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2006 : Obama votes to give amnesty to 10 million illegals

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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 11:06 PM
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I know this is old, but you never know what he might pull before the election or later if he gets reelected. And you never know what kind of trick congress might pull to get ``reelected`` since most people want their incumbent out after they passed the NDAA and because of OWS. Passing amnesty might be seen as a way to win a bunch of votes.

The bill was ultimately defeated because it didn't make it in the house, but it passed the senate.

Rollcall vote

Illinois
Yea IL Durbin, Richard [D]
Yea IL Obama, Barack [D]


The bill

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006

The major difference between H.R. 4437 and S. 2611 was the proposed amnesty for illegal immigrants in S. 2611. This would allow illegal immigrants who have been in the country for more than five years, estimated to be 7 million in number, to apply for citizenship by paying fines and back taxes. Illegal immigrants who have been in the country for 2 to 5 years, numbering around 3 million, would be allowed to stay in the country without fear of deportation, but after 3 years would have to leave the U.S. and could apply for citizenship at border check points. Those in the country for under 2 years would be required to return to their original nations. Thus, with some waiting, 10 million illegal immigrants could be eligible to become citizens. The fine is around $2000, but some sources say it might be higher.

Gee $2000... that's called a bribe, not a fine.


The Bill proposes 370 miles (600 km) of fencing along highly-populated areas near the border; [...] the United States federal government would have to consult with Mexican officials before commencement of any fence construction on the U.S. side of the border.

So no fence.


The bill would also increase the annual cap for H-1B work visas from 65,000 to 115,000, with an automatic 20% increase year on year, thus increasing the number of information technology and other professionals from foreign countries eligible to work in the U.S.

More jobs to foreigners.


It also would lower the standard by which judges determine who is eligible for refugee status from "clear and convincing evidence" to "substantial evidence."


The best part :

It would allow illegal immigrants who later become legal to collect Social Security benefits based on social security credits earned while they were illegal.

Great idea...


Also :

Prohibits state and local law enforcement officers from helping the federal government enforce immigration violations, which they are presently allowed to do.

Aka you cannot enforce the law if we do not enforce it...


Provides that the total number of aliens and dependents of such aliens who receive legal permanent resident status shall not exceed 18,000,000 during each 10-year period beginning with the period extending from 2007 through 2016.

Gee thank god there's a 18 MILLION aliens limit...every 10 years...


Border Tunnel Prevention Act - Provides criminal penalties for construction, financing, or use of illegal border tunnels or passages.

Because it's all legal now?

Illegals should get out and follow the law to get in the US. Otherwise it's a slap in the face of every lawful immigrant that's waiting to get in.




posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 11:19 PM
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That was in 2006

Let's talk about something more recent


Immigration and Customs Enforcement will deport approximately 400,000 illegal aliens in fiscal year 2009, up 10% from 2008 and 25% from 2007 - the last two years of the Bush Administration. The majority of the illegal aliens deported are criminal offenders who were identified through ICE's Secure Communities program.

The Obama Administration has also arrested 765 illegal workers found during work-site raids, although the Administration has shifted focus from the workers to the employers. In 2008, more than 5,000 illegal workers were identified and arrested through work-site raids. In the past year, 2,875 businesses who have hired illegal workers have been identified and fined more than $6 million.


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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Since taking office, the Obama administration has overseen the deportation of more than 1.06 million illegal immigrants, according to Reuters.

That is compared to 1.57 million deportations that took place during former President George W. Bush’s term in office, meaning that President Obama is on track to deport as many immigrants in four years as Mr. Bush did in eight.


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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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In the past year, 2,875 businesses who have hired illegal workers have been identified and fined more than $6 million.

What kind of crap is that... 2875 businesses... fined 6 million. That's an average of $2100 per offense. What kind of joke is this?


Since taking office, the Obama administration has overseen the deportation of more than 1.06 million illegal immigrants, according to Reuters.

Well there's 20 million left.


And really how many came back... and are those 1.06 million number legit?
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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 11:26 PM
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Laugh all you want but

Under Obama there has been no mass amnesty proposal and deportations are up.

Better than how Bush did on this issue.

Also I don't consider the Dream Act mass amnesty. Just to be clear.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 11:32 PM
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Originally posted by muse7
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Laugh all you want but

Under Obama there has been no mass amnesty proposal and deportations are up.

Better than how Bush did on this issue.

Also I don't consider the Dream Act mass amnesty. Just to be clear.

Yeah..and Obama has been the job creator because unemployment isn't really up at all. He's the peacemaker because he ended the war in Iraq and he's the great uniter while we're at it. This isn't sarcasm, these are all claims and justifications made by Obama, his people or a combination of the two and recently, too. Just because some keep saying deportations are up and all is much better doesn't make it so.

The friends I have in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona tell me a very different tale with their own Mark I eyeballs, not internet blog stories or television media coverage. The story they relate to me is one of more chaos, more violence and larger areas with those 'stay out' signs directed at the American population regarding OUR OWN national soil.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 01:10 AM
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Originally posted by muse7
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Laugh all you want but

Under Obama there has been no mass amnesty proposal and deportations are up.

Better than how Bush did on this issue.

Also I don't consider the Dream Act mass amnesty. Just to be clear.



"Legal" amnesty isn't necessary with all the "illegal" border infringments.

The Dems can use as many as they can get on the "illegal" voter lists


And how about all those sancuary cities that are told not to pass along info to ICE?

The "illegals" provide big money to the fake I.D. cartels.

The "illegals" help keep the unemployment numbers higher than normal.

The Bush and Senate attempts may have been just window dressing.



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