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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Deceber 5, 2007
CONTACT: Jessica Echard (202) 544-0353
Eagle Forum Endorses Shuler Bill to SAVE America from Illegal Immigration
Washington, D.C. — Eagle Forum, a leading pro-family organization founded by Phyllis Schlafly, fully supports and endorses the Secure America with Verification and Enforcement (SAVE) Act, H.R. 4088, recently introduced by Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC). For years, Eagle Forum has been a tireless advocate of an enforcement approach in remedying the illegal immigration problem in the United States. The introduction of this bill is exciting because it is the first to seriously address the issues of border security and interior enforcement since the stunning defeat of the Senate's "Grand Amnesty" plan this past summer.
"We are very excited about Rep. Shuler's bill," stated Eagle Forum Executive Director, Jessica Echard. "Not only does it properly address the will of grassroots Americans to enforce already-existing immigration laws, but has a good chance of coming to a vote as it is rapidly gaining a good deal of bipartisan support. It already has over 100 cosponsors."
"This bill looks very promising because it tackles illegal immigration from three different directions," Echard said. "First, it increases technological surveillance and the number of border patrol agents. Second, it requires employers to use the E-verify program so they can be assured they are not hiring illegal aliens. Thirdly, it will give the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) greater resources to strictly enforce current immigration laws and to better facilitate deportation when necessary."
"During the push for amnesty instead of enforcement this past summer, there was a lot of rhetoric coming from Capitol Hill about enhanced border security and employer verification of employees," stated Echard. "This bill gives Congress a great opportunity to prove to Americans that they actually meant what they said."