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Old 01-11-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Since the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, Congress has passed seven amnesties:

1. Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 1986: A blanket amnesty for over 2.7 million illegal aliens

2. Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens

3. Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994

4. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America

5. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti

6. Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for some illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens

7. LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens


History of Illegal Immigration in U.S.


Can we secure our border already?
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Since the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, Congress has passed seven amnesties:

Can we secure our border already?
Clearly, our borders remain open to facilitate cheap labor and illicit drugs. There are too many powerful people in this country profiting from both, to expect our borders to be secured. To these crooks, greed trumps everything.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Amen.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Dont forget the 2008 act of we screwed ourselves president. Our government is one of those all powerful being that wont allow the borders to close. Im all for change, but one for better not for worse and were only gonna get worse.
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