THE NEW IMMIGRATION BILL PRODUCED BY THE GANG OF EIGHT GIVES AMNESTY TO ALMOST ALL “ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS” AND REPLACES THE TERM WITH “NEW AMERICANS”
- The new illegal immigration bill abolishes the terms “illegal alien” and “illegal immigrant,” calling them “registered new Americans.” The “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services” will be called the “Office of Citizenship and New Americans.”
- Amnesty will be granted almost immediately and the borders will not be secured first. Relatives of illegal immigrants and deported illegal immigrants here by December 31, 2011 will be included in the amnesty. There is discretionary authority to admit excluded persons such as some criminals. Deportation is ended except for those who are ruled inadmissable. [p.60 – p.61, p. 65, p. 73 -]
- Employers will be incentivized to hire illegal immigrants or “New Americans” over citizens. The New Americans are a protected class.
- The USDA Secretary and the DHS Secretary have the power to declare people eligible for citizenship.
- The bill comes with a host of regulations and new government agencies which favor people who have come here illegally as opposed to citizens. More rules will be written on every key issue. It’s overwhelming. There is so much bureaucracy involved, people will fall through the cracks. It’s a gift to attorneys.
President Obama has secretly released thousands of illegals onto our streets, some of them are criminals. The press uncovered the practice and the president doubled down and began his prioritization of deportations, even allowing illegal alien criminals to remain in the United States. DREAMers were given temporary amnesty. The president said we can’t deport everyone therefore we will concentrate on only the most dangerous.
Now the amnesty plan he began is enshrined in a bill which embraces a one-time open border policy. It will allow tens of millions of illegals into the country in addition to the 12 million to 20 million already here.
The bipartisan illegal immigration bill produced in secrecy by the gang of eight is currently 844 pages. You can read the legislation for yourself HERE. I am still wading through it.
As earlier reported, it gives amnesty to illegal aliens, deported aliens and their relatives almost immediately with possible permanent status after ten years of good behavior with citizenship three years later. DREAMers will have a five year path to citizenship.
Rep. Lamar Smith issued a statement about the bill:
“It’s hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we thought. Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty. The bill guarantees there will be a rush across the border to take advantage of massive amnesty.”
“And the Senate proposal offers amnesty to far more illegal immigrants than we thought. In addition to most of the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country, the bill offers to legalize the relatives of illegal immigrants outside the U.S. and even others who have already been deported back home. So current immigration laws are shredded.”
ITEMS OF INTEREST
The bill calls for billions to secure the border but much of the money is wasted on adding regulations and agencies to the already enormous government bureaucracy. If certain conditions under the bill aren’t met, it won’t go unanswered, ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY WILL TAKE OVER. [p.15 of the bill]
Aliens, as the bill calls the subjects in question, have to submit biometric data to run checks on them. This won’t take place for years and will be subject to lawsuits no doubt. [p.79]
There is a time limit of six years which can be waived. [p. 80-]
There are fees and penalties from which some are exempt as a protected class. [p.80-]
The BORDER DOES NOT HAVE TO BE SECURE BEFORE ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE GRANTED AMNESTY! [p.15 of the bill] They have five years to secure the border and if it doesn’t work, it’s referred to another government commission. Amnesty begins within six months. It guarantees an ongoing rush across the border. It is a complete surrender of our sovereignty.
There is a fencing strategy demanded after 180 days. The strategy implementation has no date for completion. [p. 24]
Border agents will be added. Use of force rules will be written and punishment for agents violating the rules. [p.24 -]
The bill has a severability clause. Once in, we’d never get rid of it, no matter how bad it turns out to be.
The bill provides a grand expansion of the worker verification system, an overhaul of visa programs, and new regulations allowing illegals to become “registered provisional immigrants.”
Everyone will be legal as the open borders people have demanded. They will be “registered provisional immigrants.” The Federal agency responsible for overseeing immigration policy will no longer be called the “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.” It will be the “Office of Citizenship and New Americans.”
A great deal of the money spent will be on helping illegal aliens (still the legal term) who would normally be deported under current law to now transition into society with the help of Cabinet-level officials. The bill includes $100 million in block grants [taxes] to state and local governments to establish New Immigrant Councils to help illegals through the paperwork and the bureaucracy to become citizens. All information will be offered in the most common language spoken by aliens. [p. 93]
The Agriculture Department will establish new housing and pay standards for sheep and goat herders and other migrant worker jobs. [p.187]
According to investors business daily, businesses have a $3,000 incentive under this bill to hire a “newly legalized immigrant” over a U.S. citizen. It will be much cheaper to hire illegals than citizens.
Illegals will not be eligible for Obamacare tax credits but they won’t be fined for not having it but citizens will be according to the bill. The employers who don’t provide these workers with health coverage will not be fined, giving illegals another leg up for jobs.
It appears that once they have legal status, they will be eligible for Obamacare as are all new legal immigrants. They will get better plan as opposed to the poorest Americans.
As Betsy McCaughey, former NY ADA, recently said, Obamacare allows existing illegals to get subsidies for private insurance. It will only take a tweaking or an executive order to give them the subsidy.