I urge you to oppose any expansion of the H-2B low-skilled guest worker program in the upcoming continuing resolution. The unemployment rates for Americans with a high school degree or less are nearly double the national average, and these Americans have to compete directly for jobs with H-2B visa holders.
USCIS recently notified employers to identify returning workers on their H-2B applications for FY2017. This was done in anticipation of Congress extending a provision from last year’s spending bill that exempted returning workers from the annual cap of 66,000, potentially quadrupling the number of visas given out. This would have a devastating effect on American workers with a high school education or less who have unemployment rates significantly higher than the national average. Please oppose any efforts to expand the H-2B visa program in the FY2017 spending bills.
The refugee resettlement program represents a security risk to our nation and a financial risk to taxpayers. I hope you will oppose any renewal or expansion of the program in the FY17 budget until refugee resettlement from terrorist-producing countries is halted.
A group of nine Latin American foreign ministers – Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru — have written to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, urging the U.S. to end its “wet foot, dry foot” policy for Cuban immigrants. I urge you to listen to their arguments and support passage of H.R. 3818, the Ending Special National Origin-Based Immigration Programs for Cubans Act, to end the special status Cuban immigrants have.
The National Association of Retired Border Patrol Officers has endorsed NumbersUSA’s 10 Steps to Fixing the Broken Immigration System. I think there’s no better authority on the issue of illegal immigration than retired Border Patrol officers. I urge you to take action on these 10 actions to finally end illegal immigration and help get jobless Americans back to work.
Many law enforcement groups, including the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys, oppose the House’s criminal justice reform legislation. This proposal would release thousands of dangerous criminal aliens onto the streets. Please do all you can to make sure it doesn’t become law unless it excludes non-citizens.
Obama Is Set To Deliver On One Promise For Syrian Refugees
President Barack Obama set a goal of admitting at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the 2016 fiscal year.
I urge you to take legislative steps that strengthen interior enforcement, end policies that encourage illegal immigration and achieve 100% operational control at and in between all ports of entry.
We are glad that the Republican Party, as part of its new platform, has decided to focus on immigration enforcement and protecting American workers. We hope you will do all you can to see these policies made into law.
Thank you for voting in favor of the Gosar amendment to the Financial Services Appropriations bill. Please continue to support legislation that targets sanctuary cities.