This fall, amid the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Border Security Council conducted a “Border Strategy Survey” and the results are clear: Americans are concerned about border security issues and are in favor of making Congress hear their concerns.
Previously, Representative John Boehner (R-OH), Speaker of the House, publicly discounted the possibility of a House vote on the contentious comprehensive immigration reform, but Fox News reported that the Speaker changed his tune. Now, the feeling on Capitol Hill is that the House may take action to overhaul immigration before the end of 2013.
“Our latest survey clearly shows that this decision is clearly not in step with the values of most Americans,” said U.S. Border Security Council National Spokesman Steve LeBlanc.
When the U.S. Border Security Council asked if we should continue to use petitions to show the politicians in Washington the nationwide opposition to Amnesty Plus, 96% of respondents agreed that it was a good idea.
Another 88% solidly stated that they feel it is a good idea for U.S. Border to generate a steady stream of phone calls and postcards to elected officials (at both the federal and state levels) with their policy positions and concerns regarding our nation’s border security.
Ninety-two percent thought that it was worthwhile to continue to reach out to the news media to spread the word about Amnesty Plus.
And, 96% feel that U.S. Border Security Council should continue in its efforts to recruit more supporters to fight Amnesty Plus.
The White House and its pro-amnesty allies continue to beat the drum for their version of Amnesty Plus — like the legislation that passed in the Senate earlier this summer. In fact, many leading Republicans are leading the charge toward an immigration reform bill. (The lingo is different, but the end result is apt to be the same. We are no longer seeing the politically divisive term “pathway to citizenship” used. Instead, pro-amnesty forces are simply calling for “legalization” of aliens.)
“The charge from our supporters is clear. Take the fight directly to the halls of Congress,” said Ferritor. “Surveys and petitions — and personal letters from our supporters — tell a compelling story to our elected officials. We need each and every supporter to combat efforts to pass Amnesty Plus, expand federal benefits for illegal aliens, and to ignore enforcement of current immigration laws already on the books.