FAIR Alert: Does Your Congressman Support Illegal Aliens Joining our Military?
Call Your House Representative Now!
Pro-amnesty House Republicans are quietly devising a plan to include amnesty in a bill meant to fund our troops. California Republican Rep. Jeff Denham is leading the effort to get his ENLIST Act (H.R. 2377), a military-style DREAM Act, added to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).Call your U.S. Representative NOW! The NDAA is about national security, NOT a vehicle for amnesty. Tell him or her to OPPOSE allowing illegal aliens to join the military!
The language Denham is pedaling behind the scenes requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue green cards (legal permanent resident status) to certain illegal aliens just for enlisting in the military. The only conditions are that the illegal aliens:
- Entered the U.S. before 2012; and
- Were younger than 15 when they entered the country.
That’s it! As written, illegal aliens could conceivably enlist in the military and get a green card the same day. After that they are on the fast-track to citizenship.
The policy implications of including this language in a bill to fund our troops are severe. In addition to encouraging a massive flow of illegal aliens into the military in order to get a green card, the national security risks are clear. There are no specifics in the language regarding how an alien proves he/she came here as a child. As they do already, illegal aliens could easily forge documentation to meet the weak requirements of this language.
If this sounds familiar it should, Denham tried to include his amnesty bill as an amendment to last year’s NDAA. But thanks to your efforts, Denham withdrew his amnesty amendment before it could even receive a vote on the House floor!
Now is the time to act in order to prevent Rep. Denham and his pro-amnesty friends in the House from trying to slip this into the NDAA for the second year in a row! Indeed, media outlets report the House could vote on the bill later this month.