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Rep. John Barrow Introduces Keeping the Promise of IRCA Act
Numbers USA ^ | May 23, 2013 | Rep. John Barrow

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

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; congress; dhs; everify; immigration; ircaact; scaap
Now this will work. I think it has covered most if not all of the main points.
1 posted on 05/23/2013 4:59:40 PM PDT by EXCH54FE
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looks like it to me too.
2 posted on 05/23/2013 5:09:54 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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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.

3 posted on 05/23/2013 5:47:31 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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Nothing to see here. Political posturing by a dem whose seat is at risk. I’d be very surprised if it got legs.

4 posted on 05/24/2013 3:06:06 AM PDT by tunedin
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Does he mean promises like...

   "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

5 posted on 05/24/2013 5:28:10 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: EXCH54FE; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Now, this is more like it.

Which means it has a snowball’s chance in Gila Bend of passing...

6 posted on 05/24/2013 8:39:15 AM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: Peet

Fat uncle Teddy’s comments of yesterday read like Fast Marco Rubio’s today.

7 posted on 05/24/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: mongo141

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.

8 posted on 05/24/2013 3:43:54 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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I didn't see anything about ending Birthright citizenship or the free education and medical care illegals are bankrupting us with now. IMHO, without those changes we will have another ten million more in 5 years because our “leaders” will not enforce any immigration laws.
9 posted on 05/27/2013 6:46:55 AM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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