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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
NumbersUSA Weekly Newsletter- This Issue: It's time for a House vote on the Davis-Oliver Act -- Take Action TODAY!
the campaign trail, President Trump listed the Davis-Oliver Act as one
of his top priorities in his effort to end illegal immigration.
House Judiciary Committee recently marked up the Davis-Oliver Act and
reported it out of Committee for a possible floor vote. This
common-sense legislation (H.R. 2431) would strengthen interior
enforcement, keep more criminal aliens off the street, and allow states
and communities to pass and enforce immigration laws in line with
But our Capitol Hill sources are learning of a possible plan to break apart the Davis-Oliver Act into smaller pieces and bring some of those pieces to the floor for a vote instead of the larger bill.
to our sources, the plan would be to start with a weakened version of
Kate's Law -- legislation that originally required mandatory jail time.
But we're hearing that the mandatory jail time would be stripped from
the bill that ultimately reaches the House floor. We have yet to learn
what other pieces of the Davis-Oliver Act, or some version of it, they
intend to bring up.
In response, our Hill Team sent the following message to Congress last night:
NumbersUSA Does Not Support Kate's Law as a Stand-Alone Bill
Law is purely a messaging bill. Sadly, it will do nothing to ensure
that innocent Americans are not victimized by criminal aliens in the
future. The House of Representatives owes the American people a vote on
the Davis-Oliver Act, H.R. 2431, a common-sense interior enforcement
bill that has been reported favorably by the House Judiciary Committee
in this Congress as well as the previous two.
We need your urgent activism today! Will you help?
There are three immediate actions you can take:
1) Call House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Speaker Ryan -- (202) 225-0600
Leader McCarthy -- (202) 225-4000
When you call, please urge Speaker Ryan and Leader McCarthy to bring
the Davis-Oliver Act, H.R. 2431, as passed by the House Judiciary
Committee, to the House floor for a vote before the August recess. This
common-sense legislation is a top priority for President Trump and would
take important steps to strengthen interior enforcement and increase
2) Send a Tweet to Speaker Ryan and Leader McCarthy.
If you have a Twitter account, and you're willing to use it for your
activism efforts, please click on each of the Tweets below, urging
Speaker Ryan and Leader McCarthy to bring the Davis-Oliver Act for a
vote before the August recess.
3) Send a Message to Speaker Ryan and Leader McCarthy.
Click on the red button below to send a message to both Speaker Ryan
and Leader McCarthy. Feel free to personalize your message by editing
the text in the text box.
immigration enforcement is widely supported across the political
spectrum, and the Davis-Oliver Act is the best bill to provide local law
enforcement willing to help in the enforcement of federal immigration
laws the tools that they need to be successful. Further, the bill takes
significant steps to end sanctuary jurisdictions that refuse to
cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This legislation has
been passed in each of the last three Congresses by the House Judiciary
Committee, and it's time that House Leaders give it the vote that it
deserves on the House floor.
Please join our effort today to pressure Congress to hold a floor vote on the Davis-Oliver Act before the August recess!
According to DHS spokesman David Lapan, DHS Secretary John Kelly will
use the authority granted by Congress to increase the number of H-2B
visas beyond the cap limit. Lapan said that the number of additional
visas is still being decided but should be set soon.
After the 2016 election, the theory (widespread after 2012) that
demographic destiny would force the GOP to embrace large-scale
legalization and immigration expansion has fizzled. The Republican Party
and President Trump continue to have internal debates about immigration
policy, but they are no longer alone. Pundits and reporters from the
center left and beyond are looking at the Democratic Party's
"immigration problem" with renewed urgency.
Bret Stephens of The New York Times penned an op-ed breathtaking in its
contempt for the American people. His basic argument is that "so-called
Americans" must be replaced by immigrants if America is to survive.
Harvard economics professor George Borjas wrote in a recent blog that
he's seeing a shift in the narrative used by immigration expansionists
to support an increase in legal immigration levels, focusing less on the
benefits of mass immigration on the economy and more on the negative
impacts of reducing immigration.
The food processing industry has a history of seeking out desperate
workers who will accept lower wages and deplorable conditions. There are
not enough foreign workers, they say, to take these jobs...at the wages
they are offering. If these businesses took the radical step of raising
wages, the Greeley Tribune warns, our cheap food would be... less