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Populist Republicans are becoming increasingly upset over the President's proposal to grant amnesty to millions of illegals as a means of reforming the nation's outdated and dysfunctional immigration policy.
Originally posted by DYepes
Sounds great to me. How exactly will this directly affect you, other than those "bastard illegals" that probably plague your town will now be citizens, and you will no longer be able to call them illegal. Why don't you get to know them and make new friends.
Originally posted by goose
I have to wonder why Bush is so gunghoe to pass this type of legislation, I doubt it is for the good of the immigrant. I have to wonder how this is going to help big business and Bush's so called base, the ultra rich.
Representatives from the Minute Men say that the group's members are very enthusiastic about the President's forward-thinking plan and have purchased several thousand rounds of ammunition just for the occasion
Originally posted by justyc
is it because they will work for less than half the wages of an american? surely that benefits big business BIG TIME because the ultra rich they will get even more rich then - think of all the money they can save on wages and employee expenses like insurance and employee rights and if the employee doesn't like the job or conditions ... just fire him because theres plenty of other newly nationalised immigrants that will do the same job for even less.
AMNESTY by BUSH - The Truth about Section 245(i)
President Bush is asking Congress to revive an expired law that would grant amnesty to foreigners who came to United States on temporary visas—such as tourist, work or student visas—and then stayed here to become illegal immigrants.
The extension the President is asking for would offer a fourth chance to aliens who first overstayed their visas, then failed to take advantage of an initial amnesty, then failed to take advantage of a four-month extension of that amnesty that ended on April 30.
The program requires immigrants to pay a $1,000 fine before their status can be adjusted.
WASHINGTON -- A plan being proposed by President Bush would give legal status to foreign workers, including millions already toiling in the United States' underground economy, removing the fear of deportation but not putting them on a fast track toward permanent U.S. residency.
Originally posted by the_sentinal
The idea of amnesty if i'm not mistaken was first suggested by Bush early on when the issue of illegal aliens first blew up, regardless the posted link to the story calls the plan Bush's and I would think that anyone who could read between the lines would have no trouble seeing that this plan is coming from the Bush cabinet.
Some political aynalist believe that bush is desperate to leave some kind of legacy before he leaves office and that this is his best effort to counter the failed war in Iraq.