Conservatives Lobby Against 'Guest Worker' Amnesty

By Susan Jones | July 7, 2008 | 8:22 PM EDT

( - A conservative advocacy group says it is launching a multi-state ad campaign targeting U.S. senators who support amnesty for illegal aliens under the guise of "guest worker" programs.

William Greene, president of the political action committee, said senators will have a pile of correspondence waiting for them when they return to their offices next week.

"Our members have sent over 300,000 faxes, emails, and hand-delivered letters to the U.S. Senate, to stop the proposed amnesty for illegal aliens," Greene said.

He believes a majority of senators are "just waiting for their chance to vote for amnesty" when the Senate reconvenes next week. "They're ready to vote the opposite of how their constituents want them to vote -- so now, we're taking this battle to them," he said.

Supporters of a pending Senate bill refuse to describe "earned citizenship" as amnesty, but many conservatives say there's little difference. Critics object to any plan that would "reward" people who come to the United States illegally. PAC said it is now running radio ads in the home states of several pro-amnesty GOP senators, exposing their voting record on the issue, and "whipping up an avalanche of phone calls to their home offices demanding that they vote the 'right' way on illegal immigration.

"Our ads are running today in states like South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Kansas, with a potential listening audience of over five million people," said Greene. "These are powerful, 'in-your-face' ads that will have a strong impact on these senators.

"We've said it before, and we'll say it again: many times, these legislators have to 'feel the heat' in order to 'see the light.' Our ads are making them 'feel that heat!'"

The PAC describes itself as a web-based, conservative political action committee that gives hundreds of thousands of hardworking, patriotic Americans across the country a strong collective voice in the political process.

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