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20 Loop Holes In The Senate Amnesty Bill

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posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 02:08 PM
For those of you who don't know, Mr. Harry Reid is going to try to revitalize the amnesty bill that was put down a couple of weeks ago. Here are twenty reasons why the bill should be trashed.

* Loophole 1 – Legal Status Before Enforcement:

Amnesty benefits do not wait for the “enforcement trigger.” After filing an application and waiting 24 hours, illegal aliens will receive full “probationary benefits,” complete with the ability to legally live and work in the U.S., travel outside of the U.S. and return, and their own social security card. Astonishingly, if the trigger is never met and amnesty applications are therefore never “approved,” the probationary benefits granted to the illegal alien population never expire, and the new social security cards issued to the illegal alien population are not revoked. [See pp. 1, 290-291, & 315].

* Loophole 2 – U.S. VISIT Exit Not In Trigger:

The “enforcement trigger,” required to be met before the new temporary worker program begins, does not require that the exit portion of U.S. VISIT system – the biometric border check-in/check-out system first required by Congress in 1996 that is already well past its already postponed 2005 implementation due date – to be in place before new worker or amnesty programs begin. Without the U.S. VISIT exit portion, the U.S. has no method to ensure that workers (or their visiting families) do not overstay their visas. Our current illegal population contains 4 to 5.5 million visa overstays, therefore, we know that the U.S. VISIT exit component is key to a successful new temporary worker program. [See pp. 1-2].

* Loophole 3 – Trigger Requires No More Agents, Beds, or Fencing Than Current Law:

The “enforcement trigger” does not require the Department of Homeland Security to have detention space sufficient to end “catch and release” at the border and in the interior. Even after the adoption of amendment 1172, the trigger merely requires the addition of 4,000 detention beds, bringing DHS to a 31,500 bed capacity. This is far short of the 43,000 beds required under current law to be in place by the end of 2007, or the additional 20,000 beds required later in the bill. Additionally, the bill establishes a “catch, pay, and release” program. This policy will benefit illegal aliens from countries other than Mexico that are caught at the border, then can post a $5,000 bond, be released and never show up for deportation hearings. Annual failure to appear rates for 2005 and 2006, caused in part by lack of detention space, doubled the 2004 rate (106,000 – 110,000 compared with 54,000). Claims that the bill “expands fencing” are inaccurate. The bill only requires 370 miles of fencing to be completed, while current law already mandates that more than 700 miles be constructed [See pp. 1-2, & 10-11, and EOIR’s FY2006 Statistical Yearbook, p. H2, and The Secure Fence Act of 2004].

* Loophole 4 -- Three Additional Years Worth of Illegal Aliens Granted Status, Treated Preferentially To Legal Filers:

Aliens who broke into the country illegally a mere 5 months ago, are treated better than foreign nationals who legally applied to come to the U.S. more than two years ago. Aliens who can prove they were illegally in the U.S. on January 1, 2007, are immediately eligible to apply from inside the U.S. for amnesty benefits, while foreign nationals that filed applications to come to the U.S. after May 1, 2005 must start the application process over again from their home countries. Last year’s bill required illegal aliens to have been here before January 7, 2004 to qualify for permanent legal status. [See pp. 263, 282, & 306].

* Loophole 5 – Completion of Background Checks Not Required For Probationary Legal Status:

Legal status must be granted to illegal aliens 24 hours after they file an application, even if the aliens have not yet “passed all appropriate background checks.” (Last year’s bill gave DHS 90 days to check an alien’s background before any status was granted). No legal status should be given to any illegal alien until all appropriate background checks are complete. [See pp. 290].

* Loophole 6 – Some Child Molesters Are Still Eligible:

Some aggravated felons – those who have sexually abused a minor – are eligible for amnesty. A child molester who committed the crime before the bill is enacted is not barred from getting amnesty if their conviction document omitted the age of the victim. The bill corrects this loophole for future child molesters, but does not close the loophole for current or past convictions. [See p. 47: 30-33, & p. 48: 1-2]

* Loophole 7 – Terrorism Connections Allowed, Good Moral Character Not Required:

Illegal aliens with terrorism connections are not barred from getting amnesty. An illegal alien seeking most immigration benefits must show “good moral character.” Last year’s bill specifically barred aliens with terrorism connections from having “good moral character” and being eligible for amnesty. This year’s bill does neither. Additionally, bill drafters ignored the Administration’s request that changes be made to the asylum, cancellation of removal, and withholding of removal statutes in order to prevent aliens with terrorist connections from receiving relief. [Compare §204 in S. 2611 from the 109th Congress with missing §204 on p. 48 of S.A. 1150, & see missing subsection (5) on p. 287 of S.A. 1150].
What the hell are these people thinking?

As anyone can see by just looking at the first seven, this is not a bill that is favorable to the American populace. You can see the rest of the twenty by clicking on the link provided, which by the way, is a government link. So, I'd like for someone to just try to "disprove" anything I have provided.

[edit on 19-6-2007 by SpeakerofTruth]

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 02:33 PM
Nice find

What aload of crap they are shoving down Americans throats.
80% of the American people don't want this,but they insist to pass it.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.(english is racist) will use a diry little trick the "clay pigeon".
"Under the tentative plan, Reid as early as Friday would launch his target , an amendment encompassing all 22 proposals , and shoot it into its component pieces. The Senate would then vote on ending debate on the immigration measure, which would take 60 votes and limit discussion of the bill to 30 more hours. After that interval, all 22 amendments would have to be voted on, with little opportunity for foes to interfere".

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 02:40 PM
Rdang, and that is what angers me the most I suppose. The leftists in this country are trying to push this bill down America's throat. Yes, I include George W. Bush when I say leftists because he isn't a Republican and he certainly isn't a conservative.

While I will say that it is ridiculous to think that we are just going to "round up" these 12-20 million illegals, I certainly don't think they should be rewarded for breaking out laws either. As Sessions stated, this crap about there being plans to secure our national borders is a cover to try and get people behind the bill.

[edit on 19-6-2007 by SpeakerofTruth]

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 03:27 PM
The thing we have to realise is that, they been doing this for yrs. now and it's not going to stop till, the american people stand up and say enough. While I'm hopeful that will happen. I don't think it will till all americans start to get hungry, for the food in their pantry and their beer in the ref. When that happens the people will stand together, but maybe then it will be late. God help us then!! and now because we need real leaders not just #kissers like we have today.

posted on Jun, 19 2007 @ 03:46 PM
GeneralT, to be honest, it seems to me that everything is about "earning the votes." In my book, John McCain ruined any chance he had, when he let it slip that the only reason he wanted to get the bill through was to gain the Hispanic vote. So, Mr. McCain, our nation is worth a vote to you, eh?

Unfortuantely, McCain's outlook is the outlook of most politicians today. From what I have seen from most of them, they don't have any genuine concern for this country.

I really think that what this country needs is a "firebrand." Someone who is going to rise up and pull America out of the politically correct doldrum that it has fallen into. Someone that is verbally strong enough to get the masses moving. Someone that lights the hearts and minds of true Americans is greatly needed in this country.

Until that happens, this garbage is going to continue. When it happens, it will be some obscure individual that probably won't have much, if any, political history.

posted on Jun, 20 2007 @ 02:16 PM
Here is another example of how this amnesty bill is hurting this country.

Details of President Bush's plan to tackle illegal immigration remain fuzzy, but the program could create a new way for technology employers to bring in foreign workers.

If so, the stage will be set for another round of debates about the practice of temporarily importing guest workers for tech tasks--already a sore spot for critics of the H-1B and L-1 visa programs.

"Should the Bush proposal be implemented, it would be disastrous for American programmers, engineers and everyone in the country who can't make a living on the stock market alone," said John Miano, founder of software programmer advocacy group the Programmer's Guild.
So what's the point of even trying

So, they want to give these technical jobs to people who haven't even went to a trade school,eh? Yet, as an American, you try and get one of those jobs without having some sort of a degree or certificate from a trade school and see how far you get.

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