Amnesty Bill Expected Any Day

Amnesty Bill Expected Any Day

“The introduction of sweeping immigration legislation on Tuesday is likely to ignite a months-long battle between those who want citizenship for the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants and opponents who view such an approach as amnesty,” the New York Times says.

“A bipartisan group of eight senators plans to unveil legislation, drafted largely in secret, that would provide a 13-year path to American citizenship for illegal immigrants who arrived in the country before Dec. 31, 2011, but would demand that tougher border controls be in place first. The legislation is certain to unleash a torrent of attacks from Republican opponents on the immigration overhaul, similar to the kind of criticism that killed an effort supported by President George W. Bush in 2007.”

Thomas Sowell – Immigration Sophistry

“Merely using the word ‘illegal’ to describe [illegal aliens’]breaking the law is considered to be a sign of mean-spiritedness, if not racism. The Associated Press refuses to let their reporters refer to people who sneaked across the border into this country, in violation of American immigration laws, as ‘illegal immigrants,'” says Thomas Sowell.

“On the other hand, if an ordinary American citizen breaks a law, no one cares if he has to live in fear for years — ‘in the shadows,’ as it were — worrying that his illegal act will be discovered and punished. No one bothers to come up with euphemisms to keep from calling what he did illegal.”

more updates to come later today

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Mass Immigration Is Unsustainable on

    “benefits conferred are never going to be taken back, no matter how porous the border remains.”

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    This is important. Illegal aliens right off the bat get Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status. Because this benefit will never be taken back, even though it’s called “provisional”, it’s really de facto permanent legal residency. Because the enforcement perversely comes AFTER the de facto green card, there’s no impetus for any enforcement to be delivered. To the contrary, there will be instant pressure to give the official green card right away and simply abandon the enforcement promises. They are as empty as can be.