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    Shutdown Deal: Amnesty for 1.5 Million Illegal Alien Farm Workers

    Democrats’ Shutdown Deal: Amnesty for 1.5M Illegal Alien Farm Workers

    Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images 18 Jan 201915
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    House and Senate Democrats have yet to come to the negotiating table on funding a wall along the United States-Mexico border but instead are gearing up to push amnesty for at least 1.5 million illegal aliens.

    New legislation proposed by Democrats in the House and Senate would grant amnesty to the at least 1.5 million illegal aliens who work on farms across the country. The legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), among others.

    In California, alone, there are more than 250,000 illegal alien farm workers, all of whom would be eligible for the amnesty.


    The amnesty gives all illegal alien farm workers who have been in the U.S. working on farms for at least 100 days in the last two years the ability to obtain a special “blue status” that would shield them from deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The amnesty extends to the spouses and the children of illegal alien farm workers, an amnestied population that could reach beyond three million.


    Even for illegal aliens who have been ordered deported from the U.S. and those who are currently in deportation proceedings would be able to evade deportation by obtaining the amnesty.


    While the amnesty claims to exclude any illegal alien farm workers with felony convictions, the “blue status” can be granted to illegal aliens who have one or two misdemeanors, not including immigration violations or traffic violations.


    The amnesty also allows for all illegal alien farm workers to obtain permanent residency in the U.S. after just five years so long as subtle requirements are met, like working 100 days on farms for each of those five years or 150 days working on a farm for at least three years.


    On Friday, President Trump suggested support for foreign farm workers having “easy access” into the country to take blue-collar American jobs, saying, “Could somebody please explain to Nancy [Pelosi] & her ‘big donors’ in wine country that people working on farms (grapes) will have easy access in!”


    The farm lobby and open borders advocates often claim that blue-collar American industries, like farm work, cannot survive without illegal alien workers. Even in the farm and agricultural industry, immigrants do not make up a majority of the occupation’s workforce. Additionally, farm workers are readily being replaced with machines and robots that can pick fruit, vegetables, and crops much quicker than humans.


    Former federal immigration official Michael Cutler has called mass illegal and legal immigration to the U.S. a “delivery service” to the farm lobby and business.

    “When people say ‘The immigration system is broken,’ I’m going to shock you and tell you it’s not broken,” Cutler said. “It’s doing exactly what the elite want. It is a delivery system and what it delivers is an unlimited supply of cheap, exploitable labor … it delivers an unlimited supply of foreign tourists.”


    The Washington, DC-imposed mass immigration policy is a boon to corporate executives, Wall Street, big business, and multinational conglomerates as every one percent increase in the immigrant composition of an occupation’s labor force reduces Americans’ hourly wages by 0.4 percent. Every one percent increase in the immigrant workforce reduces Americans’ overall wages by 0.8 percent.


    Every year the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In 2017, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high of 44.5 million. By 2023, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the legal and illegal immigrant population of the U.S. will make up nearly 15 percent of the entire U.S. population.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...-farm-workers/

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    NO AMNESTY

    Don't reward the criminal actions of millions of illegal aliens by giving them citizenship.


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    "The amnesty extends to the spouses and the children of illegal alien farm workers, an amnestied population that could reach beyond three million."
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    Lawmakers who were there say things have changed since 1986 amnesty


    Even as he signed the amnesty in 1986, President Reagan said he feared it may not work. Over the ensuing years, the program was found to be rife with fraud. (Associated Press/File) more >

    By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times - Sunday, June 17, 2018

    Rep. Joe Barton’s son attends a public school in small-town Texas where more than half of his classmates are Hispanic, and he figures a good number of them are from homes where at least one parent is an illegal immigrant.

    The congressman says it’s one of several things that influences his thinking on the thorny issue of immigration.

    Mr. Barton is one of a small number of lawmakers who were in Congress in 1986, the last time a major amnesty was approved. He voted against it then. But now he is looking for reasons to back legalization for illegal immigrant “Dreamers,” saying he is older, the issue has changed and the people in question this time are more sympathetic.

    “The dynamic is different,” Mr. Barton recently told The Washington Times. “In ‘86, it was adults, primarily single adults, migrant farmworkers. It was more of a labor issue.
    “Today it is a lot different because you have the children,” he said, later adding, “The children shouldn’t be held liable for their parents’ sins.”

    On the other side of the issue are lawmakers like Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican who voted for the 1986 amnesty and said the lesson he learned amounts to once bitten, twice shy.

    Now chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Grassley has taken the lead in opposing blanket legalization plans, including for Dreamers, saying he saw what happened last time when Congress thought it could combine an amnesty with promises of border security.

    The amnesty put some 2.7 million people on a pathway to citizenship, but the promises of enforcement, including tighter border controls and a crackdown on businesses that hire illegal immigrants, lagged behind.

    The illegal immigrant population soared from an estimated 3 million to 4 million in 1986 to more than 12 million some 20 years later. The number has ticked down and now hovers around 11 million, demographers calculate.

    As his Senate colleagues debated citizenship for Dreamers this year, Mr. Grassley chided them for failing to heed history.

    “Too bad there is only a handful of us around the U.S. Senate from that time because there would be a lot more missionaries saying that what happened in 1986 shouldn’t be repeated,” he said.

    Some House Republicans are beginning to take note.

    When they met last week behind closed doors to talk about how to write an immigration bill that would help Dreamers but also tighten security, the 1986 experience was at the forefront.

    “The fundamental view is if you don’t get border security you are going to be dealing with DACA for another five, 10, 15 years,” said Rep. Jason Lewis of Minnesota, referring to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program designed to help Dreamers. “To just do DACA would be a fool’s errand.”

    Other lawmakers emerged from the closed-door meeting saying 1986 was on their minds.

    Even as he signed the 1986 amnesty, President Reagan said he feared it may not work.

    Over the ensuing years, 2.7 million people, including some who cheated the system, received legal status. Government watchdogs later said the program was rife with fraud.
    Why the enforcement didn’t work is still heatedly debated. Some analysts blame a lack of willpower, saying businesses stepped in to make sure authorities didn’t go too hard on employers that used illegal immigrant labor.

    Others say the seeds of failure were sown into the plan. The amnesty legalized only people who had been in the country before 1982, leaving illegal immigrants who arrived from 1982 to 1986 on the wrong side of the law. Without real enforcement to deport them, they became seeds of the current 11 million illegal immigrants.

    Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, told his colleagues on the House floor last week that the nation has been paying for Mr. Reagan’s mistake.

    “It created the expectation that there would be other amnesties,” he said.

    Mr. Grassley is one of a number of senators who were in Congress in 1986, but Sen. John McCain was in the House at the time and voted against that amnesty. He has since become the Republicans’ biggest champion for legalization.

    Also in the House at the time were current Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York and Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin of Illinois. Both Democrats voted for the amnesty and are leaders in the push for a broad legalization now.

    They failed in their attempt to get the Senate to approve a bill for Dreamers this year, foiled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican was also around for the 1986 bill and voted for it.

    Mr. Barton said the political environment has changed since 1986 because of access to information through the internet and social media, and special interest groups are more sophisticated in ratcheting up pressure on lawmakers.

    “It is a different world,” he said. “Back in ‘86, you could still kind of sit around your office, think about things and make a few phone calls to people you trusted in your district. You weren’t getting a lot of pressure or a lot of input. Today it is totally different.”

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/17/1986-amnesty-gave-lawmakers-a-lesson/



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    They need to shut down ALL immigration programs, refugee, TPS, asylum until this entire MESS is resolved.

    No more people...no work visa's unless it is an emergency! No Student Visa...it is NOT necessary they come here!

    We cannot allow over 25 million to get a free pass, allow thousands a day invade our country AND allow millions more who apply to come legally!

    WE ARE BEING CRUSHED! THEY ARE BANKRUPTING US!

    IF THEY ALLOW 25 MILLION A PATH TO STAY HERE...THEN NO ONE COMES IN FOR THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS BECAUSE THESE ILLEGAL TOOK THEIR PLACE IN LINE! WE CANNOT DO BOTH!!!

    DEPORT THEM ALL...THEN ALLOW THE PROGRAMS TO RESUME! NOT ONE MORE FOREIGNER UNTIL THEN.
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    There seems to be all kinds of speculation floating around on what the 3:00 p.m. announcement is going to bring and most of it is bad.
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