White House Meets With Leadership Friday: Tell Boehner and McConnell: Don't Grant Amnesty! Defund it!
Dear FAIR Supporter,
President Obama has invited new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other Congressional leaders to the White House on Friday to discuss the post-election agenda and seek common ground. The media is already reporting that immigration is on the agenda! (The Hill, Nov. 5, 2014; Fox News, Nov. 5, 2014) That's why McConnell and Boehner should not go into that meeting without hearing from you first.
Tell Boehner and McConnell: Don't Grant Amnesty! Defund it!
You need to remind these House and Senate leaders that Americans resoundingly rejected amnesty at the polls on Tuesday. Voters ousted Democrats who supported the Senate guest worker amnesty bill last year. And in exit polls, voters said illegal immigration is one of their top concerns, with only the economy and health care leading.
Not only do Americans oppose amnesty legislation like the disastrous guest worker amnesty bill, they vehemently oppose the President abusing his power to grant an executive amnesty. In August, Rasmussen Reports polled likely voters and found that 62% oppose the president granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens without the approval of Congress and that 55% think Congress should challenge that action in court if the president does so. An August poll conducted by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend found that three in four respondents oppose the President taking any kind of unilateral executive action to grant amnesty. No wonder the President delayed his executive amnesty until after the elections.
You sent a strong message on Election Day, and we MUST make sure Boehner and McConnell heard it before speaking to the President Friday! Call these leaders NOW and tell them:
You oppose amnesty, whether accomplished by legislation or executive fiat;
You oppose increasing legal immigration;
You oppose bringing more guest workers into the country;
You demand they reject moving any legislation through Congress that does any of the above; and
You demand they strip funding for any executive amnesty measures.
Remind Speaker Boehner and Senator McConnell that just saying no amnesty is not enough. Congress must act to curtail the lawless immigration policies of the Obama Administration like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
When they meet with President Obama Friday, Speaker Boehner and Senator McConnell should have the interests of Americans in mind, not illegal aliens. Friday's meeting could well determine the next steps for immigration policy. Your voice could be the difference between another S. 744 and restoration of the rule of law.
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