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April 30, 2014 7:28 AM
Will your candidate protect American workers? Make sure they sign the pledge
Posted by Staff
American workers are facing desperate economic conditions. Wages have plummeted while millions of Americans have been pushed out of the labor force entirely. Youth unemployment is sky-high. Decades of record immigration have placed enormous stress on American jobseekers, taxpayers and communities. Yet politicians in Washington who claim to oppose “comprehensive immigration reform” are pushing legislation that would not only legalize millions of illegal workers but also give mega-corporations millions of new foreign workers — depressing wages and reducing jobs for American workers. It is therefore essential that we know whether you will support TRUE immigration reform policies.

The pledge asks your candidates to answer the following three questions:
  1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

  2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

  3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?
(pledge)


PLEDGE WINNERS:

Dave Brat (R-VA)

Walter Jones (R-NC)

Lou Barletta (R-PA)

Paul DeMarco* (R-AL-6)

Chris McDaniel (R-MS)

Gary Palmer* (R-AL-6)

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)

David Perdue (R-GA)

Buddy Carter (R-GA)

Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)

 

*in runoff

 

Pledge signers:

Joe Carr (R-TN)

Igor Briman (R-CA)

Paul Hannosh (R-CA)

Carl Higbie (R-CT)

Rob Manness (R-LA)

Drew Turiano (R-MT)

Claudia Tenney (R-NY)

Erick Wyatt (R-OK)

Stace Nelson (R-SD)

Jacob Brimm (R-TN)

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