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SB 1049 Battle Continues

By Greg L | 24 February 2011 | Illegal Aliens, Virginia Senate | 4 Comments

Although the Senate rejected House amendments to SB 1049 today on a 10-29 vote today, the bill has now gone to a conference committee that will negotiate a compromise that will be considered by the House and Senate, perhaps as early as tomorrow.  There is still time to contact your Senators, especially ones that wanted to protect the ability of businesses and local governments to unlawfully employ illegal aliens and pay them with your tax dollars, and make them understand that they’re on the wrong side of this issue.

The amendments proposed by Delegate Miller required that E-Verify be used by local governments and businesses, apply to businesses that employed fewer than 50 people, and those whose government contracts were smaller than $50,000.  Another House amendment by Delegate Miller sped up the implementation date from December 2013 to July 2012.  These are all very important not only to reduce the number of illegal aliens unlawfully present in the Commonwealth, but to enhance job creation among legal workers in Virginia especially among the construction trades and within the service industry and help that recovery arrive as quickly as possible.

The following Democrat Senators voted to protect the unlawful employment of illegal aliens that are paid either directly or indirectly with your tax dollars: Barker (D-Prince William, Fairfax), Colgan (D-Prince William), Deeds (D-Charlottesville), Edwards (D-Roanoke), Herring (D-Fairfax, Loudoun), Houck (D-Culpeper), Howell (D-Fairfax), Locke (D-Hampton), Lucas (D-Chesapeake), Marsden (D-Fairfax), Marsh (D-Richmond, Peterburg), McEachin (D-Richmond, Henrico), Miller, J.C. (D-Hampton), , Northam (D-Norfolk, Virginia Beach), Petersen (D-Fairfax), Puckett (D-Tazwell), Puller (D-Prince William, Fairfax), Reynolds (D-Henry), Saslaw (D-Alexandria, Fairfax), Ticer (D-Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax) and Whipple (D-Fairfax, Arlington).  I’ve bolded the ones who have had people in their districts killed or sexually assaulted lately by a violent criminal illegal alien.

The following Republicans voted to allow unscrupulous employers to exploit illegal alien labor and keep legal Virginians unemployed at their own expense: Hanger (R-Augusta), McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), Norment (R-Williamsburg), Stosch (R-Henrico, Richmond), Quayle (R-Suffolk), Stuart (R-Stafford, Prince William), Wampler (R-Bristol) and Watkins (R-Henrico, Richmond).  Bolded are those who I know also represent localities where illegal aliens are known to have murdered one or more of their constituents.  I may have missed a few here.

I would urge readers to contact Senators on this list and politely request that they reconsider their positions and urge the conference committee to adopt the House version so they’ll have an opportunity to demonstrate to their constituents that now they understand what’s at stake and that they are not in favor of having Virginia government, local governments, contractors with state or local government, or the subcontractors they hire employ illegal aliens using taxpayer dollars under any circumstances.  We’ll give them one more chance to demonstrate they understand now and want to do the right thing.

And if they don’t, we’ll hammer them with this outrageous vote between now and November no matter what political party they claim they belong to.  I’ve no use for a legislator that protects the interests of illegal aliens and their sleazy employers over the interests of law-abiding Virginians no matter what party they say they belong to.



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4 Comments

  1. Maureen said on 25 Feb 2011 at 1:50 am:
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    Senator George L. Barker
    Email*: district39@senate.virginia.gov
    Phone: (804) 698-7539
    Fax: (804) 698-7651
    Legislative Assistant: Sean Holihan
    Senator Jeffrey L. McWaters
    Email*: district08@senate.virginia.gov
    Phone: (804) 698-7508
    Fax: (804) 698-7651
    Legislative Assistant: Cheryl Simmons
    Senator Chap Petersen
    Email*: district34@senate.virginia.gov
    Phone: (804) 698-7534
    Fax: (804) 698-7651
    Legislative Assistant: Kathy Neilson
    Delegate David B. Albo
    Email: DelDAlbo@house.virginia.gov
    Phone: (804) 698-1042
    Fax: (804) 698-6742
    Legislative Assistant: Suzanne Rowley
    Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan
    Email: DelJMcClellan@house.virginia.gov
    Phone: (804) 698-1071
    Fax: (804) 698-6771
    Legislative Assistant: Beth M. McAdam
    Delegate Jackson H. Miller
    Email: DelJMiller@house.virginia.gov
    Phone: (804) 698-1050
    Fax: (804) 698-6750
    Legislative Assistant: Jessica Melander

  2. VA_Magoo said on 25 Feb 2011 at 1:25 pm:
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    Senator George L. Barker
    Democrat - District 39
    Email: district39@senate.virginia.gov
    Phone: (804) 698-7539
    Fax: (804) 698-7651

    Senator Charles J. Colgan
    Democrat - District 29
    Email*: district29@senate.virginia.gov

    Phone: (804) 698-7529
    Fax: (804) 698-7651

    * When contacting by email, please include full name, address, and phone number.

  3. Maureen said on 26 Feb 2011 at 6:14 pm:
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    JOINT CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

    We, the conferees, appointed by the respective bodies to consider and report upon the disagreeing vote on Senate Bill No. 1049, report as follows:

    We recommend that the House Amendments be rejected.

     Delegate Millers amendments didn’t pass in the conference committee.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Senator George L. Barker

    Senator J. Chapman Petersen

    Senator Jeffrey L. McWaters

    Conferees on the part of the Senate

    Delegate Jackson H. Miller

    Delegate David B. Albo

    Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan

    Conferees on the part of the House

  4. Maureen said on 26 Feb 2011 at 6:17 pm:
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     Delegate Millers amendments didn’t pass in the conference committee.
    Those are my comments and not part of the committee report sorry.

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