THE IFIRE INFORMER
April 9, 2005 Newsletter
Urgent!! Call your Senators to stop AgJobs Amnesty, S. 359. Both Indiana Senators Bayh & Lugar are co-sponsors of this horrible piece of legislation. If passed, this could give amnesty to nearly 3 million illegal aliens. The agricultural workers plus their spouses & children would gain legal status. Once the crops have been picked, will they then pick our pockets by going on welfare for the rest of the year or will they simply take labor jobs from hard-working American citizens? As a taxpayer, I don’t like either option.
Rep. Sensenbrenner’s national security legislation, the REAL ID Act (HR 418), was passed by the House and attached to the Iraq Supplemental Appropriations Bill and sent to the Senate. Both of these need to be approved by the Senate. The Senators are considering attaching the AgJobs Amnesty to the “must pass” Defense Appropriations Bill/REAL ID Act and will most likely vote on it the week of
April 11th. Please tell everyone who agrees with us to call their Senators right away at 1-877-762-8762 (toll-free). See www.NumbersUSA.com for more info.
The Minuteman Project is off to a great start! www.MinutemanProject.com
They began watching the Arizona border on April Fool’s Day and the joke seems to be on the “Fox hiding behind the Bush,” to quote one of the MMP signs. The Minutepeople, as I like to call them, have succeeded in getting Bush to send hundreds of extra agents to the border. For his part, Fox has stationed Mexican troops just south of the border where they are intercepting illegals and turning many of them back. This has substantially reduced the number of attempted crossings. The MMP has spotted hundreds of the remaining illegals and has called in the Border Patrol to apprehend them. They have proven that it is entirely possible to secure our border and to do so quickly.
The Indiana General Assembly will most likely create study committees to look at driver’s licenses and other immigration matters over the summer. We'll keep you posted as we get more details.
Tell your state representatives to dissolve the Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. Taxpayer money ($125,000 per year) should not be used to aid and abet illegal aliens. This is exactly what ICHLA does when they recommend that we give driver’s licenses to illegals so they can avail themselves of all the privileges and services that should be reserved for legal residents and citizens. (Read ICHLA's Driver’s License and Immigration Subcommittee Final Report at www.in.gov/ichla/reports.) Indiana law requires a Social Security Number in order to get a driver’s license. Illegals can’t get a SSN except through fraud. They can get an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) from the IRS but it is no good for identification purposes and should not be accepted in place of a SSN. Nonetheless, ICHLA recommends we accept the ITIN and start issuing licenses to illegals. Call 1-800-382-9467 for Indiana State Senators; 1-800-382-9842 for Indiana State Democrat Representatives; 1-800-382-9841 for Indiana State Republican Representatives.
Illinois may recognize the Matricula Consular Card for identification purposes if SB 1623 passes. The card is only needed by illegal aliens and doesn’t actually verify their identity. The FBI has testified that the Matricula card is not a reliable form of identification
(See: www.fbi.gov/congress/congress03/mccraw062603.htm) Anyone can purchase the card for a small fee as Dave Gorak of Midwest Coalition for Immigration Reduction has proven. Contact him through his website www.immigrationreform.org and he can email you a copy of his Matricula Card. Unless the citizens of Illinois mobilize, it looks like HB 129 will also pass and give driver’s licenses to illegals. If this happens, some of Indiana’s legislators will recommend that we follow their lead.
Must read: Dr. Cosman explains why Medicaid & other medical costs are skyrocketing www.jpands.org/vol10no1/cosman.pdf
Must listen: And they call us racists? Hear what open-borders proponents say about Americans. http://ccir.net/AUDIO/TakeoverOfAmericaCD/Menu.html
LOCAL IMMIGRATION ARTICLES
Ft. Wayne, IN-- Allen Co. Sheriff seeks reimbursement for jailing illegals
Chesterton, IN-- Illegals apprehended on way to NY
Indianapolis, IN-- 2 former BMV workers charged
NATIONAL INTEREST ARTICLES
Home Depot update info: www.saveourstate.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=880
April 23-28, 2005: “Hold their Feet to the Fire” Rally in D.C.
May 27-29, 2005: “Unite to Fight” Summit in Las Vegas
Indiana Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement
Post Office Box 297, Valparaiso, IN 46384