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URGENT! E-Verify Bill now promising! Calls needed!

April 8, 2010

Floridians  for  Immigration  Enforcement

URGENT! E-Verify Bill now promising!  Calls needed!

HB219/SB1880 status has changed from daunting to promising!  We are now the closest we have ever been  toward enacting immigration enforcement legislation in Florida.   HB219/SB1880 contain a good E-Verify provision for public contractors and state agencies.   The status change from “daunting” to “promising” is a result of finding another way to get the bills onto the Senate and House floor for a vote.

Only with your help can E-Verify be enacted so PLEASE make the calls below as requested.  There are many other issues on-going in Tallahassee so we need to be loud but polite with our message.  If you are a laggard and haven’t made calls NOW IS TIME TO TAKE ACTION.  Make a call to Rep Murzin for sure and as many others as possible especially if you are a constituent of a committee member.  Rep. Murzin is from Pensascola so again it is critical that NW Florida activists take action.

Calls are needed as follows:

  1. House Economic Development & Community Affairs Policy Council Chair:
    Rep. Dave Murzin  (850) 488-8278, (850) 494-7330,
    Message to Rep. Dave Murzin:  You failed to schedule HB219 for a hearing on April 7 as was expected so the bill must be scheduled for April 14th.   Please vote for HB219.  Add a talking point from below.
  2. House Economic Development & Community Affairs Policy Council Members, especially if you are a constituent:
    Hooper, Ed (R) Vice Chair   (850) 488-1540, (727) 724-3000,
    Thompson, Geraldine F. (D)  (850) 488-0760, (407) 245-1511,
    Abruzzo, Joseph (D)   (850) 488-4791, (561) 791-4774,
    Aubuchon, Gary (R)   (850) 488-7433, (239) 344-4900,
    Braynon II, Oscar (D)   (850) 488-0766, (305) 654-7100,
    Carroll, Jennifer (R)   (850) 488-5102, (904) 573-4994,
    Dorworth, Chris (R)   (850) 488-5843,  (407) 333-1815,
    Eisnaugle, Eric (R)   (850) 488-9770, (407) 893-3141,
    Glorioso, Richard (R)   (850) 488-0807, (813) 757-9110,
    Horner, Mike (R)   (850) 488-8992, (407) 943-3077,
    Hukill, Dorothy L. (R)   (850) 488-6653, (386) 322-5111,
    Kriseman, Rick (D)   (850) 488-9337,  (727) 552-1380,
    Long, Janet C. (D)    (850) 488-6197,  (727) 545-6421,
    McBurney, Charles (R)    (850) 488-4171, (904) 359-6090,
    Schenck, Robert C. (R)  (850) 488-6641, (352) 688-5005,
    Message for members:  Please vote for HB219 at the expected hearing on April 14th.  Add a talking point from below.
  3. Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair:
    Senator Jeremy Ring (850) 487-5094 or (954) 917-1392,
    Message for Chairman Jeremy Ring:  Thank you for promising to hear SB1880 on April 13th.  Please vote for SB1880 and add a talking point from below.
  4. Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee Members, especially if you are a constituent:
    Vice-Chair Senator Gary Siplin (D)   (850) 487-5190, (407) 297-2071,
    Senator Victor D. Crist (R)   (850) 487-5068, (813) 975-6658,
    Senator Charles S. “Charlie” Dean, Sr. (R)  (850) 487-5017, (352) 860-5175,
    Senator Mike Fasano (R)  (850) 487-5062, (727) 848-5885,
    Senator Dennis L. Jones, D.C. (R)  (850) 487-5065, (727) 549-6411,
    Senator Alfred “Al” Lawson, Jr. (D)  (850) 487-5004,
    Senator Eleanor Sobel (D)   (850) 487-5097, (954) 924-3693,
    Message for members:  Please vote for SB1880 at the expected April 13th hearing and add a talking point from below.
  5. Senate President:
    Senator Jeff Atwater  (850) 487-5100, (954) 847-3518, (561) 625-5101, or (866) 757-1902
    FAX:     (954) 847-3519 or (561) 625-5103
    Message for Senator Atwater:  SB1880 needs to be fast-tracked in the Florida Senate.  Don’t let a good bill die on your watch.

Talking Points:

  • HB219/SB1880 would require state contractors to use E-Verify to confirm that new hires are legal workers. I’m sure you agree that tax dollars should be used to get Floridians back to work, not illegal workers.
  • There is no valid excuse for allowing state contractors to hire illegal workers, particularly when unemployment stands at 12.2 percent.
  • The Obama Administration requires federal contractors to use E-Verify. Federal agencies, Congress and a number of states use it as well. Now, it’s time for Florida to be pro-active in protecting U.S. workers.
  • E-Verify is free to employers, easy to use and effective. 96.9 percent of those checked through E-Verify are automatically authorized for employment within seconds. The program has an extraordinarily high satisfaction rate.
  • E-Verify will not burden state contractors. Any human resources employee assigned to collect information for the Federal I-9 form would simply spend a few extra seconds typing data into E-Verify. Nor will it lead to discrimination because all new hires must be checked.
  • The easiest and most effective thing you can do to show your voters that you are serious about putting Floridians back to work is supporting HB219/SB1880. Please stand up for legal workers in the Sunshine State.

The two important E-Verify hearings where your participation is needed are:

  1. April 13th, 1PM (Expected date and time not yet official)
  2. April 14th, 8AM (Expected date and time not yet official)

If you can attend and speak at either hearing, contact Janet Renner at, (H) 636-256-7774 or (C) 636-346-8074.  Because only two days notice of hearings is provided and because a committee chair may fail to schedule a hearing as promised, the hearing dates are subject to change.



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Pompano Beach, FL 33066

April 8, 2010

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  1. Brittanicus permalink
    April 10, 2010 6:57 pm

    E-Verify has gained solid momentum across the country, as it identifies illegal workers after they are hired. The program then checks through the Homeland Security and Social Security data bases to see if they are eligible to work? We now have a fleeting chance to gain ground against the open border politicians and all the anti-sovereignty organizations that are ruthlessly indulging in destroying E-Verify. Fortunately for every legal worker they have losing support of their madness, as E-Verify popularity is being incorporated in multitudes of Human Resources offices currently. New E-Verify videos to furnish information about civil rights and civil liberties, explaining E-Verify techniques and policies, employee rights, and employer responsibilities. A telephone hot-line calculated to improve the E-Verify customer service and improve relations. Another serious upgrade to E-Verify is a new photo screening tool that helps employers to detect forged or faked immigration documents.

    Another sharp focus is on the state, county and community policing policy that has been organized around the 287 G federal immigration training law, which hasn’t been eradicated yet. All suspicious persons can be questioned by statewide regional police under 287 G, to see if they have a right to be in this country. All these enforcement initiatives have been strained by a constant bombardment of open border lobbyists to stem all these procedures. ICE raids are also under siege by demagogue Democrats and Liberals, with a tail-end of Republicans, who want to see complete suppression of our poorly constructed border fence. This would guarantee the free flow of anybody who can afford a plane ticket or any documentation, in crossing either the North or South border of the US. Prior to the Dems it was the Bush team who were so keen on opening America to free trade agreements, which devastated Mexicans small plot farmers who lived off their land resources. NAFTA-CAFTA may have lifted the more wealthy citizens in Mexico, but it alienated the peasant-farmer who lost to the huge American agriculturalists. The same as small Ma and Pa smallholdings that were exploited and crushed out of existence this side of the Southern fence.

    Since then the tracks of destitute, desperate people have chosen to find a way into this nation, no matter the consequences to just survive. Although it’s not their fault we cannot allow this happen anymore. American workers must come first, not the free traders dogma? They are the ones truly who have damaged the country’s economy, with unfair trading treaties Massive industrial plants called “Amasadoras” Manufacturers have exploited low paying jobs for civilians, contributing to the wealth of American conglomerates and equally already wealthy Mexicans. Every country has its immigration laws including our Southern neighbor Mexico, whose laws we should adopt? America has become indulgent and thereby allowing upwards of 20 million or more people looking for jobs and a very tolerant welfare payout system. E-Verify errors are rapidly being repaired so that open border disapproval groups can no longer end its presentation and shelf it, As Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Lindsey Graham would obviously like to do.

    Seeing these legislators is pushing this national biometric card that most Americans see as interference to their freedoms. Most people agree this is an early signal in Washington of moving towards Comprehensive Immigration Reform. But critics and other opponents call it another way of force-feeding another AMNESTY to the American people. Incidentally, how many readers realize that there have been at least 7 forms of Amnesty since the major one in 1986? GOOGLE–or research these policies yourself, as they have been slipped past the myopic eye of the most citizens and documented residents. They would never recognize these carefully planned statues as a way to comprise immigration restrictions? One wonders if an Amnesty of sorts is passed, how many more foreign nationals we try to reach America? How many more millions of people, will we have to supplement with public welfare entitlements? We must insist that lowly skilled Citizens-residents are a priority, before any foreign nationals.

    E-Verify certainly overtime will have a significant effect to rejecting foreign labor. The job market will be available to our children, students and every available American worker and perhaps relinquish the hold of the engineered greed of discount labor companies. However there is a job niche for foreign labor that wishes to work the crops, but must be the program must be efficiently enforced with mandatory requirements that they must depart when their visa expires. Another niche that should always remain open is for immigrants with superior skills, not moderate accomplishments that are exploited by large hives of greed grabbing businesses.

    Both these policies have been open to wide-spread fraud of attorneys, business execs who should go to prison and not just fined. Decide for yourself the world of hurt we are in, with unparalleled Illegal immigration and what as law abiding citizens can do about, it’s now and future impact? Involved heavily in this, is increased and out-of-control overpopulation that will follow any AMNESTY, with chain migration of family migration, adding millions of more people to our already exhausted ecosystem? ABUNDANTLY CLEAR IS THAT THE POLITICIANS IN WASHINGTON CAN AMEND IMMIGRATION LAWS IN THE 1986 IMMIGRATION CONTROL & REFORM ACT. LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR FAMILY AND AMERICA at NUMBERSUSA with over a million members.

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