Skip to comments.Rep. John Barrow Introduces Keeping the Promise of IRCA Act
Posted on 05/23/2013 4:59:40 PM PDT by EXCH54FE
Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) has introduced the Keeping the Promise of IRCA Act. The bill would fulfill the border security promises, workplace verification promises, and interior enforcement promises that were never fulfilled by the 1986 amnesty bill. The bill serves as an alternative to the Gang of Eight's amnesty bill, S.744, and is a response to public opinion that's been evident in poll after poll that the border needs to be secured before dealing with other aspects of immigration reform.
The Keeping the Promise of IRCA Act would:
Require all employers to use E-Verify within 2 years
Require all employers to re-verify the work authorization of temporary guest workers
Increase the penalty to at least 1 year in prison for committing fraud while going through the work authorization process
Increase penalties and fines for employers that hire illegal aliens
Require DHS to check suspected illegal-alien smugglers and those smuggled with terrorist watch lists
Increase penalties for illegal-alien smugglers
Bar sanctuary cities from receiving State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funding
Hire additional ICE agents and support staff
Assign at least one ICE agent to each federal, state, and county prison and require ICE to detain suspected illegal aliens booked to the prison
Assign at least one ICE agent to each state drug and gang task force
Provide ICE agents and Border Patrol agents with appropriate equipment - body armor and weapons
Discontinue visas to countries that refuse to repatriate deported illegal aliens
Add an additional 10,000 beds to ICE detention centers
Create a pilot program for a biometric exit/entry system at land ports
Require equipment sharing between the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security
Achieve operational control of the border - defined by stopping all illegal border crossings, drugs, and weapons
Add additional judges, clerks, and prosecutors along the border
Employers who knowingly hire illegals should get a $10,000 fine for the first offense and a one year jail sentence for the second. Couple that with a law cutting off all government aid for illegals, and 90% of the problem would just go away as the majority of illegals would self deport.
Nothing to see here. Political posturing by a dem whose seat is at risk. I’d be very surprised if it got legs.
"The [immigration] bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs." - Ted Kennedy, 1965 "This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this." - Ted Kennedy, 1986
Now, this is more like it.
Which means it has a snowball’s chance in Gila Bend of passing...
Fat uncle Teddy’s comments of yesterday read like Fast Marco Rubio’s today.
Barrow vowed to “Stop the Invasion” at the border during the Kennedy McCain amnesty talks. The GOP consultants wonder why they can’t beat this guy or Jon Tester and others by talking about other issues. McIntyre, Rahall and Barrow were some of the few in the house to speak out against the Rubio amnesty.