Defeat HR 5893

Representative Jerry Lewis:

The American people don’t need more foreign workers; we need more jobs. The Startup Act 2.0, H.R. 5893, is going to put a lot more foreign workers in jobs America just doesn’t have and put even more Americans out of work. Please help a lot of recent college graduates and unemployed Americans out by opposing this legislation.
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Stop prosecuting Arizona


It is ridiculous that our state’s attorney general is trying to get Arizona’s SB 1070 overturned at the Supreme Court! You can help to alleviate the attorney general’s concerns by cosponsoring mandatory E-Verify legislation.
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Please speak with Rep. Kevin McCarthy

Representative Jerry Lewis,

I’m writing to ask you to reach out to Rep. Kevin McCarthy from Bakersfield, to remind him that he swore an oath of office to protect and defend the United States. This oath of office includes representing the interests of U.S. citizens, not those of illegal aliens … no matter what the pretext.
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Put U.S. citizens in U.S. jobs

Representative Brian Bilbray,

Speaker of the House John Boehner has asked all of his Representatives to focus on one area: jobs. I agree with him that putting Americans back to work is a top priority. With this in mind, I urge you to support the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885), which provides a superabundance of means for illegal aliens to be dispossessed of their U.S. jobs, thus allowing the 22 million Americans without a full-time job a chance of filling them.

A huge loophole in our current system involves illegal aliens who at an earlier time had a valid Social Security number, usually because they were legal temporary foreign workers. The problem has been that once the work visa expires, the Social Security number doesn’t. The Social Security numbers don’t even expire if persons holding them are deported.

The Legal Workforce Act slams the door shut on this egregious loophole by locking out Social Security numbers that are attached to expired visas and deportees. Illegal aliens with these locked Social Security numbers would not get through E-Verify to be hired and would be identified in the no-match process if they are already in the workforce.

The Legal Workforce Act is a great bill that would ensure that those with valid Social Security numbers, but without permission to work in the United States, would not be able to take jobs from American workers and legal immigrants with work permissions.

Illegal aliens currently hold jobs in a wide range of areas: construction, computer programming, housekeeping, manufacturing, transportation, et al. H.R. 2885 would put Americans, representing a wide swath of educational attainments, back to work. I suggest you heed Speaker Boehner’s advice and make job creation your top priority. Supporting the Legal Workforce Act to the hilt would be a great place to start.

Phone me if you would like to talk about this,

Greg Raven

Also sent to: Representative Wally Herger, Representative Elton Gallegly, Representative Howard McKeon, Representative David Dreier, Representative Ed Royce, Representative Jerry Lewis, Representative Ken Calvert, Representative Mary Bono Mack, Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Representative Brian Bilbray, Representative Darrell Issa, Representative Gary Miller, Representative Devin Nunes, Representative Dan Lungren, Representative John Campbell, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Representative Tom McClintock, Representative Duncan D. Hunter, and Representative Jeff Denham.

Obama Policies Have Put America at Risk

Earlier this week during his State of the Union address, Resident Obama said, “The defining issue of our time is how to keep that [American] promise alive.”

What he conveniently omitted from his speech was that his failed policies have done nothing to make it easier to achieve, or afford, success. In fact, as the table below shows, the Obama Administration has left Americans worse off.

America Before Resident Obama Took Office and Now

Before Now Change
Number of Unemployed1 12.0 Million 13.1 Million +9%
Long-Term Unemployed2 2.7 Million 5.6 Million +107%
Unemployment Rate3 7.8% 8.5% +9%
“High Unemployment” States4 22 43 +95%
Misery Index5 7.83 11.46 +46%
Price of Gas6 $1.85 $3.39 +83%
“Typical” Monthly Family Food Cost7 $974 $1,013 +4%
Median Value of Single-Family Home8 $196,600 $169,100 -14%
Rate of Mortgage Delinquencies9 6.62% 10.23% +55%
U.S. National Debt10 $10.6 Trillion $15.2 Trillion +43%

1 Number of unemployed in January 2009 and December 2011.
2 “Long-term unemployed” means for over 26 weeks; data for January 2009 and December 2011.
3 Unemployment rates in January 2009 and December 2011.
4 “High unemployment” means having a 3-month average unemployment rate of 6% or higher. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “Extended Benefits Trigger Notice” for January 18, 2009 and January 22, 2012. and
5 The “Misery Index” equals unemployment plus inflation. For January 2009 and December 2012.
6 Average retail price per gallon, January 2009 week 3 and January 2012 week 4.
7 U.S. Department of Agriculture, values represent monthly “moderate” cost per family of four for January 2009 and November 2011.
8 U.S. median sales price of existing single-family homes for metropolitan areas for 2008 and 2011 Q3.
9 Residential mortgage delinquencies (real estate loans) for 2008 Q4 and 2011 Q3.
10 Values for January 21, 2009 and January 23, 2012.

Source: House Committee on Ways & Means