Skip to comments.Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison Unveil Alternative To DREAM Act
Posted on 11/27/2012 1:07:35 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
.....The bill, introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Kyl (R-Texas) and dubbed the ACHIEVE Act, would offer a pathway to permanent residency to young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents who are seeking a higher education or military service. The bill stops short of providing a separate pathway to citizenship.
.... Kyl and Hutchison said, however, that they have been working on the bill for about one year, well before the contours of the election took shape in full.
To be eligible for legal status under the ACHIEVE Act, an applicant must have lived in the U.S. for the past five years, been brought to the U.S. before the age of 14 and be no older than 28, and have no criminal record. Applicants must pay a fee, undergo a background check and provide proof they know English. In return they would receive a new type of nonimmigrant visa (W-1) that would grant legal status to seek a degree or military service.
They would not be eligible for federal public welfare benefits or other government assistance, including federal student loans. Immigrants who complete a degree within six years or serve four years in the military would be eligible for a four-year nonimmigrant work visa and upon the completion of that, could obtain a permanent nonimmigrant visa.
Immigrants would not be granted a pathway to citizenship beyond what already exists for nonimmigrant visa holders (marriage of a U.S. citizen or obtaining a green card).
The proposal is similar to the DREAM Act, a decade-old proposal which failed to pass Congress in 2010, but differs in that it does not provide a special pathway to citizenship.
"Today's Kyl/Hutchinson presser makes it clear that #ACHIEVE is no #DREAM Act. No path to citizenship, only second-class legal status," tweeted immigration policy analyst Phil Wolgin.......
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either way, its the end of the GOP
Both senators are leaving in January. Time to leave their mark.
oh that is a well defined requirement...
Yeah, THIS will get Hispanics on board with the GOP - NOT.
They can’t just GO into retirement without mendacious meddling.
Yup. At the speed the republicans are caving in to the godless socialists on every front, the gop is pretty much useless.
Long live the tea party!
It sounds pretty good to me.
Indeed....they've been "withering on the vine" for a long time now.
What is our alternative though?
We have to create a viable alternative party or some how take over the GOP and return it to Conservative principles.
All I'm seeing right now is a dedicated left smelling blood in the water and going after R's with a vengeance....and the R's bending over and taking it.
You must have read it.
It appears that the Dems don't like it.
More and more it looks like the GOP’s answer to losing the election is turn themselves into democrats.
KBH - please go away...
The Dems don’t like it because it makes sense.
I don’t know. We will need a real party with the ability to keep ballot access... (at least 5% in most states)
When will a Republican unveil the ARREST Act, and the DEPORT Act?
And Democrats continue to move Left when they win and even in 2010 when the GOP wins. They are never cowed by losses. They are passionate about their moonbattery, like all idiotic leftists are. There’s no real give and take at all between the parties. The Dems take and GOP gives and never any other combination. The GOP may as well not even be there for all the heft they bring to Washington. They could just send in cardboard figures and we’d probably get better results.
You can’t even write to Kyl now. The e-mails come back w/o answers stating that his office is closing and they are filing the records. This is just a ‘Big Show’ in their part. They had the opportunity for at least the last six years to do something. I hope that Flake is not truly a flake.
Proof that the Republicans aren’t looking out for us.
I’ve had enough of the whole lot of them. They don’t get that nothing short of deportation and sealing our borders is acceptable.
We need a new truly conservative party.