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Senators Kyl (R-AZ) and Hutchison (R-TX) help Rubio with his version of the DREAM Act

Alert date: 
2012-06-14
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Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has alerted us to some valuable information.  It's time to let your voice be heard. Please call the numbers below and express your disappointment in these Republican leaders.  Be polite and respectful, but please call!

Washington inside sources have confirmed that Senators Kyl (R-AZ) and Hutchison (R-TX) are helping Rubio with his DREAM Act. This is a huge problem for us as both of these senior Senators – Senators from border states – are retiring and really don’t seem to give a hoot about what their constituents want. We NEED to get their attention. We don’t know if they can be shamed into retreating but it is worth a try, please email everyone you know and have them make calls to the District Offices of Kyl and Hutchinson. Florida leaders need to continue to pound Rubio on this issue!

Rubio’s chief of staff is now indicating the text is done and is setting up meetings with a few key Republican members. We haven’t been able to get the text yet, but will keep you all posted.

Senator Kyl Phoenix Office

(602) 840 1891 PHONE

(602) 957 6838 FAX

Senator Hutchison Dallas Office (214) 361-3500 PHONE 

(214) 361-3500 PHONE 

Senator Rubio Miami Office

(305) 418 8553 PHONE

(305) 594 4014 FAX

 

Call today!

 

 

 

Theresa May interview: 'We’re going to give illegal migrants a really hostile reception’

NOTE:  While OFIR generally focuses on the impact of illegal immigration here in the U.S. and particularly in Oregon, it is important to see how other countries are dealing with the issue.  In the article below from the London Telegraph, Home Secretary Theresa May, is questioned about how Britain is dealing with illegal immigration.

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Poker players say everyone has a tell, a little tic that gives away their feelings about the hand they are playing. For Theresa May, it’s the eyes. Ask her a question she finds tricky — or just impertinent — and her eyes narrow briefly: catlike and wary.

The Home Secretary chooses her words with feline delicacy too, painfully aware that in her position a few stray words or a rash promise could be suicidal.

The safety-first approach has served her well so far. Despite a few scrapes, after two years in the job her position is secure — or at least, as secure as anyone can be in Whitehall’s most dangerous department. Most of the incidents that have put her on the front pages have sprung from Britain’s endlessly newsworthy immigration system.

Official figures this week showed that net immigration was still running at about 250,000 a year, well above the “tens of thousands” that the Conservatives — but not the Lib Dems — promised the Coalition would deliver.

Why aren’t the numbers coming down as her party promised? Blaming Labour for the scale of the problem, she admits that all the Coalition has managed to do is “stabilise” the migration numbers.

But soon, she insists, those figures will fall, as restrictions on student and working visas are reflected in the statistics. “We are seeing the number of visas issued going down, but there is a lag between those and feeding through into the net migration figures.”

So will she promise that the “tens of thousands” promise will be met by the next election? Here, the eyes narrow noticeably. “Well, that’s what we’re aiming for.”

Today though, her focus is on those who are in Britain illegally, and her language becomes uncharacteristically vivid. “The aim is to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration,” she declares.

Work is under way to deny illegal immigrants access to work, housing and services, even bank accounts. “What we don’t want is a situation where people think that they can come here and overstay because they’re able to access everything they need,” she says.

HM Revenue and Customs is coming down hard on companies that employ illegal immigrants, the Department of Work and Pensions is taking a “zero tolerance” approach to benefits claims, and local councils are closing impromptu shelters offering “beds in sheds”, she says.

And now the UK Border Authority has joined CIFAS, a not-for-profit financial fraud prevention service, with a view to closing individual bank accounts. “We will talk to the CIFAS members, financial institutions, about the possibility of closing accounts of people who have no right to be here,” she says. “If you’re going to create a hostile environment for illegal migrants … access to financial services is part of that.”

Some critics blame Britain’s immigration troubles on the EU and the freedom of movement it grants to those within its borders. Mrs May says her recent conversations with EU counterparts suggest that the European mood is changing.

“Discussions within the EU are much more looking at the immigration issue, the migration issue, as something that needs to be considered and addressed,” she says. “Within the EU, in a wider context, people are increasingly recognising the need to prevent the abuse of free movement.”

And what if a eurozone collapse sent thousands of economic migrants heading north from Greece or Spain? Could she legally restrict their right to come to Britain?

This is another eyes-narrow moment. “As in every part of government, it is right that we do some contingency planning on this,” she says. “That is work that is ongoing.” But could you restrict entry in an economic emergency? “We will be doing contingency planning.”

The other side of the immigration coin is the trouble some Britons have getting back into their own country.

Mrs May admits that some of the queues recently experienced at Heathrow and elsewhere have been “unacceptable”, but insists things are getting better.

More staff and better co-ordination of shift patterns with flight arrivals should end the maddening ordeal of standing in line while staring at empty immigration desks.

Those improvements should “make sure that we have all the desks manned at peak times, so that we can provide people with the service they want.”

So can she guarantee no infuriatingly empty desks during the summer holiday season? Here, she comes close to making a promise.

“What we are doing is working with the airports and the operators … so we can manage the people on the desks to ensure that they are all manned when those peaks come.”

The IRS Pays Illegal Aliens $1,000 Per Child!

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill which would overturn the IRS policy of enabling illegal aliens to defraud American taxpayers. 

When an illegal alien has no Social Security Number, the IRS issues a special Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). The alien can then use that to file a tax return. But he's not paying taxes; he's getting your tax money!

Not only does he generally get back all the money he paid that year, he can ask $1,000 for each of a list of children he writes down on the tax return.

They don't need to be his own children. They don't even need to live with him, or live in America at all!

The IRS will send him the money, no questions asked. The more foreign children he claims, the more money they send him. It's almost as if he was being thanked and rewarded for being an illegal alien, isn't it? It sounds too preposterous to be real, but it's exactly what's happening. And the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration says, "the magnitude of the problem has grown exponentially."

 Every year the IRS sends $4.2 Billion to people who admit to being illegal aliens, even for children who do not live in this country.

In fact, 72% of all illegal aliens who file a tax return using the tax number for illegal aliens (the ITIN) receive this so-called "Additional Child Tax Credit."

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would shut off cold this gravy train for illegal aliens. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) included in the House Budget Reconciliation bill language that would require valid Social Security numbers to receive Additional Child Tax Credits. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is now calling for action in the Senate, but he's going to need a lot of support from our members to make sure it passes.

Call your Senator today and ask for their support in closing this costly loophole.  

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Welfare Costs for Children of Illegal Aliens Exceeds $646 Millon

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Year-end closing 2011 figures from the Department of Public Social Services reported that over $646 million in welfare and food stamp benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

The $646.2 million consisted of $258 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $388 million in Food Stamps) — a $21 million increase over the previous year.

“With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” said Antonovich. “These costs do not include the hundreds of millions of dollars for education.”

House Committee Votes to Close Tax Credit Loophole!

Members of the House Ways & Means Committee voted 22-12 to stop the IRS from giving refundable tax credits to illegal aliens.

Last year, the Inspector General for the U.S. Treasury Department released a report revealing that illegal aliens annually receive $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits, primarily through the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC).

The Ways and Means Committee voted to close this tax credit loophole by requiring that individuals who claim the ACTC provide a valid Social Security Number (SSN), based on language introduced by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX). Currently, the IRS only requires applicants for the ACTC to provide an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), which the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indiscriminately hands out to illegal aliens.

The legislation was part of a budget reconciliation proposal that now goes to the House Budget Committee for inclusion in a larger package aimed at saving taxpayer dollars.

FAIR thanks the following Ways and Means Committee Members who voted to close the loophole: 

If you have the time and you could call and thank them, as well.

Chairman David Camp (R-MI) Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA)

Rep. Wally Herger (R-CA) Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)

Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)

Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX)

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) Rep. Rick Berg (R-ND)

Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)

Members who voted against closing the loophole include:

Rep. Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) Rep. Mike Thompson, (D-CA)

Rep. Fortney Pete Stark, (D-CA) Rep. John B. Larson, (D-CT)

Rep. Jim McDermott, (D-WA) Rep. Ron Kind, (D-WI)

Rep. John Lewis, (D-GA) Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., (D-NJ)

Rep. Richard E. Neal, (D-MA) Rep. Shelley Berkley, (D-NV)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, (D-TX) Rep. Joseph Crowley, (D-NY)

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Act Now to Stop the IRS from Giving Tax Credits to Illegal Aliens!

Alert date: 
2012-04-17
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FAIR needs you to act NOW to stop the IRS from giving tax credits to illegal aliens. Last year, the Inspector General for the U.S. Treasury Department released a report revealing that illegal aliens annually receive $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits, primarily through the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). Tomorrow morning, the House Ways and Means Committee will be considering whether to include language as part of a budget reconciliation package that would stop this injustice to American taxpayers. The provision under consideration — similar to bills introduced by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), and Senator David Vitter (R-LA) — would close this tax credit loophole by requiring that individuals who claim the ACTC provide a valid Social Security Number (SSN). Currently, the IRS only requires applicants for the ACTC to provide an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), which the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indiscriminately hands out to illegal aliens.

Call the Ways and Means Committee Members TODAY and tell them:

  • Congress should not force American taxpayers to subsidize illegal immigration, especially by doling out billions in tax credits to illegal aliens; and
  • Fraud in our tax system must be stopped — only those with valid Social Security Numbers, not illegal aliens, should receive refundable tax credits!

To find the contact information for Members go to:

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/About/Members.htm

 


 

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