|DEAR FRIENDS,After all the bad news that NumbersUSA’s Jim Robb emailed you yesterday about E-Verify, I can tell you this morning that we have a chance to counteract it.
For those of you who read this Alert this morning, you need to phone the people listed below immediately at 202-224-3121. (If you are reading this after Friday noon, check the NumbersUSA home page to see if the action has already been taken, before you make the calls.)
Today, the House Appropriations Committee will consider the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for 2010. This bill already contains language that would extend the E-Verify program for two years.
However, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) will submit an amendment to the bill that would require government subcontractors to use the E-Verify program and weed out illegal aliens from their payroll.
You can read on our home page how the Obama Administration has plans today or early next week to gut the 2008 Executive Order that would require government contractors to run all their employees through E-Verify. But while the new Obama order would bow to the wishes of the greedy Big Business lobby, Rep. Kingston’s amendment would force the Administration to keep illegal foreign workers out of taxpayer-supported jobs.
If one of the House Appropriations Committee members is from your state, you will find a phone note with talking points on your Action Buffet corkboard.
Otherwise, call the Members below who are from the smallest states that are near yours.
Tell them that 14 million unemployed Americans would like to have the jobs that illegal aliens currently hold with government contractors. And that you expect the Representative to vote for the Kingston amendment to open up these jobs to unemployed Americans.
Members of the House Appropriations Committee
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, D-FL
THANKS FOR MOVING FAST,