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WH Plans Give Illegals Amnesty In Eight Years

From USA Today, of all places:

White House immigration plan offers path to residency

The legislation is being developed as members in both chambers of Congress are drafting their own immigration bills.

By Alan Gomez | February 17, 2013

WASHINGTON — A draft of a White House immigration proposal obtained by USA TODAY would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years.

The plan also would provide for more security funding and require business owners to check the immigration status of new hires within four years. In addition, the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants could apply for a newly created "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa, under the draft bill being written by the White House.

If approved, they could then apply for the same provisional legal status for their spouse or children living outside the country, according to the draft…

So 11 million will soon become 44 million. Then 88 million.

One of those senators, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Obama’s bill repeats the failures of past legislation and would be "dead on arrival" in Congress.

"It fails to follow through on previously broken promises to secure our borders, (and) creates a special pathway that puts those who broke our immigration laws at an advantage over those who chose to do things the right way and come here legally," Rubio said. "It would actually make our immigration problems worse."

Nit picker.

The draft was obtained from an Obama administration official who said it was being distributed to various agencies. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to release the proposal publicly.

The bill mirrors many provisions of the bipartisan 2007 bill that was spearheaded by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and ultimately failed

What a surprise! The truth is they never give up. They just keep recycling their same proposals until the opposition is worn down.

According to the White House draft, people would need to pass a criminal background check, submit biometric information and pay fees to qualify for the new visa. If approved, they would be allowed to legally reside in the U.S. for four years, work and leave the country for short periods of time. After the four years, they could then reapply for an extension…

For starters, has anyone even considered how much all of this is going to cost? These 11 million (and probably twice that) applicants are going to have to undergo criminal background checks, gets fingerprinted and pay fees.

And, apart from the cost, the sheer volume of the paperwork will completely overwhelm the system. Which, of course is undoubtedly the plan. The upshot will be the bureaucrats will just throw up their hands and declare an immediate amnesty for everyone.

Illegal immigrants would be disqualified from the program if they were convicted of a crime that led to a prison term of at least one year, three or more different crimes that resulted in a total of 90 days in jail, or if they committed any offense abroad that "if committed in the United States would render the alien inadmissible or removable from the United States."

People currently in federal custody or facing deportation proceedings also could be allowed to apply for the Lawful Prospective Immigrant visa…

So we are giving citizenships to criminals. But only criminals who have been able to keep their jail sentences to under a year. Isn’t that wonderful?

To combat fraud, the draft proposes a new Social Security card be developed that is "fraud-resistant, tamper-resistant and wear-resistant." The Social Security Administration would be required to issue the new cards within two years.

There is no way to stop anyone from making counterfeit identity papers if the rewards are high enough

A major requirement for many Republicans is enhanced border security. The bill calls for an unspecified increase in the Border Patrol, allows the Department of Homeland Security to expand technological improvements along the border and adds 140 new immigration judges to process the heavy flow of people who violate immigration laws…

But we thought the borders were already secure?

Meanwhile, the White House is already pretending to be backing away from their plan.

From the Associated Press:

Obama offering immigration plan as backup

By PHILIP ELLIOTT | February 18, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is downplaying its draft proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers don’t come up with an immigration overhaul of their own. It won’t be necessary, Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike are telling the Obama administration.

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Barack Obama wants to "be prepared" in case the small bipartisan group of senators fails to devise a plan for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. In response, lawmakers assured the White House they are working on their own plan — and warned that Obama would be heading toward failure if the White House gets ahead of them.

"We will be prepared with our own plan if these ongoing talks between Republicans and Democrats up on Capitol Hill break down," McDonough said, adding he’s optimistic they would not crumble…

Be "prepared" for what? To bypass Congress with an executive order that does all of this without legislation?

Many of the details in the administration’s draft proposal follow the broad principles that Obama previously outlined. But the fact the administration is writing its own alternative signaled Obama wants to address immigration sooner rather than later and perhaps was looking to nudge lawmakers to move more quickly.

In other words he is threatening Congress: ‘Ram this through fast or I will do even more via executive order.’ And he will take all of the credit and while the Republicans will get all of the blame for opposing him.

The tactic could complicate the administration’s work with Congress.

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin lawmaker who was his party’s vice presidential nominee last year, said the timing of the leak suggests the White House was looking for "a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution."

The hell you say!

"Leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction," said Ryan. "There are groups in the House and the Senate working together to get this done and when he does things like this, it makes that much more difficult to do that." …

All that matters to Obama is that he appears to be fighting the Republicans as the champion of the poor illegal aliens. Whether there is a bill or not is of far less consequence.

In fact, Obama is probably hoping there isn’t a bill, so that he can use that as an excuse to do all of this by executive order and thereby take all of the ‘credit.’ While the Republicans will get all of the blame for opposing him.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “WH Plans Give Illegals Amnesty In Eight Years”

  1. canary says:

    My understanding from the leaked memo said the illegals would become automatic U.S. Citizens at their 8 year mark.

    With the lack of documents something I’ve noticed is the illegal children are always changing who their father, uncle’s, brothers, and cousins are, but I guess that doesn’t matter anymore.

  2. USSFreedom says:

    What at this point, does it matter? They’re only enlarging the size of the sewer to pour US taxpayer dollars into.
    Another group of special people to receive a helping handful of borrowed cash. Brochures sent to Meh-he-Co advertising government bureaus which will provide free medical treatment, schooling, shelter, food and interpreters at the polls so foreigners can vote the D ticket only hastening the demise of this once great country. Reading of the give away in the land of milk and honey millions more will say, AH, ME GO. Bye, Bye Miss American Pie, the crust is about all that’s left and will soon be devoured by the wolves at the open doors of our borders.

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