In our last installment of this series we started looking at just how bad the Gang of Eight’s legislation that was just sent to the floor of the Senate really is. Please note, this legislation will be debated and voted on in June and it’s not getting much in the way of publicity because of the Obama Scandals – and that’s on purpose.
At the end of this post, as with all of our posts in this series, you can click a button and get the telephone numbers to call your US Senators and your Representative and you can send them a fax to let them know you’re paying attention and you’re not a happy voter. Please do that and encourage your friends to do the same.
Here’s a summary from Part One, please follow the link to get the details:
Border Security. DHS admits they can’t secure the border or even define what that means.
Cost of the bill. Proponents are saying that this bill will bring down the deficit because illegals who are being paid under the table will now be paying taxes. That claim is a blatant lie. According to a Heritage Foundation study, the cost will be $6.3 TRILLION for 11 million illegal immigrants, and there’s a problem with this study. The real number will be more on the order of 30 to 40 million.
Paying back taxes and penalties. That would be the job of the IRS, assessing back taxes and penalties. They’re too busy investigating conservative 501 groups and setting up to enforce ObamaCare.
They’ll have to pass a background check. Not on your life.
Let’s look at some more lies that the Gang of Eight are trying to pass off on the American public.
They’ll pay a fee and fine. Guess who gets to define the “fees” and the “fines”? That would be Janet Napolitano. You can guess what they’ll be.
The bill calls for immigrants to pay both a fee and a fine. In a recent speech Mr. Obama used the word “penalty” to describe the fine illegal immigrants must pay. Fees, on the other hand, are meant to help cover the cost of administering an amnesty.
As to the fees, the bill does not outline what the fees would be – and there are waivers.
…the bill gives Ms. Napolitano the power to limit the fee and to exempt “classes of individuals” altogether.
You get the idea.
Most illegal immigrants who claim to be eligible for this amnesty will be allowed to stay in the country and will be given time to apply. Those approved for provisional legal status under the amnesty (i.e. those who have passed the background check and paid the provisional $500 fine) will be immediately entitled to a work permit, a Social Security account, travel documents, drivers’ licenses, many federal public benefits, and many additional state-level benefits.
While the green card may be delayed for a period of years and would require – to the extent described above – payment of the remaining fines, resolution of any pre-existing problems with the IRS, and proof of learning some English, it is undeniable that those who receive legal status through the amnesty are in a much better position compared to those overseas who have applied to come to the US legally.
Consequently, amnesties encourage illegal immigration by sending the message around the world that illegal entry is a legitimate path to US citizenship. The US Border Patrol chief recently testified to Congress that even the discussion of the amnesty has already led to increases in illegal immigration.
So they come here illegally, receive a work permit, Social Security account, etc, and then it’s likely that DHS, with the blessing of John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Jeff Flake and Mario Rubio, will waive fees and back taxes and any other requirement they feel like.
I could probably publish a new post every day on the lie that the Gang of Eight is trying to shove down our throat, but you get the idea. If you need more evidence, ask Mr. Google, he can your friend too.
I will close with a note that I’d never thought I’d write: I agree with two public employee unions.
The two unions representing the folks who enforce immigration laws are hopping mad. The Wall St. Journal had this to say…
Two unions representing federal workers who implement and enforce immigration law came out Monday in opposition to the bipartisan Senate effort to overhaul the system.
The leaders of unions representing workers at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a letter sent to lawmakers that the Senate immigration bill wouldn’t strengthen security of the U.S. border and fails to address problems identified by law-enforcement and immigration officials. The groups faulted the eight Senate lawmakers who drafted the legislation for not consulting with them when writing the bill.
“As a result, the legislation before us may have many satisfactory components for powerful lobbying groups and other special interests, but on the subjects of public safety, border security, and interior enforcement, this legislation fails,” wrote Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council, the union representing around 7,600 employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a unit of the Department of Homeland Security. “It is a dramatic step in the wrong direction.”
The letter, signed by numerous sheriffs and law-enforcement groups, criticizes the legislation for not establishing tougher border security measures as a condition for allowing the 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the U.S. to start a 13-year path to becoming U.S. citizens.
What can you do? Well for starters forward a link of this series to everybody you know and follow up with them to get them to take action. Call your Congressman and let him or her know that you want this immigration fiasco stopped. Call you US Senators and tell them to vote NO!
Ask your friends to make a call as well. We’ve made it easy for you, click below and you can get your representative’s numbers and you can send them a fax letting them know that you want Security First!
Lives are hanging in the balance and we’re running out of time.
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