S.744: Immigration Reform TroublePosted by J Craig on June 24, 2013
We all probably agree that immigration reform must be done, but at what expense? Meaning, with the S.744 bill sponsored by the “Gang of Eight” and supported by many in the Senate, do we trust them to truly secure our borders? We have all seen what happened with Obamacare when it was passed through without anyone reading the bill. This must stop! We cannot allow our politicians to continue shoving these ridiculous bills down our throats that will not fix the issues. Many of us are all for immigration, but legal immigration it must be.
The S. 744 Bill or the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act will only add to the problem. Far too often people are misled on congressional bills simply because of the catchy names that are given to them. Remember, “Affordable Care Act”? Really? The majority of bills are titled to catch people and persuade them without reading the fine print. We do not need congress to “Pelosi” this amnesty bill as Sarah Palin put it. We do need to know what’s in it before it is passed.
According to Conservative Daily News: One of the major provisions of S. 744 is the “path to citizenship.” A new “registered provisional immigrant” (RPI) status for eligible undocumented immigrants (illegal aliens) would be created. Those in RPI status also qualify for a Social Security number and state driver’s license. All registered immigrants (and spouses and children) could, after 10 years, seek to become lawful permanent residents (LPRs). Three years later, they would be eligible to apply to become US citizens. The only requirement is that aliens be in the US as of December 31, 2011.
This is what Congress does, passes a bill and only informs the American people on the short term effects. They had the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) look at the bill for just the first 10 years and they move any costly items off into the future on purpose. They did this with Obamacare and trying to do it again. This bill will NOT stop illegal immigration despite the “promised” border security, but it will drive down wages for average hardworking Americans. It would only slow future illegal immigration by 25% according to the CBO.
This bill will burden taxpayers with trillions of dollars in welfare and entitlement costs for the newly legalized immigrants under amnesty. Heritage’s Robert Rector explains:
“S.744 provides only a temporary delay in eligibility to welfare and entitlements. Over time, S.744 makes all 18.5 million eligible for nearly every government program, including: Obamacare, 80 different welfare programs, Social Security and Medicare. When this occurs, spending will explode, but nearly all the real costs do not appear in the CBO score.”
Please act now! This bill is being voted on today at 5:30PM EST. Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on the S.744 Immigration Reform Bill! Fill out this form to inform them as well. We cannot allow this, but more importantly we simply cannot afford it.
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