Borders: Call Your Representative Now

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More than 57,000 unaccompanied minors have illegally crossed America’s southern border this year.  Their presence in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico is putting pressure on Congress to grant the President’s $3.7 billion request for emergency funds.

Heritage Foundation policy analyst David Inserra has broken down the proposals in the House’s immigration working group here, and noted that “the U.S. does not need to throw money at the problem but rather carefully consider the better policies that more effectively enforce the law and contribute to border security.”

>> Call your Representative to share the message that any “border fix” that does not include addressing DACA should be opposed.

If any funding at all is to be allocated, it must be on the condition that the package addresses the root causes of the unlawful immigrant surge.

Rarely is the link between a policy and a problem as clear as with President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the current situation at our southern border. Despite the overwhelming consensus that executive decree has caused the crisis, Congress and the White House are refusing to end DACA.

>> Call your Representative to oppose border spending that doesn’t fix the problem.

The House is now preparing to vote on a bill to authorize $659 million for border and immigration spending. The problem is this spending bill doesn’t address the root cause of the problem. Fortunately, some lawmakers are pushing to include language to stop Obama’s lawless DACA program, but we only have a few hours to make a difference.

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  1. Population Increase in Countries of the Western
    Hemisphere

    ————————————-1950—————2012————Increase

    United States————–157,813,000——-320,051,000———103%

    Canada———————-13,737,000———35,182,000———156%

    Puerto Rico——————2,218,000———–3,688,000———-66%

    Total————————173,768,000——-358,921,000———108%

    ===================================================

    Brazil————————-53,975,000——-200,362,000———271%

    Mexico———————–27,741,000——–122,332,000———341%

    Columbia——————–12,568,000———48,321,000———284%

    Argentina————- ——15,150,000———41,446,000———142%

    Peru—————————-7,632,000———30,376,000———298%

    Venezuela———————5,094,000———30,405,000———497%

    Chile—————————6,082,000———17,620,000———190%

    Ecuador———————–3,387,000———15,738,000———365%

    Guatemala——————–3,146,000———15,468,000———392%

    Cuba—————————5,920,000———11,266,000———–90%

    Dominican Republic——–2,427,000———10,404,000———329%

    Bolivia————————-2,714,000———10,671,000———-293%

    Haiti—————————-3,221,000———10,317,000———220%

    Honduras———————1,487,000———–8,098,000———-444%

    El Salvador——————-1,951,000———–6,340,000———-225%

    Paraguay———————1,473,000————6,802,000———-362%

    Nicaragua——————–1,295,000————6,080,000———-369%

    Costa Rica———————-966,000———–4,872,000———–404%

    Uruguay———————-2,239,000———–3,407,000————52%

    Panama————————-860,000————3,864,000———-349%

    Total————————161,328,000——–604,179,000——–274.5%

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