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Old 05-29-2007, 04:01 PM
 
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From the Immigration Watchdog
26 Reasons To Kill The Bill Now!!!!!!!!!

1. Security doesn't come first in this bill. This bill would
immediately legalize illegal aliens that are currently in the country.
The only way Congress will actually see to it that the border security
and enforcement provisions in the bill will be implemented is if they
have to do them before they even consider an amnesty for the people
who are here.

2. Illegal aliens won't have to pay back taxes - where do we get
the same deal? The whole idea that illegal aliens shouldn't have to
pay the taxes they already owe for working in the United States is
utterly and completely offensive because it actually gives them a
privilege that American citizens aren't getting: forgiveness for taxes
owed to the IRS.

3. If passed, this bill will make taxpayers pay the legal bills
for illegal aliens seeking amnesty. Tucked away on page 317 is a
provision that would allow lawyers in the federally-funded legal
services program to represent illegal aliens, which they are presently
barred from doing.

4. This bill rewards illegal aliens for breaking our laws. There
are tens of millions of people who respect our laws and our country,
waiting patiently, in line, often in their home countries, to get a
chance to come here. Under this bill, illegal aliens will immediately
be eligible for a "Z Visa" which allows them to work, go to school,
and - this is important - stay here for the rest of their lives if
they so choose because there is no limit on the number of times it can
be renewed.

5. The bill gives the government only one business day to conduct
a background check to determine whether an applicant is a criminal or
a terrorist. It is impossible, of course, to determine in a single day
whether someone is a terrorist or a criminal.

6. In the bill Section 601(g)(2), illegal-alien gang members would
be eligible for amnesty merely by signing a "renunciation of gang
affiliation."

7. Gang-bangers and other criminals, who have been ordered to
leave the United States by an immigration judge but defy the ruling,
are called absconders. Section 601(d)(1)(I) permits U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services to grant an absconder a Z visa anyway if he
can show that being forced to leave the United States "would result in
extreme hardship" to the alien, his spouse, parent or child.

8. The bill effectively shuts down our immigration-court system.
If an alien in the removal process is eligible for the Z visa, the
immigration judge must close the proceedings and offer the alien the
chance to apply for the amnesty.

9. If ICE officials apprehend an alien who appears eligible for
the Z visa (in other words, just about any illegal alien), they can't
detain him. Instead, ICE must help him apply for the Z visa.

Rather than initiating removal proceedings, ICE will be initiating
amnesty applications. It's like turning the Drug Enforcement Agency
into a needle-distribution network.

10. To qualify for the Z-visa amnesty, an illegal alien need only
have a job (or be the parent, spouse, or child of someone with a job)
and come up with a scrap of paper suggesting he was in the country
before Jan. 1 of this year. Any bank statement, pay stub, or similarly
forgeable record will do.

Expect a mass influx unlike anything this country has seen before,
once the 12-month period for accepting Z visa applications begins.
These rules are an open invitation to sneak in and present a
fraudulent piece of paper indicating that you were already here.

11. As promised, the bill will legalize most of the 12 million to
20 million illegal aliens now in the country via a new "Z visa." Each
would pay $3,000 - only slightly more than the going rate to be
smuggled into America. This is not up front. They will have eight
years to pay it back.

12. Supporters of the bill call the Z visa "temporary" -
neglecting to mention that it can be renewed indefinitely until the
visa holder dies. Thus, we have the country's first permanent
temporary visa. On top of that, it's a super-visa - allowing the
holder to work, attend college or do just about anything else.

Are you a law-abiding alien who's interested in switching to this
privileged status? Sorry. Only illegal aliens can qualify.

13. The bill increases legal migration by at least 50 percent over
the next decade by granting green cards to all the remote relatives
who are in the chain migration categories, a number estimated at
750,000 to 900,000 a year. That is triple the current number of
250,000. Giving green cards to millions of additional relatives
ensures that legal immigration will continue to grow as this larger
pool of permanent residents brings in spouses.

14. The bill claims that bench marks must be met before amnesty/
guest-worker provisions go into effect. But the bench marks fail to
require that the U.S.-Mexico border be closed, fail to require that
the border fence be completed as mandated by Congress in October and
fail to require that the Department of Homeland Security implement the
entry-exit visa system so Americans can know if visitors and guest
workers actually leave.

The border security part of the bill calls for a 370-mile-long
fence on the U.S./Mexico border. That is only half as long as the 700-
mile-long fence ordered by the Secure Fence Act passed overwhelmingly
by Congress and ostentatiously signed by the president in front of TV
cameras just before the November 2006 election.

15. Another bench mark is that "tools" will be provided to prevent
illegal immigrants from getting jobs, including requirements for
identification standards and an employee verification system. But the
bill lacks a requirement that anybody actually use the tools.

16. The costs of the Senate immigration bill are mind-boggling.
Unbelievably, the Senate has made no attempt to estimate this costs or
how to how to pay them. The Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector puts a
potential price tag on this bill of $2.5 trillion, which is five times
the cost of the Iraq war.

17. At least 60 percent of illegal immigrants lack a high school
diploma, which means they will work low-wage jobs, pay little or no
income tax, and be heavy users of our schools and means-tested social
benefits such as Medicaid, school lunches, Women, Infants and Children
Program, subsidized housing, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and free
legal counsel.

18. Fiscal costs would go up dramatically after amnesty recipients
reach retirement. Each elderly low-skill immigrant imposes a net cost
- that is benefits minus taxes - on U.S. taxpayers of about $17,000
per year, according to the Heritage Foundation. These costs would hit
Social Security and Medicare at the very time Social Security is
expected to go into crisis.

19. Section 413 calls on Congress to "accelerate the
implementation" of the Security and Prosperity Partnership - announced
by Bush in Waco, Texas, in 2005 - so that the United States can
"improve the standard of living in Mexico." Do U.S. taxpayers want to
take on the awesome economic burden of solving poverty problems in
Mexico?

20. The Senate immigration bill states that the United States want
to increase access to credit for "poor and under-served populations in
Mexico," and expand efforts "to reduce the transaction costs of
remittance flows" from the U.S. to Mexico now running at $23 billion a
year. That is money made in the US but transferred out of our economy.

21. The Senate bill also puts the United States into a
"partnership" with Mexico for "increasing health care access for poor
and under-served populations in Mexico," for "assisting Mexico in
increasing its emergency and trauma health care facilities," and for
"expanding prenatal care" in the border region. Do U.S. taxpayers want
to take on the awesome economic burden of solving problems in Mexico?

22. The Senate bill authorizes 4,000 new Border Patrol agents, but
doesn't require that they be trained or deployed.

23. Last but not least. Illegal Aliens will receive instate
tuition. Illegal aliens would receive a taxpayer subsidy worth tens of
thousands of dollars and would be treated better than U.S. citizens
from out of state, who must pay three to four times as much to attend
college. In an era of limited educational resources and rising
tuitions, U.S. citizens, not aliens openly violating federal law,
should be first in line to receive education subsidies.

24.Health standards ignored - Z-Visa holders are not required to
be given medical examinations and immunizations. Z-Visa applicants and
permenant residents are two peas off the same pod. Both can live in
the USA as long as they want. Permenant residents are required to be
given a medical examination and immunized but Z-Visa holders are not.
All aliens, including Z-Visa holders should be required to be given
medical examinations and immunized. They are living and breathing in
our country just as permanent residents. The health and safety issues
are one and the same. TB or Leprosy anyone? SWEET!

25."There are no serious assimilation components to the
legislation." Dual citizenship, naturalized Americans voting here and
overseas, non-English classrooms and multilingual ballots all thrive,
despite McCain-Kennedy's "comprehensive" scope. "Assimilation" appears
only once in this legislation, and not until the 343rd of 347 pages.
"Americanization" never emerges. SWEET!

26. The amnestee doesn't have to know squat in English to get
probationary status or a Z visa. After four years when seeking to
renew the Z visa the first time, he only has to take - not pass, just
take - the naturalization language test or be on a waiting list for
English classes. "Learn English" only happens after eight years, and
then it's not actual mastery of the language. SWEET!
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:56 AM
 
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It doesn't matter if the amnesty bill has adequate security provisions or not. They won't be enforced. The bill will only attract more illegals just like Reagan's Amnesty. In fact, Reagan's Amnesty provided all the security provisions we need, but our government refuses to enforce them.

We are in a war on illegal immigration. Unfortunately, the war has progressed to the point where we are no longer fighting the actual illegals, we are fighting our very own government.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I can't believe this would happen. Isn't it more costly to allow this all then to deport them back. It's discusting and leaves me to wonder, WTF is wrong with our Gov't.

It's sad that our own gov't doesn't give a hoot about it's own people, but will cater to illegals that invade here each and every day. Unreal.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Florida
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#6 shows just how utterly out of touch with reality our government is. "Sorry Mr. MS-13 leader, I've made a promise to the U.S. government, and I am effectively resigning from your organization. Consider this my two weeks notice." Give me a break.
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