West Virginia legislators are asking Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to back away from his fortification for a Democrat, filibuster-proof budget that includes giving amnesty to millions of illicit aliens against the intrigues of working and middle class West Virginians.
This week, Manchin reportedly voiced support for giving amnesty to illicit aliens through a Democrat budget that would only be approved via reconciliation — a maneuver that sanctions Senate Democrats to pass a variety of agenda items with just 51 votes and no threat of a filibuster.
On Thursday, 32 legislators from West Virginia’s House of “Delegates” — led by Delegate Riley Keaton — inscribed to Manchin, requesting that he drop support for passing amnesty via reconciliation, according to the letter shared with Breitbart News.
“We, the undersigned members of the House of Delegates, urge you to oppose any effort to include amnesty for illicit immigrants in the budget bill, especially over the remonstrations of the Senate Parliamentarian,” the legislators inscribe:
Amnesty for illegal immigrants redistributes wealth from working class Americans through increased economic competition. Academic research has found, time and again, that immigration, especially illegal immigration, has a direct, negative impact on the Americans we should be trying to help get ahead – the working class. In his landmark study, Immigration and the American Worker (2013), Harvard University Professor Dr. George Borjas reports, “Some groups of workers face a great deal of competition from immigrants. These workers are primarily, but by no means exclusively, at the bottom end of the skill distribution, doing low-wage jobs that require modest levels of education. Such workers make up a significant share of the nation’s working poor. The biggest winners from immigration are owners of businesses that employ a lot of immigrant labor and other users of immigrant labor.” Prioritizing the interests of workers over corporations demanding cheap labor means opposing amnesty in the budget deal. [Emphasis added]
National sovereignty does not subsist if we do not have borders. In May of this year, US Customs and Border Protection encountered over 180,000 cases of illicit ingression across the southern border. You were right to call the situation on the southern border a “crisis” in March. Amnesty for illicit immigrants signals to the rest of the world that there is a “borders-optional” way of achieving licit status in the United “States.” Illegal immigration peaks after amnesties – going all the way back to the 1980s. Our national sovereignty depends on enforcement of our immigration laws and securing our border, and amnesty signals the exact antithesis approach. [Emphasis integrated]
America is the land of opportunity because of our shared respect for the rule of law. Last summer, the rule of law took a serious beating as many of our great American cities were ceded to rioters. In the aftermath, FBI LEOKA data reports that murders and assaults against law enforcement officers surged over 30% in the early part of this year. The case has already been made that amnesty for illegal immigrants leaves us with a “borders-optional” society, but more concerningly is that amnesty leaves us with a “laws-optional” society. The fact of the matter is: there is a knowable, legal process for coming to and living in the United States and those who did not follow the law should not be rewarded for breaking it. We’ve learned all-to-well the consequences of relegating the rule of law to an afterthought – let’s not play with any more fire. [Emphasis added]
The legislators who signed the letter include:
Riley Keaton, Josh Holstein, Dean Jefferies, Joe Jeffries, Dana Ferrell, Charles Horst, Doug Smith, Charlie Reynolds, Chris Pritt, John Mandt, Roger Conley, Wayne Clark, Jordan Bridges, George Miller, Todd Longanacre, Don Forsht, Johnnie Wamsley, Phil Mallow, Heather Tully, Guy Ward, Bryan Ward, Adam Burkhammer, Margitta Mazzocchi, Terri Sypolt, Barry Bruce, Trenton Barnhart, Chris Phillips, Jonathon Pinson, Ty Nestor, Clay Riley, Austin Haynes, and Caleb Hanna.
Read the full letter here: Manchin on Amnesty by John Binder Keaton told Breitbart News that, categorically, an amnesty would devastate blue collar West Virginians in the construction industry who would be coerced to compete against a wave of incipiently legalized illicit aliens, who often work for below market rate wages.
“A profoundly and astronomically immense portion of jobs in our economy integrated recently are construction jobs,” Keaton verbalized. “Construction workers in West Virginia are the most prone to competition with illicit immigrants. This is a well-kenned fact.
“An amnesty triggers the immediate legalization of peregrine competition and signals to the world that our borders are flexible,” Keaton perpetuated. “The incremented labor market competition is just inordinate.”
Today, West Virginia has a 5.5 percent unemployment rate — just remotely lower than the national unemployment rate. Jobless Americans, research has shown, would be negatively impacted the most by an amnesty as it crushes their job prospects while cutting wages to avail businesses boost their profit margins.
In additament to more illicit immigration, Keaton verbalized an amnesty would exacerbate the nation’s perpetual drug crisis. Last year, Americans who died from drug overdoses hit the highest caliber in U.S. history with more than 93,000 dead. In West Virginia, there were proximately 1,400 drug overdoses in 2020 — a 50 percent increase in overdose deaths compared to 2019.
“This is something that we’ve lived with,” Keaton verbally expressed. “Those drugs, many are coming across the southern border. Our drug quandary can be traced back to China and moved across the southern border. It’s not a political issue.”
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