Wednesday morning, the House Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing to consider amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Though not on the Committee, pro-amnesty Republican Jeff Denham (CA) has been furiously lobbying Committee Members to adopt his military amnesty bill, called the “ENLIST Act” (H.R. 2377), as an amendment. Fueling his effort, Rep. Denham has received support from high-ranking Republicans, such as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).
If attached, the ENLIST Act would require the Department of Homeland Security to give certain illegal aliens a green card upon enlisting in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, at which point they would be immediately eligible to apply for citizenship pursuant to current law. Such a measure would jeopardize national security, as well as place additional burdens on our military, which is already being drastically reduced.
FAIR is urging all of our members, activists, and supporters to call their Representatives TODAY and urge them to oppose the ENLIST Act! Even if your members tell you they do not sit on the Armed Services Committee, their opposition to the ENLIST Act is important as it could surface as an amendment (or even a stand-alone bill) on the House floor. To help guide you in your conversation, here is FAIR’s Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the ENLIST Act. For more details on why the ENLIST Act is bad public policy, please read FAIR’s policy statement.