CURRENT CONGRESSIONAL WILLINGNESS TO KEEP BORDERS WIDE OPEN: HIGH

CURRENT CONGRESSIONAL WILLINGNESS TO LET ILLEGAL ALIENS REMAIN IN U.S. WITHOUT DEPORTATION: HIGH

 

TELL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT HOMELAND SECURITY, NOT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!
The Georgia Assembly is back in session, and illegal-alien activists are pushing legislation to grant Georgia driver's licenses, in-state tuition and HOPE scholarships to those who are here illegally. Here are OUR recommendations for citizen-friendly legislation:

1) Improve homeland security by passing House Bill 12, which calls for tighter ID requirements for Georgia driver's licenses. Read it on the web at: http://www.breathingroom.us/bill.html

2) Pass legislation prohibiting Georgia counties and cities from accepting the matricula consular card issued by the Mexican government. This card is wonderfully helpful for Mexicans who are in our country illegally, but most Americans want us to get control of our borders and deport illegal aliens, not give them more goodies (see welfare and hospital costs below).

2) Mandate cooperation of state and local law enforcement agencies with the INS, in accordance with federal legislation passed in 1996—which would allow law enforcement officers to detain illegal aliens for the INS when they discover them during the normal course of their duties.

4) Reject legislation which would grant privileges to those who are here illegally. Illegal-alien advocates are currently pressing for legislation to give driver's licenses, in-state tuition and HOPE scholarships to illegal aliens.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION DRIVING UP COSTS TO HOSPITALS AND WELFARE SYSTEM
In the year 2000, there were 5,133 recorded births to illegal aliens in Georgia, which cost the state $13 million.
In the year 2001: 9,528 births—$23 million.
We are still waiting for totals from 2002, but a little over halfway through the year, there were already more births than in 2001. There is clearly an upward trend here. (Numbers from Georgia Department of Community Health)

And this is just the beginning of the expenses to Georgia taxpayers for "cheap labor". Children* born to illegal aliens are automatically eligible for American citizenship. This makes them also eligible for all kinds of welfare payments for food, healthcare and housing (for them and their illegal alien parents), not to mention K-12 education and, sometimes, taxpayer-funded in-state tuition at Georgia colleges. (*They are also called "anchor babies" because their births anchor their families in this country—their parents have to commit a major crime in order to be deported.)

Here is some information on recipients of WIC benefits—for mothers, and children up to the age of 5 whose health is deemed to be at risk because of inadequate nutrition:

Latinos comprise 20% of the Hall County population and 68% of WIC cases.

Latinos comprise 7% of the Cobb County population and 41% of WIC cases.

Latinos comprise 22% of the Whitfield County population and 61% of WIC cases.

Latinos comprise 10% of the Gwinnett County population and 44% of WIC cases.

INS officials usually estimate that at least 60% of Georgia's Latino residents are here illegally. You do the math.

(Numbers from the U.S. Census and the Georgia Department of Human Resources)

We know that hospitals are seeing their costs skyrocket because of illegal aliens, much as welfare costs are doing, although hospitals usually do not inquire as to citizenship or immigration status.

LET US GIVE THANKS FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE INS!
The criminally negligent agency that issued visas to the dead 9/11 terrorists, released the Washington sniper from custody, and allowed our country to become inundated with upwards of 11 million illegal aliens has finally been terminated. Of course, it will still be a great uphill fight to enable the new agency to enforce our immigration laws, but this is a start! We know that many good INS agents just want to be allowed to do their jobs; hopefully the new leadership won't get in the way.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

THE HONEYOON IS OVER
Former Senator Chambliss, whose voting record on immigration issues in the House of Representatives was better than many, is now supporting an agricultural guest worker/amnesty program.


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