Wednesday, May 23, 2007

"Comprehensive Immigration Reform"

God, where do I even start with this thing.
Let me start by saying that I have read SOME of the actual text of this thing and its REALLY boring to read but there are things in it that will open your eyes.

The Heritage Foundation happened to do us all the favor and put up the actual text of the bill HERE

Its not exactly a Brad Thor novel but it is a must read for anyone that really cares about the direction that this "IMMIGRATION REFORM" will take this nation.

For its part the Heritage Foundation has done some GREAT research on the subject matter and even given some very stark figures and analysis to back up their claims. All of which point to the complete destruction of the middle class in America. The erosion of high skilled labor and technical labor in favor of more HB1 Visas which is also part of this bill.

From The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Immigrants to the U.S. Taxpayer. In which they look at EVERY fiscal angle of this immigration bill and the implications it has on the future of America. How the very core of the middle class is not only ATTACKED but a bunker buster dropped on it. How you ask?

By most reports, there were some 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. in 2004.[13] About 9.3 million of these individuals were adults.[14] Roughly 50 to 60 percent of these illegal adult immigrants lacked a high school degree.[15] About 90 percent of illegal immigrants are reported in the CPS.[16] This report covers only those illegal immigrants reported in the CPS and does not address the remaining 10 percent not counted by the Census Bureau.

The Heritage Foundation also looks at how this effects the middle class through the new addition of now out in the open illegal immigrants.

The High Cost of Low-Skill Immigrants

The Heritage report, published as the Senate takes up legislation to put illegal aliens on a fast track to citizenship, calculates that households of low-skill immigrants paid an average $10,573 in taxes in fiscal 2004.

But these low-skill immigrants received almost three times as much -- $30,160 per household -- in government benefits and services. That's a "fiscal deficit" of $19,587.

That's also about $10,000 more in services and benefits -- mostly welfare payments -- than the average U.S. household got.

"Over the next 10 years," analysts Robert Rector and Christine Kim write, "the net cost (benefits minus taxes) to the taxpayer of low-skill immigrant households will approach $1 trillion."

At least half of adult illegal aliens don't have a high school diploma, according to Pew Hispanic Center, compared with 25 percent of legal immigrants. By contrast, 9 percent of nonimmigrant adults lack a high school diploma.

It also goes into the aspect of the well known Pyramid Scheme called SOCIAL SECURITY and the new implications and faster peril an already bankrupt system will face.

These figures belie the notion that government can relieve financial strains in Social Security and other programs simply by importing younger immigrant workers. The fiscal impact of an immigrant worker is determined far more by skill level than by age. Low-skill immigrant workers impose a net drain on government finance as soon as they enter the country and add significantly to those costs every year they remain. Actually, older low-skill immigrants are less costly to the U.S. taxpayer since they will be a burden on the fisc for a shorter period of time.

Through it all this entire bill comes down to this one line by House Minority Leader John Boehner: "ITS A PIECE OF SHIT"

I simply cannot grasp WHY the Republicans have gone along with what amounts to AMNESTY. Forget what the President is saying, what Secretary Chertof is saying. This bill is the same rehashed crap from 20 years ago in 1986. Only with 10-20 times MORE of a problem.

There may be SOME connection to all of this in the form of what Mexico has been doing in helping on the war on terror. And the "assistance" in apprehending the border crossing of thousands of Middle Easterners at our Southern Borders. As noted in the long 4 part story in the San Antonio News Express. Of a middle eastern man and his progress and journey into the United States

He had become ensnared in the outer edge of a largely unknown American security net, spun out of fear and perhaps a necessary presumption that Boles and his new cellmates might well be terrorists bent on infiltrating the U.S.

But Boles also was in the clutches of another country's rarely discussed security preoccupation. Mexico's fear that an attack on the U.S. might originate on its soil had elevated counterterrorism to a top Mexico priority and produced one of the most closely intertwined partnerships in the American war on terror, particularly on the question of special-interest immigrants.

But if that is the case it still seems really silly and stupid to trade one good policy for America for one really BAD one! You see Mexico KNOWS and their biggest fear is that the next terrorist attack comes with a Mexico stamp. Mexico knowing that with that sort of occurrence it pretty much ends having the 50% of their GDP from coming in. Which is the exportation of workers into the US to send money back to Mexico.

The Heritage Foundation goes as far as to layout even the MYTHS behind what Bush and his administration is saying about this bill.

Myth-busting the White House on Immigration

1. MYTH: This is not amnesty.

FACT: The bill takes an approach similar to that of the 1986 immigration law. President Reagan backed that law... and called it amnesty. So does Black's Law Dictionary, which says, 'the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act provided amnesty for undocumented aliens already in the country.'"

The Administration says it" not amnesty because illegal immigrants will be "punished," i.e., they'll have to pay a $1,000 fine. That" not enough to cover the government" processing costs. In return, people who have entered the country illegally would get to (1) stay here permanently, (2) gain immediate entitlement to government assistance and benefits and (3) bring their families over as well. This is beyond amnesty. It doesn't just forgive criminal behavior, it rewards it.

2. MYTH: This proposal does not repeat the mistakes of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act.

FACT: This proposal exacerbates those mistakes. The 1986 law approved amnesty for 3 million immigrants in exchange for "greatly strengthened" border security and law enforcement. This bill would provide amnesty three to four times as many illegals, while offering the same empty promises to beef up enforcement.

The 1986 law gave temporary resident status to most illegals who could show they'd lived here continuously for five years. The new proposal would do this for anyone who" lived here for the last five months. The only "proof" required: an affidavit signed by anyone other than a blood relative of the applicant, and a second, equally non-secure document.

3. MYTH: The government will crack down on the hiring of illegal workers.

FACT: You can't "crack down" on something that doesn't exist. And all but a handful of illegal workers will become magically legal within 24 hours of applying for the new Z-visa. Even when an illegal is found to be ineligible for a Z-visa, the proposal states "nothing in this paragraph shall require the Secretary to commence removal proceedings against an alien." There" also a huge loophole that waves current deportation requirements due to "humanitarian circumstances."

4. MYTH: This proposal would not cut in half the amount of fence built by the Secure Fence Act of 2006.

FACT: The Secure Fence Act authorized 700 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. The proposal would implement the new temporary worker and Z visa programs once the feds have installed at least 370 miles of fencing. So the White House is correct. It wouldn't cut fencing by "half," only by 47 percent.

5. MYTH: The trigger period will not cause a rush to the border.

FACT: Limiting amnesty "only" to those who entered the country illegally prior to Jan. 1, does nothing to stem the rush to the border. Since illegals can get a Z visa on the basis of only two easily-manufactured documents, fraudulent documentation will keep the stream of illegal immigrants flowing. All the trigger period does is create an incentive for today" illegals to claim they've been illegal since Jan. 1.

6. MYTH: By providing an opportunity for citizenship to illegal immigrants already here, the bill will not exponentially increase extended-family chain migration.

FACT: In granting immediate amnesty to so many millions, the bill will dramatically accelerate family chain migration over the next six years. At that point, the proposal purports to replace family chain migration with skill-based immigration preferences. That change may or may not occur. Meanwhile, the bill establishes a brand-new opening for chain migration: "family members in hardship cases."

7. MYTH: The temporary worker program is good for American workers.

FACT: By creating both the Z visa program and the Y visa program (for future temporary workers), the proposal sets the stage for millions of new workers to enter the labor market, potentially depressing wages.

Meanwhile, the influx of workers will increase demand for higher taxes. The bill would allow guest workers to bring their spouses and children into the U.S. These children would be entitled to free education (average taxpayer cost: $9,600 per child). Plus any child born to a guest worker here is deemed a U.S. citizen with guaranteed lifetime entitlement to more than 60 different federal welfare programs.

8. MYTH: Illegal immigrants will not come onto the welfare rolls.

FACT: As soon as illegals get Z-visa status, they become eligible for free medical care under Medicaid and their children are immediately entitled to welfare. After five years in Lawful Permanent Resident status, amnesty recipients become eligible for nearly all 60 federal welfare programs including food stamps, public housing, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.

9. MYTH: Government agencies will be able to share information to pursue immigration violators.

FACT: True and false. Unless a background check turns up something criminal about a Z visa applicant within 24 hours after the initial paperwork is submitted, enforcement agencies are blocked from pursuing deportation for a full year.

The bill also gives the Secretary of Homeland Security authority to require a national ID card... for all citizens.

10. MYTH: Senators can cast an informed vote on the bill today.

FACT: Senators did not receive even a draft of the bill until 2 a.m. Saturday--leaving them less than three days to read and understand this complex and convoluted proposal before being forced to vote to bring it to the floor. Only after that vote will they receive a final copy of the proposal--legislation that will affect American security, our economy culture for generations to come. The bill" proponents are pressing for a vote on final passage -- without congressional hearings, committee mark-up, fiscal analysis, expert testimony, or public comment -- before the Memorial Day recess. So much for due diligence by "the world" greatest deliberative body."

Michelle Malkin has also done a great piece on this very issue:
The comprehensive open-borders goodie bag. Highlighting parts of the bill that SCREAM AMNESTY!

All the while we have Tony Snow on Bill Bennetts show blowing Smoke up our ASS!

Which brings me to our own beloved senator here in Florida. MEL "Shamnesty" MARTINEZ. Yes we have talked about Mel before

In fact I sent him an email yesterday pretty much saying my position and how he will NEVER EVER win another election in the state of Florida. That is pretty much a guarantee.

But there needs to be more than just sending emails to these "Senators". We the American LEGAL Citizens of this nation NEED TO RALLY. There needs to be a movement within the Citizenship to stop this BULLSHIT now. We can send all the emails we want, mail bricks to senators but in the end we need to send a CLEAR MESSAGE to all of these Senators that THEY WORK FOR US! NOT FOR THE ILLEGALS! They are CIVIL SERVANTS THAT WORK FOR THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION!

There needs to be rally of MASSIVE proportions in the streets of this country that send a RESOUNDING HELL FUCKING NO to this bill. I will be urging the likes of Rush, Hannity, O'Reily, Malkin, Ingrham, Boortz, Campbell, Hedinger, Gallagher, Savage, Lou Dobbs, Bill Bennet, Levin, Medved, Sliwa ETC to band together on the radio and TV to rally America not just on their TV screens but to take to the streets. This is not a partisan issue. Its not even a racial issue. I myself am Latino and damn proud of it. This is a LEGAL IMMIGRATION ISSUE and how we the people want this nation shaped!

Its perhaps the ONLY way that we can get a clear message to Washington that this will be TOTALLY unacceptable to the people of this nation.

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