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called last week and today....

I hope and pray that Smith and King will not attend.
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Another problem i see here....

this ROY BECK is CEO & Founder of NumbersUSA is doing a backdoor calls directly to Harry Reid to kill this and other bills ....

Check his Today's Blog

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has two honorable choices:

* No. 1: Go around Sen.Menendez who has a "hold" on H.R. 6633, the "clean" E-Verify re-authorization bill passed by the House. Sen. Reid can bring this back-room filibuster to the Senate floor for a vote. If he does this, there easily will be the 60 votes necessary to stop Menendez and allow an overwhelming majority vote to pass H.R. 6633. (Reid reportedly doesn't want to do this because he doesn't want to force some of his Democrats to have to go on record just before the election.)
* No. 2: Avoid a vote altogether by talking to Menendez privately, persuading him that what he is doing is threatening the reputation of the Democratic Party just before elections and get him to withdraw his "hold" on H.R. 6633. (This way, Reid could then bring H.R. 6633 to the floor in the "hot-wire" fashion which will pass by voice vote.)

Either way, the American worker and public wins. It is all about Reid doing one of those two things.

This is why we want you to put particular pressure on Democratic Senators to put an end to Menendez' shameful grandstanding. Fortunately, Senate Republicans are standing firm against Menendez.

The weakest and most vulnerable American workers -- and non-workers -- will benefit the most from your willingness to step forward and take action this week.

SEN. MENENDEZ' E-VERIFY BLACKMAIL DEAL

After we told you that some Republican Senate staffers were working with Sen. Menendez (D-N.J.) for massive increases in foreign workers, you hammered Republican offices for not holding the line for a "clean" E-Verify bill.

Your efforts really worked. By the end of this last week, Republican Senate staffs were going into negotiations with Democrats and making it clear they were united in oppositiion to a foreign-worker surge at this time of 5-year-high unemployment and financial industry collapse.

Sen. Menendez apparently is not bothered by the 5-year-high official unemployment rate -- or even by the 292,000 additional American workers who went on unemployment in August alone. He is insisting that if we keep E-Verify, then we have to add another 550,000 foreign workers next year to the 1.1 million immigrants already scheduled to come.

(AS A REMINDER: E-Verify is the central tool for taking away the job magnet from illegal immigration. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants to kill it so outlaw businesses will have more freedom to hire illegal workers. E-Verify is the on-line system that businesses can type into for each new hire and find out if they are an illegal alien.

(If you live in Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia -- or any other of the places that have started mandating that businesses use E-Verify -- your efforts to combat illegal immigration will be halted. )
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We cannot count on Reid. He failed us many times by manipulating everything and talking with Republicans and agreeing with them to sacrifice our bills/amendments to put forward their own agenda.
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Called 3 from Ohio and left messages. I will call most of them tonight.


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I think we should call and tell them that highly skilled legal immigrants are working for long time and the jobs are granted because there is a shortage of highly skilled immigrants in US. We are waiting just because of the inefficiency of USCIS.

This is from numberusa website on sept 18th with link on the home page.

H.R. 5882 – "Recapturing Unused Employer-Sponsored Visas"

This legislation is similar to the measure that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) used before Summer recess to hijack debate on E-Verify reauthorization. The bill’s sponsor, Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif), claims it would “recapture unused employer-sponsored visas” from as far back as 1991 and then add them to the current numerical cap of 140,000 employer-sponsored visas that are available each year. Current law, however, clearly states that any employer-sponsored visas not used in one year are allocated to the family-preference categories in the following year. That means that there are no “unused” visas from past years to “recapture.”

Moreover, these extra green cards would be for foreign workers to take engineering jobs, health care jobs, construction jobs, manufacturing jobs and just about every other job that Americans have been losing in this economy. In order to qualify, a foreign worker doesn't need more than 2 years of on-the-job training – and they aren't even required to have a high school diploma. Our country doesn't need these workers - our workers need these jobs!



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Another problem i see here....

this ROY BECK is CEO & Founder of NumbersUSA is doing a backdoor calls directly to Harry Reid to kill this and other bills ....

Check his Today's Blog

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has two honorable choices:

* No. 1: Go around Sen.Menendez who has a "hold" on H.R. 6633, the "clean" E-Verify re-authorization bill passed by the House. Sen. Reid can bring this back-room filibuster to the Senate floor for a vote. If he does this, there easily will be the 60 votes necessary to stop Menendez and allow an overwhelming majority vote to pass H.R. 6633. (Reid reportedly doesn't want to do this because he doesn't want to force some of his Democrats to have to go on record just before the election.)
* No. 2: Avoid a vote altogether by talking to Menendez privately, persuading him that what he is doing is threatening the reputation of the Democratic Party just before elections and get him to withdraw his "hold" on H.R. 6633. (This way, Reid could then bring H.R. 6633 to the floor in the "hot-wire" fashion which will pass by voice vote.)

Either way, the American worker and public wins. It is all about Reid doing one of those two things.

This is why we want you to put particular pressure on Democratic Senators to put an end to Menendez' shameful grandstanding. Fortunately, Senate Republicans are standing firm against Menendez.

The weakest and most vulnerable American workers -- and non-workers -- will benefit the most from your willingness to step forward and take action this week.

SEN. MENENDEZ' E-VERIFY BLACKMAIL DEAL

After we told you that some Republican Senate staffers were working with Sen. Menendez (D-N.J.) for massive increases in foreign workers, you hammered Republican offices for not holding the line for a "clean" E-Verify bill.

Your efforts really worked. By the end of this last week, Republican Senate staffs were going into negotiations with Democrats and making it clear they were united in oppositiion to a foreign-worker surge at this time of 5-year-high unemployment and financial industry collapse.

Sen. Menendez apparently is not bothered by the 5-year-high official unemployment rate -- or even by the 292,000 additional American workers who went on unemployment in August alone. He is insisting that if we keep E-Verify, then we have to add another 550,000 foreign workers next year to the 1.1 million immigrants already scheduled to come.

(AS A REMINDER: E-Verify is the central tool for taking away the job magnet from illegal immigration. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants to kill it so outlaw businesses will have more freedom to hire illegal workers. E-Verify is the on-line system that businesses can type into for each new hire and find out if they are an illegal alien.

(If you live in Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia -- or any other of the places that have started mandating that businesses use E-Verify -- your efforts to combat illegal immigration will be halted. )
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My calls are continuing. Called all the Ds and a few Rs and I will finish calling the remaining Rs in another one hour. And this is my third round of calls.
Rep. Howard Coble's (R-NC) office would not listen to you if you are not from his district. I still insisted that my support for the bill should be noted.
I have still not updated the poll.
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I started calling the list.... I called last week as well.

I will update when I am done with calling everyone on the list.
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PLEASE KEEP CALLING.

You still have 3 more hours to call.
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Looks like IV is proactive!!. NumberUSA is weeping that they came to know this mark up yesterday late night.
*****'From NumberUSA website...
House Judiciary Com. to Vote Today on Foreign-Worker Bills
Updated Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 10:00 AM

Public Notice for Markup Given in Dead of Night Yesterday
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Called all the congressmen from Texas.Would continue calling the rest on the list.
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Call! Lets do what we can.
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I just called all of them, including the not favoring congressman/women (cm/cw)

to those not favoring, I told I understand the cm/cw does not support the bill HR5882, but I would like to share few points that might help him/her reconsider their decision.
I then told about us not taking away any jobs since we already been employed for several years, and the bill if not approved we'll still continue to be employed in our current status. But on the positive side, if the bill is approved we'll greatly benefit the economy esp. the housing industry since several hundreds of applicants are ready to buy their house. and about us having paid taxes, and being a great consumer, etc.
and then I told I would really like the cm/cw to reconsider her/his decision and to support the bill which is up for markup today.

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I hope this helps others with some talking points.

Could someone point out who are the ones supporting the bills, so we only call them to thank them for supporting the bill. I called one cm's office, after going thru all the talking points, he told me that the cm already supports the bill. I then said sorry, and asked him to convey my thanks to the cm. I don't remember who that was 'coz I was really in a hurry to call of them in the short break I took at work.

so pls everyone CALL before it is too late.
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Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)202- 225-4576 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Mike Pence (R-Ind.) 202-225-3021 - I was told that congressman SUPPORTS the bill
Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) 202-225-3035 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) 202-225-2216 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Chris Cannon (R-Utah)202- 225-7751 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) 202-225-2676 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)202- 225-5431 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.)202- 225-6365 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Ric Keller (R-Fla.)202- 225-2176 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.)202- 225-5811 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Dan Lungren (R-Calif.)202- 225-5716 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) 202-225-5911 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.)202- 225-4176 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Rick Boucher (D-Va.) 202-225-3861 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Robert C. Scott (D-Va.) (202) 225-8351 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) 202-225-3401 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Howard Coble (R-N.C.) 202-225-3065 - Wanted me to call my own rep., I told him that I have already done that
Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)202- 225-3265 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
John Conyers (D-Mich.) 202-225-5126 - THANKED for supporting the bill
William D. Delahunt (D-Mass.)202- 225-3111 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) 202-225-4755 - WILL PASS THE MESSAGE
Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)202- 225-8203 - THANKED for supporting the bill
Howard L. Berman (D-Calif.) 202-225-4695 - I was told that they are getting many calls on this bill on both sides (Keep calling guys)
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