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"Immigration Reform" Equals Amnesty for Illegal Aliens and Their Employers

April 1, 2013
By Ronald W. Mortensen

In this Backgrounder for CIS, Mortensen analyzes the bill led by Senator Marco Rubio (picture right), as the "Gang of Eight" is attempting to hide the fact that their "comprehensive immigration reform" bill would provide amnesty for illegal aliens and

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In this Backgrounder for CIS, Mortensen analyzes the bill led by Senator Marco Rubio (picture right), as the "Gang of Eight" is attempting to hide the fact that their "comprehensive immigration reform" bill would provide amnesty for illegal aliens and their employers.

Rubio argues that illegal aliens would not be forgiven of past, harmless infractions, but would be required to pay for them. However, a review of the bill shows that the token penalties, when they do exist, are not commensurate with the employment-related felonies committed by the vast majority of illegal aliens, nor are they commensurate with the benefits received by illegal aliens. The penalties are, therefore, no more than thinly veiled attempts to hide the amnesty provisions of S. 744.

A preliminary analysis of pp. 59 to 150 of S. 744 reveals that, like the failed 2007 amnesty bill, the Gang's bill contains 11 clear-cut amnesties for both illegal aliens and for their employers, while doing absolutely nothing about the millions of victims of illegal aliens or about employment-related identity theft and other serious felonies. If you carefully review the bill, however, you will likely find many more amnesties.

 

 


Ronald W. Mortensen, PhD, is a retired career U.S. Foreign Service Officer and former Society for Human Resource Management senior executive.

 

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