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Bill To Let “Exemplary” Illegal Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens
Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2011

Posted on 01/10/2011 1:37:49 PM PST by La Lydia

A United States congressman dedicated to fighting harmful anti-immigrant legislation has introduced a bill to change a decades-old federal law so that “exemplary” illegal aliens can obtain American citizenship. California Democrat Joe Baca actually wants to amend the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act so that underage illegal immigrants can become U.S. citizens. To qualify they must somehow prove that they are “exemplary” by providing academic transcripts, demonstrating an understanding of United States history, government and civics and proving that they are of good moral character.

Like most open borders advocates, Baca, who represents Southern California’s San Bernardino County in the U.S. House, claims it’s a way of helping innocent young people brought to America by no choice of their own as children. It’s simply wrong to have policies that “unfairly punish” them, Baca proclaims in a press release announcing his bill this week.

The measure is called People Resolved to Obtain Understanding of Democracy (PROUD) Act and it was also introduced in the previous congress as part of a larger immigration reform bill. It got more than 100 cosponsors but failed to make it past the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law. With Republicans in control of the House, the PROUD Act probably won’t survive but Baca is determined to help illegal aliens.

Under his measure, illegal immigrants who complete grades 6 through 12 in a U.S. school can forgo the current naturalization exam to obtain citizenship. They must provide proof of “essential civic knowledge” and be in “good moral standing within the community.” This will motivate all students to “do their best and stay out of trouble,” Baca assures. It will also put our most responsible and successful immigrant students on a “streamlined path for citizenship.”

After all, the congressman reminds us that America is the land of opportunity and we are blessed to live in a nation where people of diverse backgrounds can come together as one. His legislation will increase the number of high-skilled, citizen workers which will boost economic recovery by creating additional tax revenue. How can you beat that?

Not surprisingly, Baca has a long history of opposing measures to curb illegal immigration. He voted against the U.S.-Mexico border fence, a bill requiring hospitals to report illegal immigrants before getting reimbursed by the government to treat them and a law that extends illegal immigrants’ stay in the U.S. while pursuing residency. http://www.ontheissues.org/CA/Joe_Baca_Immigration.htm


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegals; ruleoflaw
DREAM Act redux.
1 posted on 01/10/2011 1:37:57 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

“Exemplary” = only drinks and drives on weekends.


2 posted on 01/10/2011 1:39:44 PM PST by albie
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To: La Lydia

Of course exemplary will mean any one that made it in to the US without being caught within 10 minutes.


3 posted on 01/10/2011 1:40:05 PM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: La Lydia

There is no such thing as an “Exemplary” Illegal Immigrant.

The people that do it legally are stellar in my book.


4 posted on 01/10/2011 1:41:34 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: La Lydia

Hey Joe, the DREAM Act by any other name is still just...

amnesty. Screw you!


5 posted on 01/10/2011 1:42:36 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: La Lydia

They may have been brought to the U.S. against their will but I don’t owe them anything. Isn’t a free education, emergency room care, subsidized housing and food stamps enough?


6 posted on 01/10/2011 1:42:40 PM PST by BeckB
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To: La Lydia

s/b only one criteria

“Exemplary” Illegal Immigrant = 365 days in combat in a branch of the US military


7 posted on 01/10/2011 1:43:14 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: La Lydia

Sounds like an idea.
Lets discuss it once our borders are secure.
But not before.


8 posted on 01/10/2011 1:45:11 PM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: La Lydia

Can someone on our side please introduce a bill declaring that anyone introducing this kind of crap is guilty of treason, and will be drawn and quartered?

Same thing with any further legislative assaults on the Second Amendment.


9 posted on 01/10/2011 1:45:17 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: La Lydia

If my mommy and daddy rob a bank, or several banks, and give the money to me, shouldn’t I be allowed to keep it all (and maybe get a bonus something about the banking business)???


10 posted on 01/10/2011 1:45:34 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: meadsjn
... (and maybe get a bonus for learning something about the banking business)???
11 posted on 01/10/2011 1:46:53 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: La Lydia

BS


12 posted on 01/10/2011 1:47:44 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: La Lydia

How can “illegal” ever be exemplary? . . . Just sayin’


13 posted on 01/10/2011 1:49:02 PM PST by Juan Medén
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To: La Lydia

lol. Same old same old.


14 posted on 01/10/2011 1:49:13 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: La Lydia

.
. This is Caca!
.


15 posted on 01/10/2011 1:50:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: La Lydia

“exemplary”...that is, Democrat donor, voter.


16 posted on 01/10/2011 1:50:45 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: La Lydia

Exemplary = has a pulse


17 posted on 01/10/2011 1:51:04 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: La Lydia

“exemplary” - one DUI and one molestation only


18 posted on 01/10/2011 1:51:58 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: La Lydia

Why shouldn’t exemplary bank robbers become bank presidents?

What an upside down country!!!


19 posted on 01/10/2011 1:52:05 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: La Lydia

If they are “exemplary”, then they shouldn’t have any problems going through the process to become US Citizens.


20 posted on 01/10/2011 1:52:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: La Lydia
First they were DREAMing, now they're PROUD. But at the end of the day, it makes no difference how bright or intelligent they are. They're still a bunch of illegal, alien criminals who broke into our country and shouldn't be here.

And don't give me a bunch of crying crap about how the kid was only 1 year old when he/she was brought into the US by his/her parent(s). BS. The parent(s) knew they were breaking the law. If they didn't have enough common sense to ask, "What about the baby?" too bad.

Same applies to criminal aliens who had a kid after they broke in. Too bad. Actions have consequences. Use your head.

From the article:

It will also put our most responsible and successful immigrant students on a “streamlined path for citizenship.”
I got your streamlined path right here: Go back to your native country and apply for citizenship in the US. Do it LEGALLY for a change.
21 posted on 01/10/2011 1:54:44 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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How can people who are by definition lawbreakers be “exemplary citizens?”


22 posted on 01/10/2011 1:55:32 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: La Lydia

NONE of them are “exemplary” if they are ILLEGAL.


23 posted on 01/10/2011 1:55:38 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: Liz

open borders ping


24 posted on 01/10/2011 1:57:14 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Then “exemplary” felons — like G. Gordon Liddy — should be allowed to own firearms.


25 posted on 01/10/2011 2:00:50 PM PST by kevao
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To: La Lydia

“Exemplary” = has greased the right palms


26 posted on 01/10/2011 2:00:50 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: La Lydia

Do they have to pass the LaRaza test first?


27 posted on 01/10/2011 2:01:58 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: La Lydia

These gasbags just can’t understand the word “illegal”...

A bright and promising illegal is STILL illegal.


28 posted on 01/10/2011 2:02:53 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: La Lydia

29 posted on 01/10/2011 2:19:27 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: La Lydia
“exemplary”

How can one that has ILLEGALLY ENTERED be "exemplary" after-the-fact?

Does that mean if I axe-murder someone, but then become a Preacher, I can walk free?

How about all the taxpayer-funded assistance I got in order to accomplish survival? Do the taxpayers get their money back, with compounded interest?

CONVICTED CRIMIALS ARE SUPPORTED FOR THE VOTES THEY WILL BRING, BY ONLY ONE PARTY! I WONDER WHICH PARTY SUPPORTS CRIMINAL ACTS?

30 posted on 01/10/2011 2:24:17 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: albie

Has never been caught using stolen ID or SSN. Actually held the door open for a little old lady once. Goes to church regularly.


31 posted on 01/10/2011 2:24:25 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: La Lydia

looks like the democrats have their playbook in place.

a legislative Piven strategy. Clog up the works with this manure to prevent real work from being done.

The committee heads better “man up” and end this manure.


32 posted on 01/10/2011 2:28:54 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: La Lydia

If they’re so “exemplary,” they should be able to do a lot of good in their parents’ home countries, armed with the free education they got here in the US.


33 posted on 01/10/2011 2:41:40 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


34 posted on 01/10/2011 2:41:54 PM PST by HiJinx (Where did 2010 go?)
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To: longtermmemmory

I would be very surprised if this got even as far as a subcommittee hearing. I think it will go no where fast.


35 posted on 01/10/2011 2:50:13 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Whose to say who is examplary?An illegal immigration back door?


36 posted on 01/10/2011 2:57:39 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: La Lydia

NO!


37 posted on 01/10/2011 3:23:56 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: 2banana

““Exemplary” Illegal Immigrant = 365 days in combat in a branch of the US military”

NO to that, too. Horrible security.


38 posted on 01/10/2011 3:26:00 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: La Lydia

This is nonsense. Illegal is illegal - they are breaking our laws and should not be in this country. This bill has obvious and hidden dangers.


39 posted on 01/10/2011 4:44:11 PM PST by Dante3
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To: HiJinx; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Exemplary, Exemplar...

Whenever you see these words, you are seeing early 1920's-30's Communist rhetoric. They date back to the "stakhanovite" or "exemplary worker" of Stalin's Five-Year Plans.

It has morphed into today's SixSigma weenie searching an organization for "exemplary performers," IOW, Pavlov, and Behavioral Psychology, in the workplace.

40 posted on 01/11/2011 4:53:48 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (A pity Pinochet is still dead. He would have been ideal for 2012 ... or sooner.)
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