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(Vanity) The Amnesty Act of 2007 (Discussion of Text from the Bill)
Thomas (Library of Congress) ^ | 5-20-2007 | grey_whiskers

Posted on 05/20/2007 12:37:52 PM PDT by grey_whiskers

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To: stephenjohnbanker

That section must be the reason Kennedy’s been grinning like a possum about this bill.


41 posted on 05/20/2007 1:46:57 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Raleighwood

When us folks in So. Cal. have bi***** for yrs. about
this type of exhibition as our everday observance, we have said, it is coming to a neighborhood near you.
Keep away from the MX candy. There are often problems with lead content in their candy.


42 posted on 05/20/2007 1:50:14 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Duncan Hunter '08 Tough on WOT & Illegals)
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To: Raleighwood

Even worse, that candy was probably full of LEAD. (There have been articles recently about lead being found in Mexican candy.)


43 posted on 05/20/2007 1:55:49 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: grey_whiskers
Thanks. As I said, one of their mantras is that their opponents are "uninformed."
Saxby Chambliss, after he was bood by his state GOP members:
"After the speech, Chambliss said he took the crowd’s reaction as a lack of popular understanding of the shape of the current immigration system."

YOU ARE NOT WORTHY TO RECEIVE THE WISDOM OF THE GREAT SAX!
44 posted on 05/20/2007 2:00:34 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Americans die on the first DUI!

Kennedy Drank, People Sank.

45 posted on 05/20/2007 2:02:54 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
GW... It is looking like dddfd is correct, or at least a whole lot of folks like NRO and Heritage are singing the same song. Both links to documents take you to the May 18, 2007 11:58PM "Draft" of the "Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007" versus S.1348, the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007."

While this may be a new draft, one wonders how a 790 page document was widdled down to 326 pages but capable of adding all sorts of new stuff that was not in S.1348. It also makes you wonder how politicians that go to such lengths to hide things from the public can stay in office.

The NRO-hosted PDF file was apparently first posted yesterday by Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Corner:

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Text! [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

In case you are intensely bored this Saturday: here's the current immigration bill Senate staff are spending their weekend with.

05/19 09:18 AM

Also, from The Heritage Foundation:

May 19, 2007
The Senate's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Package
by The Heritage Foundation

FYI

Working behind closed doors for months, a handful of Democratic and Republican staffers, along with a few senators and principals from the Administration, have been drafting a “comprehensive immigration reform package.” Until Saturday morning, the legislation was unavailable to any other senators or staff, let alone the media, policy analysts, or the general public.

This legislation would be the most significant reform of immigration policy in 40 years, affecting not only our national security and homeland defense but the fiscal, economic, and social future of the United States for several generations.

For the sake of open deliberation and public education, The Heritage Foundation is making this legislation, in draft form, publicly available to encourage widespread debate and discussion.

The document made available here, although marked “DRAFT – FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY,” is being relied upon by senators and staff as the final language to be debated beginning on Monday, May 21, with the expectation of a vote on final passage—without congressional hearings, committee mark-up, fiscal analysis, expert testimony, or public comment—before the end of the week.

Download Draft Legislation: The Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (PDF, 1 MB)


46 posted on 05/20/2007 2:11:11 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Lindsey Graham was just as condescending - “people are mad”, “an emotional issue”. They both even sound like smug liberals now.


47 posted on 05/20/2007 2:11:40 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: grey_whiskers

“Kennedy Drank, People Sank”

Yep


48 posted on 05/20/2007 2:16:48 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: grey_whiskers

This is The Great Molestation of 2007. Asking us to “Sssh!” while they do unspeakable things and telling us we’ll actually grow to enjoy it. Disgustorment!


49 posted on 05/20/2007 2:18:26 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: calcowgirl
GW... It is looking like dddfd is correct, or at least a whole lot of folks like NRO and Heritage are singing the same song.

I in good faith linked to the Library of Congress.

I included the link in my post.

And I included cut-and-pasted sections from the link which I used.

All allowing for complete traceability and accountability.

So, the question then, is obviously this.

By whose orders did an outmoded version get put onto, and left on, the Library of Congress site over the weekend, given that the cloture vote is on Monday?

Can you private FReepmail me with a good link to Heritage?

Cheers!

50 posted on 05/20/2007 2:18:59 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: mewzilla

BTTT.


51 posted on 05/20/2007 2:19:18 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Baladas

And McCain, Tony Snow, Kennedy.... Are there any amnesty supporters who don’t look upon us as a bunch of ignorant racist rednecks? Remember, Pride is one of the deadly sins. Greed too.


52 posted on 05/20/2007 2:23:00 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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To: grey_whiskers; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; calcowgirl
OK, I am checking the points I made against another site. The site this time is here.

Further details as they develop.

ding_dong, thanks for the sharp eyes and pointers.

Cheers!

53 posted on 05/20/2007 2:27:22 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Thanks. Don’t trust any draft that doesn’t say “Z visa.”


54 posted on 05/20/2007 2:34:19 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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To: grey_whiskers

Hey don’t let those people in Washington fool you. The Law of The Sea treaty being revived by the Bush Administration is more of a threat to our sovereignity than our than illegal immigration could ever be. Don’t let them blind sight you folks.


55 posted on 05/20/2007 2:36:21 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon
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To: grey_whiskers
Did you see the TITLE?

"To provide for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and for other Purposes"

56 posted on 05/20/2007 2:45:12 PM PDT by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: grey_whiskers; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; calcowgirl
The section on 501 (backlog) remains the same.

The section on 225 (drunk drivers) has no change. It says
"...including a
12 third drunk driving conviction, regardless of the States in
13 which the convictions occurred or whether the offenses are
14 classified as misdemeanors or felonies under State law,’’
15 after ‘‘offense)’’.
16 (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by
17 subsection (a) shall—
18 (1) take effect on the date of the enactment of
19 this Act; and
20 (2) apply to convictions entered on or after
21 such date.

Section 228 (Protecting Immigrants from Convicted Sex Offenders) is still there.

And BTW, it just occurred to me that this might be there to help cut down on human trafficking, or the rape of immigrants by coyotes and such.

But in that case, it could at least ask for a "Good Neighbor" helping hand from Mexico to check for an immigrant's conviction record in Mexico...

Section 229 on the Local Authorities still has the

">`(b) Construction- Nothing in this section shall be construed to require law enforcement personnel of a State or a political subdivision to assist in the enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States..

So Sanctuary Cities are still A-OK. And the funding is still $850,000,000 per year, less than a billion.

Section 643 on the $500 dollar grants to learn English is still there.

Section 231 on removal of Erroneous Information from the National Crime Information Center is still there.

The prohibitions on employers using the verification system (Section 305) are still present.

Section 505 (Shortage Occupations, Nurses) is still there, fortunately including the good stuff.

Section 508 still covers advanced degrees, the 3-year window is still there, as is the cap at 115,000 per year, as is the 20% annual hike.

Section 218, the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program is there too. As is the dollar amount allocated.

So, it looks like the stuff I brought up is still in the latest draft of the bill.

Thanks for pointing it out!

NO cheers, unfortunately.

57 posted on 05/20/2007 2:50:53 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

bttt


58 posted on 05/20/2007 2:52:23 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: arasina
This is The Great Molestation of 2007. Asking us to “Sssh!” while they do unspeakable things and telling us we’ll actually grow to enjoy it. Disgustorment!

In the famous words, "Just lie back and think of Mexico!"

¡No Me Gusta!

59 posted on 05/20/2007 3:25:46 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
In the famous words, "Just lie back and think of Mexico!"

Si! (Better put some ice on that.)

60 posted on 05/20/2007 4:06:16 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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