[Vision2020] Immigration Breakthrough Could Pave Way for Citizenship

Donovan Arnold donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com
Fri May 18 20:52:16 PDT 2007

Alright, here is what we do. We let all the remaining Mexicans not in the US in, we then take the vacant Mexico, build retirement condos along the Mexican coast, send all the baby boomers down to the condos, then collect social security taxes on the new Mexican America workers to pay for their social security. We would solve the immigration, overpopulation, and social security problems all at once. Not to mention the baby-boomers would retire in style on the beach.

keely emerinemix <kjajmix1 at msn.com> wrote:
      P  {  margin:0px;  padding:0px  }  body  {  FONT-SIZE: 10pt;  FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma  }    Please, Lord, let it happen soon.


> From: thansen at moscow.com
> To: vision2020 at moscow.com
> Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 07:05:32 -0700
> Subject: [Vision2020] Immigration Breakthrough Could Pave Way for Citizenship
> >From CNN.com -
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Immigration breakthrough could pave way for citizenship
> WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants living
> in the United States could be put on the path to citizenship under a new
> immigration bill agreed upon Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators.
> "The agreement we just reached is the best possible chance we will have to
> secure our borders, bring millions of people out of the shadows and into the
> sunshine of America," Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts said. 
> President Bush expressed gratitude to the senators for their work. (Watch
> the balancing act politicians face from population changes and a backlash )
> "I really am anxious to sign a comprehensive immigration bill as soon as I
> possibly can," he told reporters outside the White House. "Today, we took a
> good step toward this direction."
> The bill is going to the Senate next week and if it passes, will then
> proceed to the House.
> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has told the White House that she's not going to
> bring the issue to the floor unless the president can deliver at least 70
> votes.
> But Republican Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the bill is not a done deal.
> He said he has "concerns with the principles outlined in today's
> announcement." 
> "I believe today's announcement is somewhat premature because specific
> legislative text has yet to be drafted on a number of key details," Cornyn
> said in a statement. "Until I have the opportunity to review this text, I
> will withhold from making more detailed comments." 
> The 380-page bill, which comes after nearly three months of negotiations,
> would give immediate work authorization to undocumented workers who arrived
> in the United States before January 1, 2007.
> Heads of household would have to return to their home country within eight
> years, and they would be guaranteed the right to return.
> Applicants would also have to pay a $5,000 penalty.
> Additionally, the number of Border Patrol agents would be doubled, border
> fencing would be strengthened and employers who hire undocumented workers
> would face fines. 
> The process of enforcing those provisions would take about 18 months,
> according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
> After the provisions are in place, a guest-worker program would be
> initiated, under which 400,000 temporary workers per year would be granted a
> "Y" visa. 
> The two-year visas would require they return home for a year, then allow
> them to re-enter for an additional two-years. The process could be repeated
> twice more.
> Each year, they would be able to bring their families on 30-day visitor
> visas, and each year, they would earn points toward a merit-based green
> card.
> Specter: This is not amnesty
> "It is not amnesty," said Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.
> "This will restore the rule of law."
> Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona called the bill "a first step, but an
> important first step, to moving forward with comprehensive overall
> immigration reform."
> "I'm sure that there are certain provisions that each of us would not agree
> with, but this is what the legislative process is all about," said
> Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. (Watch senators explain how the
> bill works )
> Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, acknowledged that not
> everyone will be pleased with the bill's treatment of the immigration issue.
> "To the American people, I would say, 'Don't let the perfect be the enemy of
> the good,' " she said.
> She said the bill would ensure that border security is strong and that
> farmers -- who depend largely on an undocumented work force -- will be able
> to find workers.
> "From my perspective, it's not perfect, but it represents the best
> opportunity that we have, in a bipartisan way, to do something about this
> problem," said Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona.
> Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said the bill started out
> being about how to deal with illegal immigration "and wound up being about
> what it means to be an American ... I think we've got a deal that reflects
> who we are as Americans."
> He added, "From the Ph.D. to the landscaper, there's a chance for you to
> participate in the American dream on our terms in a way that makes this
> country better."
> Graham predicted the bill would find "overwhelming" support among lawmakers.
> Debate on the bill is slated to get under way in the Senate on Monday, and
> Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she wants passage of a bill before
> August. 
> Bush: Immigration a tough issue for a lot of Americans
> Bush described immigration as "a tough issue for a lot of Americans," but
> added, "The agreement reached today is one that will help enforce our
> borders but, equally importantly, it will treat people with respect. 
> "This is a bill where people who live here in our country will be treated
> without amnesty but without animosity." (Watch Bush praise bipartisanship of
> senators) 
> That view was challenged by Republican Rep. Brian Bilbray of California,
> chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus.
> "The 'compromise' announced today by Sen. Kennedy will reward 12 million
> illegal immigrants with a path to citizenship -- what part of illegal does
> the Senate not understand?" he said in a written statement.
> "Any plan that rewards illegal behavior is amnesty."
> The American Immigration Lawyers Association decried the proposal as
> "large-scale social experimentation," singling out the "guest worker"
> program as one that would preclude a path to permanent residence for new
> temporary workers.
> "A practical solution for the undocumented population is an enormously
> important step in the right direction," the association said in a written
> statement. "But the cost of fixing our current problems cannot be the
> creation of bigger problems in the future."
> But Chertoff told CNN that the bill would help him better focus his
> resources.
> "Right now, I've got my Border Patrol agents and my immigration agents
> chasing maids and landscapers. I want them to focus on drug dealers and
> terrorists. It seems to me, if I can get the maids and landscapers into a
> regulated system and focus my law enforcement on the terrorists and the drug
> dealers, that's how I get a safe border."
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> Seeya rouind town, Moscow.
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
> "Uh, how about a 1-strike law. Death doesn't seem too extreme for a Level-3
> sex offender."
> - Dale "Comb-Over" Courtney (August 3, 2005)
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