Call for assistance: E-verify Bill Introduced (1-27-09)
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need your help!
For the third year in a row, I have introduced a bill,
SB09-023, requiring private employers to utilize the federal government’s
E-verify program to screen all newly-hired employees. This bill is tougher
than the previous two bills because we MUST ensure that the thousands of
citizens, who are currently losing jobs in this troubled economy, have at least
some sort of job available to them.
Colorado is well-positioned to receive hundreds of millions of dollars from the
federal government this year and next to create thousands of jobs—many of which
will be generated in the construction trades industry. As you well know, this
is an industry that in the past has been rife with rampant illegally-resident
We must act NOW
to make sure our hard-earned tax dollars, intended to help Coloradans, do not
find their way to foreign countries, where they may end up in the hands of
anti-American regimes and terrorist groups instead of in the well-deserved hands
of hard-working Americans.
SB09-023 has not received a hearing date as yet, but I suspect it will be
scheduled for hearing during the second week of February. This is where you come in.
Predictably, this bill was assigned to the Senate State Affairs Committee
TO BE KILLED. That is
why we must inundate the offices of three Democrats on that committee with
calls, letters, and emails, as well as with compelling testimony on the day
of the hearing. Calls should focus
SOLELY on communicating the need for JOBS, JOBS, JOBSand leave out
the other rhetoric, such as the rule of law, etc. Such
arguments do not resonate with Democrats and will serve only to undermine
the passage of this bill.
At that Hearing I will need emotional
who have lost their jobs to illegal aliens in the past.
who fear they will lose their jobs to illegal aliens in the coming months and
employers, who doutilize the federal
E-verify program and who then lose business because they are unable to
cost-effectively compete with companies that are willing to unscrupulously hire
Contact information for Democrat Senators on the Senate State Affairs Committee
The USPS mail address for all legislators is: State Capitol Building, Denver,
interesting to note that the newly-appointed Secretary of the Department of
Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, has been recently quoted as saying:
"What you need is a sustained plan over
time that marries what you're doing at the border . . . with interior
enforcement, which means going after employers, who consistently and
intentionally disobey the immigration law.”
In addition, please put the same pressure
on the Senate President, Senator Peter Groff. Remind the Senator of
Governor Ritter’s statement in his 2007 State of the State Address:
"As Governor, I will find responsible, achievable
and practical solutions to the illegal-immigration crisis gripping our country
and our state. Washington has failed to secure our borders, prosecute companies
that knowingly hire undocumented workers, and punish human smugglers and
traffickers. These are unacceptable failures. I will work with federal and state
authorities to enact and enforce policies that fix this failure, and help
businesses to verify citizenship status of job applicants and employees."
As a legislator, I
can be only as effective as concerned citizens are willing to assist me in
I cannot do it alone.I NEED YOUR HELP!
FINALLY, please pass this email along to
everyone you know who agrees with our need to make sure all federal funds go to
LEGAL citizens. Thank you!
For a Better Colorado,
Colorado State Senator
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