Mark, I always thought the requirement in last year's bill was pretty sweet: You had to pay two out of three years' back taxes. Most legal Americans would love that deal: Pay any two years of tax and we'll give you the third for free!
But the President obviously concluded that even this was insufficiently appealing. Which gets to the heart of the problem. Whenever folks use this "living in the shadows" line, they assume that these 12-20-30 million people all have a burning desire to move out of the shadows and live under the klieg lights of officialdom. But, in fact, if you wanted to construct the perfect arrangement for modern life, it would be to acquire:
a) just enough of an official identity to be able to function - open bank accounts, etc - and to access free education and health care; but
b) not enough of an official identity to attract the attentions of the IRS and the other less bountiful agencies of the state.
Jorge W. Bush insisted that the illegals who take up this amnesty offer will not have to pay back taxes owed the US government.
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration insisted on a little-noticed change in the bipartisan Senate immigration bill that would enable 12 million undocumented residents to avoid paying back taxes or associated fines to the Internal Revenue Service, officials said.
An independent analyst estimated the decision could cost the IRS tens of billions of dollars.
Now, you might think that the illegals will have to undergo background checks. Heck, I know a legal resident who is aiming for a green card who has been waiting for years to get the FBI to affirm that he is not a terrorist. But under the terms of this amnesty the government will have but 1 day to prove that someone is a security threat else they get a Z visa.
(1) IN GENERAL —An alien who files application for Z-nonimmigrant status shall, upon submission of any evidence required under paragraphs (f) and (g) and after the Secretary has conducted appropriate background checks, to include name and fingerprint checks, that have not by the end of the next business day produced information rendering the applicant ineligible
That thing which has taken over the trappings of what used to be the US government does not care about our safety. Profits for the transnational elites are more important than the will and well-being of American citizens.
Americans should very loudly reject what the US Imperial Senate is trying to get away with. Here is the US Senate contact list. Here is the US House of Representatives contact list. Start clicking, typing, and faxing.
Update: Wondering what is in the immigration amnesty bill? See here for a set of articles by Hugh Hewitt which describe what is in the bill.
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