Haley, Ruth Johnson and Numbers USA needs our help

Dear Members
Below are four posts
Please email Governor Haley (first post) And Ruth Johnson (second post)
and thank them for their efforts to combat illegal immigration and crime
Third post is about labor shortages and Numbers USA and their lawsuit
is post number four
Governor Creates Illegal Immigration Task Force
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Governor Nikki Haley has announced a new task force to deal with illegal immigration in South Carolina.
Haley joined officials with the Department of Public Safety Wednesday morning.
The unit is made up of six officers.
The governor says they are busy working to target crimes such as gang violence, drug smuggling and human trafficking. She says they officers work along with federal immigration officers.
DPS Director Leroy Smith says the unit is also using state laws on weapon possession and using fraudulent documents to help make arrests in some of these cases.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson will not issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens granted Obama’s deferred status amnesty.

Recently, her office was protested. Article below.

EMAIL: Michigan Secretary of State Johnson and let her know you support her decision to not grant driver’s licenses to illegal aliens who were granted deferred action status.

Click on the link and scroll down to the email contact form - follow prompts:

Driver’s license denial sparks protes

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A decision to deny Michigan driver’s licenses to immigrants granted work permits under President Barack Obama’s deferred-action program has sparked a protest. About 300 people protested outside a Secretary of State branch office Wednesday in the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson issued a decree to branch workers earlier this month. Her office says it is taking direction from the federal government about whether immigrants are legal. Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program in June and the first approvals came in September.
The program provides work permits and Social Security cards to young people brought to the U.S. without legal permission.

Study: Shortage of skilled workers vastly overstated
a new report

Conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, the study indicates that a “skills gap” indeed exists but that it’s not nearly large enough to spur panic or broad policy changes. The U.S. manufacturing industry is short roughly 80,000 to 100,000 highly skilled workers, according to the research, but that represents less than 1 percent of the American manufacturing industry’s total workforce.
Moreover, a severe gap was found in only seven states, six of which fall in the bottom quartile in terms of annual manufacturing output.
Illegal Immigration Comes Roaring Back — Here’s why.

Roy’s Quoted in USA Today; Also, Our Financial Support of ICE Lawsuit Discussed in Business Week

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Dear Stephen,

Obviously, the drop in illegal immigration was too good to last! After the crash of 2008, thousands of illegal aliens returned to their home countries because they, like millions of Americans, lost their jobs here. Fewer would-be illegal aliens risked the uncertain trip to sneak into the country. Illegal immigration began dropping.

Now, however, with a slightly improving economy and with the open-arms welcome of the current administration, a just-released study finds illegal border crossings are back up.

We’ve got to fight back. We ARE fighting back. Read what Roy said in a USA Today article Friday:

“Illegal immigration is a market indicator,’ said Roy Beck, CEO of NumbersUSA, an Arlington, Va.-based think tank that advocates lower levels of legal and illegal immigration. ‘They all got gigantic networks of family and friends who are already here sending information back and forth.’ “

Yet Roy lays much of the blame for the illegal immigration surge at a political door. USA Today continues:

“Beck said the renewed rise in illegal immigration is due partly to President Obama’s immigration record. He said a new program that could allow up to 1.8 million illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to have their deportations deferred sends a signal that the border remains open.

” ‘The word has gone out that this administration is going to do all it can to keep you from having to leave the country,’ [Beck] said.”

We’re outraged that the administration so casually set aside the U.S. Constitution to issue the DREAM Amnesty edict this summer. As we predicted when it was announced that most illegal aliens under age 31 would get work permits, there’s been a surge in new illegal immigration. Word’s out — get to America, stay here long enough, and some politician will give you an amnesty.

This executive branch power grab has to be resisted. Congress must make immigration law, not the president. As you know, two months ago NumbersUSA agreed to pay for a federal lawsuit by 10 ICE agents, including the officers of the ICE agents union, against Janet Napolitano. Now, the state of Mississippi has joined the suit.

The plaintiffs’ aim is to stop the DREAM amnesty in its tracks as unconstitutional and harmful to agents and whole states.

We’ve had huge news coverage of this lawsuit over the past two months. A couple of days ago, Business Week ran an article explaining how and why the ICE agent union president Chris Crane, and some of his fellow officers, were willing to anger the bosses of organized labor by suing the administration over the DREAM amnesty edict. The article also mentions our role:

“NumbersUSA, a group that works to reduce immigration levels and has opposed the AFL-CIO’s push for immigration reform, is funding the lawsuit. Crane’s lawyer is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a co-author of Arizona’s punitive immigration law and an immigration adviser to Mitt Romney.”

“Crane’s lawsuit charges that the president overstepped his constitutional authority by changing federal immigration law without Congress’s consent. To obey the president’s orders, Crane says, agents must break the law.”

Stephen, I know you’ve been keeping up with the news about this lawsuit. And I know you are as upset as we are that the administration is ramming through an amnesty over the heads of Congress.

This lawsuit is as expensive as it is necessary. I know the upcoming election has dominated the attention of all of us… and many of our supporters’ giving. But we mustn’t forget this critical immigration issue. Please help us now as we work to keep America in balance.

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I’ve printed the list below a couple of times now. Yet, if you’ve not read the “top 4 reasons the ICE agents sued,” I urge you to do so now.

Top 4 Reasons ICE Agents and State of Mississippi Sued Janet Napolitano

  1. 1. Direct Violation of the Law.
    The DREAM Directive orders ICE agents and officers not to put illegal entrants into deportation proceedings, which is a direct violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  2. 2. Unconstitutional Breach of Duty.
    The DREAM Directive is an unconstitutional breach of the Executive branch’s duty to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed — not systematically set aside.
  3. 3. Abuse of ‘Discretion.’
    Instead of giving law enforcement officers the ability to do their jobs, the DREAM Directive ties their hands and prevents the officers from removing illegal aliens.
  4. 4. Unauthorized Benefits to Illegal Aliens.
    The DREAM Directive makes millions of illegal aliens eligible for government benefits they have no legal right to. They will be given work permits and be allowed to stay at least two years. Only Congress can grant these benefits.

Without this lawsuit, as many as two million illegal aliens will be given work permits, allowing them to compete for jobs with the 20 million Americans who cannot find full-time work. Without the financial support of NumbersUSA, this lawsuit would not have been possible.

Please donate today.

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Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform