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Gingrey Signs Letters to Speaker Pelosi: No Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

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Gingrey signs letters to Speaker Pelosi: No Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey this month sent a strong message to House leadership opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Gingrey and 96 other Members of Congress asked that the Democrat leadership "[not] bring amnesty legislation to the House floor." The letter explained, "Amnesty hurts vulnerable American workers, burdens American taxpayers, and rewards lawbreakersÂ… We should take the side of American workers and taxpayers, legal immigrants and the rule of law. Please oppose any effort to put illegal immigrants on the path to amnesty."

"I am deeply concerned Democrat leaders are looking to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants in our country," said Gingrey. "Those of us who support legal immigration and the rule of law must stand united in opposition to such misguided legislation. These plans would encourage more illegal immigrants to cross our borders, seeking the unearned reward of citizenship. Have we learned nothing from the past? In 1986, we passed an amnesty plan that did nothing to secure our border or fix our broken immigration system. In 2007, we can't take that same path to failure. Across Georgia, people are outraged over the prospect of amnesty for illegal immigrants. It would be unwise for Speaker Pelosi to bring up legislation that so clearly goes against the will of so many citizens."


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