Tell Your Senators: No Trade Deal Increasing Foreign Workers!
Last week, the House passed legislation granting President Obama fast track trade promotion authority (TPA). With TPA, President Obama will be able to implement part of his immigration agenda through trade agreements instead of by legislation in Congress! He is currently negotiating several major trade deals, including the Trade Pacific Partnership (TPP), where a “key feature” of the TPP is a “temporary entry” guest worker program!Call Your Senators NOW!Tell Them Congress Must Not Give President Obama Authority to Change Immigration Laws Through Trade Agreements!After weeks of unsuccessfully being able to pass TPA, Congressional leaders have devised a new plan to get a TPA bill to the President’s desk. The bill the House passed last week is different than the version the Senate passed last month, so now the Senate is going to vote on the House’s TPA bill TOMORROW MORNING. If the Senate passes the bill, it will go to the President’s desk and become law. That means we have ONE LAST CHANCE to stop Congress from giving President Obama further authority to change immigration laws through trade deals!Call Your Senators NOW!Tell Them Congress Must Not Give President Obama Authority to Change Immigration Laws Through Trade Agreements!Supporters of the TPA claim that no immigration is involved in the trade deals, but last month they refused to let the Senate vote on amendments that would have expressly denied the TPA authority to change immigration law! In fact, past trade agreements have been used to “dramatically alter established law and bring in more immigrants.” Now the fate of the TPA is up to the Senate!The consequences of giving President Obama authority to fast track trade agreements are severe. Call your Senators NOW!Tell Them:
- You OPPOSE the Trade Promotion Authority, and do not believe President Obama can be trusted to negotiate anything that might affect immigration law.
- President Obama has already unilaterally usurped the power that belongs to Congress to change immigration laws, and Congress has NO business giving up more of its authority to him.
- Trade agreements have been used in the past to increase immigration and President Obama is currently negotiating several trade agreements that will encompass three-fourths of the world’s economy!
- You expect them to vote NO on the cloture vote for TPA.
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