ALERT | Senate Rushing Dream Act Amnesty Bill to FloorSubmitted by goldenequity on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 05:41
UPDATE: Comprehensive Amnesty Threat
Gang of Eight legislation (means tested financial assistance)passes committee and moves to Senate Floor
“Gang of Eight” members appear to be attempting to use the cover of multiple scandals hitting the Obama administration to rush the proposed immigration reform bill out of committee and onto the Senate floor.
expectation is that they will pull an all night session on Tuesday and try to pass the bill out of committee tomorrow.”
“There is a relentless drive to push this bill through at any cost because it’s backers know that once the American people find out what’s in it they will rise up against it,” the aide said.
Under the compromise, the number of highly skilled workers admitted to the country would rise from 65,000 annually to 110,000, with the possibility of a further increase to 180,000, depending in part on unemployment levels.
In addition to creating a pathway to citizenship for 11.5 million immigrants, the legislation creates a new program for low-skilled foreign labor and would permit highly skilled workers into the country at far higher levels than is currently the case.
Hatch and Schumer came to a compromise that led Hatch to agree to vote the FULL BILL out of committee
Here's the full bill in pdf format:
Here's a 'skim' review of the first 300 pages
pg 25... $6,500,000,000 shall be transferred from the general fund of the Treasury to the Trust Fund.
$3,000,000,000 shall be made available to the Secretary, during the 5-year period
to carry out the Comprehensive Southern Border Security Strategy;
$2,000,000,000 shall be made available to the Secretary, during the 10-year period
to carry out programs, projects, and activities to achieve and maintain the border security goal specified in section
$1,500,000,000 shall be made available to the Secretary, during the 5-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, to procure and deploy additional fencing in high-risk border sectors
$50,000,000 shall be available during each of the fiscal years 2014 through 2018 to carry out (part of) the activities described.
$50,000,000 shall be available during each of the fiscal years 2014 through 2018 to carry out (other) activities described.
pg 78... "The Secretary may not grant registered provisional immigrant status to an alien or alien dependent spouse or child under this section unless such alien submits biometric and biographic data in accordance with procedures established by the Secretary."
pg 83-84... aliens over 21 shall pay a $1,000 penalty to DHS
pg 90-91... An immigrant who has been granted provisional status is NOT ELIGIBLE for Federal (means tested) public benefit (holes later ;) )
pg 93....after passing.. television, radio, social media, and print shall be used in 'their language' to show them how to apply.
pg 94... elgibility requirements
1. registered provisional status
2. continuous physical presence (can't leave country for over 180 days in a row)
3. proof of residence...must be employed..and have no tax liability.
(can get around having to be employed, if they are enrolled in school....but the DREAM act takes care of that problem.)
EXCEPTIONS...don't have to meet any requirements if the applicant is under 21 or over 60
PG 104.... ANY applicant over the age of 16..MUST SPEAK ENGLISH or be in classes to learn english and american history.
also pg 104...They must register for Military Selective Service.
pg 108... the $1,000 penalty fees shall be deposited into a Comprehensive Immigration Trust Fund, set forth for use under section 6(a)(3)(b) of the border security, economic opportunity and modernization act
pg 109... covers naturalization
pg 110... Dream Act starts
May be adjusted from a provisional status to a permanent resident if:
1.came to country at younger than 16 years of age
2. Been provisional for over 5 years
3. earned high school diploma
4. at least 2 years towards a bachelor's degree.
5. Has served in military for at least 4 years
6. Must submit biometric data to US government
Hardship exceptions for elderly and disabled also listed.
pg 121... If denied or revoked...shall have no more than 1 appeal.
pg 122... Aliens seeking review shall not be removed from The United States until the review process is completed.
PG 130... anyone who knowingly uses, publishes, or permits information to be examined that is submitted by the aliens is subject to not less than a 10,000 fine.
catch-22's in this bill, because an earlier clause states that no information provided by an illegal applicant may be published or shared.....so how is one to ever know?
pg 131... secretary to permit grants to non profit orginizations who help immigrants to aquire citizenship status.
pg 133... secretary may use 50 MIL from the previously mentioned 'Immigration Trust Fund' for the purpose of the non profit orginization grants.
besides the 50 mil...additional appropriations (amount not specified) may be used from fiscal years 2014-2018 for additional grant funds.
pg 136... parental rights if the parent is removed from the country, foster care...adoption services or relative caregivers.
If parent is deported...relative caregiver has first priority......
pg 139-140... If the parent wishes to take the child to the country of origin.....
if the child is over 18 and authorizes the parent to do so.
Or if it is in the best interests of the child to prevent imminent and serious harm
pg 142-143... basically states that government agencies implementing the ammendments are NOT SUBJECT TO CHALLENGE BY PROTEST of the Government accountablility office
(and) Government contracting and AQUISITION of real property interest.
pg 144 :Authority to aquire leaseholds.
basically says that DHS can take any property they want to facilitate implementation of ammendments.
all residents of Mariana Islands automatically become provisional immigrants.
pg 151... Agricultural Worker Program..
Basically aliens can bypass the previous requirements with this program....IF they become agricultural workers...
pg 165... Blue card status agricultural workers are only subject to a 100 dollar fee instead of the 1000.
pg 171....blue card status workers are not eligible for federal benefits.
in a period of 8 years....if the blue card worker works at least 100 days a year for 5 years....they automatically get changed to citizenship status.
whether it be through blue card, education or application...all MUST pay taxes and penalty fees to acquire citizenship.... education has an exemption on the fee though, but not the taxes.
'Blue Card' status is given to aliens who want to obtain citizenship through working in the farming industry rather than through applications or going to school
pg 183... anyone who files for blue card status and provides fraudulent information on the form , knowing it contains false, fraudulent or ficticious statements or entries shall be fined, imprisioned for not more than 5 years, or both.
Any immigrant that is convicted of a crime reguarding falsifying any information on forms shall be deemed inadmissable to the United States.
pg 184... they get free legal assistance for anything relating to procuring a blue card status.
pg 185... authorizes more appropriations for the legal defences.
Allows residents of OTHER COUNTRIES NOT INTERESTED in obtaining blue card status or citizenship to come over and work in the agricultural business by coming to the US for 'temporary periods'
pg 192: NON IMMIGRANT AGRICULTURAL WORKERS
specifically names the number 112,333.. the amount of foreigners to be granted visas per year for agricultural work that aren't interested in citizenship to come over here for 'temporary periods'
They're talking of...besides the TONS of immigrants that will seek blue card status...and the foreigners granted agricultural visas.....being able to adjust the levels of visas granted to fill shortages in needed agricultural workers...
Sounds like they have some BIG-ASS farming plans on the way.
pg 198...if alien marries a citizen ..they automatically waive all applications and become citizens ...
pg 209-210... Employers may file with state employment agencies specifically requesting foreign non immigrant workers
An employer may NOT seek a non immigrant worker unless they offer it to an equally or better qualified US citizen who applies during the recruitment process.
employer may also not replace an existing US worker with an alien worker unless after a period of 60 days simultaneous employment whre the alien proves to be better qualified.
pg 217... Employers may provide housing for non immigrant workers as long as it meets "Applicable Federal Standards For Temporary Labor Camps"
Employers may also put the workers in public housing and pay their rent.
221-222... They will also provide alternate 'Housing Allowances'...and pay their costs for commuting to work.
they can re-imburse 75% of travel costs to come over and work
pg 228-229 sets farming wages....
all basic farmers only get minimum wage..
equipment operators can make 11.87 an hour....but that's the MAX.
Agricultural employers who hire NON Immigrant Workers are EXCLUDED from the payment of taxes to the IRS!
US workers will ONLY get the same housing benifits that the illegals get if they reside OVER 100 miles from theior place of employment.
pg 236... NON immigrant alien workers will also get free legal assistance for anything related to work or disputes.
15,000 fine if a NON immigrant worker falsifies info to displace an american worker.
pg 251... MONITORING EQUIPMENT
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish an electronic monitoring system which shall be modeled on the
(SEVIS) and (SEVISII) tracking system administered by US Immigration and Customs enforcement to monitor the presence and employment of non immigrant ag. workers.
pg 258... Merit Based Status
You can get visas from Merit 'Bonus Points'
You get 15 points if you have a doctorate..
you get a certain number of points depending on age bracket.
points for civic service.
points for speaking english.
type of work---points
there's a lot more different brownie points and qualifications for them listed.
Pg 274... Wow!
SEC 2305 : Reclassification of spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents as immediate relatives.
Immediate relatives is ammended to read as follows:
Aliens who are immediate relatives
In this paragraph, Immediate relative means:
(i)A Child, Parent or citizen of the United States.
(iv) An alien born to an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence during a temporary visit abroad
take the above..... remember previously: all spouses will be auto-citizens....
So add The above and you get:
A US Citizen....with an alien spouse...has an alien child in a permanent residence during a temporary visit abroad... sound familiar?
Passage of this bill effectively declares once in the US....the alien spouse...and thus the child also become citizens..... our dear Kenyan President?
This takes us through pg. 300...