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To: RockinRight
Reagan's biggest mistake. I think he honestly felt it was the best thing we could do at the time. About to be repeated by Bush.

Bush's "amnesty" is not a repeat of Reagan's amnesty.

10 posted on 08/29/2005 8:40:59 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign
Immigration Reform Must Seize Moral Ground, Says Texas Lawmaker

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims and sponsor of the "Save America Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act" or HR2092, explains why her bill is attracting many immigrant rights advocates.

A: My bill tries to correct the mistakes of the 1996 immigration reform. It doubles the number of visas for family reunification -- to 900,000. It doesn't put the burden of proof on asylum seekers as the 1996 law does. It makes less damning misdemeanor offenses committed by juveniles, which the 1996 law turned into felonies, that make them subject to deportation to countries they may have been born in but haven't been to in the last 20 years or so.

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What we are up against.
12 posted on 08/29/2005 8:56:57 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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