Friday, March 30, 2007

STRIVE (HR 1645) Opens the floodgates for illegal aliens

Cross posted from Bear Creek Ledger

STRIVE (Security Through Regularized Immigration & a Vibrant Economy) sponsored by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D,IL) and Rep. Jeff Flake (R,AZ) pretty much opens the floodgates for illegal aliens to become “documented”.

Points of the bill:
1. Every illegal alien who’s here would be eligible to start down the road of citizenship.

2. Pay a fine of $2,000.

3. Pass a superficial criminal background check (without knowing the read identity this will produce nothing)

4. Creates a “Worker Importation Plan” for 400,000 more guest workers and all would be permitted to stay.

5. Any illegal not covered in this amnesty could qualify for the “AGJobs Amnesty”

6. Includes amnesty for any illegal who received a US taxpayer funded GED or HS diploma.

From Mike Cutler with the Center for Immigration Studies:

At present, the requirements of the Real ID Act are that United States citizens and resident aliens (lawful immigrants) must provide significant documentation as proof of their identities in order to apply for driver’s licenses. These stringent requirements derive from the findings of the Presidential Commission on the Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States on September 11, 2001.The 911 Commission found that the 19 terrorists used 364 aliases, in the aggregate, in order to conceal their true identities. They managed to obtain a number of driver’s licenses in false identities in furtherance of this effort. The Real ID Act is designed to help plug that major hole in our nation’s security. The Guest Worker Amnesty Program, whether it includes a pathway to United States citizenship, would defeat the intention of the REAL ID Act and would require our government to provide millions of illegal aliens with official identity documents to present to employers, to the Social Security Administration, to banks and even to libraries and other organizations that require applicants to provide photo identity documents.

These Guest Worker identity documents would, no doubt, enable the bearer to gain access to airliners, trains and supposedly secure government and private office buildings. While these cards are touted as being highly resistant to counterfeiting and alteration, the process by which they would be issued is fatally flawed. The problem is that USCIS is the agency responsible for issuing these cards. The millions of illegal aliens who would apply for these cards will, in many instances, be undocumented aliens. This means that they will not have official identity documents to start with! Therefore, how would the bureaucrats at USCIS know who these applicants are?

This is a severely wrong-headed program.

Each day many thousands of illegal and undocumented aliens can be expected to line up in front of immigration offices around the country seeking those highly valued ID cards which would enable them to work, travel and live “normally” amongst us, even though we would have no way of verifying their true names, dates of birth, dates of entry into the United States or other such critically important information. In fact, our bureaucrats would not even be able to verify the true nationality of many of these undocumented illegal aliens.

As a reminder the agency responsible for verification of the identity of aliens lost 111,000 immigration alien files.

h/t American Patrol

Do not assume if your Representative previously had voted against an amnesty bill will today vote against an amnesty bill. Call 1-800-417-7666 to let your Representative know you are against any type of amnesty for illegal aliens.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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