Real Immigration Reform Now

Illegal immigration costs North Carolina taxpayers $1.75 billion net annually. Read the full report click here to learn more about the impact of illegal immigration on NC.

NC Listen advocates these 4 basic immigration policies to combat illegal immigration and increasing legal immigration:

  1. Enforce Immigration Laws and Control Our Borders
  2. No More Amnesties
  3. Return to Lower, More Sensible Legal Immigration
  4. No additional “Guest Worker” Programs; Require E-Verify – Americans Need Jobs

You can learn more about these policy recommendations on our Policy Page.

NC General Assembly should vote AGAINST HB 328 – do not give driving permits to illegals

NC House members should vote AGAINST House Bill 328 as written.

Why reward illegal immigrants in our State with a legal driving permit, and why help them legally drive to a job that belongs to a citizen?

The legal driving permit part of this bill AND language to prevent our State from giving ID info on illegals to federal enforcement officials obstructs federal law and is like giving an amnesty to illegal immigrants in North Carolina.

The last time our State gave legal driving privileges to illegal immigrants, illegal immigration increased by more than tenfold. It will be a disaster again. Most illegals are not hardened criminals, so they will move to North Carolina in large numbers for a driver’s permit, and the negative consequences to our citizens, state budget, and social services will be severe.

NC Senate must pass HB 318 to fix our broken State E-Verify law. Citizens need jobs, not illegals.

The NC House recently passed HB 318 and thanks to Rep Cleveland and Rep Millis in particular for their sponsorship and considerable effort. Also lets thank the 71 NC House Republicans and 9 Democrats who voted for HB 318. Now the NC Senate needs to move forward in the 2015 session to fix our State E-Verify law which was gutted in 2013. HB 318 will do just that and take care of an issue brought up before about farmers. In HB 318 farmers will not be required to check farm workers through E-Verify. Sadly our State still has high real unemployment. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics U-6 measure of unemployment for North Carolina is 10%. The labor participation rate of people working between the ages of 16 and 65 in our State is at one of the lowest levels since the federal government began tracking the rate in 1976. How will helping illegal immigrants get jobs do anything but bring harm to our own unemployed citizens?

The NC General Assembly cut public benefits to our unemployed citizens to “encourage them” as they put it to “go find a job”. Let’s take equal time to fix our State E-Verify law and pass HB 318 in the NC Senate and give citizens a fair chance at a job instead of illegal immigrants. Companies who abide by our labor and immigration laws are at a competitive disadvantage when they have to compete against companies who break our laws and hire illegal labor and don’t withhold payroll taxes nor properly account for Workers Comp and unemployment tax, etc. And those hiring illegal labor then send their illegal workers to government agencies, our hospital emergency rooms, and non-profit groups to milk society even more, which leaves less help for our own poor citizens.

President Obama’s unlawful amnesty for illegal immigrants

Immigration Activists and Concerned Citizens,

It is hard to remember in American history when a sitting U.S. president has had such disdain for his own citizens, and such disregard for our Constitution.

President Obama is apparently in his mind entering the Imperial Presidency phase of his second term. It is shameful the President’s national priority is helping illegal immigrants remain in the USA in violation of our immigration laws and provide them work permits and Social Security numbers, while over 16 million citizens are either unemployed or are working part-time and want a full-time job but cannot find one. Unfortunately the American people are paying the price for Obama’s lack of real experience and poor judgment.

Contact your U.S. House member and let him or her know what you think of President Obama’s priorities and unconstitutional actions.

Illegal border surge – why it is happening and solutions

Immigration Activists and Concerned Citizens,

Immigration is not complicated in general but it can become complicated, confusing, and at times emotional. Our opponents to real immigration enforcement and reform play the emotional card on a routine basis because facts are not on their side. I have compiled more data and facts about the surge of illegal alien minors to our southern border. President Obama plans more end-runs around enforcing our immigration laws and may send illegal aliens and minors from the recent border surge to North Carolina…….

The problem began not because of political strife and fear in the primary sending countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala as promoted by the Obama Administration, but instead because of weak enforcement of our immigration laws, a loosening of asylum procedures pushed by the Obama administration within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and actual amnesties (i.e. DACA, etc) implemented unconstitutionally by President Obama and his ink pen. Honduran President Juan Hernandez recently said, “border crossers believe they can get amnesty……..and Obama administration rhetoric provides this belief”.

Below is testimony from the U.S. House Judiciary committee on this matter:

Eric Cantor told the truth and lost, but Renee Ellmers lied and earlier won

Immigration Activists and Concerned Citizens,

Republican U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told the truth in general about his immigration positions of advocating for more foreign workers and openly supported a partial amnesty for illegals, and he lost in the Republican primary last night. On the other hand, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers’ campaign spent hundreds of thousands of dollars (not including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook bankrolling more campaign ads for her) lying about her real immigration positions of large scale amnesty, support for even more foreign workers, and citizenship for the newly amnestied illegals and she won the 2nd District Republican primary.

Eric Cantor outspent his Republican primary opponent, David Brat, by times 24, and was supported by the open borders U.S. Chamber of Commerce…….but Cantor for the most part was trying to win with his immigration positions being known. As pointed out, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers openly lied about her immigration positions. Her Republican primary opponent, Frank Roche, was unable to generate enough campaign contributions to fund TV ads to point out her lies. And too many conservatives in the 2nd District decided in error that Frank couldn’t win and held their nose and voted for Ellmers in the primary. The conservatives in the 7th Congressional District of Virginia didn’t make that mistake and supported Republican conservative and true immigration reformer David Brat, not the incumbent Republican. David Brat had agreed to all 12 of the immigration reform and enforcement principles of NumbersUSA to include reducing legal immigration, just as Frank Roche had done.

Also the Republican establishment and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have been active in trashing and cashing (funding candidates who do their bidding) against Tea Party supported candidates in general. Even though the national Tea Party movement provided only modest support to David Brat, local conservatives with Tea Party beliefs made a HUGE difference in helping Brat to win.

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