I oppose any and all DACA amnesties. Thus, it is vital that neither you nor your fellow Republicans bow to pressure and include a DACA amnesty in the omnibus spending bill.
I was disturbed to read in the Washington Post that you are open to DACA legislation that only provides for border wall funding. Securing the border is a good first step, but it does nothing to end the jobs magnet and does nothing to stop people overstaying their visas. A wall will stop many from coming to this country illegally, but some will still get past it and many will continue to come to the U.S. legally and overstay their visas.
I hope you will oppose all efforts to attach a DACA amnesty to the omnibus spending bill.
Roll Call reports that congressmen are considering adding the anti-gun Fix NICS bill to the annual spending bill, called the “Omnibus.”
Members of Congress have used past spending bills to increase H-2B visas or to authorize DHS to increase H-2B visas. Please oppose any attempt at doing this in the upcoming spending bill.
In a national poll of our nation’s police officers, 81 percent say that teachers and school administrators need to be armed to stop tragedies such as the one happened in Florida recently.
Our nation’s responders have a point — because the alternative is not working.
I am asking you to oppose both the Susan Collins immigration proposal and the McCain/Coons immigration proposal. I am opposed to any and all amnesties, including DACA amnesty. We need to bolster border security, mandate E-Verify, end chain migration, end the visa lottery, stop taking refugees, and cut off the flow of guest workers. Please do everything you can to eliminate illegal immigration, and to reduce legal immigration to a tiny fraction of its current value.
Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) have introduced legislation to amnesty “Dreamers” (not just DACA recipients), while only providing money for a border security study. This is clearly unacceptable. It is vital that we enforce our immigration laws, with means DACA recipients and “Dreamers” have to go.
I hope you will include an end to Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery as part of your DACA proposal. I also hope you will consider adding mandatory E-Verify to the deal.
You promised on the campaign trail and then again in your State of the Union address that any deal on DACA needs to put the interests of American workers first. Unfortunately, the White House proposal wouldn’t accomplish this because it would take at least 15 years before there were significant reductions in legal immigration.