More out of frustration than expecting that it'll make a difference, I sent the following to my Senatards and Representative:
As one of your constituents, I am writing to express my total opposition to the illegal alien amnesty bill currently going through the Senate. This bill, or ANY form of amnesty for illegal aliens, is completely unacceptable.
The Federal government needs to do two basic things to get a handle on illegal immigration:
1. Secure the border. Statements that we cannot do so are BALONEY. Failure to secure the nation's borders in a time when we face threats from terrorists is flat out dereliction of duty.
2. Enforce existing immigration laws and penalize businesses which hire illegal immigrants.
Amnesty plans for illegals are opposed by the VAST majority of American citizens. Those politicians pushing amnesty are violating their oathes of office and acting against the wishes and best interests of their constituents.
I am in favor of LEGAL immigration which allows people into the country who can make positive contributions to American society. We should not reward illegal immigrants, who by definition, are CRIMINALS.
As an elected official, you took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and the United States. Please do so.
David S. Markowitz
If amnesty for illegals passes, whatever respect that the American People hold for the Federal government will evaporate. I fear that Americans will see the Federal government as having broken the social contract, with dire results for the Republic.