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Eagle Forum Alert
April 2, 2007

UPDATE: On April 11, the Senate passed S.5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 by a vote of 63-34 (Roll Call 127). 34 Senate votes are enough to uphold a presidential veto. This bill will next be considered by the House of Representatives before it is submitted to the President. (S. 5 is similar to H.R. 3 which has already passed the House this Congress by a margin of 253-174, which is 37 votes short of the 290 necessary to override a Presidential veto).

Meet with your Member of Congress and tell him to vote NO on any guest-worker/amnesty bill!

It has been nearly a year since we saw millions of illegal aliens marching in the streets demanding legal status after crossing the border illegally and breaking a host of laws to stay and work here. The House stood strong to pass a border security bill, but the Senate kowtowed to the illegal aliens and big business, passing a massive guest-worker/amnesty bill. Because of your calls, emails, and presence at local district events, the House stood strong and refused to pass the Senate's bill.

Now President Bush and the Democrat-controlled Congress are teaming up for another round of guest-worker/amnesty bills. The newest piece of legislation is the STRIVE Act (H.R. 1645), sponsored by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). The way the open borders crowd will sell the STRIVE Act is the "Touchback Provision," requiring illegal aliens, though sometimes only the head of a household, to "touchback" across the border, either in Canada or Mexico, for an unspecified amount of time and then return. This provision makes a mockery out of our laws!

Details of the STRIVE Act

  • Grants legal status to aliens here before June 1, 2006 if they pay a $2,000 fine, pass background checks, and learn English.

  • Establishes a massive guest-worker plan, allowing low-skilled workers to take U.S. jobs.

  • Includes the DREAM Act, granting in-state college tuition to illegal aliens.

  • Requires employers to verify their workers are legally eligible to work in the U.S.

  • Seeks to establish a "North American" security perimeter around the U.S./Mexico.

Your voice is needed more than ever to stop this costly and dangerous piece of legislation! Congress will be in recess for Easter during the next two weeks. While your Representative and Senators are at home in the district, you should make an appointment to meet with them and tell them to oppose ANY guest-worker/amnesty bill that comes to the floor! If you are not sure what to say, check out the January 2006 Phyllis Schlafly Report for details on the dangers of guest-worker programs. Be sure to tell them:

  • President Bush signed the Secure Fence Act in 2006, you expect him to build it and Congress to fund it!

  • You expect justice for the two border patrol agents, Ramos and Compean, who were wrongly prosecuted for protecting us against an admitted drug smuggler!

  • You consider any "touchback provision" equal to amnesty and he should vote NO on any bill that includes it.

Take Action

Contact your Members of Congress during recess
Enter your zip code then press go. Select your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative to find their district offices.

  • Be sure to call your Representative and Senators today to set up a meeting while they are in the district the first two weeks of April. If you cannot meet with them, drop off a Phyllis Schlafly Report (available online to print out) or call them and urge them to OPPOSE any guest-worker/amnesty bills.

Call Your Representative and Senators Today!

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