California Call to Action
Please call those U.S. Representative(s) listed below who are from your state. Theseserve on the very important House Appropriations Committee.
On Friday, June 12, 2009 the House Appropriations Committee will consider a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for 2010. This bill, the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, contains funding for many important agencies to help secure our nation's borders and to combat illegal immigration. A provision is already included in this bill that would extend the critical E-Verify program, a program that allows employers to quickly verify that new hires are legally able to work in the U.S., for another two years.
In addition, we understand that government contractors hire only legal American workers.....Continued below this graphic:
In November 2008, the Bush Administration proposed a rule similar to the Kingston amendment. But when special interest groups sued the government to block the rule, the Bush Administration postponed the final rule from going into effect. Since then, the Obama Administration has further postponed the final rule three additional times. The most recent postponement will further delay the requirement that federal contractors use E-Verify until September 8, 2009. In the meantime, federal contractors will continue to hire illegal aliens, and pay them with U.S. tax dollars, while Americans remain out of work.
That is why the Kingston Amendment is so important - it will protect American jobs. Americans are suffering the highest rate of unemployment in over 25 years, and we need to do everything possible to make sure the few jobs that are available, are going to American citizens and legal immigrants with work authorization.
Please call the U.S. Representative(s) from your state and ask them to support's amendment. This amendment will literally save American jobs!!
Congresswoman Lucille Royball-Allard
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