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When immigration is viewed only racially and culturally, limits and legality will never be imposed.  The debate must focus on limitations and lawfulness, otherwise open borders will make the United States a marketplace and not a country.

FLoridians for IMmigration ENforcement (FLIMEN) is a group of concerned Floridians advocating for immigration enforcement.  The group will also strive to eliminate illegal immigration incentives and will challenge the myths and pandering by elected officials and newspapers.  Please consider signing up for free FLIMEN Alerts.

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On July 13, 2014 the Center for Immigration Studies (www.cis.org) released the report Who Got the Jobs in Florida?  Florida ranked high in growth 2000-2014, but most employment gains went to immigrants (legal and illegal).

Here are a few highlights of the report:

  • Since the jobs recovery began in 2010, 64 percent of net employment growth among the state's working-age population has gone to immigrants.

  • If the employment rate of natives (16 to 65) in the first quarter of 2014 were what it was in 2000, 768,000 more natives would be working.

  • While agriculture gets a lot of attention in the state, it employs a tiny share of immigrant workers — less than 1 percent.

  • The supply of potential workers in Florida is enormous: half a million native-born college graduates were not working in the first quarter of 2014, as were one million with some college and 1.4 million with no more than a high school education.

  • The labor force participation of black, Hispanic, young, and less-educated workers in Florida show the biggest declines.

To read the full report go to www.flimen.org/articles/floridajobsimmigrants.pdf

Do you remember the two cornerstones of Rick Scott’s 2010 campaign? Illegal Immigration and Jobs.

Rick Scott promised to get tough on illegal aliens by enacting an Arizona type immigration law that included mandatory E-Verify for all new hires in Florida. He also pledged to create 700,000 new jobs above projected normal job growth. This was the 7-7-7 plan.

Florida now ranks third in the country on the number of illegal aliens. So make no mistake, these dire job numbers would have looked much better for Florida citizens had Governor Scott kept his promise to enact mandatory E-Verify.

America is now facing a crisis at the border with the current surge of unaccompanied minors’ illegally entering the country to be reunited with family members that previously entered the country illegally. Many of these children will be resettling in Florida unless we take action now.

Please go to www.PetitionRickScott.com where you can sign a petition to Governor Scott and see other actions you can take to stop illegal immigration, thus restoring jobs to American workers.

 


Second Billboard Blasts Senator Rubio for his "Amnesty First" Immigration Bill

 

Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (http://www.flimen.org) announced it has put up a second billboard near the Jaguars' Stadium in Jacksonville that blasts Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) Senate Bill S.744, the so-called "Gang of Eight" Immigration bill, that would give amnesty to more than 11 million illegal immigrants before any attempt is made to secure the U.S. border against another wave of illegal immigration.

 

Rubio Amnesty Billboard in Jacksonville Florida 

 

"Not only did Senator Marco Rubio break his solemn pledge to our organization and Florida Tea Party leaders that he would oppose amnesty and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants when he ran for Senate, but he abandoned his promise to make sure the border is secure before considering what to do with illegal immigrants already here," said Floridians for Immigration Enforcement Legislative Director Jack Oliver.

 

The billboard's text which also can be viewed at http://www.flimen.org, reads:

The Rubio-Obama Immigration Plan

Amnesty: "Right Away"
Border Control: "Someday"
Tell Sen. Rubio NO WAY (904) 398-8586

 

The billboard location is East-bound Arlington Expressway near the Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

"Besides breaking his own promises, Senator Rubio should explain why he trusts the Obama Administration to carry out any promises it makes to control the border after it gets the amnesty it wants, in light of Benghazi and the numerous falsehoods and cover-ups involved in the IRS, Associated Press and Fox News scandals," said Oliver.

 

"S.744 will only trigger a new wave of illegal immigration,"

 

"Senator Rubio's 'Amnesty First - Border Control Someday' approach in S.744 will only trigger a new wave of illegal immigration, and should be rejected by anyone who believes that America has the same right to control its borders that every nation on earth does," added Oliver.

 

The press release is at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10821786.htm.

 

 Tell Sen. Rubio NO WAY (904) 398-8586

 
June 21, 2013


Billboard on I-75 in Ocala Attacks Senator Marco 'Amnesty Man' Rubio

Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (FLIMEN) has erected a billboard on I-75 in Ocala attacking Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) for sponsoring S.744, the so-called "Gang of Eight" Immigration bill, that would import 33 million foreign workers over the next ten years.

"When 20 million American citizens and legal workers are unemployed or desperately trying to find full time jobs it is both callous and irresponsible for Florida Senator Marco to sponsor an immigration bill that will flood the labor market with 33 million foreign workers over the next ten years," said Floridians for Immigration Enforcement Legislative Director Jack Oliver.

"The 33 million additional green cards is a very conservative estimate of the future impact on the US labor market," added Oliver. "It doesn't even include temporary work visas which according to an analysis by U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) will add another 25 million temporary skilled and unskilled work visas over the next ten years. This bill is Armageddon for the American workforce," continued Oliver. "I predict that no politician who votes for the Senate immigration bill will ever be elected to higher office."

"Marco Rubio's backing for this mass amnesty also is a complete betrayal of the solemn promise he made to me, other members of our board, and several Tea Party leaders that he would never support amnesty when he met with us privately face to face in 2009," said Oliver.

Citizens are urged to call Sen. Rubio's Orlando office (407) 254-2573 and tell him AMERICANS need those jobs.

There are numerous reports that Senator Rubio's Washington DC office does not answer the phone line and the voice mail is always full.  You can also call Senator Rubio's other field offices at:

(305) 418-8553 Miami
(561) 775 3360 Palm Beach
(813) 977-6450 Tampa
(904) 398-8586 Jacksonville
(850) 599-9100 Tallahassee
(239) 213-1521 Pensacola

May 29, 2013


Rubio - The Amnesty Man

You are going to love Rubio - The Amnesty Man.

This video song is a MUST watch and listen:

http://youtu.be/N_PtSDlt5h0

Please Like and Share on Facebook and Follow and Retweet on Twitter.  Also, forward widely.

Visit www.marcorubioamnestyman.com for lots of information on Marco Rubio AMNESTY Man.

April 30, 2013


Has the Republican Party surrendered to Obama on immigration?

 

OUR COUNTRY IS ON THE PRECIPICE OF A HUGE MISTAKE BASED ON LIES. WE ARE ON THE EDGE OF KILLING THE DREAMS OF OUR CHILDREN.  AMNESTY CAN BE STOPPED AGAIN BUT ONLY IF YOU TAKE ACTION TO OPPOSE AMNESTY.


The way the Republican Party is attempting to "rebrand" is essentially surrendering to Obama on immigration and abandoning the American worker.  

  

  GOP calls for AMNESTY 

GOP is the new Democratic Party? 


https://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/march-18-2013/gop-calls-amnesty.html

"The Republican National Committee endorsed amnesty on Monday through its report entitled "Growth & Opportunity" that analyzes the 2012 election results. In the report, the Party concluded that it needs to do a better job reaching out to minorities and young people, and comprehensive immigration reform that includes an amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens is one way to do just that."

  

FLIMEN Note:  The following article by William Gheen of ALIPAC is a raw and brutally truthful analysis of pro-AMNESTY Republicans.  Mr. Gheen correctly labels FOX News as pro-AMNESTY which invalidates the FOX claim of "Fair and Balanced."  Mr. Gheen also correctly rejects the Rand/Rubio claim that amnestied illegal aliens won't be voting.  It is clear that the Obama/Rubio Doomsday AMNESTY will destroy not only the Republican Party but the United States of America.

http://www.alipac.us/f8/rubio-rand-pauls-amnesty-trick-will-lead-conservatives-their-own-doom-275251/

 Rubio and Rand's Trick To Lead Conservatives To Their Own Doom

  • "If you turn on Fox News, you won't find me there anymore even though I was a regular guest up until shortly after Murdoch announced his support for Bloomberg's amnesty plans in early 2012. In fact, you will almost never spot a any guest on Fox that opposes Comprehensive Immigration Reform and all the major hosts like Sean Hannity and Bill Oreilly."
     
  • "The dangerous poison Rubio and Rand are selling to the conservative base is the false belief that illegal immigrants can be somehow given legal presence without ever becoming voters in US elections."

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/03/26/why-immigration-reform-may-not-help-the-gop/

 

  • "In other words, even if Republicans do some leading on immigration reform, and even if they provide votes, the political credit - or a large share of it - will accrue to Obama. There's not much in government the public doesn't attribute to the president. If immigration reform is passed, then he - and not his Republican partners - will receive most of the praise."
     
  • "If the AFL-CIO boss and their Democrat cronies gets their way, not only would their be a "pathway to citizenship," illegals would get free ObamaCare, guest workers would be paid more than American workers-and guest workers would be able to bring their families along to the U.S. as well."

 

IF YOU CARE ABOUT USA AND OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE call Florida Senator Marco Rubio and ask him to withdraw from his AMNESTY bill, tell him how you and our children are the victims, and tell him you are disappointed he has done the exact opposite of his anti-AMNESTY campaign promise, at:

(866) 630-7106 Toll free

(202) 224-3041 Washington DC

(407) 254-2573 Orlando

(305) 418-8553 Miami

(561) 775 3360 Palm Beach

(813) 977-6450 Tampa

(904) 398-8586 Jacksonville

(850) 599-9100 Tallahassee

(239) 213-1521 Pensacola

 

Tell the Republican National Committee you are appalled they support AMNESTY at (202) 863-8500 or http://growthopp.gop.com/feedback.aspx
 

April 3, 2013


SMASH OBAMA/RUBIO DOOMSDAY AMNESTY

High legal and illegal immigration levels have thrown the American worker under the bus and
the Obama/Rubio AMNESTY will throw our children and grandchildren under a convoy of 18-wheelers

 The liberal opinion media and others unabashedly promote ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ as a solution for 11+ million victimized ‘undocumented workers,’ blah, blah, but never, never elaborate on the huge, negative, long-term impacts of AMNESTY to US citizens and their children. 

 AMNESTY WILL:

1)    Be a continuation of the long history of non-enforcement of US immigration laws (http://beforeitsnews.com/immigration/2011/05/immigration-laws-not-being-enforced-by-obama-and-congress-604157.html,
http://cis.org/before-considering-another-amnesty-look-at-ircas-lessons),

 

2)    Incentivize millions upon millions more to violate our borders and work without paying taxes, etc.,  (https://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/cafarop/february-21-2013/immigration-proposals-could-double-annual-flows.html)
 

3)    Allow legal immigrants (Permanent Residents) after a period of time to petition to bring in their mother, father, brothers, sisters, adult children or infant children which is estimated as high as 55 million often impoverished and illiterate persons over the next two decades to overwhelm our already overwhelmed social benefit system, (http://cis.org/OpedsandArticles/Nunez-Union-Tribune-021613-Obama) and,
 

4)    Continue to drain our nearly bankrupt governments (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/05/the-fiscal-cost-of-unlawful-immigrants-and-amnesty%20to-the-us-taxpayer).

 

 The pro-AMNESTY forces outspend pro-enforcement forces by about 300-1.  Unions want more union members to replenish their diminishing ranks.  The Catholic Church wants a bigger flock.  The Democratic Party wants more Democratic voters.  Pro-foreign worker Republicans want more exploitable and cheaper workers.  AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE THE VICTIMS when they have to pay the taxes and get displaced by foreign workers who undercut their livelihood.

 QUICK, VOCAL AND TENACIOUS OBJECTIONS FROM CITIZENS CAN PREVENT THIS DOOMSDAY AMNESTY.

 IF YOU CARE ABOUT USA AND OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE PLEASE;

 1)      Call Florida Senator Marco Rubio and ask him to withdraw from his AMNESTY bill, tell him how you and our children are the victims, and tell him you are disappointed he has done the exact opposite of his anti-AMNESTY campaign promise, at:

(866) 630-7106 Toll free
(202) 224-3041 Washington DC
(407) 254-2573 Palm Beach
(305) 418-8553 Miami
(561) 775 3360 Orlando
(813) 977-6450 Tampa
(904) 398-8586 Jacksonville
(850) 599-9100 Tallahassee
(239) 213-1521 Pensacola

Call as many numbers as you can as often as you can.

You can fax Senator Rubio at 407-423-0941.

Email is not preferred but possible at; senator@rubio.senate.gov

2)      Join for free at:

WWW.FLIMEN.ORG AND

WWW.SAYNOTOAMNESTY.COM 

WWW.FAIRUS.ORG

 THE FUTURE OF AMERICA IS IN SERIOUS JEOPARDY SO PLEASE CONVINCE YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES TO HELP SMASH DOOMSDAY AMNESTY!!!!

 March 14, 2013


SMASH Obama/Rubio Illegal Alien Golden Parachute and Employment Acts of 2013

Citizens have stopped AMNESTY since 2000 and we intent to SMASH Obama/Rubio Illegal Alien Golden Parachute and Employment Acts of 2013.  While the bills have yet to be filed and would never be named as such, doesn't the title seem accurate from a citizen's perspective?  Needless to say this will be our toughest fight ever.  To a substantial degree the future of America's children depend on our efforts.

Current Links:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/world/us-watching-as-cubalifts-curbs-on-exit-visas/nT3p9/

"It is expected that Cubans may try to go to third countries and that many of them will try to make it to the U.S. from there but how easy that will be is also yet to be seen."

FLIMEN Note: Another Mariel in the making?  Maybe not of the same scope but a real danger.  It is long overdue that the Cuban Adjustment Act be repealed but of course neither the Democratic nor Republican party would pander to citizens by repealing a biased and ineffective relic of the cold war that could possibly offend immigrants.

 

http://shark-tank.net/2013/01/18/radel-supports-rubio-on-immigration-open-to-guest-worker-program/

Rep. Radel supports Senator Rubio's effort to "fill the void for labor here in the United States.” 

FLIMEN Note: What labor shortage?

 

http://nbclatino.com/2013/01/21/opinion-rubio-cornered-on-immigration/

"Today we not only see Rubio having changed his position on immigration we see him as the GOP face of immigration reform."

FLIMEN Note:  There will be many FLIMEN Alerts forthcoming detailing Senator Rubio's blocking of immigration enforcment bills as House Speaker and his campaign lie that he opposes AMNESTY.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/index.html#/v/1797720807001/documentary-blows-the-lid-off-illegal-immigration/?playlist_id=86923

http://tcta.squarespace.com/screenings/

FLIMEN Note: The video "They Come to America" blows "The Lid Off Illegal Immigration" but of course the liberal opinion industry (because news and journalism are dead) refuse to acknowledge the video and the negative impacts of illegal immigration.

January 23, 2013


 

E-VERIFY MUST BE ENACTED NATIONWIDE!

 

E-Verify is about protecting the jobs of legal workers, so there are really only two sides to this issue.  Elected officials support the hiring of illegal aliens or the hiring of fellow citizens. Many Floridians and their families are hurting. They have lost their jobs, they have lost their health insurance, and they have lost their homes.  At the end of the day, if elected officials are unwilling to protect our jobs, then maybe it's time that those elected officials lost their jobs.

Jack Oliver, FLIMEN Legislative Director

 

E-Verify Summary:

1. E-Verify is a highly successful federal program where employers are required to confirm the legal status of new hires.

2. E-Verify effectively addresses the main enabler of illegal immigration -- The Job Magnet.

3. E-Verify has been successfully utilized in about 17 states, many municipalities and more than 238,000 employers who voluntarily enrolled.

4. E-Verify is highly accurate at 98.3%.

5. E-Verify is totally non-discriminatory as all new hires are verified.

6. E-Verify applies the pro-enforcement principal of 'Attrition by Enforcement' which means illegal aliens will self-deport when they cannot hold jobs here. It is also a deterrent to potential illegal entrants seeking jobs.

7. E-Verify covers only new hires which allows employers to phase into legality without drastic upheaval to the employer or industry.

8. E-Verify has improved significantly and will continue to be improved.

9. E-Verify is a modern on-line extension of the I-9 system that has, since 1986, required employers to verify employment eligibility.

10.  The legality of E-Verify was affirmed when the US Supreme Court on May 26, 2011 ruled in favor of the Arizona E-Verify law:

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/may-26-2011/ariz-e-verify-victory-us-supreme-court-adds-pressure-house-pass-national-

 

http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2011/05/26/u-s-supreme-court-upholds-e-verify-requirement-on-5-3-vote/

E-Verify Information Links:

Controlling Illegal Immigration: What Ohio and Every Other State Can Do (Heritage)
E-Verify Demonstration Video (USCIS)
E-Verify Statistics and Reports  (USCIS)
E-Verify (DHS)
E-Verify Works (Nationalreview)
E-Verify: Challenges & Opportunities (Heritage)

Take a look at an important document describing the social principles and counter arguments to E-Verify at:

Enact E-Verify!

 

2) Florida's Illegal Alien Hiring Halls Section

Florida Illegal Alien Hiring Halls

As of November 1, 2013 there are two taxpayer-supported illegal alien hiring halls in Florida, one in Jupiter and one in Cutler Bay (Miami).  The Loxahatchee Groves Illegal Alien Hiring Hall closed.  The Lake Worth Illegal Alien Hiring Hall closed  December 31, 2010.  The proposed West Palm Beach Illegal Alien Hiring Hall thankfully never materialized.

FLIMEN and many Lake Worth citizens were very active in opposing the Lake Worth Illegal Alien Hiring Hall.  Finally, on October 5, 2010 the Lake Worth City Commission voted to shut down the Lake Worth Illegal Alien Hiring Hall.  The reason being that Lake Worth was nearing bankruptcy and needed the facilities for legitimate services.  FLIMEN VP David Caulkett attended the final hearing and stated:

"The Lake Worth Illegal Alien Hiring Hall is closing because of near bankruptcy, not because of principles. Perhaps if elected officials in Lake Worth and throughout the USA diligently applied principles, we might have a fiscally healthy nation, instead of waiting up to the moment of bankruptcy."

Per Lake Worth labor center told to move out of city shuffleboard building:

LAKE WORTH - The Lake Worth Resource Center must move out of the shuffleboard building by the end of this year, city commissioners decided Tuesday night. Commissioners ended leases for the day-labor center and three organizations that use space in the City Hall Annex in a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Cara Jennings dissenting.

The Jupiter Illegal Alien Hiring Hall was the first in Florida and is known as the 'El Sol Model' where supporters try to proliferate the 'day labor centers' to other Florida municipalities in a misguided attempt to combat on-the-street job solicitation by unlawfully present foreign nationals. 

Legitimizing illegal hiring by officially sanctioning illegal alien hiring halls is not a solution.  Consider:

  • The effect of hiring illegal foreign workers lowers the wages and benefits of American workers.

  • Significant costs to taxpayers include public education, emergency health care and law enforcement.  See Impacts.

  • Illegal alien hiring halls are exacerbating the problem by providing a job magnet to further the illegal invasion. 

  • The illegal hiring transactions are a federal felony

When will the El Sol Plague reach your neighborhood?

The Lake Worth, Loxahatchee Groves and Cutler Bay halls were modeled after the El Sol model.  

El Sol proponents seemingly are seeking to rival McDonald's expansion plans.  Per a September 16, 2006 Palm Beach (Com)Post editorial:

"El Sol has the chance to be the model for Lake Worth, West Palm Beach and cities throughout South Florida that realize the corrosive effects of ignoring a problem that isn't going away."

 

Because the Jupiter El Sol model is a root cause of the proliferations, citizen opponents and FLIMEN have made it a priority to shut down El Sol.  For more information:

November 1, 2013