• End chain migration

    Chain Migration refers to the endless and often-snowballing chains of foreign nationals who are allowed to immigrate because the law allows citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring in their extended, non-nuclear family members. This has resulted in the doubling of legal immigration in recent decades. I oppose Chain Migration, and I hope you’ll support efforts to change the law, which will reduce overall immigration numbers.

  • Keep opposing Boehner on amnesty

    I cannot believe that Speaker Boehner told a group of agricultural leaders that America just can’t handle mandatory E-Verify yet and “immigration reform” should come first. This counts as an amnesty by every definition of the word and I hope you will oppose it.

  • Fix APPS now

    It has come to my attention that the California Department of Justice is now targeting law-abiding people for gun confiscation. That is NOT ACCEPTABLE and I need you to ACT NOW. The Legislature funded the DOJ’s “Armed Prohibited Person System” (APPS) through S.B. 140 last year — you must now take urgent steps to fix the DOJ’s APPS disaster.

  • Learning English

    I hope every taxpayer saves this article (“Learning English,” Daily Press, February 15, 2014) for the next election where school crusaders come crying for more money “for the children.”

  • Dueling headlines: Obamacare edition

    So, one of the knocks on Obamacare is that it is going to result in millions of persons either losing their jobs or having their hours reduced. Sounds bad, right? It’s not, though … in fact, this actually is a good thing according to Nancy Pelosi.

  • Senator Jeff Sessions comments on new admin immigration order bypassing Congress

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, commented on the Administration’s latest executive immigration decree which loosens immigration screening standards for those who may pose a threat to national security:

    Kenneth Palinkas, who represents our nation’s immigration officers at USCIS, recently charged that our immigration processing system has become a ‘visa clearinghouse for the world.’ Now, a newly disclosed internal audit of immigration procedures reveals that at least 70% of asylum applications contained warning signs of fraud. We also know that asylum-seekers at the southwest border have exploited a glaring enforcement loophole by simply asserting they face a ‘credible fear’ in their home countries. The frequent result is that those making the assertion, instead of being promptly removed or detained, are instead released into the U.S. pending a determination on their claims that may occur years into the future, and do not show up for the hearings.

    In light of these and other facts, it is thus deeply alarming that the Obama Administration would move unilaterally to relax admissions standards for asylum-seekers and potentially numerous other applicants for admission who have possible connections to insurgent or terrorist groups. This includes terror groups not yet designated: Al Qaeda was not designated by the Department of State as a foreign terrorist organization until 1999—long after the first attack on the World Trade Center. The 2011 case of suspected terror operatives from Iraq being admitted to the U.S. only further underscores that our immigration system lacks the safeguards necessary to protect our country. We need to tighten security standards for asylum, not relax them even further.

    DHS’ claim that they have authority to effectively eliminate whole swaths of the INA leaves one incredulous. It is one thing to approve a waiver in a particular case with uniquely compelling circumstances; it is entirely another thing to declare a plain legal requirement is null and void. What is the point of Congress passing a law if the Administration abuses its ‘discretion’ to say that law simply no longer applies? This is yet one more instance of the Administration rewriting U.S. code through executive decree.

    Not only is this a national security issue, but a financial issue: those granted admission gain access to federal welfare programs funded by U.S. taxpayers. It seems the Obama Administration has forgotten that our immigration laws are meant to protect the interests of Americans. This action endangers our national security and defies duly-enacted law. This and other administrative actions bypassing Congress and plain law must end.

  • ‘Immigration principles’

    I cannot understand why the new “Standards for Immigration Reform” include virtually every point of the Democrats’ amnesty plans. How does it help the American people to legalize 11-18 million illegal aliens and give them work permits to boot? These are not the immigration “standards” the American people want or deserve.

  • It’s all amnesty

    By any other name … “comprehensive immigration reform,” “path to citizenship,” “temporary protected status,” “earned citizenship” “legalization” … it’s still AMNESTY.

  • Republicans should represent the American worker

    “The arguments compiled by FWD.us pushing for a massive surge in new workers from abroad have ignored the overwhelming literature, including broad research by the Congressional Budget Office, demonstrating that such a plan would reduce wages and job prospects for millions of struggling workers living here today.

  • Conserving water, and California

    I found on-line your declaration of a state of emergency due to our drought conditions. The declaration reads in part:

  • Don’t ignore immigration officers

    “According to news accounts, the President has once again invited illegal immigrants to the State of the Union — and yet the President still refuses to meet with ICE officers. We have a President who will provide those illegally in the U.S. with the seat of honor at one of the most important events of the year, but ICE officers who serve under him are unwelcome in the White House. This is symptomatic of the President’s continued demonstration of contempt for immigration officers and his blatant disregard for Congressionally-enacted law. ICE officers are forced every day to release violent offenders back into the streets; we are prohibited from enforcing immigration violations and document fraud and from cracking down on illegal employment; we are prohibited from enforcing public charge law to protect taxpayers; and we are forced to catch-and-release illegal aliens who are not ‘priorities’ even when officers’ believe there is a threat to public safety.

  • Oppose GOP leadership’s new immigration push

    News reports, quoting unnamed GOP leadership aides, are suggesting that House Republicans are planning to push for work permits for illegal aliens in the coming weeks and months. These reports have obviously troubled me greatly and I hope they aren’t true.

  • Immigration principles

    I have ready in many newspapers that Congress is coming up with “immigration principles.” This can be a positive development if the correct principles are agreed upon. I hope you will accept this as an immigration principle:

  • Stop immigration now

    Martin Luther King, Jr. strived for racial equality and that equality has been achieved in many arenas. However, it is still lacking in terms of employment, particularly for Black men. I urge you to consider reducing immigration numbers, which are far too high, so that all Americans have a good chance of finding a job.

  • No coddling illegal aliens

    Why are House Republican leadership aides telling reporters that your party is planning a push to give illegal aliens work permits? I hope this isn’t true.

  • Visa fraud must be a top priority

    As a tech worker, I was appalled to learn that the Labor Department has decided that visa fraud is no longer a top priority. How can this be the case when Infosys, one of the largest tech firms in the world, was forced to pay $34 million for falsifying H-1B applications? Americans are losing their jobs due to visa fraud and you must ensure it remains a top priority.

  • Support H.R. 3788

    We hope you will support H.R. 3788, so that illegal aliens will no longer be able to claim the child tax credit.

  • Stop DHS smuggling of illegal aliens

    I wanted to share this news article where a federal judge accuses DHS agents of helping illegal immigration instead of enforcing the law.

  • Oppose omnibus spending bill

    Please oppose the 1,500-page, trillion-dollar, sequester-scrapping secret spending bill that is coming up for a vote. We sent you to Washington because you promised fiscal responsibility and accountability. Spending ever-more on an ever-increasing Federal government provides neither.

  • Support S. 1845

    Supporting the Sessions amendment to S. 1845, the unemployment benefits extension bill, is the most important action Congress can take to provide relief to jobless Americans. I hope you will support it.