I am glad that you voted against the Goodlatte-Ryan-Denham amnesty. This bill would have only rewarded illegal aliens and exacerbated our nation’s illegal immigration problem. Instead of learning from the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty, this bill would have repeated its mistakes by guaranteeing an amnesty for illegal aliens but only promising border security and enforcement.
Despite the fact that Republicans campaigned against amnesty and for putting the interests of American workers first, a small group of Republicans is attempting to force the Republican Conference to violate their campaign promises in the middle of a border crisis.
In October of last year, the White House issued an extensive list of immigration principles. Among those principles were ending chain migration, mandating the use of E-Verify, fixing unaccompanied alien children and asylum loopholes, ending sanctuary cities, and improving interior enforcement. The President stated:
Please oppose the Ryan Amnesty plan.
Why is the Ryan Amnesty plan so bad?
Please do not sign Discharge Petition for H.Res.774
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.
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.