Tuesday, May 3

SIGN THIS PETITION, PLEASE!

Roy Beck, President, Numbers USA, has written the following e-mail in an effort to elicit greater and more timely support for the effort that Bill O'Reilly is leading in trying to get President Bush and our Congress to deal with our country's porous open borders and the resulting waves of illegal immigrants inundating our land.

As I have explained in a number of recent posts on the subject of illegal immigration, I have signed this online petition. My understanding is that aproximately 375,000 fellow Americans have signed it to date, but given the gravity of the problem and the size of the citizenry in this country, more signatures are needed to have any consequential impact. Otherwise, the president and the Congress will continue to ignore us.

Here's the email and in it you'll find the hypertext link you can click on to sign the petition (or you can find it here):

DEAR SUPPORTERS OF A SECURE BORDER,

For a week now, Bill O'Reilly has been giving a lot of attention on TV and radio to an on-line petition to President Bush. It asks him to immediately secure U.S. borders.

The petition can be found at www.ReformUS.org .

If you have not signed this petition, you may want to do so right now to help build the size of its impact.

A MILLION SIGNERS BY MEMORIAL DAY?

O'Reilly has quickly grown impatient with the pace of progress even though the petition only started on Monday morning, April 25 and has already gotten more than 300,000 signers.

In one of his editorials, he has noted that 1% of the population is about 3 million Americans. He said a petition campaign like this ought to be able to at least get 1% of the population to take the time to do something so simple as to fill out their name in the petition.

He said we have the lousy insecure borders with hundreds of thousands illegally crossing every few months because the American people have been quiet in their disapproval. Nothing will ever get better unless individual Americans rise together with something like this petition.

A million signers by Memorial Day would be enough to get the attention of a lot of people.

TAKE A SECOND STEP AND SEND A MESSAGE TO CONGRESS TODAY TO FUND MORE BORDER PATROL

You may also want to make sure that your U.S. Representative and two Senators are fully aware of how you feel about immigration issues.

Send FREE FAX messages to them over the internet by using this link : http://www.NumbersUSA.com/fax

You will find a number of fax messages about different aspects of the nation's out-of-control immigration policies. Right now is a particularly important time to contact your Members of Congress. The House and Senate have passed Iraq Spending Bills with very different immigration provisions. Right now, official negotiators from House and Senate are trying to figure out which to keep and which to delete for a final bill for Pres. Bush to sign.

The congressional negotiators are trying to decide whether to retain major new funding for more Border Patrol and interior enforcement agents against illegal immigration. They are also trying to decide whether to ban states from enticing more illegal aliens by giving them drivers licenses..

Hearing from you could make a big difference in how your Members of Congress act on these matters.

ROY BECK
President, NumbersUSA