Pro-immigration Reform Group Believes GOP's 'Pledge' Is Lacking
October 8, 2010 by Personal Liberty News Desk
A nonprofit organization recently criticized GOP House leaders for failing to address immigration reform in their "Pledge to America."
Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR) expressed its concern that the issue was ignored in the 45-page document, which was written and released by Republicans last month. The pledge included a three-pronged approach to immigration reform: establishing operational control of American borders, working with state and local law enforcement to implement immigration laws and strengthening visa security.
FAIR said that the three points mentioned in the pledge were important, but the group believes that Republicans failed to include certain "vital ingredients" in their proposal.
"The 'Pledge to America' major themes are economic growth and jobs creation. If House Republican leadership is serious about that, then it cannot ignore the impact millions of illegal aliens have on jobs and wages or ignore the need to dry up the jobs magnet with more vigorous enforcement," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR.
According to KeenNewsService.com, Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced an immigration bill on Oct. 1. In a press release, Menendez said the bill addresses strengthening border security and requiring the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants to register with the government, pay their taxes and learn English.