NH Legislators Pioneer Members of Legislators for Legal Immigration

New nation-wide coalition of state lawmakers launches coordinated effort to secure borders and cut off all economic attractions for illegal aliens

May 22, 2007A group of New Hampshire State Representatives hosted a State Capitol press conference today to announce the formation of the New Hampshire Chapter of State Legislators for Legal Immigration.

Founded by Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County), this national coalition of state lawmakers has been formed to demand full cooperation among federal, state and local governments to secure America’s borders against unlawful invasion and eliminate all economic attractions and incentives that continue to lure illegal aliens across the border, including but not limited too: public benefits, welfare, education and illegal employment opportunities.

The New Hampshire Legislators who have joined the State Legislators for Legal Immigration coalition have come to realize that, in the absence of meaningful actions by the federal government to secure the borders, protect the nation, its people, and its sovereignty, the states united must themselves fulfill that obligation.

Including New Hampshire, 25 state legislatures have signed on as pioneer members of State Legislators for Legal Immigration. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures as of April 13, 2007, state legislators in all 50 states have introduced at least 1,169 illegal immigration reform bills and resolutions—more than twice the total number of introduced bills (570) in 2006. All totaled, 57 of these illegal immigration reform measurers have been enacted in nearly 20 states.

“Last session we were successful in having New Hampshire adopt a statute against peonage - knowingly holding a victim in a condition of involuntary servitude in satisfaction of a debt,” noted Representative Jordan Ulery (R- Hudson). “The penalty for employing an illegal alien was also increased from $1000 to $2500 for each day of non-compliance.”

“This session, with the change in control of the legislature, were are focusing on keeping pro-illegal immigration bills from hurting New Hampshire; bills like the one now in committee to make New Hampshire a sanctuary state,” stated Representative Andy Renzullo (R-Hudson).

State lawmakers who would like to add their Legislature as an official member of State Legislators for Legal Immigration are encouraged to contact Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe at (724) 772-3110 or via e-mail at dmetcalf@pahousegop.com.