Skip to comments.McCain/Kennedy Expected to Unveil New Guestworker/Amnesty Legislation
Posted on 05/16/2005 5:26:41 PM PDT by yoe
On May 12, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced companion guestworker amnesty bills, S. 1033 and H.R. 2330.
The text of this legislation is not yet available, but here's what we've learned this legislation entails.
Millions of currently resident illegal aliens would be permitted to buy guestworker status for a fee of $1,000. After the first three year term they could apply for three year extensions (for another $1000), and in the meantime, apply for green cards. After six years they would be eligible for permanent residency, which could ultimately lead to full U.S. citizenship.
New foreign workers would be permitted to buy three year renewable visas for $500, provided they can find an employer that will hire them. They too could apply for green cards after three years, and ultimately U.S. citizenship.
This bill creates a new H-5A visa category which permits 400,000 new guestworkers each year.
Nothing in the legislation prevents employers from continuing to hire illegal aliens. In fact, the sponsors of this legislation recently stated that they didn't think employers should be punished for hiring illegal workers.
Selling citizenship to illegal aliens and new foreign workers is NOT a legitimate immigration policy.
Once the details of this legislation become clearer we will update you further and request your assistance in opposing this outrageous guestworker amnesty by sending free faxes through our website to your legislators expressing strong opposition to S.1033 and H.R.2330.
I can't tolerate McCain. He's just a kiss*ss
Just another corporate handout. These poor workers who can't survive in their homelands are going to pay up? Meanwhile corporations shouldn't be penalized for hiring illegals???
Whoaaaa....the only thing that's going to stop corporations from hiring invaders is fines and jail time. This bill should be called a Permanent Amnesty for Hirers of Illegals.
grrrr.......Who's running the US anyway? Vincente Fox?
Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!
Be Ever Vigilant!
Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!