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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