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Legalized Will Face Lesser Penalties Than Citizens

From the Washington Examiner:

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Illegal immigrants who commit crimes face lesser punishment than U.S. citizens

By GABRIELLA MORRONGIELLO | June 24, 2013

According to Sen. John McCain, a member of the Senate’s Gang of Eight, criminals will not be legalized under the proposed bipartisan immigration bill. “Anyone who has committed crimes in this country is going to be deported,” the Arizona Republican declared on the Senate floor last week.

Lest we forget, this is supposed to be the situation now. Thanks to Obama’s executive orders, we no longer deport anyone but criminals. The only problem is they don’t even deport criminals. In fact, ICE recently released thousands of criminals they were detaining.

However, as Washington Examiner columnist Byron York recently reported, “the bottom line is an immigrant could have more than three misdemeanor convictions in his background check and still qualify for legalization.”

Furthermore, the [above] chart published June 21 by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a nonprofit organization that opposes liberalization of immigration law, compares the consequences for an array of crimes and discovered that while illegal immigrants might be exonerated and legalized, U.S. citizens and legal immigrants face years of incarceration or temporary expulsion from the country.

The Gang of Eight’s bill would allow illegal immigrants who entered the country before Dec. 31, 2011, and committed up to three misdemeanor offenses including but not limited to assault, battery, identity or document fraud, tax evasion, to remain eligible for Registered Provisional Status.

Meanwhile, U.S. citizens and persons who entered the country legally could incur up to $100,000 in fines, 15 years of imprisonment, or be prohibited to reenter the country for up to 10 years.

And yet we are told that amnesty is all about ‘fairness.’

But all of this is probably moot anyway. Under the Gang’s law, legalization will occur six months after the bill becomes law. So who is going to be able to conduct all of these background checks? NSA?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

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