Sunday, July 3, 2011



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Happy Birthday America!
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America is much more than a geographical fact.

It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality. ~Adlai Stevenson

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TX's Lamar Smith's E-Verify bill

The introduction of Congressman Lamar Smith's E-Verify bill has received endorsements from NumbersUSA and Tom Tancredo and we are glad to have legislation that mandates the use of E-Verify nation-wide. However there are those that see difficulties with this bill. Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, known as the Architect of Arizona's SB 1070 along with Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum have problems with the legislation.

Kris Kobach told Lou Dobbs, Fox Business, that this bill will reverse AZ's victory and will take the states off of the playing field. Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum says this bill must be amended. Please read Phyllis Schlafly's column for her take on this legislation.

Lamar Smith's E-Verify Bill Must Be Amended

Excerpts from article:

The pro-amnesty U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which was the loser in the Arizona case, conspired with House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) to introduce H.R.2164 that, unless amended, will reverse Arizona's significant victory. This bill sounds helpful because it pretends to make E-Verify mandatory nationwide, but it actually ties the hands of the states.

H.R.2164 preempts the states from requiring use of E-Verify unless employees work for state or local governments. That's equivalent to giving amnesty to millions of illegal aliens who are currently employed in our country.

H.R.2164 forbids the states from using their constitutional power to revoke licenses from businesses that hire illegal aliens unless there has been "a showing by the Secretary of Homeland Security, by clear and convincing evidence, that the employer had knowledge that an employee is an unauthorized alien." There is no likelihood that an Obama Administration will prosecute employers who use E-Verify but fail to fire the illegals, or who contract out part of their workforce to circumvent the system.

The arguments for Lamar Smith's H.R.2164 are fallacious. We are told that only the federal government can do anything about the immigration issue, but the recent Supreme Court decision provides the definitive rebuttal to that.

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Rep. Smith to Introduce Legislation Preventing Obama Administration from Offering Administrative Amnesty

posted on NumbersUSA

House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith is finalizing legislation that would prevent the Obama Administration from offering amnesty to millions of illegal aliens through deferred action or parole. The notion of an administrative amnesty first surfaced through leaked internal memos last year, but a new memo from ICE Director John Morton telling his field staff to use prosecutorial discretion while enforcing federal immigration laws.

Chairman Smith's HALT (Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation) Act would prevent the Obama Administration from. . .

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Faye said...

See! This is exactly what I've been yelling about. Lamar Smith is SUPPOSED to be on our side. I've followed him and had a great deal of respect for the man. Now, he stabs us in the back. Well... bill reading time. And I guess I'll have to see what he has to say about it. "conspired with the Chamber of Commerce..." makes me grit my teeth.

Faye said...

Don't be too hard on Lamar Smith. At least he's doing what no one else seemed willing to do. He just needs some "tweaking" to get it right...and it sounds like that is being taken care of from the immigration gurus!! Those politicians are so wrapped in in their own little political worlds in Washington that they are not fully aware of what's going on out here....and that's why we need to keep in touch with them and keep reminding them that "we the people" are watching and listening....and will not hesitate to let them know when they do something wrong....such as this bill!!!

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