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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Exact Same Plan, Only Totally Different

Democratice Senator, Diane Feinstein has a proposed immigration legislation that she believes would resolve the issue; especially the three tiered system being contemplated.

As usual, another politician has come up with what they consider a better way to do it, but of course it relies upon estimates, illegal immigrant compliance and in the end grants amnesty; although we won't use that term.

Drop the tiers and have registe all illegals here prior to January 1, 2006. Her system drops the tiers, however still relies upon citizenship based on time in country. Don't mean to pooh-pooh everything that comes out of Washington, but these people need to consider the workability of their work so as not to create further havoc.

Her plan is the same plan only totally different. Make sense?

From The San Francisco Chronicle:

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein proposed an amendment to the Senate's immigration overhaul that creates a path to legalization for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants now in the country. Under the current proposal, immigrants would be divided into three groups depending on how long they have been in the country.

Feinstein's plan would eliminate the three-tier system and allow all undocumented immigrants who were in the country before January to apply for a new "orange card" that has a photograph, fingerprint and a bar code containing the individual's status information.

Step One: All illegal immigrants in the United States as of Jan. 1, 2006, would be required to immediately register a preliminary application with the Department of Homeland Security, submit fingerprints and undergo criminal and national security background checks.

Step Two: Submit full application for an orange card in person by providing the necessary documents to demonstrate work history and U.S. presence, pass a criminal and national security background check, demonstrate understanding of English and U.S. history and civics; pay back taxes and a $2,000 fine. If application is approved, the individual would be issued an encrypted, machine-readable orange card unique to that person, with an assigned number, corresponding to their time in the United States that would place them at the end of the current line to apply for a green card. Those in the country longest would be the first to follow those currently waiting to adjust their status. The orange card would signify the right to work and travel legally.

Step Three: Annual submission of documentation proving that the individual is working, paying taxes, and has committed no felonies or misdemeanors, accompanied by a $50 fee.

Full article here

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