Skip to comments.Immigration Amnesty Passes House
Posted on 03/13/2002 3:24:46 AM PST by Enemy Of The StateEdited on 04/22/2004 12:32:49 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt said he would support the bill with the border security provisions.
WASHINGTON — Despite calls to tighten the country's immigration laws following the September terror attacks, House leaders on Tuesday pushed through a bill that would allow some illegal immigrants to stay in the country while their residency paperwork is being processed.
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"It is not right to let families be victimized by, if you will pardon the expression, bureaucratic indifference or incompetence," Armey said. "That is not right and we don't believe that is the way it should be."
Dear Rep. Armey, you mean the INS that approved Mohammad Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi's visas just in time for the sixth month anniversary of 9-11? THAT INS you say can't get its work done fast enough? If anything what the incident revealed my dear Armey, is the INS' right hand doesn't know what its left hand is doing. And well most Americans believe for a fact its not right the INS should be in the business of rewarding illegal aliens with green cards. Not even for a $1,000 processing fee. There are indeed families being victimized by the INS, Mr. Armey and they are ordinary law-abiding American families who are being victimized by the INS' inability to protect our borders from illegal aliens and terrorists who have taken up residence in our country. To quote your own words right back at you, "that is not right and we believe that is not the way it should be." Its time to put America's national sovereignty and America's national security first.
LOL, you all are so funny. You all will praise the former klansman(Byrd) all the money he wants to put his name on every square inch of West Virginia, but let a Meixcan who busts his/her ass cleaning toilets or bussing tables try to get out of the underground, Off with his head.
You all expose yourselves more and more with your hyperbolic rantings.
House Again Passes Border and Visa Security Legislation
WASHINGTON, March 12 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The House today by a 275-137 margin passed legislation providing critical visa and border security safeguards. These protections, already passed by the House without opposition on December 19, 2001, have been held up by Democratic opposition in the Senate.
"This legislation provides vital changes to our immigration laws to fight terrorism and prevent exploitation by some illegal aliens who wish to harm Americans. It builds upon enhanced data sharing requirements in the PATRIOT Act and includes key changes to our immigration laws such as requiring new biometric visas and strengthening the foreign student tracking system," stated House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.). "It's time for the Senate Leadership to act on this legislation. The visa and border security provisions passed almost three months ago and we've seen zero movement by the Senate."
Visa and border security highlights include:
-- Strengthening the foreign student tracking system by requiring that it track: 1) the acceptance of aliens by educational institutions; 2) the issuance of visas to the aliens; 3) the admission into the U.S. of the aliens and the notification of these educational institutions of the admittance of these aliens; and 4) the enrollment of the aliens at the institutions.
-- Requiring the State Department by October 26, 2003 to only issue to aliens visas and other travel documents that are tamper-resistant and machine-readable using standardized biometric identifiers. Aliens entering the U.S. under the visa waiver program will have to possess passports with the same features (if issued after this date). By the same date (October 26, 2003) the INS must install scanners to read the biometric documents at all ports of entry. The INS must implement an integrated entry and exit data system (for nationals of countries other than Canada) containing arrival and departure data from these documents.
-- Requiring U.S. embassies and consulates to utilize terrorist lookout committees in order to ensure that the names of known terrorists are routinely and consistently brought to the attention of consular officials.
-- Barring nationals of countries that are state sponsors of terrorism from receiving temporary visas unless it has been determined that the aliens do not pose a threat to the safety of Americans or the national security of the U.S.
-- Providing an electronic data system that allows current and immediate access for consular officers and INS officials to information in databases of U.S. law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community.
-- Authorizing an additional 200 INS inspectors and 200 INS investigative personnel for each of the fiscal years 2002 through 2006. Also increases the pay and training of INS personnel, including Border Patrol agents, and beefs up consular offices at U.S. embassies. $150 million is authorized for the INS for improving technology at the border.
Today's legislation also included a temporary extension of the 245(i) immigration program. H.R. 1885 will allow qualifying illegal aliens to utilize section 245(i) as long as they have green card petitions filed on their behalf by the earlier of November 30, 2002, or four months after the date the Attorney General issues implementing regulations. It also requires that aliens must have entered the family relationships qualifying them for permanent residence by August 14, 2001. Under H.R. 1885, section 245(i) is a temporary program that will not become a permanent part of U.S. immigration law. A similar extension of the 245(i) program passed the House on May 21, 2001 by a 336-43 margin
Looks like your newest bestest Klan buddy Byrd is holding up some needed legislation.
I'm not in favor of the pork, however, I am in favor of getting rid of those people who have made their way into the country illegally. If they want in so bad, if they want so badly to be a part of the American system, then they need to start by entering the country legally, not by sneaking in under a fence in the dark of night, not by crossing a river illegally, not by hiding in the back of a tractor trailer. If they're so desperate to be law-abiding citizens, then let them take the first step in obeying the law.
Tried to explain it to my former sister-in-law in simple terms by comparing it to someone who breaks into your house in the middle of the night. You are not obligated to feed him, clothe him, provide him medical care or to take care of his children. Basically, that's what we're doing with the illegal immigrants. We're providing them with more care and more government funding than a lot of rightful American citizens are getting.
And those people have no obligation to clean your toilets, pick your food, or work in searing heat putting roofs on your buildings, and then go out and buy food, clothes, and other consumer goods in stores in America, but they do it and they do it voluntarily in hope of finding a better life.
Outstanding point. Imagine if we had these America haters in power 250 years ago. They would have closd the borders to George Washington!
Oh please, there will always be bad apples in every bunch, but that won't stop you from trying to smear all with a broad brush.
What an assine statement. Increased demand for housing causes prices to rise.
And your newest bestest buddy Byrd is holding it all up.
Good point - but you forgot something....they have no obligation, but they also have no right to do so, as they are in the country illegally. If they're so interested in finding that better life, why don't they take the steps to join in legally?
So all those that snuck into the country have entered legally?? I don't think so.
It says that they went through a whole lot of trouble and red tape for nothing.
Just for starters, most of the illegals are probably casting ballots anyway (look at LAs lopsided returns in '00) so cutting them a break can only help in that regard. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, this is the ONLY window of opportunity to clean out a large chunk of INS backlog, and given the 9/11 attack, the odds are greatly in favor of most real terrorists having fled the country.IN order for the INS to do its job (Screening incoming humans) properly, they can't be F*ng around with people who are already here and probably staying. They are still being evaluated, just at a lower threshold of scrutiny, since they have DEMONSTRABLE ties to this country (Family or Jobs).
None of the Hijackers fit into that profile/category.
It is hysterics that don't think the issue thru, and all it's attendant ramifications, that make it hard to get things back into working order. This White House did not create this problem, but they are going about fixing it in the most intelligent way, possible. Utopian Of course not. But if it's Utopian Visions you are looking for, the Democratic party would love to sell you any pipe dream you wish, as long as you'll drink the Kool Aid.
Care to provide statistics on just how many illegals are in the country as opposed to how many have actually filed residency paperwork?
Date Range: 01/01/2002 To 3/10/2002 EST
(last updated 03/11/2002)
The table below represents all the recorded INS apprehensions for the above time period. At the bottom of the table is a glossary to help you better understand what you are looking at. Once we are done looking at the table, I will present some facts about what these number represent. These facts may shock you. This table will be updated approximately every two weeks.
|IDENT Totals||District Totals||Sector Totals|
|Encounters||263,493||43,330 (16.4%)||220,163 (83.6%)|
|LO Hits||4,114||1,779 (43.2%)||2,335 (56.8%)|
|RC Hits||103,675||11,274 (10.9%)||92,401 (89.1%)|
|DISTRICT or SECTOR||ENCOUNTERS||LO HITS||RC HITS|
|Del Rio Sector||22,880||107||8,891|
|El Centro Sector||24,727||327||11,962|
|El Paso District||2,552||56||711|
|El Paso Sector||20,262||169||8,209|
|Grand Forks Sector||153||1||50|
|Kansas City District||760||23||227|
|Los Angeles District||1,288||48||167|
|New Orleans District||208||10||41|
|New Orleans Sector||905||5||370|
|New York District||1,136||8||38|
|Portland ME District||69||1||9|
|Portland OR District||320||42||119|
|San Antonio District||3,652||86||1,016|
|San Diego District||11,893||623||3,866|
|San Diego Sector||21,752||668||9,299|
|San Francisco District||1,808||262||510|
|San Juan District||232||0||4|
|St. Paul District||351||17||124|
Encounters (also know as "Enrollments"): The total number of encounters (recorded apprehensions) into the system.
LO Hits: (Lookout Hits) The number of apprehensions involving people who have criminal records in the Lookout Database.
RC Hits: (Recidivist Hits) The number of apprehensions involving people who previously had been apprehended and having at least one record in the recidivist database.
District: The INS District is composed of the land Ports of Entry (Inspections), Airports (Inspections), and the District office (Detention, Deportation & Investigations) within that District.
Sector: The Border Patrol Sector is composed of the Border Patrol Stations and Check Points within that Sector.
Lets do some math.
From 01/01/2002 through 03/10/2002 the INS reported apprehending 263,586 illegal aliens in the US.
Now some of these apprehensions are what we call recidivist apprehensions, so well will subtract the RC HITS from the ENCOUNTERS.
263,586 - 103,679 = 159,907.
So, between 01/01/2002 and 03/10/2002 the INS apprehended approximately 159,907 illegal aliens either attempting to enter the US, or already in the US.
Now the fun numbers.
The Border Patrol estimates that for every illegal they apprehend, 4 slip by. Independent Immigration experts estimate that closer to 9 slip by, for every 1 alien apprehended. For this presentation, I will also use a 1 to 2 ratio.
So, if the INS apprehended 159,907 illegal aliens, the number of aliens that made it through undetected would be as follows:
1 to 2 = 319,814
1 to 4 = 639,628
1 to 9 = 1,439,163
This means, that anywhere from 319,814 to 1,439,163 illegal aliens entered the United States undetected since January 1st, 2002. .
Now for some more disturbing figures.
US and Allied troops that invaded Normandy in 1944 = 250,000 + US troops that invaded Okinawa in 1945 = 550,000+ Illegal aliens that have invaded the US in 2002 = between 319,814 and 1,439,163.
Now imagine that just 1/10 of 1% of those illegals are from Middle Eastern Countries.
We now have between 319 and 1,439 possible terrorist undetected inside
I took this from Marine Inspector's Profile page.
Bush is pushing Congress to pass a Section 245(i) extension before he goes to Mexico on March 22. Section 245(i) is rolling amnesty. Mexico is demanding amnesty as part of its goal of occupation and conquest of parts of America.
WHAT IS Section 245(i)?
(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)
If they are here, already, then they should applaud this bill as well. The Object of lowering the threshold of scrutiny on this particular brand of illegals is to Clear out the INS backlog created by the previous administration.
Simply put, in deference to your gender, Which would you rather have the INS doing, (Choose one only)
A.Expanding to chase down those that are already here, and closely screen those coming in.
B. Staying the same size, and screwing around with people that may be illegal but have demonstrable ties to the community (Families/Jobs) and not being as effective screening those coming in.
C. Clearing the previous administrations backlog,and concentrating on those coming in; going forward.
Oh really? Probably 90% of the immigrants come from countries that are predominatly Catholic and Christian. Are you going to tell me that the Catholic church hates Western civilization?