Monday, May 19, 2014

Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants Who Enlist in U.S.A. Armed Services??

NO WAY. Many would take advantage of this Legislation in order to get trained for attacks some day on this country they resent. Yes, a many would become trustworthy citizens and some would die for this country. To fully understand the risks and cost involved, please dial up FAIR for a better understanding.  Merle

Legislation Legislative Updates Amnesty 2014 Upcoming Events Activist Toolkit Take Action Federal Issues Amnesty Facts Government Relations State & Local Issues State & Local Resources State Facts Find a Local Group Research & Reports Blog Legislation Home PAGE TOOLS Contact Us Print this Page ShareThis House Closes a Door to Military Amnesty, but Senate Remains Open... House Closes a Door to Military Amnesty, but Senate Remains Open... Thanks to the hard work of true immigration reformers, on Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced that he would not allow Representative Jeff Denham's (R-CA) military amnesty proposal to either be attached as an amendment to the must-pass defense bill or be considered for a vote by itself. (Associated Press, May 16, 2014) Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) has been trying to convince the House to pass his ENLIST Act (H.R. 2377), which would grant amnesty to illegal aliens who join the U.S. military. (See FAIR's H.R. 2377 Bill Summary) Denham lobbied to insert the ENLIST Act as an amendment to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) when the House Armed Services Committee took it up earlier this month, but it was not added. (The Hill, May 8, 2014) Since then, Denham has been strategizing to get it passed another way, either as an amendment in the Rules Committee to the NDAA, as an amendment when the NDAA comes to the full House floor, or even as a stand-alone bill. (See Roll Call, May 15, 2014) However, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor dealt a critical blow to those efforts on Friday when Cantor's spokesman Doug Heye declared, "No proposed ENLIST amendments to NDAA will be made in order." (Associated Press, May 16, 2014) Heye also said that the Majority Leader would also not allow stand-alone votes on the ENLIST Act. (Id.) According to the Associated Press, the spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that the Speaker did not disagree with Majority Leader Cantor's decision. (Id.) Nevertheless, Senators could still push military amnesty into the defense bill. At the beginning of May, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, stated that he was "all for" adding military amnesty to the NDAA. (Politico, May 2, 2014) Senator Levin even said the measure could potentially end up incorporated into his committee's underlying defense policy bill. "I'd like to see it happen," he said. (The Hill, May 13, 2014) Levin has the support of Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, who has been trying to sneak amnesty into the NDAA for several years. (See FAIR's Who DREAMed up Putting Amnesty in the Defense Bill?, Apr. 4, 2014) Today, Durbin, as chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, held a field hearing with illegal aliens enrolled in a junior military academy in order to generate support for military amnesty. (Senate Appropriations website, Defense Field Hearing: Immigrant Enlistment: A Force Multiplier for the U.S. Armed Forces) The Senate Armed Services Committee will consider the NDAA this week, and could still insert amnesty directly into the must-pass defense bill, making it harder to remove as the legislative process proceeds. (See Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee Markups for Fiscal Year 2015 NDAA) Military amnesty must be opposed, particularly because of the national security challenges and other burdens it places on the military when its personnel is already being drastically reduced. (See FAIR's Top Ten Reasons to Oppose the ENLIST Act) HOT TOPIC FAIR press release Summary of HR 2377 Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the Enlist Act - HR 2377 Allowing Illegal Aliens to Enlist in the Military is Poor Public Policy Sign Up Email Address Submit PRESIDENT'S CORNER Who is FAIR? Dan Stein, President of FAIR, introduces the organization and speaks about its goals and objectives. Latest op-ed from Dan Stein: America seems to have a labor surplus

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