Monday, January 15, 2007

FCNL - period ended 5.15.2006

FCNL/War/Iraq/Politics and Economics/Congress Says No to Permanent US Military Bases in Iraq/Kansas City infoZine/Kansas City/MO/USA/4-May-06//... to control Iraq's oil resources. The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) congratulated Sen. Joseph Biden (DE) on winning ...

FCNL/Politics and Economics/Immigration//Illegal immigration/Gilroy Dispatch/Gilroy/CA/USA/4-May-06//... Let's address three concerns:

- Terrorism: Security experts cite effective use of good intelligence rather than immigration restrictions as the path to safety. (U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearings on Immigration & Terrorism; Cato Institute). So, don't blame immigrants for terrorism.

- Undocumented immigrants suck jobs and resources out of the economy: According to the Friends Committee on National Legislation, immigrant workers create wealth and jobs and use few dollars in services. ........ .The Friends Committee statistics cited by Ms. Barry are for immigrants as a whole. When one abstracts legal immigrants from those numbers, the numbers change dramatically. According to a 2004 repost for the Center for Immigration Studies by director Steven Camarota, the illegally-resident population produces a net fiscal drain of about $10 billion (fiscal costs minus taxes paid).

- Cynthia Walker......

FCNL/Politics and Economics/Humanitarian Assistance/US Church Leaders’ appeal: prevent humanitarian crisis and .../Amin/Aman/Jordan/M.E./4-May-06//... and tightly restrict aid going through non-governmental organizations,” said Joe Volk, Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. ...


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