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Old 10-29-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Take the pop quiz.

All questions are true or false.

1. The Reagan Amnesty granted a blanket Amnesty to Illegal Aliens.


2. The Reagan Amnesty granted automatic citizenship to Illegal Aliens.




3. The Reagan Amnesty granted citizenship to some Illegal Aliens.




4.The Reagan Amnesty granted automatic permanent residence (green cards) to Illegal Aliens.



5. The Reagan Amnesty granted immediate permanent residence (green cards) to some Illegal Aliens.




6. The Reagan Amnesty was granted to Illegal Aliens, free of charge.




Bonus Question:
The Reagan Amnesty mentions the word “Amnesty.”




Double Secret Bonus Question:
The word “Amnesty” is mentioned in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Actually, the only difference between the Reagan immigration bill and the current so-called CIR, is the inclusion of the word “amnesty.” Then, they acknowledged their intent -- whereas today, they try to sugarcoat it by calling it a “path to citizenship.” It's BS.

The result is the same. . . . reward millions of foreigners for brazenly violating our laws, and absolve the greedy employers. Illegals will not be at the back of the line; nor will they pay fines or learn English. Likewise, employers will not be fined; nor will they be required to pay back taxes. Again, the citizens lose.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Just one taker on the knowledge of the last amnesty... or was it?
Look what happened in the aftermath, of just doing what little was done.


1. The Reagan Amnesty granted a blanket Amnesty to Illegal Aliens.
FALSE
The Reagan Amnesty wasn’t for all Illegal Aliens, there were many requirements that had to be met for Illegals to be eligible. Among them were certain residency requirements, no felony convictions, less than three misdemeanor convictions, medical examinations, etc. They can be found in the following subsection:
"Sec. 245A. (a) Temporary Resident Status.--The Attorney General shall adjust the status of an alien to that of an alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence if the alien meets the following requirements:
2. The Reagan Amnesty granted automatic citizenship to Illegal Aliens.
FALSE
As seen above in Section 245A., the adjustment of status for Illegal Aliens was to admission for “temporary residence.”
3. The Reagan Amnesty granted citizenship to some Illegal Aliens.
FALSE
Again, as seen above in Section 245A., the adjustment of status for Illegal Aliens was to admission for “temporary residence.”
4. The Reagan Amnesty granted automatic permanent residence (green cards) to Illegal Aliens.
FALSE
Once again, as seen above in Section 245A., the adjustment of status for Illegal Aliens was to admission for temporary residence.”
For permanent residence requirements, one must go to Section 245(b):
"(b) Subsequent Adjustment to Permanent Residence and Nature of Temporary Resident Status.--
The adjustment to permanent residence for legalized Illegals wasn’t “automatic,” they had to be legalized as temporary workers first, and subsequently adjusted to permanent status. For adjustment to permanent status, the legalized-Illegal had to apply between eighteen and thirty months after being granted his temporary residence, under Section 245(b).1.A.

5. The Reagan Amnesty granted immediate permanent residence (green cards) to some Illegal Aliens.
FALSE

And yet again, as seen above in Section 245A., the adjustment of status for Illegal Aliens was to admission for temporary residence.”
Same 245(b)(1)(A) applies: requirements for all Illegals adjusted to temporary residence, as seen above at Question #4, before being granted permanent residence.
6. The Reagan Amnesty was granted to Illegal Aliens, free of charge.
FALSE
Illegal Aliens had to pay a fee to be legalized as temporary residents, under Section 245(c)(7)(A) :
"(7) Application fees.--


"(A) Fee schedule.--The Attorney General shall provide for a schedule of fees to be charged for the filing of applications for adjustment under subsection (a) or (b)(1).
Bonus Question:

The Reagan Amnesty mentions the word “Amnesty.”
FALSE
Do the word search on Title II, Section 201 (http://uscis.gov/lpBin/lpext.dll/inserts/publaw/publaw-158/publaw-1243?f=templates&fn=document-frame.htm#publaw-pl99603ii201 - broken link)yourself.
Or scroll below, where I’ve posted the entire Section of the legislation that is devoted to Legalization of Status for Illegal Aliens.
Double Secret Bonus Question:

The word “Amnesty” is mentioned in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
FALSE
Go ahead; search every Title and Section of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. (http://uscis.gov/lpBin/lpext.dll/inserts/publaw/publaw-158?f=templates&fn=document-frame.htm - broken link)
The Reagan Amnesty didn’t call itself an Amnesty, anywhere in the legislation.


So, how’d you do?
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