration system cannot be fixed without a comprehensive reform of the current laws. The administration must realize reform of the current laws is needed.

MYTH: Immigrants taking away jobs from US workers

CNN is airing an incendiary ad by the an anti-immigrant front group, Coalition For The Future Of The American Worker, which warns that the US government is letting in 1.5 million foreign workers a year to take jobs from the 15 million unemployed Americans. A previous version of the ad aired earlier this year.

Watch it at this link:

How does the Coalition arrive at the notion that the US is even accepting 1.5 million "new" foreign workers? pure fabrication. A few months ago, when NumbersUSA trumpeted the data (then estimated at 1.6 million immigrant workers), the Immigration Policy Center picked the far-fetched estimate apart - check it out:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's time to fix the broken immigration system!

Tell Congress: "It's time to fix the broken immigration system. Pass comprehensive immigration reform this year!"

Our broken immigration system is hurting our economy, American families, and all American workers. Comprehensive immigration reform is the solution. President Obama supports reform. But only Congress has the power to pass legislation.

Join the campaign for Reform Immigration for America!