Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Obama administration's gutting immigration and border security program

For Immediate Release

Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)
(866) 703-0864

The Obama administration's gutting of key immigration and border security programs combined with a push for amnesty legislation by the Hispanic Caucus in Congress has led to a national organization calling for Tea Parties Against Amnesty & Illegal Immigration to be held across America on Saturday, Nov. 14!

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, also known as ALIPAC, is a multi-party and multi-ethnic national organization founded on 9/11 in 2004 to oppose illegal immigration and amnesty, while supporting border security and the enforcement of our existing immigration laws.

"Obama is creating an unlawful and unconstitutional Amnesty for illegal immigrants today by completely paralyzing the enforcement of our existing immigration laws." said William Gheen spokesman of ALIPAC. "By doing so he is defying the will of Congress and over 80% of America's citizens of every hue and political persuasion. He is now officially worse on immigration than Bush!"

Numerous national and local polls indicate that a super majority of Americans oppose President Obama's continuation of the Bush non-enforcement doctrine and path to citizenship agenda for illegal aliens. A recent Pulse Opinion Research, LLC, poll of 1,000 likely voters on August 26, 2009 found seventy-eight percent (78%) of likely voters were opposed to legalizing the status of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., with only 19% supporting it!

"We have Republicans and Democrats in Washington today who are acting like a one party system, while betraying the American public in unprecedented fashion," said William Gheen. "It is time for Americans to Unite and to light up the switchboards in DC and gather in the streets and parks to demand that attempts to pass any form of Amnesty for illegal aliens cease or be defeated!"

ALIPAC's call for supporters and Tea Party organizers comes on the heels of this week's announcements by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Illinois Democrat Luis Gutierrez that Amnesty legislation will be filed by the Hispanic Caucus in Congress by the end of October.

This unpopular attempt to implement and pass Amnesty comes at a time when public anger towards Washington is at historically high levels, along with historic unemployment, underemployment, foreclosure, debt, and deficit levels.

All Americans who oppose Amnesty for illegal aliens are encourage to visit ALIPAC's new website at to sign up to support or organize Tea Party Rallies Against Amnesty and Illegal Immigration on November 14, 2009! will be updated daily with the latest news about the push for Amnesty for illegals, new protest locations around the nation, and important tips on how to lobby lawmakers.



Open Borders Lobby Battling Effort to Obtain Accurate Count of Illegal (Alien Population:2010 Census)

Date: 2009-10-20, 11:12AM PDT
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Open Borders Lobby Battling Effort to Obtain Accurate Count of Illegal Alien Population:

Call Your Senators Now and Ask them to Support the Vitter/Bennett Census Amendment!

The Senate is currently considering the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 spending bill for the departments of Commerce, Justice, and certain federal science programs. As FAIR has reported, much of the debate concerning this so-called “CJS” spending bill has centered on an amendment offered by Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Robert Bennett (R-UT). This amendment would require the Census Bureau — which is part of the Department of Commerce — to include questions about citizenship and immigration status on the forms to be used in the upcoming 2010 Census.

The Census is used to apportion seats in Congress among the states, which, in turn, influences the composition of the Electoral College that elects the President. The Vitter/Bennett amendment would lay the groundwork for reforming how Congressional seats are apportioned by disregarding illegal aliens and other non-citizens so that they are no longer able to affect the outcome of U.S. elections.

The current apportionment system also rewards states that have encouraged illegal immigration — whether by granting taxpayer-funded welfare benefits, adopting laws that give illegal aliens a driver’s license or allowing their cities to adopt sanctuary policies — while states that have not adopted these policies are punished. In addition, the inclusion of illegal aliens in the apportionment of Congressional seats creates disparity between voters in districts with high and low illegal alien populations. Representation of citizens in districts with relatively few illegal aliens is diluted. Finally, certain federal programs rely on census data to determine how federal funds are dispersed, even though illegal aliens and new immigrants are not eligible for some of these programs. This means that states with large illegal alien populations receive more than their fair share of federal funding at the expense of other states.

As we have come to expect, the open borders lobby and some of their allies in Congress are attempting to block the Vitter amendment. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) used a parliamentary maneuver in a failed attempt to block a vote on the Vitter/Bennett Census amendment. Now, following Reid’s defeat, a group of amnesty supporting special interest groups is planning on holding a press conference on Capitol Hill in opposition to the Vitter amendment.

They will argue that it is too late to change next year’s Census and that not asking about citizenship and/or immigration status would corrupt the Census process. But, the fact is that the current system has corrupted equal representation of U.S. citizens in our Congress, and a change in that system is overdue.

Why is the open borders lobby so afraid of seeing this issue come to a vote? Why are they attempting to sweep this issue under the rug? The answer is clear. They don’t want the American people to know the extent that the illegal immigration problem affects our country. It would be one more thing that stands in the way of their push for a massive amnesty bill through Congress!

We can stop the amnesty lobby from preventing a vote on this amendment, but we need your help! Here’s what you can do to ensure that the federal government finally obtains an accurate count of the illegal alien population:

Call your Senators at (202) 224-3121 (or, click here to find your Senators). Urge your Senators to:

Support the Vitter/Bennett Census amendment to the FY2010 CJS spending bill.
Oppose any effort to shut off debate over this amendment, and oppose any effort to invoke cloture on the CJS bill, until the Vitter amendment gets the up-or-down vote it deserves!

ONE IN EIGHT AMERICANS IN POVERTY and 40 Million Illegals Demanding AMNESTY!




One in six Americans in poverty in 2008
By Tom Eley

21 October 2009
A revised analysis of 2008 US census data shows that 47.4 million Americans, 15.8 percent of the population, lived below the official poverty line. The figure is markedly higher than the official government tally, which recorded 39.8 million people in poverty, or 13.2 percent of the population.
The Census Bureau released the data on Tuesday, which is based on the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) method for measuring poverty, for consideration by Congress and the White House. The Obama administration is reportedly considering altering the traditional method for measuring poverty in the US, which grossly underestimates the true level of social misery.
In arriving at the higher figure, the method recommended by the NAS took into account certain factors that the US Census Bureau typically ignores, including increasing costs related to health care, child care, and transportation, as well as regional variations in the cost of living.
Among its most striking findings, the NAS method reveals that nearly one fifth of elderly Americans live in poverty. At 18.7 percent of the population age 65 and up, this is almost double the official census figure.
Around 14.3 percent of the population aged 18 to 64 is poor, a figure almost 3 percentage points higher than the official tally.
By taking into account the high cost of living in cities such as San Francisco, Boston, and New York City, the NAS figure also reveals much greater concentrations of poverty on the West Coast and the Northeast than official data suggests.
Currently, the official poverty level for a family of four is $21,203. Established in 1955, the formula for determining the poverty threshold multiplies by three the estimated annual cost of groceries.
Such official estimates, many experts and advocacy groups point out, are absurdly low.
If anything, however, the NAS data also underestimates poverty in the US. The method, for example, counts food stamps and other forms of assistance to the poor in total income. This results in a slightly lower assessment of the number of children living in poverty in the US, at 17 percent as opposed to the Census Bureau statistic of 19 percent.
According to statistical analysis by the Economic Policy Institute in 2007, a family of four in Peoria, Illinois, required $42,324 to be above poverty. In Chicago, the figure was nearly $49,000, and on Long Island in New York City, almost $72,000—more than three times the official poverty level.
Last October, a study by the Working Poor Families Project found that 30 percent of US households were in poverty. The survey, based on statistical analysis from census and labor data from 2004 through 2006, defined poverty as a condition of households unable to meet their basic needs. (See “'Working Poor' report: Nearly 30 percent of US families subsist on poverty wages”)
The social catastrophe resulting from the financial collapse of 2008 does not yet register in any of these statistics. With official unemployment at nearly 10 percent, and the real rate far higher, the unemployment crisis is the worst the nation has experienced since the Great Depression. Hundreds of thousands of workers are exhausting their modest unemployment benefits.
Meanwhile, for those fortunate enough to have jobs, wages have fallen at a rate not seen in nearly two decades, and the workweek has shrunk to its shortest on records dating back to 1960. At the same time, productivity is increasing—by a 6.6 percent annualized rate in the second quarter. And working class Americans have seen the two largest sources of their personal wealth—home values and retirement plans—decline sharply.
For these reasons, there can be little doubt that when statistical analysis is carried out for 2009, it will reveal a sharp increase in poverty.
There is little in the way of a social safety net in the US to ameliorate this misery, after decades of cuts to welfare and other social programs. On the contrary, state and city governments are responding to unprecedented budget crises by further reducing outlays for social services.