CAPS is encouraged that immigration continues to define the presidential race and discourse around the country! Despite aggressive opposition from the political establishment and special interests, the voice for immigration enforcement and population stabilization is growing stronger.
As the Middle Eastern refugee crisis persists and lobbying to resettle Syrians to the U.S. intensifies, CAPS is demonstrating that a win-win solution exists.
Our new “Misguided Compassion” campaign highlights the fact that contrary to what resettlement advocates might say, they do NOT have a monopoly on morality or compassion. We can help 12X more refugees with the same amount of aid resources if we support them in safe areas of the Middle East rather than bring them here.
So, is resettlement truly the most compassionate thing to do? We think not. Click here to watch our short video on the topic, and help by spreading the word far and wide through your social networks!
You might also be interested to know the Center for Immigration Studies recently released a report that estimates the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. has risen to a mind-numbing 15.7 million. This is a strong affirmation that our leaders have failed to uphold the law.
As yet another gruesome product of our country's sanctuary approach to immigration, ICE's decision to release an illegal alien resulted in the murders of five in Kansas and Missouri last week.
In other news, a resident of Sonoma County is challenging a dishonest, state-funded day labor center. Among the center's alleged violations, they are misleading many to believe homeowners insurance covers day laborer accidents – when in reality it doesn't.
This puts homeowners in direct danger of being sued if an laborer is hurt working on their property! Not only do such centers routinely displace American workers by exploiting illegal aliens for cheap labor, but they are misrepresenting the risks of using such labor to the consumer.
If you're interested in holding day labor centers accountable, CAPS will put you in touch with the man leading this effort. CAPS also has a new issues piece out, "The Crush of Urbanity" by Claude Willey. In it Claude discusses expanding populations, growth, and the natural world from an urban studies and planning perspective.
Having open conversations with the people in your life is absolutely key to keeping this immigration-enforcement movement in motion. The opportunity is presenting itself, let's use it to talk plainly about our need for an immigration timeout.
Thank you for your dedication,
Jo Wideman CAPS Executive Director
Michael Rivera, a veteran of local-level politics and new addition to the CAPS board of directors, recently achieved an impressive immigration victory!
He successfully pushed the Paso Robles City Council to review their hiring practices. Discussion of how the I-9 paper system insufficiently screens for legal permission to work resulted in Paso Robles city jobs requiring E-Verify – which is now in-place and working!
Michael encourages others to push for similar progress at the local level by calling their city council to put E-Verify on the agenda.
In his experience, Michael says having cities discuss their hiring practices publically leads to greater use of E-Verify. It's difficult to oppose such a common sense move.
A big thank you to all who filled out the CAPS survey!
Two big issues that dominate your immigration-related concerns are national security and rule of law. Many also voiced concerns over preserving wildlife, and securing enough water to support agriculture in the future.
The majority of respondents chose either ending birthright citizenship or preventing terrorism through strict vetting as their top priority for changing the immigration system.
Moving forward, CAPS plans on hitting these issues hard, working to end the era of cheap American citizenship and immigration apathy!