What if 20 Million Illegal Immigrants Left America?

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I saw this post on Facebook today and although I have not verified all of the figures, I’m presenting it for your information. I would venture to say it’s pretty much right on. Think of the jobs that would open up for American citizens.

What if the illegals left?

Somebody really did their homework on this one. Best on the subject to present date.

What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens Vacated America?

I, Tina Griego, journalist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News wrote a column titled, “Mexican Visitor’s Lament.”

I interviewed Mexican journalist Evangelina Hernandez while visiting Denver last week. Hernandez said, “Illegal aliens pay rent, buy groceries, buy clothes. What happens to your country’s economy if 20 million people go away?”

Hmmm, I thought, what would happen?

So I did my due diligence, buried my nose as a reporter into the FACTS I found below.

It’s a good question… it deserves an honest answer. Over 80% of Americans demand secured borders and illegal migration stopped. But what would happen if all 20 million or more vacated America? The answers I found may surprise you!

In California, if 3.5 million illegal aliens moved back to Mexico, it would leave an extra $10.2 billion to spend on overloaded school systems, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons. It would leave highways cleaner, safer and less congested. Everyone could understand one another as English became the dominant language again.

In Colorado, 500,000 illegal migrants, plus their 300,000 kids and grandchilds would move back “home,” mostly to Mexico. That would save Colorado an estimated $2 billion (other experts say $7 billion) annually in taxes that pay for schooling, medical, social-services and incarceration costs. It means 12,000 gang members would vanish out of Denver alone.

Colorado would save more than $20 million in prison costs, and the terror that those 7,300 alien criminals set upon local citizens. Denver Officer Don Young and hundreds of Colorado victims would not have suffered death, accidents, rapes and other crimes by illegals.

Denver Public Schools would not suffer a 67% dropout/flunk rate because of thousands of illegal alien students speaking 41 different languages. At least 200,000 vehicles would vanish from our gridlocked cities in Colorado. Denver’s 4% unem ployment rate would vanish as our working poor would gain jobs at a living wage.

In Florida, 1.5 million illegals would return the Sunshine State back to America, the rule of law, and English.

In Chicago, Illinois, 2.1 million illegals would free up hospitals, schools, prisons and highways for a safer, cleaner and more crime-free experience.

If 20 million illegal aliens returned ‘home,’ the U.S. Economy would return to the rule of law. Employers would hire legal American citizens at a living wage. Everyone would pay their fair share of taxes because they wouldn’t be working off the books. That would result in an additional $401 billion in IRS income taxes collected annually, and an equal amount for local, state and city coffers.

No more push ‘1’ for Spanish or ‘2’ for English. No more confusion in American schools that now must contend with over 100 languages that degrade the educational system for American kids. Our overcrowded schools would lose more than two million illegal alien kids at a cost of billions in ESL and free breakfasts and lunches.

We would lose 500,000 illegal criminal alien inmates at a cost of more than $1.6 billion annually. That includes 15,000 MS-13 gang members who distribute $130 billion in drugs annually would vacate our country.

In cities like L.A., 20,000 members of the ’18th Street Gang’ would vanish from our nation. No more Mexican forgery gangs for ID theft from Americans! No more foreign rapists and child molesters!

Losing more than 20 million people would clear up our crowded highways and gridlock. Cleaner air and less drinking and driving American deaths by illegal aliens!

America’s economy is drained. Taxpayers are harmed. Employers get rich. Over $80 billion annually wouldn’t return to the aliens’ home countries by cash transfers. Illegal migrants earned half that money untaxed, which further drains America ‘s economy which currently suffers an $8.7 trillion debt. $8.7 trillion debt!!!

At least 400,000 anchor babies would not be born in our country, costing us $109 billion per year per cycle. At least 86 hospitals in California, Georgia and Florida would still be operating instead of being bankrupt out of existence because illegals pay nothing via the EMTOLA Act. Americans wouldn’t suffer thousands of TB and hepatitis cases rampant in our country – brought in by illegals unscreened at our borders.

Our cities would see 20 million less people driving, polluting and grid locking our cities. It would also put the ‘progressives’ on the horns of a dilemma; illegal aliens and their families cause 11% of our greenhouse gases.

Over one million of Mexico’s poorest citizens now live inside and along our border from Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego, California, in what the New York Times called, ‘colonias’ or new neighborhoods. Trouble is, those living areas resemble Bombay and Calcutta where grinding poverty, filth, diseases, drugs, crimes, no sanitation and worse. They live without sewage, clean water, streets, roads, electricity, or any kind of sanitation.

The New York Times reported them to be America’s new ‘Third World’ inside our own country. Within 20 years, at their current growth rate, they expect 20 million residents of those colonials. (I’ve seen them personally in Texas and Arizona; it’s sickening beyond anything you can imagine.)

By enforcing our laws, we could repatriate them back to Mexico. We should invite 20 million aliens to go home, fix their own countries and/or make a better life in Mexico. We already invite a million people into our country legally annually, more than all other countries combined. We cannot and must not allow anarchy at our borders, more anarchy within our borders and growing lawlessness at every level in our nation.

It’s time to stand up for our country, our culture, our civilization and our way of life.

Interesting Statistics!

Here are 14 reasons illegal aliens should vacate America, and I hope they are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them:

1. $14 billion to $22 billion dollars are spent each year on welfare to illegal aliens (that’s Billion with a ‘B’)

3. $7.5 billion dollars are spent each year on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

4. $12 billion dollars are spent each year on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they still cannot speak a word of English!

5. $27 billion dollars are spent each year for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

6. $3 Million Dollars ‘PER DAY’ is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. That’s $1.2 Billion a year.

7. 28% percent of all federal prison inmates are illegal aliens.

8. $190 billion dollars are spent each year on illegal aliens for welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

9. $200 billion dollars per year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in t he US.

11. During the year 2005, there were 8 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our southern border with as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from other terrorist countries. Over 10,000 of those were middle-eastern terrorists. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin, crack, guns, and marijuana crossed into the U.S. from the southern border.

12. The National Policy Institute, estimates that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion, or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.

13. In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $65 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin, to their families and friends.

14. The dark side of illegal immigration: Nearly one million sex crimes are committed by illegal immigrants in the United States!

Total cost a whopping $538.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR !

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Letter to Obama from Mom of Officer Killed by Illegal Immigrant

This is a heart-breaking story that never should have had to be told. I just have to wonder if our unconcerned president will ever bother to read a letter like this. Will he invite this mother to a press conference at the White House? I think we all know the answer to that.

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President Obama,

I am writing this letter to you regarding illegal immigrants.

As a tax paying, law abiding citizen of the United States, I WANT my voice heard on this issue. My son, Sergeant Brandon Mendoza, an officer who was with the City of Mesa, Arizona police department, was killed in a tragic head on collision on May 12, 2014 by a wrong way driver on our freeways. This man happened to be an illegal immigrant, was in this country illegally, convicted of previous crimes, no Social Security number, no valid driver’s license BUT he had purchased a vehicle and registered it to drive in Maricopa County Arizona.

I had my son’s life STOLEN from me by a man who didn’t value his life, was 3X the legal limit drunk, was high on Meth, drove for over 35 miles THE WRONG WAY on 4 different freeways and had NO BUSINESS BEING IN THIS COUNTRY!!!

The Federal Government knew he, Raul Silva Corona , was an illegal immigrant when he was convicted on crimes in 1994 in Colorado. The prosecutors were “lenient” on him and several charges were dismissed. When he was convicted of these crimes and 1994 and the government knew he was in the country illegally, why wasn’t he deported? Why are any of these illegal criminals in this country ??

I am furious that the Federal Government allowed this criminal to stay in this country and KILL my son! I have attached several articles for you to PERSONALLY read about my son. He was an Icon with the City of Mesa Police Department. He was instrumental in making life better for people of all walks of life in the park project he took on. He was humble, selfless, worked many hours off the clock helping disadvantaged children and often used his own money to do things for the community, including “adopting” children at Christmas to provide them with gifts….out of his own money!!

I have attached numerous articles for you to read about my son. This was not a life that should have been taken so early. The good he was doing in our community is remarkable, the difference he made in people’s lives is amazing and the comfort he brought people in friendship was unmeasurable.

All you have to do is Google ” Sgt/Officer Brandon Mendoza” and you will have plenty of reading material about my wonderful son who had just passed his Sergeant’s exam to become a Sgt. The Chief of Police posthumously promoted him during the week of his funeral but that highlight of his life was stolen from him!!! He was officer of the year last year. Officer of the quarter for the first quarter of 2014. He was only 32 years old and had done more in his life than most of us have done in a lifetime!

I am going to have my voice heard and I want to you to know what my personal feeling is on whether CRIMINAL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS should be allowed in this country. I have been DIRECTLY affected by this. I am sure if your life had been affected like mine has been, you would have a different view of this situation. I have lived in Arizona most of my life. My son, Brandon Mendoza, was half Hispanic. It’s not the color of skin that my son or I see, it’s the person and how they conduct their lives. If you can’t enter this country legally then you shouldn’t be here. If you commit crimes, you should pay the time any of us as US Citizens would have to serve. Letting these illegal criminals out of our jails before their time is served and turning them loose on the streets to commit further crimes and KILL our loved ones is NOT ACCEPTABLE TO ME!! AND it shouldn’t be acceptable to any US Citizen. Mr. President, you don’t have the right to make this decision yourself……I have a say, even if it is for one moment. Maybe that one moment will light a spark with another citizen who can then light a candle, who can then light a bonfire, who can then light a city up and so on. My light has just been lit and I am not going to back down when so many of these illegal immigrants have more rights than we do. My son’s death will not be ignored as another statistic.

I want laws to change that would not allow illegal immigrants to purchase vehicles in our country and register them to drive them in our states WITHOUT having driver’s licenses to drive them legally. How is this happening??? I want laws changed that will force the removal of illegal immigrants who break our laws. This man, this repeated law breaker, was allowed to be released and he continued breaking the laws in our country until what???? UNTIL HE WAS STOPPED BY MY SON IN A HEAD ON COLLISION THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED!!!! HE KILLED AN OFFICER OF THE LAW AS HIS LAST ACT!!! When are you going to see the flip side to this issue? When will you realize the hurt and pain and destruction these illegal immigrants who break the law will continue to cause???? Until you live in a state that deals with this on a daily basis, you will not understand it.

I want answers that make sense. I want answers from you personally as to why this criminal was allowed to stay in our country until he took my son’s life.

Sincerely,

Mary Ann Mendoza

 

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/10/mom-of-officer-killed-by-illegal-immigrant-pens-scathing-letter-to-obama-i-want-my-voice-heard-on-this-issue/

I’m frightened…are you?

Obama-4-23-12Facebook is a great social media for sharing and enjoying the posts of others.  Of course there are some users you wish would find another way to utilize their time, but today, I engaged in a conversation about the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare.  While some are singing the praises of a president who provided them insurance despite pre-existing conditions, others are bemoaning the ridiculous co-pays and deductibles they now face.  I’m honestly trying to remember that everyone is entitled to their opinion and keep out of political rants, but I couldn’t help myself..and needed to share my opinion, and it got me thinking.  (If you click the FB link, you’ll be taken to a video everyone should see.)

As a victim of Obamacare, since my previous provider bailed on my retirement system, I was changed to a policy over which I had no choice because I live out of state.  Although my deductibles are not ridiculous… and since the change my spouse and I are both primarily Medicare, we don’t face the problem my son and his family do.  They have a $2500 per person deducible, and the insurance refuses to cover his wife because she is also employed and can provide her own. Of course, the cost is prohibitive and adds a further burden.

Someone has to pay for all those people who didn’t have insurance previously, and guess where the burden lies.  We taxpayers are also footing the bill for all those free phones Obama is giving away for emergency situations.  Of course, the fact that I’ve seen interviews of welfare recipients who have more than one makes me question the validity of the decision, but what really fries me is trying to understand why we’re paying for 250 texting minutes for phones that are to be used in emergencies.  What’s up with that?

The current administration has added so much to the national debt, despite promising to reduce the deficit and maintain transparency.  Transparency, to me, means we should know what’s going on, but do we?  Rumors circulate that Medicare and Social Security funds have been funneled elsewhere despite the fact that employees paid into accounts to sustain them in their senior years.  The rumors, and they continue to be rumors because I’m sure the government doesn’t want to admit thievery, scare me senseless.  My husband and I are totally dependent upon those two funds to sustain us.  We would be screwed if the funds are indeed ready to run out.

I’m totally disappointed in the current administration.  Obama’s campaign promises of transparency and change have both been bold-faced lies.  The changes have been disappointing, if not expensive. and his need to act autonomously leaves the public wondering what’s around the corner. Remember his statement…”I have a pen and a phone?”  Why he hasn’t been impeached is a mystery and how some folks can still praise and find him a supreme leader is beyond my comprehension.  Our future is walking a perilous line.

I only hope the right candidate comes along who cares about the older American public and addresses issues that keep us secure. Wouldn’t it be wonderful  if  Americans disregarded their political affiliation and voted a PERSON not a PARTY? The two party system has divided us and makes us choose a side.  Voting for an Independent is like throwing your vote in the trash because family tradition is at work against anyone who dares stray from making a choice and picking one side of a line that’s been drawn by the Dem/GOP.  There  are too many people who follow Grandpa’s lead instead of taking time to investigate on their own and cast an educated vote.  There shouldn’t be an “aisle” and finger-pointing on both sides.  We should be one party UNITED for the good of America.

Did I say  “hope?”  Actually, I PRAY  for those miracles. We need someone who can restore the respect we’ve lost overseas, someone who isn’t afraid to truly run a transparent administration, and someone who believes in the constitution.  Even more, we need some who believes in closing the borders and having people enter legally to earn the benefits they are getting for free now.  I can’t afford to support thousands of refugee children….can you?  Enough said.

 

 

 

Warning to Border Patrol re Communicable Diseases

FirefoxScreenSnapz002I saw this DML Daily article today and wanted to share the information. I have not been able to confirm that the memo is real, but it certainly seems like logical steps to take.

 

A MEMO TO THE BORDER PATROL from their union indicates the concern for widespread disease is serious.

Due to the pending arrival of UAC’s (unaccompanied children) from RGV, The National Border Patrol Council Local 1613 is suggesting the following protocols for the safety of our agents as well as the detainees.

 

1. All Agents should bring a second set of clothes (Including socks and shoes) to the station. Change clothes prior to going home so that you can minimize the chances of infecting any of your family or friends.

a. We will be looking into getting coveralls or some other form of outer clothing for agents.
b. We will also be looking for a way to launder your clothing so that you don’t have to take it home.
c. Place clothing in a plastic trash bag and take directly from the bag to the washing machine.
d. If possible we recommend showering at the station after each shift before going home.

2. All agents should get tested for TB in order to ensure you have a baseline.
a. We will be working with the agency to get occupational health out to provide testing.
b. In the meantime go to your personal health care provider and get TB test done.

3. Agents should refrain from touching their nose, mouth or eyes when processing.

4. All bedding and clothing should be handled with protective equipment (gloves) and placed in specifically designed containers (i.e. plastic bag) and laundered ASAP.

5. Gloves should be worn at all times and changed frequently. Hand sanitizer should be used between changing gloves.

6. Educational material will be distributed in order to assist agents with the identification of communicable diseases.

7. Cells should be disinfected regularly.

8. All detainees who are suspected or report having communicable disease will be documented and reported to a supervisor as soon as possible.

9. All detainees should be given vaccinations before being released into the communities.

10. If there are any supplies you believe you need and the service has not provided contact the local union health and safety officer and we will look into purchasing those items directly.

11. If you have any concerns please contact your local health and safety officer and we will address the issue and get back to you ASAP.
Read more at http://www.dmldaily.com/borderalerts/#3zKdbPc5zI06qwIa.99

Obama’s Uncle and Immigration Reform

Barack Obama’s Uncle Onyango (Omar) Obama could complicate the immigration reform bill. Omar came to the United States in 1963 on a student visa. He overstayed his welcome and is still here. At a public immigration hearing this week, Judge Leonard Shapiro granted Uncle Omar legal residency, citing his good moral character and a federal statute that grandfathers in some immigrants who came to the U.S. before 1972.

Did Omar’s last name have anything to do with the judge’s decision? Did Omar’s casual mention during the hearing that not only had President Obama met him, but he had lived with him for about three weeks in the 1980s (after Omar’s visa had expired, and he was living here illegally) have anything to do with the decision?

We don’t know the answer to that, and to try to put an answer on it is pure speculation. What we do know is that the “good moral character” cited by the judge might be stretching the definition somewhat. In August 2011, Uncle Omar was pulled over in Framingham, Mass., for driving under the influence. His arrest revealed both several outstanding orders for his deportation and his relationship to the president. Shortly after the arrest, Uncle Omar reportedly told the police, “I think I will call the White House.”

The White House told the Boston Globe in November 2011, just as the 2012 election was kicking into gear, that there was no record that Obama had ever met his uncle. Another lie? Seems like it, but, sadly, there are just too many to count any more. On Thursday the White House issued a correction, confirming that the president stayed with Omar briefly when he moved to Cambridge to attend Harvard Law School.

“After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”

Later on Thursday Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about the WH backpedaling on the issue of Omar Obama. In the video below you can see Jay Carney doing what he does best…the Carney spin dance.” Sometimes I…almost…feel sorry for the guy. But, then, reality sets in. He is paid, by taxpayer funds, to lie for Obama.

This is another embarrassment for Obama and his administration. Just as he is making a push for immigration reform (his goal for his second term), his uncle receives a green card after living in our country illegally for 43 years.

The White House says Omar Obama was granted legal residency “without any interference from the president or the White House,” notes New York’s Joe Coscarelli, wryly adding: “As if the heads of those inclined to believe otherwise hadn’t already exploded in rage.”

It’s safe to say that many conservatives aren’t buying the White House’s explanation. “If you believe Jay Carney, the original denial was issued based on documentary evidence,” says Daniel Greenfield at FrontPage. “Also if you believe Jay Carney, the moon is made of pure hopium and so is Barack Obama.” Hot Air’s Allahpundit is only a little more polite:

Who are you going to believe? A man who cheated to stay in the U.S. illegally, or the president of the United States? Right. Believe the illegal. [Hot Air]

So, why does the case of Omar Obama matter when it comes to Immigration Reform?  House Speaker John Boehner (R Ohio) needs a sizable number of Conservative Republicans to believe that immigration reform will be good for the GOP, and the country.  If Conservatives believe that ‘Obama is gaming the system to pull in his previously undocumented Kenyan-born uncle, that will make voting for any immigration reform that much harder of a sell.’

If you think that a minor episode of White House crow-eating over President Obama’s absentee father’s half-brother seems an unlikely event to derail a major piece of legislation, you may be right.  But consider this.  The same immigration judge made the decision to grant asylum to Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango — Uncle Omar’s sister — in 2010.

And Uncle Omar has been nominated as a symbol of Obama’s immigration policy before. Here’s Tom Fitton, president of the influential conservative group Judicial Watch, a month after Oyango Obama’s 2011 arrest:

President Obama’s “Uncle Omar” is the face of what is wrong with the Obama administration’s lawless and dangerous approach to illegal immigration. Instead of being deported, as the law requires, Uncle Omar was allowed to roam the streets and endanger the lives of innocent people, including a law enforcement officer. [Judicial Watch, via WND]

View this article on TheWeek.com

 

Companies Told Congress They Support Amnesty

Have you ever wondered which companies would support amnesty? This is a copy of the letter sent to John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi – shared in its entirety…

Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi,

The undersigned organizations urge the United States Congress to enact legislation that would bring meaningful reforms to critical components of our nation’s immigration system. Reform of an outdated, broken immigration system is essential if we are to achieve a fully revitalized economy that provides rewarding and lasting jobs and opportunities for all Americans.

Thought leaders from across the ideological spectrum agree that enacting

Immigration reform now will accelerate U.S. economic growth at a critical time when it has struggled to recover, and will help to enable sustained growth for decades to come. Done right, reform will also serve to protect and complement our U.S. workforce, generating greater productivity and economic activity that will lead to new innovations, products, businesses, and jobs in communities across the United States.

We deal with an immigration system that is now in its third decade and completely incapable of being responsive to an ever-changing national economy and hypercompetitive global marketplace. Today, the problems with our immigration system have grown and multiplied to become an emerging threat to the current and future productivity, ingenuity, and competitiveness of key sectors of our economy, including agriculture, housing, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, tourism, engineering and technology.

We are united in the belief that we can and must do better for our economy and country by modernizing our immigration system. We already have been engaged with many members of Congress Republicans and Democrats on numerous components of a modern immigration system and we urge that you not let this momentum slip and progress vanish.

Failure to act is not an option. We cannot afford to be content and watch a generation-old immigration system work more and more against our overall national interest. Instead, we urge Congress to remain mindful of the clear benefits to our economy if we succeed, and work together and with us to achieve real, pro-growth immigration reform.

Sincerely,

Adams Insurance Service Inc. Adobe
Advanced Decisions Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) AGCO Corp.
Albany-Colonie (NY) Regional Chamber
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers
ALOM
American Action Forum
American Action Network
American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Beekeeping Federation
American Coatings Association
American Council of Engineering Companies American Council on International Personnel American Farm Bureau Federation
American Feed Industry Association

American Honey Producers Association American Hotel & Lodging Association American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Jewish Committee (NJ) American Meat Institute
American Nursery & Landscape Association
American Project Consultants LLC American Sheep Industry Association American Standard Development Co. Anaheim (CA) Chamber of Commerce Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce Applied Materials
Appvance Inc.
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Arizona Nursery Association Arizona Technology Council
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (TX) Arsenal Venture Partners
Aspen Square Hotel
Associated Industries of Massachusetts Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado Association for Competitive Technology
AT&T
Austin Ventures
Autodesk Inc.
Avid Park Capital LLC Axcelis Technologies
Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber
Baton Rouge Area (LA) Chamber Belton Area Chamber of Commerce Bennington Area (VT) Chamber of Commerce Blount Partnership
Brokaw Nursery Inc.
BSA | The Software Alliance
Buckeye Valley (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Business Council of Alabama
Business Council of New York State Inc.
Cabarrus (NC) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Cadence Design Systems California Chamber of Commerce California Cotton Ginners Association California Cotton Growers Association California Farm Bureau Federation California Grape and Tree Fruit League California Strawberry Commission
CALinnovates
Camarata Masonry Systems Ltd. Capital Factory
Cargill
Carpet Empire Plus Caterpillar Inc. Cervilenz Inc.
Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County (IN)
Chamber of Commerce Southwest LA
Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (CA) Chamber West (UT)
Chandler (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Cherry Lane Farms
Chicago Southland (IL) Chamber of Commerce
Chicagoland (IL) Chamber of Commerce
Cisco Systems Inc. Collaborative Communications
Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry
Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association Committee of 100 for Economic Development Inc. (LA) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Compete America
CompTIA
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Concord Servicing Corp.
Concord Software Leasing Corp.
Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association
Consumer Electronics Association
Cordele-Crisp (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Corning Inc.
Cottonwood Technology Fund – NVCA Member
Cummins Inc.
Dairy Producers of New Mexico
Dakota County (MN) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Regional Chamber Danna & Danna Inc. Danna Farms Inc.
Danna Investment Co. Danna Land Co.
Danna Properties LP
Daytona (FL) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dell
Deloitte LLP
Delta Planning Inc. Denton Glass Co.
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Diversified Thermal Insulation
Dow Chemical Co.
East Bay (RI) Chamber of Commerce
East Valley (UT) Chamber eBay Inc.
EcoFactor Inc.
Edison Ventures Einstein’s Alley NJ Elance Inc.
EMC
EnerNOC Inc. Engine
Erie (PA) Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership
ETM-Electromatic Inc. Everett Partners Ltd.
F5 Networks
Facebook
Fall River Area (MA) Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Farmers Investment Co.
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
Finelite Inc.
FirstFruits of Washington
Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
Flagstaff (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association Fox Cities (WI) Chamber of Commerce & Industry FUJIFILM Dimatix Inc.
FWD.US
Gatlinburg (TN) Chamber of Commerce
Gazzang Inc. General Electric
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Georgia Green Industry Association
Gilbert (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Global Immigration Benchmarking Council
GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Goleta Valley (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Google Inc.
Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition
Greater Boca Raton (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Greater Des Moines (IA) Partnership
Greater Durham (NC) Chamber of Commerce Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston Partnership
Greater Indianapolis (IN) Chamber of Commerce Greater Irving-Las Colinas (TX) Chamber of Commerce Greater Memphis (TN) Chamber
Greater Omaha Chamber (NE)
Greater Pittsburgh (PA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Greater Richmond (VA) Chamber
Greater San Antonio (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greater San Fernando Valley (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Topeka (KS) Chamber of Commerce Green Bay Area (WI) Chamber of Commerce Grok Inc.
Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
Gulf Citrus Growers Association
Henderson County (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton (SC) Chamber of Commerce
Hilton Worldwide
Hispanic Leadership Network
HR Policy Association
Hudson County (NJ) Chamber of Commerce
Huffman & Hawbaker Farms
IBC Bank
IBM Corp.
Idaho Dairymen’s Association
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois Green Industry Association Illinois Technology Association Indiana Chamber of Commerce Indiana Farm Bureau
Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association
Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association
Infinera
Information Technology Industry Council
Ingersoll Rand InSPIRE STEM USA Intel Corp.
International Dairy Foods Association
Intersouth Partners
Intuit
IRONCO Enterprises LLC Irrigation Association
Jan Medical Inc.
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Johnson City TN Chamber of Commerce JumpStart Inc.
Juniper Networks
K & W Mfg. Company Inc. Kansas Chamber of Commerce Kansas Farm Bureau
Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce
Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
KnowledgeTree Inc. Kovio Inc.
Laredo (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Las Vegas (NV) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Lassen Canyon Nursery Inc. Lee & Hayes PLLC
Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce
LiveOps Inc.
Lone Star Boat, RV & Self Storage
Long Beach (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Longview (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. (LAEDC) Loudoun County (VA) Chamber of Commerce
Louisiana Irrigation Association
Lubbock (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Madrona Venture Group
Manhattan (NY) Chamber of Commerce
Marriott International Inc. Marvell Semiconductor Inc.
Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX)
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council
MC Marketing Group LLC Meadowlands (NJ) Regional Chamber Melaleuca Inc.
MetricStream
Metro South Chamber of Commerce (MA) Michigan Apple Association
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Farm Bureau
Michigan Milk Producers Association Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association Microsoft Corp.
Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
MIND Research Institute Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Minnesota Farm Bureau Minnesota High Tech Association
Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association
Mitsubishi International Corp. Monterey County Farm Bureau Morgenthaler
Morris County (NJ) Chamber of Commerce
Morris County (NJ) Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce
Motive Power Systems Inc.
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
Motorola Solutions Inc.
Myrtle Beach Area (SC) Chamber of Commerce
Naperville Area (IL) Chamber of Commerce
NASDAQ OMX
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce National Association of Manufacturers National Christmas Tree Association National Council of Agricultural Employers National Council of Chain Restaurants National Council of Farmer Cooperatives National Foreign Trade Council
National Grape Cooperative Association Inc. National Immigration Forum
National Onion Association National Potato Council National Retail Federation
National Roofing Contractors Association
National Venture Capital Association
New England Apple Council
New Jersey Main Street Alliance
New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association
New Mexico Association of Commerce & Industry
New York Farm Bureau
New York Technology Council
NewComLink
Nisei Farmers League
Nitero Inc.
NM Association of Commerce & Industry
North American Blueberry Council
North Carolina Farm Bureau
North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association
North Carolina Technology Association
North East Ohio International Business Network
Northeast Dairy Producers Association Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
Northumberland County (VA) Chamber of Commerce
OCZ Technology Group Inc.
OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals
Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association
Ohio Venture Association ON Semiconductor OnShift Inc.
Oracle
Oregon Association of Nurseries Oregon Cherry Growers Inc. Oregon Farm Bureau
Outdoor Amusement Business Association Inc.
Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
Overstock.com
Oxnard (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Packard Place
Palm Desert Area (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Paramount Citrus
Paramount Farming Co.
Partnership for a New American Economy
Paymetric Inc. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Permac Industries Pokeware
Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce
Port Hueneme (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Preemptive Solutions
Prescott (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Prime Time International Produce Marketing Association Producers Chemical Co. Professional Landcare Network PTV Sciences
Purple Leaf LLC
Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Qualcomm
R&L Well Drilling LLC Rackspace Hosting Inc.
Rancho Cordova (CA) Chamber of Commerce Retail Industry Leaders Association Revolution
River Cities Capital Funds
Robert Mann Packaging Inc.
Rochester (MN) Area Chamber of Commerce Rogers-Lowell Area (AR) Chamber of Commerce Rollins Inc.
Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship
S3 Ventures LLC
SailPoint Technologies Inc. Salt Lake (UT) Chamber
San Antonio (TX) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
San Diego County Farm Bureau
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Santa Clara (CA) Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau
Santa Clara University
Schuylkill (PA) Chamber of Commerce
Scottsdale (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
Semiconductor Industry Association
Signature Landscape Inc. Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Society for Human Resource Management
Society of American Florists
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Farm Bureau
South East Dairy Farmers Association
South Metro Denver Chamber
Sports Tutor Inc.
St. Louis (MO) Regional Chamber
St. Paul Area Chamber (MN)
State Agriculture and Rural Leaders
Statewide Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce (NJ) Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NJ) StepLeader
Sun-Maid Growers of California
Sunshine Hope Surplus Service SV Angel
Sweet Potato Council of California
Sylvatex Symantec Synopsys Inc.
TechAmerica
TechNet
Technology Association of Oregon Technology CEO Council Telecommunications Industry Association Tempe (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Tennessee Farm Bureau
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
Teradata
Texas Association of Business
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Instruments Inc.
Texas International Produce Association
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
The Business Council of New York State Inc. The Center for APA Women
The Chamber of Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada
The Internet Association
The Latino Coalition
The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce
The National Grange
The New England Council
The Partnership for a New American Economy
The Shurtleff Group
The Technology Association of Georgia Tompkins County (NY) Chamber of Commerce Torrance (CA) Area Chamber of Commerce TransPak Inc.
TransPremier LLC
Trimble Navigation
Tucson (AZ) Hispanic Chamber
Tucson (AZ) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Tulsa (OK) Regional Chamber
U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Travel Association Uesugi Farms Inc.
Ugaldes Restaurant
United Dairymen of Arizona United Fresh Produce Association UnitedAg
Valley Industry & Commerce Association Ventura (CA) Chamber of Commerce Ventura County Agricultural Association Venture Investors LLC
Vessey & Company Inc. Vida Capital Inc.
Virgin America
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association
Virginia Farm Bureau
Virginia Green Industry Council
Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
Washington Farm Bureau
Washington Growers League
Washington Laboratories and American Certification Body
Washington State Dairy Federation Washington Technology Industry Association Welch Foods Inc.
West Coast Mennonite Central Committee
Western Agricultural Processors Association
Western Digital Corp. Western Growers
Western United Dairymen
White Pine (NV) Chamber of Commerce
Willits & Newcomb Inc. Wine Institute
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
Woodrow Engineering Co.
Woolley Engineering Research Corp. XTn Group LLC
Yahoo! Yelp
Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association
Zacarias Actuarial Consultants Inc. Zachry Holdings Inc.

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September 10, 2013
The Honorable John Boehner Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515

RE: Support for Immigration Reform

Dear Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi:

We, the undersigned chief human resource officers of major corporations doing business in the United States, are writing to urge the House to enact legislation to fix the broken immigration system and work with the Senate to ensure that a bill is signed by the President this year.
We believe this would be a long overdue step toward aligning our nation’s immigration policies with its workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global competitiveness, and we are hopeful that the House will address these needs.

The Senate bill is not a perfect measure and many of us hope to work with the House to enact more favorable provisions in certain areas.

Two years ago, the HR Policy Association, which represents the most senior human resource executives at the largest companies in the United States and of which we are all members issued a Blueprint for Jobs in the 21stCentury, which provided a number of recommendations for restoring growth and competitiveness in the U.S. Among these was a recommendation that immigration reform “address the reality that there is a global war for talent and that countries are competing to attract and retain the human capital essential to a culture of productivity and innovation.” The report contained a number of recommendations aimed at attracting and retaining immigrants with strong science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
The Senate bill includes strong provisions along the lines of our recommendations, and we would encourage the House to adopt a similar approach.

Even with the economy still recovering, many of our companies continue to have difficulty finding sufficient American workers to fill certain lesser skilled positions. Thus, in addition to addressing the need for more highly skilled immigrants, we strongly support efforts to bolster the availability of a workforce at all skills levels, through a separate visa program as well as by creating a path to legal status for those already here. Finally, we urge you to improve the E-Verify system so employers can rely on its results without fear of legal liability and to preserve federal preemption to ensure uniform application of the enforcement rules across the country.

The economic benefits of broad immigration reform were recently underscored by the
Congressional Budget Office cost estimate regarding the Senate bill. In addition to finding that the bill would reduce the federal deficit by about $197 billion over the next decade, it also estimates the bill would increase real GDP (adjusted for inflation) by 3.3 percent by 2023 and 5.4 percent by 2033.

Clearly, the positive human resource impact of the bill plays a key role in these estimates, as CBO projects that the bill would increase the U.S. population by about 10.4 million new residents by 2023 and 16.2 million by 2033, with the U.S. labor force growing by about six million workers (3.5%) by 2023 and about nine million (5%) by 2033.

Our global competitors understand that attracting top talent from around the world is vital to a country’s economic success, and many already have rewritten their immigration policies accordingly. We urge Congress not to miss this opportunity to level the playing field for U.S. employers. We can’t afford to wait.

Sincerely, Michele A. Carlin

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Chair, Immigration Policy Committee HR Policy Association
Mirian M. Graddick Weir
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Merck & Co., Inc.
Chair HR Policy Association
David Almeda
Chief People Officer
Kronos Incorporated
Elizabeth B. Amato
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Organization
United Technologies Corporation
Marcia J. Avedon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
Ingersoll Rand Company
Dina Barmasse Gray
Senior Vice President Human Resources The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.
Mark F. Biegger
Chief Human Resources Officer
The Procter & Gamble Company
Lisa G. Bisaccia
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
CVS Caremark Corporation
William A. Blase
Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources
AT&T Inc.
Robert C. Bloss
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Cynthia K. Brabander
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Eaton
Sharon M. Brady
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Benito Cachinero-Sánchez
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Dean Carter
Chief Human Resources Officer
Sears Holdings Corporation
Rizwan Chand
Vice President, Human Resources and Medical Chief Human Resources Officer
BNSF Railway Company
Brian J. Cook
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications
USG Corporation
Lawrence B. Costello
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Tyco International
L. Kevin Cox
Chief Human Resources Officer
American Express Company
Bruce Culpepper
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Americas Shell Oil Company
Michael D’Ambrose
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Michael L. Davis
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
General Mills, Inc.
Susan F. Davis
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Dennis T. Delaney
Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Ingram Industries Inc.
James D. DeVries
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Allstate Insurance Company
John DiBenedetto
Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
General Parts Inc. James J. Duffy
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ally Financial Inc.
Robert L. Duffy
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Harris Corporation
Ceree Eberly
Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
Joann M. Eisenhart
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Northwestern Mutual
David J. Esler
Chief Human Resources Officer
US Foods
Edward A. Evans
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Univar, Inc.
Robyn Ewing
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
The Williams Companies, Inc.
Peter M. Fasolo
Chief Human Resources Officer
Johnson & Johnson
Richard R. Floersch
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
McDonald’s Corporation
Melanie M. Foley
Senior Vice President, Manager, Human Resources and Administration
Liberty Mutual Group, Inc.
Roger C. Gaston
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Avaya Inc.
Michael Geary
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources
Kiewit Corporation
Anita Graham
Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer
The ADT Corporation
Jennifer L. Grant
Vice President, Human Resources
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Kimberly S. Hauer
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Caterpillar Inc.
Joseph C. High
Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Charles H. Hill
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Pfizer Inc.
Anne Hill
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer
Avery Dennison Corporation
Sunita Holzer
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Computer Sciences Corporation
Tim Huval
Chief Human Resources Officer
Humana Inc.
Mark R. James
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
Honeywell International Inc.
Leslie W. Joyce
Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
Novelis, Inc.
Paul J. Karre
Senior Vice President, HR and Communications
International Paper Company
Tracy Keogh
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Hewlett-Packard Company
Pamela O. Kimmet
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Jay L. Kloosterboer
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Dover Corporation
Lawrence J. Krema
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Operations
Simon Property Group
Angela S. Lalor
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Danaher Corporation
Denise Lynn
Senior Vice President –People
American Airlines Inc.
Neil E. Marchuk
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
TRW Automotive
Bill Mateikis
Senior Vice President, HR & Legal
Daikin McQuay Americas
William Matson
Chief Human Resource Officer
Analog Devices, Inc.
Teresa E. McCaslin
Executive Vice President –Chief Human Resources & Administrative Officer
Continental Grain Company
John McDevitt
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Labor Relations
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Eileen McGuire
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
Michael L. Meyer
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Ecolab, Inc.
Kenneth F. Meyers
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Hospira, Inc.
MaryAnn Miller
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Avnet, Inc.
Jeffrey Mook
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
21st Century Fox
Harold Morgan
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
White Lodging Corporation
John M. Murabito
Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Services
Cigna Corporation
Larry L. Myers
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Daisy Ng
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Jed L. Norden
Senior Vice President Human Resources
The ServiceMaster Company
Susan C. Nutson
Senior Vice President –Human Resources
Saint-Gobain Corporation
Dermot J. O’Brien
Chief Human Resources Officer
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Walter M. Oliver
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
General Dynamics Corporation
David A. Pace
Executive Vice President and Chief Resource Officer
Bloomin’ Brands Inc.
Jayne Parker
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
The Walt Disney Company
Kevin Pennington
Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Fiserv, Inc.
Cecile K. Perich
Senior Vice President Human Relations
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Susan P. Peters
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
General Electric Company
Mark A. Petrarca
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Public Affairs
A. O. Smith Corporation
Debra Plousha Moore
Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Vice President
Carolinas HealthCare System
Marc C. Reed
Chief Administrative Officer
Verizon Communications Inc.
John P. Reing
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
SRA International
David A. Rodriguez
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Marriott International, Inc.
Michael G. Rohret
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Emerson
Sally A. Savoia
Vice President, Human Resources
Praxair, Inc.
Susan J. Schmitt
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Matthew W. Schuyler
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hilton Worldwide
Daniel S. Serbin
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Jeffrey S. Shuman
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
John M. Steele
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
HCA Inc.
Larry E. Steward
Vice President, Human Resources
DTE Energy Company
Perry Stuckey
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Eastman Chemical Company
Susan M. Suver
Vice President, Human Resources
U.S. Steel Corporation
Mara E. Swan
Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent
ManpowerGroup
Jim M. Sweet
Chief Human Resources Officer
Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
Teresa J. Tanner
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Fifth Third Bank
Kurt J. Thomas
Vice President Human Resources
Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
Johnna G. Torsone
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Peter Vrijsen
Chief Human Resources Officer
Cargill, Incorporated
Sara Wade
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Express Scripts, Inc.
Sylvia R. Wagner
Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Development
Assurant, Inc.
Carole S. Watkins
Chief Human Resources Officer
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Robb Webb
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Thomas W. Weidenkopf
Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
Aleris International, Inc.
Scott A. Weisberg
Chief People Officer
The Wendy’s Company
Kathleen Weslock
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Eileen G. Whelley
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
XL Global Services, Inc

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JUST THE COMPANIES – ALPHABETICALLY

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21st Century Fox
A. O. Smith Corporation
ADT Corporation
ATK
AT&T Inc.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Aleris International, Inc.
Allstate Insurance Company
Ally Financial Inc.
American Airlines Inc.
American Express Company
Analog Devices, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Assurant, Inc.
Automatic Data Processing, Inc
Avaya, Inc. Avnet, Inc.
Avery Dennison Corporation
BNSF Railway Company
Bloomin’ Brands Inc.
CVS Caremark Corporation
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Cargill, Incorporated
Carolinas HealthCare System
Caterpillar Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cigna Corporation
Coco-Cola Company
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Computer Sciences Corporation
Continental Grain Company
DTE Energy Company
Daikin McQuay Americas
Danaher Corporation
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Dover Corporation
Eastman Chemical Company
Eaton
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Ecolab, Inc. Emerson
Express Scripts, Inc.
Fifth Third Bank
Fiserv, Inc.
General Dynamics Corporation
General Electric Company
General Mills, Inc.
General Parts Inc.
HCA Inc.
Hallmark Cards, Inc. Harris Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hilton Worldwide
Honeywell International Inc.
Hospira, Inc.
Humana Inc.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Ingersoll Rand Company
Ingram Industries Inc.
International Paper Company
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Kiewit Corporation
Kronos Incorporated
Liberty Mutual Group, Inc.
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
ManpowerGroup
Marriott International, Inc.
Merck & Company, Inc.
McCormick & Company, Inc.
McDonald’s Corporation
Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
Northwestern Mutual
Novelis, Inc.
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Praxair, Inc.
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
SRA International
Saint-Gobain Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation
Shell Oil Company
Simon Property Group
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
TRW Automotive
Texas Instruments Incorporated
The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.
The Proctor & Gamble Company
The Service Master Company
The Walt Disney Company
The Williams Companies, Inc.
Tyco International
US Foods
USG Corporation
U.S. Steel Corporation
United Technologies Corporation
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Univar, Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc.
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Wendy’s Company
Western Union
WESCO International
White Lodging Corporation
XL Global Services, Inc.

You can download a copy here – http://cdn.freedomoutpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/letters-to-House-from-Amnesty-supporting-companies.pdf

Boehner on Senate Immigration Reform Bill

BREAKING NEWS ON IMMIGRATION –

House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday ruled out any action in the House this year on immigration reform.

“I’ll make clear we have no intention ever of going to conference on the Senate bill,” Boehner said.

In June, the Senate passed a roughly 1,200-page bill that promised to overhaul immigration laws for the first time since 1985, creating a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented residents while ratcheting up security along the U.S. border with Mexico. The sweeping legislation — initially drafted by the four Democrats and four Republicans in the chamber’s so-called “Gang of Eight” — passed by a 68-32 vote.

After Republicans lost the presidential election in 2012, and Hispanic voters voted overwhelmingly to re-elect President Barack Obama, Boehner said it was time for Congress to pass major immigration reforms. “I think a comprehensive approach is long overdue. And I’m confident that the president, myself and others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all,” Boehner said in an interview with ABC News the week after the election.

The Speaker brushed aside a question of whether House GOP leaders were avoiding the divisive debate on immigration reform to focus on the problems with the implementation of Obamacare.

“This is about trying to do this in a way that the American people and our members can absorb,” the Speaker said, adding immigration reform is too complicated to rush. “There are hundreds of issues involved in dealing with immigration reform, and we’ve got to deal with these in a common-sense way where our members understand what we’re doing and their constituents understand.”

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Sounds like the approach they should’ve used when considering the Affordable Care Act. Oh, that’s right, Nancy Pelosi was the speaker back then. Speaking of Nancy Pelosi, haven’t heard much out of her or Harry Reid during the Obamacare Crash and Burn….