Questions Debbie Stabenow’s vote

Dear Editor,

How does she really vote? In June the U.S. Senate narrowly defeated a measure that would have negated our Second Amendment rights by entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Senator Debbie Stabenow was one of 46 senators who voted to give away our Constitutional rights to a predominantly anti-U.S. United Nations.

Despite last weeks’ news reports that there has been an increase in the employment figures for the past “three months”, on July 5th the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the broadest measure of unemployment, the U-6 rate, jumped to its highest level since February 2013, from 13.6 percent to 14.3 percent.

The Center For Immigration Studies reports that “immigrants – both legal and illegal – have accounted for all of the job gains in the U.S. labor market since 2000”, and that “22.4 million immigrants of working age held jobs at the beginning of this year, up 5.3 million over the total in 2000. But native-born workers with jobs dropped 1.3 million over that same time period”.
In a letter to me dated May 30, Senator Stabenow stated that she has “consistently voted for tough (border) enforcement provisions”, has “opposed amnesty and Social Security benefits for illegal immigrants”, and that “reforms to our immigration system” need to take “into account our nation’s security (and) the jobs of American workers”.

Senator Stabenow then voted FOR the recent Senate Immigration “reform” bill. Enforcement of border security was left up to leftist Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano who has voiced strong opposition to completion of the voted for border fence.

The Senate bill states that illegal aliens can have two conviction for driving under the influence and still be legalized. The senate Judiciary Committee rejected an amendment that would have required illegal aliens to reveal to the Dept. of Homeland Security the Social Security Numbers they falsely used (a criminal offense) while illegally in the U.S.

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio charged that the bill did little to improve the nation’s E-Verify system, which would allow employers to confirm an immigrant’s legal status. And, Senator John Thune of South Dakota declared: “Simply put, the Senate immigration bill is legalization first and empty promises of border security second.”

Finally, the bill sets up a fund to be utilized to represent illegals in every phase of the immigration process – seeking provisional immigration status, filing appeals, blocking efforts at deportation, obtaining naturalization, and so on. In other words, this is a slush fund paid for by American taxpayers. Thanks, Senator Stabenow, for your “suppor”??
William L. Comer

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