NumbersUSA Backs House DACA Amnesty Bill: ‘No Way’ Congress Will Give Us E-Verify, End Chain Migration ‘Without Trade-Offs’

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Robert Kraychick
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11 January 2018
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“If this bill passes as is, we will be in a better position,” said Rosemary Jenks, the director of government relations for NumbersUSA, of the Republican-led Securing America’s Future (SAF) Act. The proposed bill grants amnesty for illegal alien recipients of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Jenks explained her organization’s support for the GOP’s legislative proposal, spearheaded by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), on Wednesday’s edition of Breitbart News Tonight with Breitbart Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on SiriusXM.

The SAF Act includes three critical components, said Jenks: 1. Ending chain migration; 2. Ending the visa lottery; and 3. A national mandate for E-Verify use by employers.

“NumbersUSA has opposed every amnesty that has been proposed in Congress since our founding in 1996. We are going to actually endorse Chairman Goodlatte’s bill, and the reason we are doing that is because it includes our top three priorities, and our top three priorities are ending chain migration, ending the visa lottery, and mandating E-Verify. Those are the three things that will most help American workers and most help raise their wages,” said Jenks....

“Roughly half of all illegal aliens in the United States came on a legal visa and overstayed, so the wall’s not going to stop that. What is going to stop it is taking away the jobs. So if they can’t come here and get a job and support their families, they’re not going to come, or they’re going to leave,” said Jenks, referring to the importance of E-Verify in reducing illegal immigration....

The SAF Act, acknowledged Jenks, does not guarantee construction of a southern border wall: “We don’t have any guarantee in this bill that we’re going to get a wall. There’s no guarantee because there’s no funding. This isn’t an appropriations bill, it’s an authorization bill. It authorizes additional wall, but doesn’t fund it. So Congress is going to have to come back and fund it.”...