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Posted: 6/19/2007 4:25:42 PM EST
June 19, 2007





Mr. WepTek911

1363 Brass Pile Ave

Gopher Gulch , MI 48XXX





Thank you . . .



. . for contacting me about the issue of immigration. I appreciate you sharing your views with me.



As you know, the United States Senate passed legislation last year in response to the serious problems with our nation's immigration system. While I consistently voted for tough enforcement provisions and to provide the resources necessary to secure our borders, I voted against this final bill because it would not have done enough to protect Michigan jobs. Also, I continue to oppose amnesty and Social Security for illegal immigrants.



The Senate has been debating new immigration legislation this year. I oppose this bill for the same reasons I voted against last year's legislation.



President Bush's new guest worker program, contained in both bills, opens our borders to hundreds of thousands of new guest workers every year. Importing cheap foreign labor is wrong for Michigan and wrong for America. We need an effective immigration system that works for businesses and communities and that protects the basic rights of legal immigrants, who are such an important part of our state economy. In the end, this legislation failed to strike the proper balance between security, fairness and preserving Michigan jobs.



Thank you for contacting my office. I will keep your strong views in mind if the Senate considers this issue again. Please continue to keep me informed about issues that are important to you and your family.



Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow

United States Senator



Link Posted: 6/19/2007 4:27:37 PM EST
I thought her original vote was yes according to the aye nay list.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 4:29:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By fxntime:
I thought her original vote was yes according to the aye nay list.


I thought she voted no last year. I think she voted yes this year.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 4:30:54 PM EST
pretty sad when a Dem senator is less of a traitor than a republican.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 4:33:13 PM EST
Actually quite rational. Very surprising, for a Democrat.


I'm a little more hardcore, myself, as I believe that the ONLY place for immigrants in America is in the line that leads to legal citizenship by means of showing that they actually have sueful skills BEYOND menial labor.

We have quite enough ditch diggers, sod layers, and housekeepers, thank you very much.
So let's set the bar a little higher than that. Show me a SKILL of some sort, beyond
the ability to sweat.

We can use you if you can do that.



CJ
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 4:34:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By weptek911:

Originally Posted By fxntime:
I thought her original vote was yes according to the aye nay list.


I thought she voted no last year. I think she voted yes this year.


I Was talking about her vote 2 weeks ago. I E mailed her office several times, heard jack from her or her staff.

Tim Walburg on the other hand is good to go in the house. HE understands.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 4:38:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
Actually quite rational. Very surprising, for a Democrat.


I'm a little more hardcore, myself, as I believe that the ONLY place for immigrants in America is in the line that leads to legal citizenship by means of showing that they actually have sueful skills BEYOND menial labor.

We have quite enough ditch diggers, sod layers, and housekeepers, thank you very much.
So let's set the bar a little higher than that. Show me a SKILL of some sort, beyond
the ability to sweat.

We can use you if you can do that.



CJ


They are doing more than that. Like all the skilled building trades like carpenters, drywallers, bricklayers...those use to be good paying jobs. I hope the Mexicans never learn to do telephone and computer networking , or I'm next.

I'm not kidding.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 5:08:08 PM EST
Ms. Stabenow, may get her wish, you know who Mexicans are with knives.
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