The empty promises on immigration enforcement must end now! 'NO' to legalization! Please listen to us and take our NO LEGALIZATION pledge!
- Organizer for Georgia Immigration Enforcement Coalition
Georgia GOP U.S. House members
- U.S. House of Representatives
Pledge against any legalization for illegal aliens
July 4, 2013
NOTICE TO ALL GEORGIA REPUBLICANS IN THE U.S. HOUSE: WE REMEMBER 1986
Due to our experience with being repeatedly lied to on immigration enforcement and watching our conservative votes taken for granted, we, the undersigned Georgia voters, urge you to sign the pledge below. Our jobs, language, our nation and entire way of life are at stake and the future we will leave generations to come will no longer be the America that we have known and loved with another amnesty.
We don’t need more immigration. We need more jobs! We are depending on you to stand up for America and real immigration enforcement.
Until at least ten years after real, visible and effective workplace, border and visa enforcement, we are making a commitment to find primary opponents for any and all GOP U.S. House members who vote in favor of any legislation or conference committee report that would allow any legalization of illegal aliens.
A partial reminder of broken immigration promises that Americans have endured from the U.S. Congress:
1986 – Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which prohibited the employment of illegal aliens. The promised enforcement never really happened. In 2004, only 3 employers in the entire nation were fined for hiring illegal aliens. The low estimate is that 7- 8 million illegal immigrants continue to hold jobs. Today, the Wall St. Journal reports that “even if the rate of hiring doubled, it would take more than three years to get employment back to its prerecession level, after adjusting for population growth, according to estimates from the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project.” (WSJ June 24, 2013)
1996 – In the wake of the first World Trade Center bombing, Congress passed another wide-ranging enforcement law, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. Among its provisions was a requirement to develop an automated check-in/check-out system for foreign visitors, so the government could identify those who stayed past the time they were supposed to depart. Congress mandated such a system five more times, including after the horror of 9/11, in the USA Patriot Act, (which required a biometric system), in line with the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. No such system yet exists.
2005 – The REAL ID Act required that state driver's licenses meet certain minimum standards to be acceptable for federal purposes, such as boarding airplanes. The standards included requiring proof of legal presence in the United States before issuing a license; this is an important immigration enforcement objective, because the driver's license is essential to illegal aliens seeking to embed themselves in American society. The original deadline for state compliance was 2008, later postponed to 2011, then 2013, and now 2017. It seems likely the deadline will be extended yet again, permitting more states to continue issuing licenses to illegal aliens. Terrorists notice and take advantage of these broken promises.
2006 – The Secure Fence Act of 2006 required “at least 2 layers of reinforced fencing” along a total of roughly 650 miles of specifically designated stretches of the Mexican border. So far, less than 40 miles of such double-layered fencing have been built. The remainder is a mix of single-layer "pedestrian" fencing and vehicle barriers, which are low fences intended only to prevent trucks from driving across the border. Border Patrol Agents report that illegal crossings have tripled since the latest amnesty talks began.
“I pledge that I will oppose and vote against any legislation or conference committee report that provides for any legalization of illegal aliens in the United States and that I
also remember the broken promises of 1986.”
Please see below for the names of the voters and groups of voters sponsoring this pledge:
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