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Friday, June 1, 2007

State Legislators for Legal Immigration

State Legislators for Legal Immigration Founder Urges President Bush to Choose U.S. Constitution Over Congressional Illegal Alien Amnesty Sellout


New nationwide coalition of state lawmakers launches unprecedented and historic effort to secure borders and cut off all economic attractions for illegal aliens

Rounding out a jam-packed, inaugural schedule of nation-wide grassroots activity that included major media events in Pennsylvania, Arizona and New Hampshire, State Legislators for Legal Immigration Founder, Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County) issued the following letter last week calling on President George W. Bush to honor his oath of office by fulfilling his Constitutional responsibilities to secure America’s borders against illegal alien invaders.

“Dear President Bush,

We are writing this letter to express our concern that the security of our nation is being held hostage by elected leaders in Washington, D.C., who are advocating on behalf of those profiting from the illegal aliens. Advancing legislation that gives any degree of preference for becoming citizens of our nation to individuals who have violated our borders and disrespected our rule of law is an affront to each and every patriotic U.S. citizen.

Last year, House Resolution 799 was passed by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania and a copy was transmitted to you and the Pennsylvania congressional delegation. HR 799 memorialized the President of the United States and the United States Congress to secure all borders of this nation to protect American citizens from the dangers of unlawful invasion and illegal immigration.

President Bush, as you well know, the federal government has a Constitutional obligation to secure our borders from the entry of illegal aliens.

Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states that our government “shall guarantee” to every state in this Union a Republican form of government and shall protect each of them against INVASION.”

It is the responsibility of the federal government to secure our borders and we demand that you use the power of your office to do so, with our full support.

Some may think it audacious of one to demand anything of the President of the United States, but what we demand is only what you have already sworn to do during your oath of office, just as we have sworn to do in our oaths of office.

The illegal alien invasion must be terminated to protect Americans from increasingly documented incidences of homicide, identity theft, property theft, serious infectious diseases, drug running, gang violence, human trafficking, terrorism and the growing cost to taxpayers.

The resolution to this problem is with in our grasp. We are members of State Legislators for Legal Immigration, which is a nation-wide coalition founded to provide a network of state legislators who are committed to working together in demanding full cooperation among our federal, state and local governments in eliminating all economic attractions and incentives for illegal aliens.

These economic attractions and incentives include, but are not limited to: public benefits, welfare, education and employment opportunities for illegal aliens. We are standing together for securing our borders against unlawful invasion. Once the economic attractions of illegal jobs and taxpayer-funded public benefits are severed at the source, these illegal alien invaders will have no choice but to go home on their own.

State Legislators for Legal Immigration also believe that American citizens, both born and naturalized, along with legal resident aliens, must be shown the respect that they deserve by requiring each and every person who desires to reside in our nation to do so through the legal immigration process.

President Bush, we oppose any legislation that grants favored immigration status to those individuals who have violated our borders, and we demand that you and Congress uphold and defend our U.S. Constitution by securing our borders immediately.”

Including Pennsylvania, lawmakers from 25 state legislatures have signed on as pioneer members of State Legislators for Legal Immigration. View the latest State Capitol press releases and letters of support, state and national media coverage, and statewide illegal immigration reform updates by logging on to the coalition’s new and frequently-updated web site at StateLegislatorsforLegalImmigration.com.

American citizens nationwide can encourage their state lawmakers to become official members of State Legislators for Legal Immigration by urging them to contact Representative Metcalfe at (724) 772-3110 or via e-mail at dmetcalf@pahousegop.com.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe
12th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(724) 772-3110
(717) 783-1707
Contact: Ty McCauslin
House Republican Public Relations
(717) 772-9979


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