Gang of Eight’s Plan Would Give Illegal Immigrants Tax Amnesty, Too

Virtually every time one of the Senate Gang of Eight emerged from behind closed doors to update the American public on the progress of their negotiations on what is now an 844-page immigration bill, it included an impassioned denial that what was being cooked up was amnesty for illegal aliens.

Invariably, the “Gang” member (or members) would insist that illegal aliens gaining legalization under the bill would be punished for having transgressed our immigration laws, including a requirement that they pay back taxes.

Click here, to read my latest op-ed on about the Gang of Eight amnesty plan.

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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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    My ex came in on student visa yet never went to school and worked illegally for three years (student visa fraud). Got green card by not mentioning her first arrest for theft (material misrepresentation). Has acquired four additional theft convictions (crimes of moral turpitude). Denied citizenship 2 years ago but continues to reside in US and break our laws. Unfortunately I found this all out after the fact. Its ICE that needs reform not the immigration laws.

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    Why can’t legal American’s get tax amnesty, oh that’s right everything for the illegals nothing for the Legal American’s!

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    The gang of eight recoil in horror if anyone suggests that their bill grants amnesty. One definition given is the forgiveness of past acts. This is playing with semantics. If they are allowed to break in, present all sorts of fake or forged documents, allowed to work, given sanctuary, had all their physical needs met, and then handed citizenship for their list of crimes, then who cares what it’s called? Is the “gang” going to follow illegals around handing out goodies at taxpayer expense saying, “We don’t forgive you, but here are your citizenship papers. Just put your “X” on the bottom line and welcome to Los Estados Unidos.”

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    Don’t pass the gang of 8.they have all the an American and can’t get,foodstamps or medical why should the illegal.they have their country tell their president to help his people,not united states.that’s where all the money is going cause they have babies like crazy.stop,stop gang of 8

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    Our Open Border Politicians Will Furlough Legal Citizen Americans

    Then pump $85B/mo of federal deficit monies to lower mortgage interest rates for their planned home sales, much of it going to their foreign immigration overpopulation increase in America they’re orchestrating.

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    Know how you can tell the gang of 8 is lying. Their lips are moving. Old joke, but appropriate.

    So the three arrested today in Boston helped hide evidence at the request of the younger bomber? Ah, the benefits of immigration. Three more people we took in, and they hate us.

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      Isn’t that the truth ! We open our doors to everyone and they hate us. Just like the mother of the two bombers stated: ” We sent our sons to America and thought they would be protected .” Who is protected from whom ? They assaulted us; NOT us to them ! Get real people. We have cowards in Congress, we have bought off politicians. Our country US is in a mess. We always seem to feel

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      John Winthrop on

      Hate exists everywhere………………………now to blame everybody because of the bombers is so ignorant and seneless…..

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        There are too many people coming here who think we need to change for them, not the other way around.