Immigration Watchdog members,

Listed below are 28 problems with the new immigration bill. 28 reasons that make the bill a deal breaker. Many MSM journalists will never bring these to the publics attention. Why? Because they want a bill, even a bad bill passed. Since they don’t want this info disseminated, I will do it for them.

This incomplete list I’ve compiled comes from various news articles published since the bill was made public on Monday, May 21. These many “issues” with the bill make it a disaster for America. Therefore it should NEVER pass in it’s present form for the sake of our security, economy, and quality of life. No bill is better then a bad bill.

If you find any more issues with the bill, that I have not listed, feel free to post them in comments and I will add them to the growing list. Please include your source. Feel free to copy this list and send it to who ever you think needs a fast education on the subject. GuardDog

THE LIST

1. Security doesn’t come first in this bill. This bill would immediately legalize illegal aliens that are currently in the country. The only way Congress will actually see to it that the border security and enforcement provisions in the bill will be implemented is if they have to do them before they even consider an amnesty for the people who are here.

2. Illegal aliens won’t have to pay back taxes ? where do we get the same deal? The whole idea that illegal aliens shouldn’t have to pay the taxes they already owe for working in the United States is utterly and completely offensive because it actually gives them a privilege that American citizens aren’t getting: forgiveness for taxes owed to the IRS.

3. If passed, this bill will make taxpayers pay the legal bills for illegal aliens seeking amnesty. Tucked away on page 317 is a provision that would allow lawyers in the federally-funded legal services program to represent illegal aliens, which they are presently barred from doing.

4. This bill rewards illegal aliens for breaking our laws. There are tens of millions of people who respect our laws and our country, waiting patiently, in line, often in their home countries, to get a chance to come here. Under this bill, illegal aliens will immediately be eligible for a “Z Visa” which allows them to work, go to school, and — this is important — stay here for the rest of their lives if they so choose because there is no limit on the number of times it can be renewed.

5. The bill gives the government only one business day to conduct a background check to determine whether an applicant is a criminal or a terrorist. It is impossible, of course, to determine in a single day whether someone is a terrorist or a criminal.

6. In the bill Section 601(g)(2), illegal-alien gang members would be eligible for amnesty merely by signing a ?renunciation of gang affiliation.?

7. Gang-bangers and other criminals, who have been ordered to leave the United States by an immigration judge but defy the ruling, are called absconders. Section 601(d)(1)(I) permits U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to grant an absconder a Z visa anyway if he can show that being forced to leave the United States ?would result in extreme hardship? to the alien, his spouse, parent or child.

8. The bill effectively shuts down our immigration-court system. If an alien in the removal process is eligible for the Z visa, the immigration judge must close the proceedings and offer the alien the chance to apply for the amnesty.

9. If ICE officials apprehend an alien who appears eligible for the Z visa (in other words, just about any illegal alien), they can?t detain him. Instead, ICE must help him apply for the Z visa.

Rather than initiating removal proceedings, ICE will be initiating amnesty applications. It?s like turning the Drug Enforcement Agency into a needle-distribution network.

10. To qualify for the Z-visa amnesty, an illegal alien need only have a job (or be the parent, spouse, or child of someone with a job) and come up with a scrap of paper suggesting he was in the country before Jan. 1 of this year. Any bank statement, pay stub, or similarly forgeable record will do.

Expect a mass influx unlike anything this country has seen before, once the 12-month period for accepting Z visa applications begins. These rules are an open invitation to sneak in and present a fraudulent piece of paper indicating that you were already here.

11. As promised, the bill will legalize most of the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens now in the country via a new ?Z visa.? Each would pay $3,000 - only slightly more than the going rate to be smuggled into America. This is not up front. They will have eight years to pay it back.

12. Supporters of the bill call the Z visa ?temporary? - neglecting to mention that it can be renewed indefinitely until the visa holder dies. Thus, we have the country?s first permanent temporary visa. On top of that, it?s a super-visa - allowing the holder to work, attend college or do just about anything else.

Are you a law-abiding alien who?s interested in switching to this privileged status? Sorry. Only illegal aliens can qualify.

13.
The bill increases legal migration by at least 50 percent over the next decade by granting green cards to all the remote relatives who are in the chain migration categories, a number estimated at 750,000 to 900,000 a year. That is triple the current number of 250,000. Giving green cards to millions of additional relatives ensures that legal immigration will continue to grow as this larger pool of permanent residents brings in spouses.

14. The bill claims that bench marks must be met before amnesty/guest-worker provisions go into effect. But the bench marks fail to require that the U.S.-Mexico border be closed, fail to require that the border fence be completed as mandated by Congress in October and fail to require that the Department of Homeland Security implement the entry-exit visa system so Americans can know if visitors and guest workers actually leave.

The border security part of the bill calls for a 370-mile-long fence on the U.S./Mexico border. That is only half as long as the 700-mile-long fence ordered by the Secure Fence Act passed overwhelmingly by Congress and ostentatiously signed by the president in front of TV cameras just before the November 2006 election.

15. Another bench mark is that “tools” will be provided to prevent illegal immigrants from getting jobs, including requirements for identification standards and an employee verification system. But the bill lacks a requirement that anybody actually use the tools.

16. The costs of the Senate immigration bill are mind-boggling. Unbelievably, the Senate has made no attempt to estimate this costs or how to how to pay them. The Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector puts a potential price tag on this bill of $2.5 trillion, which is five times the cost of the Iraq war.

17. At least 60 percent of illegal immigrants lack a high school diploma, which means they will work low-wage jobs, pay little or no income tax, and be heavy users of our schools and means-tested social benefits such as Medicaid, school lunches, Women, Infants and Children Program, subsidized housing, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and free legal counsel.

18. Fiscal costs would go up dramatically after amnesty recipients reach retirement. Each elderly low-skill immigrant imposes a net cost - that is benefits minus taxes - on U.S. taxpayers of about $17,000 per year, according to the Heritage Foundation. These costs would hit Social Security and Medicare at the very time Social Security is expected to go into crisis.

19. Section 413 calls on Congress to “accelerate the implementation” of the Security and Prosperity Partnership - announced by Bush in Waco, Texas, in 2005 - so that the United States can “improve the standard of living in Mexico.” Do U.S. taxpayers want to take on the awesome economic burden of solving poverty problems in Mexico?

20. The Senate immigration bill states that the United States want to increase access to credit for “poor and under-served populations in Mexico,” and expand efforts “to reduce the transaction costs of remittance flows” from the U.S. to Mexico now running at $23 billion a year. That is money made in the US but transferred out of our economy.

21. The Senate bill also puts the United States into a “partnership” with Mexico for “increasing health care access for poor and under-served populations in Mexico,” for “assisting Mexico in increasing its emergency and trauma health care facilities,” and for “expanding prenatal care” in the border region. Do U.S. taxpayers want to take on the awesome economic burden of solving problems in Mexico?

22. The Senate bill authorizes 4,000 new Border Patrol agents, but doesn’t require that they be trained or deployed.

23. Illegal Aliens will receive instate tuition. Illegal aliens would receive a taxpayer subsidy worth tens of thousands of dollars and would be treated better than U.S. citizens from out of state, who must pay three to four times as much to attend college. In an era of limited educational resources and rising tuitions, U.S. citizens, not aliens openly violating federal law, should be first in line to receive education subsidies.

24.Health standards ignored ? Z-Visa holders are not required to be given medical examinations and immunizations. Z-Visa applicants and permenant residents are two peas off the same pod. Both can live in the USA as long as they want. Permenant residents are required to be given a medical examination and immunized but Z-Visa holders are not. All aliens, including Z-Visa holders should be required to be given medical examinations and immunized. They are living and breathing in our country just as permanent residents. The health and safety issues are one and the same. TB or Leprosy anyone?

25.?There are no serious assimilation components to the legislation.? Dual citizenship, naturalized Americans voting here and overseas, non-English classrooms and multilingual ballots all thrive, despite McCain-Kennedy?s ?comprehensive? scope. ?Assimilation? appears only once in this legislation, and not until the 343rd of 347 pages. ?Americanization? never emerges.

26. The amnestee doesn?t have to know squat in English to get probationary status or a Z visa. After four years when seeking to renew the Z visa the first time, he only has to take — not pass, just take — the naturalization language test or be on a waiting list for English classes. ?Learn English? only happens after eight years, and then it?s not actual mastery of the language.

27. As stated above in #13 “The bill increases legal migration by at least 50 percent over the next decade….”. Yet, when asked in a Gallup poll what level of immigration do Americans want, overwhelmingly they say less (46%) or same (34%). While only 16% want more. The US Census Bureau in 1999 projected The USA’s population will double in less then 100 years from 300 million to 600 million. The majority of that increase will be from legal immigration, illegal immigration, plus both their descendants. This is completely against what the American people want. When do we start double decking our freeways Mr. President?

28. If Amnesty passes, 12-20 million illegal aliens would be immediately granted probationary legal status. Processing these individuals would be the responsibility of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Estimates are, if amnesty is given to just 12 million illegal aliens within the year allowed for applications, that would mean an average of 48,000 amnesty applications each day for USCIS?s 3,000 adjudicators. Add an additional 200,000 guest workers applications to the mix. That would be in addition to the 6.3 million (2005) legal applications and the backlog of several million unresolved applications the USCIS has responsibility over.

The Senate?s proposal would vastly expand USCIS?s workload but do little to ensure that the agency is capable of handling the task.

Sources

www.heritage.org

www.indystar.com

http://www.humanevents.com

http://www.bendweekly.com

http://www.nypost.com

http://www.swnebr.net

http://washingtontimes.com

http://www.washtimes.com

http://www.townhall.com

http://www.heritage.org

http://www.cis.org/articles/2001/sactestimony701.html

http://www.galluppoll.com


14 Responses to “28 Reasons To Kill The Bill Now!!!!!!!!!”

  1. 1 BEADALONG

    Disgusting.

    Anyway, I was sending all kinds of info on this bill, Aztlan/Anahuac, the NAU, etc to my family (no answer from anyone else) but here’s what my son had to say: “It’s great to hear from you, but really, I just consider all this spam and delete it.”

    Wow, here I’m telling them that our constitution might disappear with this NAU enactment & he thinks this is just “spam.”

  2. 2 The Watchdog

    Nice work GuardDog. I’ll include this list in the first bi-montly Watchdog Newsletter. I’ll be sending it out on Monday. Everyone that is a registered user will get it in their email.

  3. 3 BEADALONG

    Yes, this is great work, I already sent it out to my family and son (who considers all this info “spam”). He works in the tech field & I did tell him about the call for the increase in H1B visas, but I guess that didn’t phase him any.

  4. 4 Eddie B.

    Did they miss anything?

    This is the most destructive crap I have ever seen. Why don’t we hand our all our property while we are at it.

    Thanks Dogs! Very informative… depressing as hell but informative.

    Great news…. Congress has gone home for the holidays. Destroying our country has been really exhausting work and they need another vacation.

    So let’s get busy and build the wall over the weekend… around the Senate building. We should not let these fools back inside. Ever again. They are fired.

    BUCKETS. WA ARE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF BUCKETS.

  5. 5 Mary

    The bill allows illegals with multiple DUIs to get amnesty!

    http://www.washingtontimes.com.....-6810r.htm

  6. 6 litew8

    You should all e-mail Senator Grassley (IOWA-(R)) and thank him for representing the United States from the get go. He’s been very vocal on capital hill, and continues to do be.

    Senator Grassley?s (IOWA-(R)) Top 15 Flaws in the Amnesty Program:

    01) Probationary benefits not subject to the trigger ? Probationary benefits, including work authorization, protection from removal, and a social security number are granted to illegal aliens immediately, even if the alien?s background check is not complete.

    02) Many criminal provisions may be waived ? Numerous criminal provisions are waived for eligibility purposes. For example, an alien who falsely claims U.S. citizenship would be considered eligible for amnesty even though it?s a crime.

    03) Background checks taken too lightly ? An illegal alien can apply for probationary status and a Z visa without thorough background checks. Immediately after the bill passes, the alien can apply for probationary legal status and receive a card even if the alien?s background check is not complete.

    04) Illegal aliens protected from removal ? If an alien is in removal proceedings, or being detained, at the time of enactment, the alien can still apply for amnesty. Aliens who apply for amnesty cannot be detained or deported while their application is being processed, essentially giving them immunity from justice.

    05) Terrorists and criminals can apply for amnesty ? The Secretary of Homeland Security is allowed to waive the grounds of ineligibility for those who have an outstanding administrative final order of removal, deportation or exclusion. Currently there are more than 637,000 alien absconders in the United States that have defied orders to leave.

    06) Taxes ? Illegal aliens are required to provide the IRS information about tax payments only when applying for legal permanent residence, if that avenue is pursued. Illegal aliens can skirt the federal, state and local tax laws because its not a requirement to prove one has paid outstanding tax liabilities to get probationary or Z status.

    07) Limits eligibility to illegal aliens ? Creates a Z nonimmigrant visa program for illegal aliens and illegal aliens only. No one else is eligible for this program, particularly those waiting their turn in line. Also, there?s no cap on the number of eligible participants.

    08) Indefinite renewal for Z nonimmigrant visas ? Z nonimmigrant visas are valid for four years and may be renewed indefinitely. This is a disincentive for illegal aliens to pay the $4,000 penalty, touch-back to their home country, prove they?ve paid their taxes, or receive a medical exam.

    09) Health standards ignored ? No medical exam or immunizations are needed to get a Z visa.

    10) No incentive to learn English ? There is no English requirement to get a Z visa. Each Z nonimmigrant must only demonstrate “an attempt to gain an understanding of the English language” upon the first renewal of a Z visa. There are waivers for this requirement.

    11) Green card applicants not required to return to home country ? Green card applications (only for heads of household, not dependents) must be filed in person outside the U.S. but not necessarily in the alien’s country of origin. The alien can then reenter (same day) under a Z nonimmigrant visa because it serves as a valid travel document. There are exceptions for this requirement.

    12) Fines are False and Misleading ? Not everyone is required to pay the $5,000 penalty. To get a Z visa, a principal alien (Z-1 or head of household) must pay a $1,000 penalty, a $500 penalty for each dependent, a processing fee, and a $500 state impact fee. Dependents must also pay a processing fee. To renew a Z nonimmigrant visa, each Z visa holder must pay a processing fee no greater than $1,500. To get a greencard, if the alien intends to pursue this route, a Z-1 nonimmigrant must pay a $4,000 penalty. Z-2 (parents and spouse) and Z-3 (children) aliens are only required to pay application fees.

    13) Fines won?t adequately pay for cost of amnesty ? The bulk of the monetary fines are required at the end of the program. All fines may be paid in installments and waivers are available in extraordinary circumstances.

    14) Impact on state and local government ? State impact money will be granted to states to provide services for non-citizens only, instead of providing services to all citizens impacted by the large number of illegal immigrants (school systems, health care services).

    15) Revocation of terrorist visas ? Visas revoked on terrorism grounds would allow Z visa holders to remain in the United States and use the U.S. court system to appeal terrorism charges. The bill, including the amnesty program, does not address visa revocation for any visa holder.

  7. 7 litew8

    CORRECTION:
    You should all e-mail Senator Grassley (IOWA-(R)) and thank him for representing the United States from the get go. He?s been very vocal on capital hill, and continues to be.

  8. 8 Vincent Narodnik

    A detail I noticed while watching Grassley on the floor. He refered to Los Mexicanos as “ILLEGAL ALIENS”
    (finally a legislator who recognises Law, and doesnt shy away from using the correct legal terms to describe what he is talking about.)
    Not “migrants’
    Not “imigrants”
    Thats worth keeping in mind.
    It would be neat to see a spread sheet of references to Los Mexicanos broken up into category, nomenclature, frequency of use, Frequency divided by time, etc.

  9. 9 The Watchdog

    I just heard that JD Hayworth read the 26 reasons on his radio show today!

    http://www.kfyi.com/pages/hayworth.html

  10. 10 Mary

    I have been posting this list on newspaper talkboards all over the country and it always gets a good response. Best thing to do is copy paste it into the whole box — don’t just post a link. People are too lazy to click links.

  11. 11 The Watchdog

    http://jdhayworth.com/iceagent.html

    Perceived flaws in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007

    1) There is no across-the-board departure requirement for those who have entered illegally. The reason that opponents of the Bill are successful in casting it as an ?amnesty? is because all illegal entrants are not required to depart. It is not enough to say that people are being held accountable for their illegal behavior by paying fines and waiting in lines; the ultimate response must be that they are being held accountable with their feet. A simple revolving door at the border once the applications are approved should suffice, because then they are entering this country legally; but departure must apply to ALL who have entered illegally.

    2) The benefit provisions are backwards. Skilled laborers are being granted non-immigrant status (H2C), and unskilled laborers are being granted lawful residence (LPR) leading to citizenship. It should be the other way around; the skilled laborers should receive LPR status, and the unskilled laborers should be the non-immigrants required to depart every few years.

    3) The fine requirements encourage fraud. The fine requirements provide a reduced fee for family applications. No applicants are going to want to pay a full fine when there is a way to pay a lower one. Relationship fraud will become rampant, where persons claim relative relationships that do not exist.

    4) The document requirements encourage fraud. The Act calls for certain documents to be presented but provides no mechanism for checking the validity of those documents. Utility bills, account statements, and numerous other official-looking documents are easily produced fraudulently. Furthermore, employer letters are the most easily forged documents of all. A mechanism is required that would allow for checking the validity of the documents.

    5) The DREAM Act is a nightmare. The children of illegal aliens that are brought into the United States illegally are the victims of their parents? unlawful activity. The DREAM Act turns it around to declare that those children are victims of the U.S. Government.The DREAM Act grants benefits to illegal alien children that U.S. Citizens do not receive, and it exonerates those children?s parents for having victimized their children in the first place.

    6) Convicted Aggravated Felons are exonerated. The Act imposes a 15-year cap on deportability resulting from aggravated felony convictions. In other words, if an alien was convicted of an aggravated felony but finished their sentence more than fifteen years ago, the offense would no longer be deportable as an aggravated felony conviction (it would instead have to be evaluated for ?Moral Turpitude?).

    7) Convicted Aggravated Felons are made eligible to adjust status. The Act allows certain aggravated felons to adjust as long as they completed their prison sentences more than 10 years prior to applying, and the crime was not defined as an aggravated felony at the time of the conviction.
    Criminals and Security Threats are made eligible for Parole. The Act allows for parole release of criminals and security threats who would otherwise be detained, as long as they apply for the Guest Worker Program. Furthermore, the permissive language encourages court challenges demanding that these applicants be paroled.

    9) Churches are exempt from alien smuggling prosecution. The Act rewrites Title 8 USC 1324 regarding alien smuggling and exempts religious organizations from criminal prosecution for transporting, harboring, or inducing the continued residence of illegal aliens in the United States. The result will be that every alien smuggler on the southern border is going to paint the word ?Iglesia? on the side of their vans.

    10) ?Humanitarian Aid? is exempt from alien smuggling prosecution. Under the rewritten Title 8 USC 1324, persons and organizations providing ?humanitarian aid? would be exempt from prosecution. The result is that every alien smuggler will claim to be rendering a ?humanitarian? service. The Act also contains such an exemption regarding illegal re-entry, but it is labeled as emergency humanitarian aid. The Act should specify it to be ?emergency? aid in 1324 as well.

    11) Enforcement authority is revoked. Under the rewritten Title 8 USC 1324(d), certain enforcement authorities are taken away from law enforcement agencies in general, and specifically granted only to those who enforce Federal laws.Under a new Section, Title 8 USC 1229D, state and local authorities would be permitted to aid in enforcing the criminal provisions of immigration law, but not the administrative portions. The result is that State and local officers would face civil suits for contacting Immigration authorities if deportation were the only prospective sanction.

    12) First-time Illegal Entry is turned into a Misdemeanor. The Act rewrites Title 8 USC 1325 regarding illegal entry. Whereas current law punishes any illegal entry by up to two years in prison (a felony), the rewritten Title makes the first offense punishable by only 6 months imprisonment (a misdemeanor).

  12. 12 GuardDog

    Watchdog, #12 is dead wrong. Currently, first illegal entry is a misdemeanor and subsequent illegal entries are felonies.

    § 1325. Improper entry by alien

    (a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts
    Any alien who
    (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or
    (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or
    (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.
    (b) Improper time or place; civil penalties
    Any alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty of?
    (1) at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (or attempted entry); or
    (2) twice the amount specified in paragraph (1) in the case of an alien who has been previously subject to a civil penalty under this subsection.
    Civil penalties under this subsection are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any criminal or other civil penalties that may be imposed.

    § 1326. Reentry of removed aliens

    (a) In general
    Subject to subsection (b) of this section, any alien who?
    (1) has been denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed or has departed the United States while an order of exclusion, deportation, or removal is outstanding, and thereafter
    (2) enters, attempts to enter, or is at any time found in, the United States, unless
    (A) prior to his reembarkation at a place outside the United States or his application for admission from foreign contiguous territory, the Attorney General has expressly consented to such alien?s reapplying for admission; or
    (B) with respect to an alien previously denied admission and removed, unless such alien shall establish that he was not required to obtain such advance consent under this chapter or any prior Act,
    shall be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.

  13. 13 Anna

    GuardDog –

    Thanks for creating this list. I use it as a handy and quick reference.

  14. 14 Harrison Bergeron

    Here’s a novel thought.

    I’m going to suggest that no sane person would support this bill. Therefore, in my opinion, any politician who supports it is in fact not sane.

    A person can be legally committed to a psychiactric facility against their will if it’s shown that their actions are harmful to themselves and/or others. I think the politicians who support the amnesty definitely qualify for that definition! Maybe it’s time to start legal proceedings against them to get them committed! :)

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