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RE :”WASHINGTON Eight senators who have spent weeks trying to write a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration laws have privately agreed on the most contentious part of the draft how to offer legal status to the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants.
According to aides familiar with the closed-door negotiations, the bill would require illegal immigrants to register with Homeland Security Department authorities, file federal income taxes for their time in America and pay a still-to-be-determined fine. They also must have a clean law enforcement record.
Once granted probationary legal status, immigrants would be allowed to work but would be barred from receiving federal public benefits, including food stamps, family cash assistance, Medicaid and unemployment insurance.
The group's current draft is largely in line with President Obama’s call to set a pathway to earned citizenship as part of a broader immigration reform package, as well as with recent efforts by prominent Republican lawmakers to resolve an issue that hurt GOP candidates in November's election.......
Still undecided is how long illegal immigrants would need to wait before they could apply for permanent resident status and eventually become citizens. The delay for a green card probably would be 10 years or longer, the aides said.”
Rubio agreed to ‘path to citizenship’ before the negotiations even started but now doesn't does not appear to be in a hurry to tell us the details of how and when. I dont see a deal that Dems will accept until he does, this looks intended to show promise.
Say they passed a bill that delayed citizenship for 10+ years, that would be in line with their ideas on entitlement reform, delaying that 10+ years.
Candy now, medicine later.
posted on 03/11/2013 9:34:29 AM PDT
(O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
The only way you can determine if a person has "clean law enforcement record" is to fingerprint everyone AND collect DNA samples from everyone and run them through CODUS.
Can you hear the screams already?
posted on 03/11/2013 10:33:21 AM PDT
("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
The illegals won’t even go for this. A large percentage are on assistance and don’t want to lose that.
posted on 03/11/2013 12:06:58 PM PDT
register with Homeland Security Department
Not a good precedent. We should be getting rid of this department.
posted on 03/11/2013 6:30:10 PM PDT
(First, Do No Harm)
"Once granted probationary legal status, immigrants would be allowed to work but would be barred from receiving federal public benefits, including food stamps, family cash assistance, Medicaid and unemployment insurance."
Illegals will look at that deal and laugh out loud. No way will any of them give up their unearned gov't bennies for quasi-legal status, even if it leads to full citizenship.
I'm sure in most of their minds, they're merely receiving reparations for the territory we "stole" from their ancestors.
Unless there's a real penalty involved for remaining illegal, most of them will keep right on living the way they're living now.
posted on 03/12/2013 4:40:24 PM PDT
(To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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