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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Immigration NOT a Felony

From USAToday:

A pledge by Republican leaders that they will not push to make illegal immigration a felony is unlikely to defuse opposition to proposed immigration and border security legislation, lawmakers on both sides said Wednesday...

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, one of five Hispanic Republicans in the House, hailed the promise to eliminate a plan that was "offensive, excessive and demonized hard-working immigrants."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was probably a smart move by Republicans.

It was obvious that all eleven million illegals were never going to be prosecuted as Felons. The law that made illegals felons would have been a useful tool for prosecutors to use selectively for removing the worst of the bad actors.

But the fact is, most of the illegals are already guilty of felony crimes. About 65% are using fake social security numbers and about 35% are working for cash under the table. The first is fraud and providing false information to the Social Security Administration is a felony. The second is tax evasion and that is also a felony.

4/13/2006 9:49 AM  
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4/13/2006 10:03 AM  

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