Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), September 20, 2007
After an enormous uproar stopped the huge amnesty bill this year, its proponents are trying to slip bits and pieces of it into the Department of Defense authorization bill.
If they succeed in all their efforts, this exercise in stealth will give them most of the outrageous elements of the “comprehensive” immigration bill that American rejected.
The main thrust of this plan is to add the DREAM Act amnesty as an amendment to the Defense funding bill in the Senate. Ostensibly, this is just an amnesty to provide in-state tuition to illegal aliens, a benefit not available to American citizens from other states.
The other two components of the plan are:
Increase the number of H-2B non-agricultural seasonal visas. These visas deny jobs to, and depress wages for, low-skilled Americans—our own working poor. There is no system to guarantee that these “temporary” workers would ever leave.
Increase the number of “hi-tech” H-1B visas. This expansion will make it even easier for U.S. employers to import cheap foreign workers and displace Americans.
Please go to http://capwiz.com/caps/callalert/index.tt?alertid=10327766&type=CO to get your Senators’ phone numbers and talking points. Even if you have already e-mailed your
Senators now please take a minute to CALL THEM as well.