New Immigration Reform Proposal Being Prepared (would grant

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  1. hacon1

    hacon1 Monkey+++


    New Immigration Reform Proposal Being Prepared

    Would make illegal immigrants legal residents, supporters say it is 'not amnesty'

    By Jim Forsyth
    Friday, February 29, 2008

    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus says it is prepared to introduce a new immigration reform bill later this year which will confront Congress with the tricky issue of legal residency for 12 million undocumented workers in the middle of an election season, 1200 WOAI news reports.

    U.S. Representative Joe Baca (D-California), the First Vice President of the CHC, revealed the measure today as he attended a meeting of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in San Antonio.

    'We will be coming out specifically with the legislature later on," Baca said. "It will not be comprehensive in nature, but it would include the 12 t0 14 million people who are here in the United States, it will address those individuals working in agriculture, and it will address the DREAM Act," Baca said.

    "It will involve visas, but it won't be a path towards amnesty, it will not be amnesty, it will not be an opportunity, but they will have to be required to be in the United States, have been working, prove they've been working in the United States."

    Baca declined to reveal any more information, saying he 'wasn’t ready' to provide the details of the bill and 'didn't want to be pushed' by reporters.

    The DREAM Act, is a very controversial measure which was defeated in the U.S. Senate last summer, which would provide educational benefits to the children of illegal immigrants. U.S. Representative Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas), a member of the Caucus, says that will be a key part of any measure that is floated.

    "We do have children of the undocumented workers, do we not educate them?" Gonzalez asked. "They're not going anywhere, I'll tell you that right now."

    The Caucus members declined to say when the new immigration reform measure might be introduced.
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  2. Ivan

    Ivan Monkey++

    Re: New Immigration Reform Proposal Being Prepared (would gr

    The border needs to be closed before granting amnesty. leaving it open and granting amnesty will just bring in another flood of workers that the economy is not in good enough shape to support. Though granting amnesty is eventually going to have to happen. Thats the price of inaction I suppose.
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