A few posts back, on illegal immigration, I asked you all to join me in writing/e-mailing your state politions in DC. I did. Here are two responses....
Thank you for contacting me regarding immigration reform. It is good to hear from you.
Immigrants helped build our great nation and its image around the world as a land of opportunity. Our current illegal immigration problems, however, are burdening American citizens and marginalizing our legal immigration laws that are inadequately enforced.
I do not support amnesty for illegal aliens. I do support building a fence along portions of our southern border. I also believe English should be the official language of the United States as a way to help strengthen the notions of language and citizenship that are part of the bedrock of our great country.
We do need foreign seasonal workers in Wyoming, where our tourism and agricultural community rely on guest workers when there are no Americans to take the job. But our visa programs are broken and do not adequately respond to market conditions. The result is that foreigners have every incentive to enter the country illegally while those trying to play by the rules flounder in a system that is lengthy, cumbersome and expensive. To effectively fight illegal immigration, we must both crack down on illegal aliens working in the United States and simultaneously increase the number of legal workers in America.
Thanks again for sharing your thoughts with me. Please keep in touch.
Cynthia M. Lummis
Member of Congress
Thank you for contacting me regarding the immigration reform. It is good to hear from you.
As you may know, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced S. 729 the "Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2009." This measure would give states the right to grant residency to certain illegal aliens for the purpose of qualifying them for higher education benefits. Currently, S. 729 has been referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Like you, I believe that we must not reward illegal behavior. Our country's focus needs to be on securing our borders, and implementing a viable employee verification system to make certain that only those who are here legally are working in the United States. We must not allow an opportunity to receive amnesty through education. Please know I will keep your thoughts in mind if and when this bill comes before the full Senate.
Thanks again for sharing your views with me. I look forward to hearing from you in the future.
John Barrasso, M.D.
United States Senator
I don't know whether they are Dem or Rep, I just wrote them. Feels good. You don't have to write to just your own State's politions, write to any you want! Perhaps the ones that are sitting on the fence are loaded up letters,they can justify changing their stance. Pick an issue and write via the handy E-Mail!
Here's that easy-speezy way to contact them by just adding your ZIP Code. Drop to the lower half of the page at this LINK..Click Here!