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Amnesty Bill to be Introduced in the U.S. House Today for Illegal Aliens
NumbersUSA ^ | 03.22.07 | Roy Beck

Posted on 03/22/2007 5:43:35 AM PDT by Dr. Marten

From the desk of Roy Beck at NumbersUSA:

From the desk of Roy Beck at NumbersUSA:

This year's official push for nearly open borders in the United States is expected to begin later this morning.

Honestly, your collective reaction to the introduction of the Gutierrez/Flake amnesty bill in the U.S. House of Representatives will have great influence on whether national political leaders try to force this through.

We need to do this primarily with phones today.

We need the phones in all 435 offices of U.S. Representatives to be ringing all day in vehement opposition to what is being proposed by Rep. Gutierrez (D-IL) and Rep. Flake (R-AZ).

U.S. House switchboard:
(202) 225-3121

Or

Contact your Representative Directly

TALKING POINTS

Always be polite to the staffers taking the call. They will be much more likely to convey your position accurately if you treat them with respect.

Don't take too much time. Make a couple of notes about what you are going to say before you call and keep your comments simple and quick.

Here are some key points from which to choose:

1. I'm calling about the big amnesty bill that the media say will be introduced today by Congressmen Flake and Gutierrez (goo - tea - air - ez).

2. I urge Rep. xmxmxmx to keep his/her name off the co-sponsorship list. You don't want to get labeled as an amnesty supporter in our District.

3. It sounds like Flake and Gutierrez are trying to trick people into supporting it with some silly things about illegal aliens stepping across the border before coming back and being rewarded with a path to U.S. citizenship.

4. Nothing that provides a path to citizenship for illegal aliens should be supported.

5. (Provide your own reasons for opposing this bill based on your reading of Rosemary's analysis below.)


WHAT'S IN THE NEW AMNESTY BILL

UNDER GUTIERREZ/FLAKE: 

NOTE: Do NOT assume that because your U.S. Representative acted against amnesty last year that they will do it again this year.

We have confidential information about several Members who have voted with us in the past but who are calculating ways to push through almost any kind of compromise between regulation and open border.

Please today, make sure your Congressman and staff are fully aware of where constituents stand on these newest ideas about an amnesty.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agjobs; aliens; amnesty; congresspukes; dreamact; flake; gutierrez; illegalimmigration; immigration; securityperimeter; striveact
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1 posted on 03/22/2007 5:43:38 AM PDT by Dr. Marten
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To: Dr. Marten

How about some FAXes as well? The switch boards will be jammed.


2 posted on 03/22/2007 5:45:57 AM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: Dr. Marten

Senator: lookup HERE: http://www.senate.gov/
Congressional Representative: lookup HERE: http://www.house.gov/


3 posted on 03/22/2007 5:47:45 AM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: Dr. Marten

We need to stop this bill.


4 posted on 03/22/2007 5:48:10 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Dr. Marten
Be cautious of using NumbersUSA as a source.

Father of Anti-Immigration Movement Awaits History's Judgment [Dr. John Tanton]

 

5 posted on 03/22/2007 5:57:05 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Dr. Marten

The modern-day version of the 'Tea Tax'?


6 posted on 03/22/2007 5:57:06 AM PDT by Hornet19 (Conservative from birth, Republican no more.)
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To: Dr. Marten

A horrible mistake. Only the enemies of this country, the corrupt, and/or the mentally ill can support this.


7 posted on 03/22/2007 5:59:37 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3

Politicians ARE the enemy of this country. Their whole immigration deal is about getting votes, citizens be damned!


8 posted on 03/22/2007 6:05:09 AM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: Dante3
A horrible mistake. Only the enemies of this country, the corrupt, and/or the mentally ill can support this

You know you're talking about a considerable number of open border bots on this website, don't you?

9 posted on 03/22/2007 6:05:32 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Dante3

You got that right. And they get paid with your tax dollars for office space,pensions,health care, perks, etc. The fifth columne runs this country now.


10 posted on 03/22/2007 6:06:58 AM PDT by ca centered
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To: Dr. Marten

Amnesty should be voted on by the people, in a national referendum.


11 posted on 03/22/2007 6:07:46 AM PDT by tkathy
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To: Dr. Marten; Willie Green; Wolfie; ex-snook; Jhoffa_; FITZ; arete; FreedomPoster; Red Jones; ...
Every illegal alien who could produce marginally plausible "evidence" that he/she had been illegally present in the United States since June 1, 2006, would get amnesty and be put on the path to US citizenship.

I am at loss for words ...

12 posted on 03/22/2007 6:08:31 AM PDT by A. Pole (If you hate America, support open borders, free trade, war with Iran and sexual Diversity!)
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To: Sam Ketcham
Their whole immigration deal is about getting votes, citizens be damned!

You realize that Karl Rove thinks that all these soon-to-be-former illegals will be Republicans, don't you?

13 posted on 03/22/2007 6:08:33 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: ca centered
"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within." (Historian Will Durant, in the beginning of the film "Apocalypto")
14 posted on 03/22/2007 6:11:50 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dr. Marten

What is the bill number?


15 posted on 03/22/2007 6:12:06 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Dr. Marten

I think it will pass. W has committed to Shamenesty and I see no reason for him to back down.


16 posted on 03/22/2007 6:12:14 AM PDT by devane617 (Let's take back our country -- get a job in the MSM, or education system. We need you.)
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To: oldbill

No, ROVE wants the contribution money of businesses which hire the illegals. They also hope the Hispanics will vote GOP eventually because of their strong belief against abortion etc... like the Cubans, who basically vote GOP. The Dims of course want the illegals to vote before they become citizens. You realize, of course, that you will soon pay for "Millions of 'Americans' live below the poverty level" etc. etc.


17 posted on 03/22/2007 6:13:08 AM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: Incorrigible

"Be cautious of using NumbersUSA as a source."


Actually you should be careful using the commie Southern Poverty Law Center as a source to criticize Numbers USA.

Controling the borders is NOT racism.


18 posted on 03/22/2007 6:15:34 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: A. Pole

This is insanity. Citizenship is not a right, but a privilege to be earned by those who demonstrate their agreement to abide by our laws and respect our shared principles of liberty and personal responsibility. It ought not be for sale, especially to those who have already disrespected our laws and who mock our principles.


19 posted on 03/22/2007 6:17:03 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Sam Ketcham
They also hope the Hispanics will vote GOP eventually because of their strong belief against abortion etc... like the Cubans, who basically vote GOP.

Many Cubans are anticommunist refugees, some of them from the middle and upper class.

Most of the poor people coming from other Latin American countries have populist leanings which will translate into Democratic hold on power for decades to come. They might be socially conservative but will be liberal on other issues. Have we found silver lining here? :)

20 posted on 03/22/2007 6:20:02 AM PDT by A. Pole (If you hate America, support open borders, free trade, war with Iran and sexual Diversity!)
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To: Incorrigible

Your link clearly shows a failure on your part to understand the differences in "anti-illegal" immigration vs. anti-immigration.

Very few Americans want to close the door on immigrants. We just want immigrants to respect the laws of our nation. That way we can be reasonably sure they will become good citizens.


21 posted on 03/22/2007 6:20:06 AM PDT by kidao35
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To: Dr. Marten
This should surprise no one. When the Republicans were in control of both houses, they refused to meet in conference to even try and get a bill to send to the President. Such a bill would have had to include some legalization, but also could have included securing the border and better enforcement tools. But in spite of polls showing Americans wanted comprehensive reform including border security, they thought they could win by doing nothing.

So now that the Democrats are in charge, lets see what goes to the President. As I said, this should come as no surprise.

22 posted on 03/22/2007 6:21:46 AM PDT by MACVSOG68
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To: Dr. Marten

Called and e-mailed.


23 posted on 03/22/2007 6:42:07 AM PDT by panthermom (DUNCAN HUNTER 2008)
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To: Dr. Marten

Call made, followed by email!


24 posted on 03/22/2007 6:43:24 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Dr. Marten

"Kennedy praised their bill Tuesday" http://blog.frankmorton.com/?p=313

Save yourself the trouble, congress critters, and just change the date on this piece of work: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) (P.L. 99-603, 100 Stat. 3359)
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/cor/byagency/doj1255a.htm


25 posted on 03/22/2007 6:44:47 AM PDT by tumblindice (whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to)
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To: antisocial
A must view
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4094926727128068265&q=roy+beck&hl=en

26 posted on 03/22/2007 7:02:50 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Incorrigible
A must view
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4094926727128068265&q=roy+beck&hl=en

27 posted on 03/22/2007 7:03:30 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Sunshine Sister

I've looked everywhere and I can't seem to find the Bill number. It's all over the press, but for some reason (I can only imagine) they're witholding the Bill Number.

http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/16948243.htm


28 posted on 03/22/2007 7:04:20 AM PDT by Dr. Marten (Bush Immigration Policy: No Illegal Alien Left Behind! (http://thehorsesmouth.blog-city.com))
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To: Dr. Marten

BUMP


29 posted on 03/22/2007 7:05:49 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dr. Marten

I hope the bill has provisions for illegal immigrants to easily take over all government staffing, including education. This could save us a lot in taxes.


30 posted on 03/22/2007 7:10:06 AM PDT by polymuser (There is one war and one enemy.)
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To: A. Pole

I agree with your post and HOPE we have a silver lining. A lady called O'Reilly (radio( the other day. Obviously Hispanic by her statements and 3rd generation. She was conservative and expressed basically what I hope. O'Reilly negated her statement by saying that the religious and moral views are soon changed by the secular American ways. IGuess we hope O'Reilly was wrong and the woman right.

No matter what, 300+ million people with the possibility of more will only destroy our country and what our ancestors built and fought for. Imho the country was built by 1950, as I heard others express. Any immigrants now should be pure necessity not because the government has become the employement agency for business or to bring our standard down to world levels because of "votes".


31 posted on 03/22/2007 7:16:21 AM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: Dr. Marten

Called Cong. Buchanan, Florida. His office was very polite. The telephone lines were not jammed as I hoped.


32 posted on 03/22/2007 7:17:24 AM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: Dr. Marten

Congressman Holden,

I am writing you today to voice my strenuous objection to the GUTIERREZ/FLAKE Amnesty Bill currently being considered in the House of Representatives. It is my opinion, and that of many other central Pennsylvanians, that until there is a border fence and border security system in place, all you are doing is encouraging even more ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS to violate our sovereignty.

Instead of putting lawbreakers at the head of your list of things to do, finish the job you were elected to do. The money for the border fence was voted on and passed before the November election, and still you in Congress have failed to follow up and do the job you were elected to do.

This is an important part of the overall security issue related to the War on Terror. Please get the border secured before giving illegals consideration. Thank you.

Sincerely,
XXXXXXXX


33 posted on 03/22/2007 7:19:32 AM PDT by airborne (Airborne! Ranger! Vietnam Vet! That's why I support DUNCAN HUNTER 2008!)
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To: Sunshine Sister

What a reasonable question but, as yet, no answer.


34 posted on 03/22/2007 7:28:36 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: kidao35

I live in Los Angeles and I would like to close the doors on immigration, illegal and legal. Until every American has seen what I see every day, there will continue to be a blase approach to immigration ... period.

For example, last Spring when the illegals had their "protest marches" there were LEGAL immigrants from other nations who also joined them, openly complaining about our government and our country. We DO NOT NEED these people. Don't we have more than enought enemies within this nation, as it is?


35 posted on 03/22/2007 7:32:30 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: Dr. Marten
PROTESTERS NEEDED.

GROUP SUPPORTING AMNESTY TO SPEAK AT:

UPDATE IMMIGRATION FORUM with Hermandad Mexicana Nacional in cooperation with Lynwood Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, March 29, 2007
6:00 p.m.
Bateman Hall (behind City Hall)
11330 Bullis Road
Lynwood, CA 90262
RSVP 310-537-6484

Hermandad Mexicana Nacional wants amnesty and legalization of illegal immigrants

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-04-27-big-stop_x.htm

http://www.arab-american.net/pdffiles/March_25_Coalition_Statement_as_of_4_4_06%5B1%5D.pdf

http://answer.pephost.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=7637

http://www.pslweb.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=6013

Read enough? Come! Protest! Attend and speak out!!

(I have a copy of the flyer in jpg. Let me know how to post and I will.)
36 posted on 03/22/2007 7:42:40 AM PDT by aCookieMomster (If my people... will humble themselves and pray...then will I hear...heal their land. 2Chron7:14)
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To: polymuser

The illegals WILL take over the government offices. It is called DIVERSITY, not MERIT. Diversity is the Left's way of saying institutionalized discrimination. One green polar bear must be hired before a native born English speaking person and so on down the line.


37 posted on 03/22/2007 7:51:56 AM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I have been burned before by information gleened from the Internet. I prefer to wait until I have something solid to complain about. I'll call our moombat's office when I have the bill number.


38 posted on 03/22/2007 7:57:11 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: A. Pole
Every illegal alien who could produce marginally plausible "evidence" that he/she had been illegally present in the United States since June 1, 2006, would get amnesty and be put on the path to US citizenship.

My wife - who came here legally after we were married abroad - had to jump through innumerable hoops simply to get her visa.

Criminal background checks, medical exam and blood tests, financial investigation (to make sure no unpaid loans were outstanding), new passport, "personal character" interviews of friends and family, etc.

Not to mention the materials I provided to the State Dept., and an emergency trip halfway around the world because the local nationals were screwing up the paperwork.

I should have just brought her over in a steamer trunk.I distinctly recall that we were having this very same discussion on FR the morning of 9/11.

I am back to feeling about GWB now, the way I did that morning.

Finally (as if there is a "finally" on this), I want to see how they;re going to (a) fund 15 million new applications in the immigration system, (b) staff CIS so that it can handle 15 million applicants, and (c) prioritize the millions of outstanding LEGAL applicants who have been in the system for up to 10 or 15 years.

39 posted on 03/22/2007 8:00:08 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Sam Ketcham

"Politicians ARE the enemy of this country. Their whole immigration deal is about getting votes, citizens be damned!"

Only 1/2 right. Illegals vote, and they do vote, Democrat. This is about money for the Republicans, campaign contributions and more from constituents who need cheap labor.

It's political suicide for Republicans, but they don't care.


40 posted on 03/22/2007 9:24:23 AM PDT by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: oldbill

"You realize that Karl Rove thinks that all these soon-to-be-former illegals will be Republicans, don't you?"

He can't possibly be that stupid on this issue?


41 posted on 03/22/2007 9:26:00 AM PDT by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: tkathy
Amnesty should be voted on by the people, in a national referendum.

100% correct. Most of our Senators and Reps are only representing their own paid-off views, not the views of their constituents.

PLEASE, everyone call their Representative TODAY and demand that they vote NO on this outrage to America.

42 posted on 03/22/2007 10:41:47 AM PDT by janetgreen (DUNCAN HUNTER IN '08)
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To: Incorrigible

I'm not concerned with what their motives might be as long as the possible results are in line with what I wish to see accomplished.


43 posted on 03/22/2007 11:14:42 AM PDT by Dr. Marten (Bush Immigration Policy: No Illegal Alien Left Behind! (http://thehorsesmouth.blog-city.com))
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To: andy58-in-nh
Citizenship is not a right, but a privilege to be earned by those who demonstrate their agreement to abide by our laws and respect our shared principles of liberty and personal responsibility. It ought not be for sale, especially to those who have already disrespected our laws and who mock our principles.

Does that include the businesses that employ illegals?

44 posted on 03/22/2007 11:34:13 AM PDT by lucysmom
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To: lucysmom
Absolutely: businesses that employ illegals ought to be penalized for doing so. Remember though, that in the end, business don't really pay fines - or taxes - for that matter. They just pass the costs along to their consumers, or downsize their growth plans.

So there's no sense in punishing business so severely that American consumers are hurt by it. Instead, I think we need to focus on enforcement by policing the borders and applying existing immigration laws. Once we do that we can start thinking about creating a better legal path for people who want to come here, but not until.

45 posted on 03/22/2007 11:47:42 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Sunshine Sister

Same here. Since I also have a moonbat rep., bets are that I will know the bill number before her office staff does...:((


46 posted on 03/22/2007 3:04:43 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: La Enchiladita; Sunshine Sister; Dr. Marten
There's still nothing recorded at Thomas. Here's a start from Flakes website:

The STRIVE Act of 2007 - At a Glance

Washington, D.C., Mar 22 -

Securing our borders
The STRIVE Act increases enforcement personnel on the border. It also requires a thorough evaluation of information-sharing, international and federal-state-local coordination, technology, anti-smuggling, and other border security initiatives to ensure that we are doing everything possible to bolster border security. The Gutierrez-Flake bill also calls for the development of multilateral partnerships to establish a North American security perimeter and improve border security on the Mexican southern border.

Strengthening interior enforcement
The Gutierrez-Flake bill increases penalties for crimes committed by immigrants, including those related to smuggling and gang activities. The legislation includes provisions to combat passport and visa fraud, and it increases penalties for trafficking in fake documents. The bill also stiffens penalties related to illegal immigration.

Bolstering employment verification
The STRIVE Act sets up an employment verification system whereby employers would be required to confirm each potential employee's eligibility to work. The new system would eventually apply to all workers and all new hires, and would be rolled out in phases, beginning with critical infrastructure employers and large employers. The legislation increases penalties against employers who do not comply with the new system.

New worker program that reflects realities of our workforce
The Gutierrez-Flake bill sets up a new worker program for low-skilled workers, when a U.S. worker cannot be found to fill a needed job. It addresses the failures and problems with past worker programs and charts a new course that better protects workers, while more effectively and efficiently meeting the needs of employers. The program mandates strong workplace protections. In addition, employers would be required to provide foreign workers with the same wages and working conditions enjoyed by U.S. workers. Workers also would have the ability to change jobs and eventually get on a path to citizenship, if they choose. The worker visa would be valid for 3 years and renewable once.

Reforming a broken visa system in a way that protects families
The STRIVE Act overhauls the family-based and employment-based immigration system to reduce backlogs and inefficiencies. The legislation provides opportunities for high skilled workers to come to, and remain in, the U.S. It also addresses employment needs in shortage occupations, such as nursing.

Earned legalization for hardworking, deserving individuals
Under the legislation, undocumented workers, who pay a fine and pass extensive and thorough background examinations, would be eligible for conditional status with work and travel authorization for 6 years. If, during those six years, the worker remains employed, continues to be an upstanding member of the community, learns English and civics, and pays any owed taxes, they could be eligible to adjust their status if they leave the country and re-enter legally.

The Gutierrez-Flake bill also includes the DREAM Act and AgJobs, as introduced in the 110th Congress.

Miscellaneous
The bill also would increase resources for the immigration court system, provides relief for immigrant victims of the 9-11 attacks and their families, and it facilitates naturalization for members of the armed forces.

47 posted on 03/22/2007 4:29:38 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl
Congressmen Gutierrez and Flake Unveil Bipartisan Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

Legislation would create an immigration system that meets the economic and security needs of our nation by creating laws that are tough, enforceable and realistic

Washington, D.C., Mar 22 - Congressmen Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ.) Thursday unveiled new legislation designed to fix our nation's badly broken immigration system. The legislation is the culmination of years of hard work, in-depth discussions and thoughtful negotiations by Congressmen Gutierrez and Flake.

“The bill we are discussing today is all about security--homeland security, family security and economic security,” Gutierrez said. “It will allow us to better protect our borders and reform an immigration system that is hampering businesses, hurting families and harming communities.”

“Our current immigration laws are at odds with reality,” said Flake. “This bill addresses that problem by bolstering border security, increasing interior enforcement, and creating a temporary worker program that’s enforceable and fair.”

The bill, the STRIVE Act of 2007 (Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy), would overhaul the current immigration system in a way that better protects and enforces our borders, respects the hard work and contributions of immigrants to our country and reflects the realities of our workforce and the needs of our communities.

If enacted, the Gutierrez-Flake bill would ensure that we have an immigration system in place that meets the security and economic needs of our nation by creating laws that are tough, enforceable and realistic.

Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) said, “It is time that we pass comprehensive immigration reform that balances our nation’s security with a realistic and humane approach to dealing with the 11 million undocumented individuals already in the United States. This bipartisan legislation enforces accountability and strong border controls, while offering an earned path to citizenship to those who have contributed to our society through hard work. I thank Congressmen Luis Gutierrez and Jeff Flake for renewing their cooperation on this issue so we can finally move forward in fixing our broken immigration system.”

“This is good, common sense legislation that addresses border security and the millions of undocumented workers in our country,” said Congressman George Radanovich (R-CA). “I am particularly pleased to see the AgJOBS language included in this bill so our nation’s farmers get the help they need to put food on our tables.”

“As the son of an immigrant and a resident of Chicago, I know first-hand, that immigrants make this country strong. Those who have lived in this country for years - who have held jobs, started families and established roots in American communities - deserve the opportunity to earn their citizenship,” said Congressman Rahm Emanuel (D-IL). “This legislation enhances protections for immigrants already living and working in the U.S., provides for effective security enforcement, assists in family reunification, encourages legality at our borders, and most importantly treats all immigrants with the dignity and respect they deserve. I am proud to join members from both sides of the aisle in introducing this reform.”

“Only a comprehensive immigration reform plan like the STRIVE Act will help us achieve an effective, lasting, and viable solution to the immigration issues facing our nation,” said Congressman Luis G. Fortuño (R-PR), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Conference.

48 posted on 03/22/2007 4:32:23 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Remember though, that in the end, business don't really pay fines - or taxes - for that matter. They just pass the costs along to their consumers, or downsize their growth plans.

When I first read that, I thought you were being sarcastic.

Using that logic, businesses don't really make campaign contributions to politicians in exchange for a blind government eye to illegal immigration either - they pass the cost on to the consumer - maybe the very same consumers that in turn, have to compete with low wage illegals for jobs.

And what about the businessman that plays by the rules, isn't he put at a competitive disadvantage? Perhaps he has to put off his plans for expansion when he is underbid by a cheap labor employer of illegal immigrants.

What about the taxpayer who subsidizes cheap labor employers of illegal immigrants through tax funded services?

So there's no sense in punishing business so severely that American consumers are hurt by it. Instead, I think we need to focus on enforcement by policing the borders and applying existing immigration laws.

As long as people are desperately poor and US employers are willing to employ them, people will risk life and limb to get to those jobs regardless of border controls. And as long as penalties for employers are light or nonexistent, they will continue to employ them.

49 posted on 03/22/2007 10:25:19 PM PDT by lucysmom
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To: calcowgirl; HiJinx
The Gutierrez-Flake bill also calls for the development of multilateral partnerships to establish a North American security perimeter and improve border security on the Mexican southern border.

What the sam hill is U.S. Congress doing legislating MEXICO's southern border...??!!!

Oh right, excuse me, NAU is "tinfoil."

The Strive Act, as delineated on FLAKE's website and released today, is the biggest giveaway of our Nation that I have ever seen. Every word of it is despicable.

50 posted on 03/22/2007 10:48:59 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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