On Friday, Texas Republicans John Carter and Sam Johnson announced that they had left the group of U.S. Congressmen working on “comprehensive” immigration reform legislation. However, they weren’t the first members to leave. In June, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) left the “Gang” due to concerns about taxpayers being forced to pay for illegal aliens’ health care.
We know that without activists like you, these members never would have felt pressure to leave the pro-amnesty working group. Your phone calls, emails and participation at local events and town halls made a difference!
While they dropped out of the House Gang of Seven, Carter and Johnson still support granting amnesty to the estimated 12 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. and passing a massive guest worker program. They blamed their distrust of the Obama Administration’s willingness to faithfully execute any new immigration laws as the reason for leaving.
Will you take a few minutes and email your U.S. Representative today? Your voice is needed to remind them:
1) No compromises with the Senate bill; and
2) Americans need jobs not a mass amnesty or guest worker programs!
Unfortunately, this fight is far from over. The “House Gang” may have collapsed but there are many members of Congress who are still pushing for amnesty and more guest workers:
- Last Thursday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that immigration was on the House GOP Leadership’s “to do list” this fall.
- Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said he is “open to granting legal status to otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants.”
- Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Congressman Goodlatte are still reportedly working on their own version of a DREAM act.
With the help of Big Business and labor unions, the pro-amnesty lobby has too much on the line to see “comprehensive” immigration reform fail, so we can’t stop now. Your work is succeeding, but we need to keep it up in order to stop any efforts to pass a mass amnesty or a guest worker program in 2013.