Bush has sent Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff along with the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC), which represents over 50 trade groups and businesses, to Capitol Hill in hopes of tricking some congress members into supporting his illegal alien amnesty bill.
They've been meeting with lawmakers weekly and paying particular attention to the 55 newly elected House members.
Laura Reiff, the co-chairwoman of EWIC, which includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Home Builders and the biggest U.S. hotel operator, Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott International Inc., says members are regularly organizing "fly-ins" by trade-group representatives to lobby lawmakers.
Heath Weems, director of education and workforce policy at the National Association of Manufacturers, a Washington-based trade group, says the administration and businesses are making a "big push" on Capitol Hill because they know "the opportunity window will close by the end of the summer," when the politics of the 2008 election will make compromise even more difficult.
For the business groups, it's a matter of economics...
That's right, they want to make sure Congress sells out early so that the absolute disgust that the American people will have over it all may disappear by the time election season comes along. It's not about what's best for America or the citizens of this country or you, but what is best for these groups throwing money at our "leaders" and trying to get what they want through whether it destroys America in the process or not.
We need to stand up and speak out people before these groups give us the shaft for a few dollars. Contact your representatives at NumbersUSA where you can fax them for free.