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Happy New Year -- These Pro-Amnesty Voters In Congress Are NOT Coming Back

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    I can't think of a more joyous reason to ring IN the New Year than the fact that we will immediately be ringing OUT 61 Members of Congress who voted FOR amnesty just before Christmas. Take a look at the list below and wish them all a fond farewell. 

    As they leave office, they will take with them their publicly discredited preference for illegal foreign workers and the employers that hire them. And they take with them their callous indifference to the millions of Americans who don't have a job because these departing Members used their positions of power to keep illegal aliens in their jobs.

    Yes, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the DREAM Act amnesty.  But only because of all of these defeated and retiring Members voting for it.    Not only will the new Congress in the new year be absent these pro-amnesty Members, but nearly all of them are being replaced by ANTI-amnesty freshmen who were elected in November by voters clearly fed up with the federal government's preference for illegal foreign labor.

    Sadly, some of the Members on this list generally held the line against illegal immigration as long as they felt they had to face the voters back home.  But  once they didn't have to answer to voters any more, they sided with the illegal worker lobbies.

    Yes, I know that most of these Members had a sincere concern about the compelling cases of young adults who were brought here illegally at a young age. 

    But none of these Members had enough interest in the compelling cases of unemployed Americans to consider the fact that the DREAM Act amnesty would have done nothing to slow down future illegal-worker migration while creating more incentives and hopes for millions more illegal foreign workers to come to take U.S. jobs.  They allowed this amnesty to be brought up without any chance to amend it to make it more protective of unemployed Americans.  They allowed it to come up without any opportunity to try to perfect it in committee.

    Every one of the Lame Ducks on this list acted recklessly and callously toward the interests of the 22 million Americans who want a job but can't find one and toward the children who suffer in these unemployed homes.

Lame Duck REPUBLICANS Who Voted YES For Amnesty

Delaware
Mike Castle

Florida
Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Hawaii
Charles Djou

Louisiana
Anh "Joseph" Cao

Michigan
Vernon Ehlers

South Carolina
Bob Inglis

Utah

Sen. Bob Bennett

Lame Duck DEMOCRATS Who Voted YES For Amnesty 

Alabama
Artur Davis

Arizona
Harry Mitchell

Arkansas
Vic Snyder

Sen. Blanche Lincoln

California
Diane Watson

Colorado
Betsy Markey
John Salazar

Connecticut

Sen. Chris Dodd

Delaware

Sen. Ted Kaufman

Florida
Allen Boyd
Alan Grayson
Ron Klein
Suzanne Kosmas

Idaho
Walt Minnick

Illinois
Melissa Bean
Bill Foster
Debbie Halvorson
Phil Hare Stephanie

Indiana
Baron Hill

Sen. Evan Bayh

Kansas

Dennis Moore

Louisiana
Charlie Melancon

Michigan
Mark Schauer

Minnesota
James Oberstar

Missouri
Ike Skelton

New Hampshire
Paul Hodes
Carol Shea-Porter

New Jersery
John Adler

New Mexico
Harry Teague

New York
John Hall
Dan Maffei
Michael McMahon
Scott Murphy

Nevada
Dina Titus

North Carolina
Bob Etheridge

North Dakota
Earl Pomeroy

Sen. Byron Dorgan

Ohio
Mary Jo Kilroy
Steve Driehaus

Pennsylvania
Joe Sestak

Sen. Arlen Specter

Rhode Island
Patrick Kennedy

South Carolina
John Spratt

South Dakota
Herseth Sandlin

Tennessee
Lincoln Davis
Bart Gordon
John Tanner

Texas
Chet Edwards
Solomon Ortiz
Ciro Rodriguez

Virginia
Tom Perriello

Wisconsin
Steve Kagen
David Obey

Sen. Russ Feingold

LAME DUCK DEMOCRATS WHO DIDN'T QUACK BUT INSTEAD STUCK WITH UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS BY VOTING AGAINST THE AMNESTY

I sincerely bid a fond farewell to the following Democrats who not only went against their Party's pro-illegal-worker leadership in most of their career, but also opposed the amnesty after they were Lame Ducks and no longer had to face voters back home.

Even though they were leaving Congress at the first of the year and could have done like so many other Lame Ducks in currying favor with Party Powers, these Democrats demonstrated that they were themselves sincere in their campaign statements that they opposed illegal immigration and wanted to stop it from putting Americans out of work.

Alabama
Bobby Bright

Indiana
Brad Ellsworth

Maryland
Frank Kratovil

Michigan
Bart Stupak

Mississippi
Travis Childers
Gene Taylor

NewYork
Michael Arcuri

Ohio
John Boccieri
Zack Space
Charlie Wilson

Pennsylvania
Christopher Carney
Kathy Dahlkemper
Paul Kanjorski
Patrick Murphy

Virginia
Rick Boucher
Glenn Nye

Washington
Brian Baird

ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA

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