Skip to comments.House passes farm bill that critics say grants 'large-scale amnesty' to illegal immigrants
Posted on 12/12/2019 6:00:41 AM PST by Reno89519
The House on Wednesday passed a contentious agricultural bill that would likely put more than a million illegal immigrants on a pathway to legal status as part of what supporters say is a vital modernization of the industrys workforce -- but that immigration hawks blasted as a large-scale amnesty.
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed 260-165, with support from both Democrats and Republicans. The bill provides a process for undocumented farmworkers to seek a temporary five-and-a-half-year Certified Agricultural Worker status if they have worked for approximately six months in the industry in the last two years.
That status can either be renewed indefinitely, or workers (along with their spouses and children) can begin a path to permanent legal status in the form of a green card. That path, according to the legislation, includes background checks and $1,000 fine.
To secure the green card, those who have worked in agriculture for 10 years or more must work for four more years, while those who've spent less than a decade in the sector would have to work eight more years. Once workers receive a green card, they are then free to pursue work in fields outside of agriculture.
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Shame on these traitors! Each and every one of these so-called Republicans need to be called upon to immediately resign, else be primaried out of office.
President Trump needs to be clear that he will not sign AMNESTY, no matter how many traitorous Republicans vote for it.
Putting a million illegals into manual labor in the fields is the antithesis of work force modernization
Creates a class of serfs indentured to the fields for years to earn a green card
In addition to the Republicans co-sponsoring AMNESTY, altogether 34 Republican traitors voted in favor of AMNESTY.
I wish Free Traitors would leave the Republican Party, they are a teeny tiny minority of the electorate and really turn off patriots, nationalists and the general population. They give decent Republicans a bad name.
...at least there was a roll call vote, so we know who the traitors are.
Been there done that:
The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA or the SimpsonMazzoli Act) was passed by the 99th United States Congress and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on November 6, 1986.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act altered U.S. immigration law, making it illegal to knowingly hire illegal immigrants and establishing financial and other penalties for companies that employed illegal immigrants. The act also legalized most illegal immigrants who had arrived in the country prior to January 1, 1982. Despite the passage of the act, the number of illegal immigrants in the United States rose from 5 million in 1986 to 11.1 in 2013
The rapist-murderer illegal alien,who left his victim dead in an Iowa cornfield, would have qualified for citizenship. He had worked at a dairy for 2 years.
Sh**-hole countries do not send us their finest citizens. Do rural dwellers really want to become a dumping ground for Central Americas criminals?
Rep Devin Nunes, Ca
just whose side are you on?
And there is no proof required that you’ve previously worked in ag, for ANY amount of time. Just your sworn statement.
Republicans, if you think that certain demographics are going to vote Republican just because you are nice to them, you are wrong.
Oklahoma sure has turned left. Such a shame.
VETO fodder for the president, in the middle of an Impeachent scam?
These RINOS are sure back stabbers! They all need to be primaried.
“Do rural dwellers really want to become a dumping ground for Central Americas criminals?”
No! Wisconsin just busted a bunch of ILLEGALS from Guatemala that were running a sex trafficking ring in rural Wisconsin!
Republicans I the pocket of the Chamber of Commerce.
Conservatives should have amended this to also mandate of a $15/hr minimum wage. That would have killed it by using the democrat/RINO tactics against themselves.
If the workers put in 60 hrs/wk. and then go home I say let them in. They can sleep in the barns and warehouses. Brassaro.
Not 11.1 million.
That is a Pew number used by the media and politics.
The real number is 25-40 million. (Bear Sterns, Yale, other legitimate studies).
GOPe and dems love them some indentured slaves.
I personally have no problem with an ag worker plan to allow people in to work the farms during harvesting seasons but never as a path to permanent residency or citizenship. For work only them back to their homes wherever they are.
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