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More Immigration Officers Oppose Senate Reform Bill

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Aired 5/21/13

The union representing officers who process immigration applications declared its opposition Monday to the Senate immigration reform bill.

The union representing officers who oversee legal immigration to the United States says the Senate's immigration reform bill would make the current immigration system worse, not better.

The National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council released a statement Monday saying U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that processes immigration applications, has been turned into an “approval machine.”

Union President Kenneth Palinkas said the immigration reform bill would grant legal status to millions of people in the country illegally without correcting flaws in the current system.

He also expressed concern that the immigration reform bill wouldn’t allow for in-person interviews of people applying for legal status who overstayed their visas.

The union joins the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers union, which also opposes the bill.

Both groups say they weren’t consulted when the bill was drafted.

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CaliforniaDefender | May 21, 2013 at 3:45 p.m. ― 1 year, 7 months ago

"...the immigration reform bill would grant legal status to millions of people in the country illegally without correcting flaws in the current system."

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Since Border Patrol agents are opposed to the immigration bill (they weren't even consulted), it suggests the bill is more about politics and less about reform.

The bill should be stopped and the process started over with open and thorough consultation with the Border Patrol.

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Brittanicus | May 21, 2013 at 4:58 p.m. ― 1 year, 7 months ago

IF THIS AMNESTY LAW PASSES (S.477), THEN WE MUST CRASH THE PHONES, FAX AND BOMBARD THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEXT TO STOP THIS DISGUSTING BILL.

Of all the immigration reform amendments that should have been passed by today, was to cut off welfare benefits to illegal aliens. This amendment by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas introduced this law. The Judicial Immigration committees amendment in stopping illegal aliens from getting any public benefits, but this was dismissed by a vote of mostly hard core Democrats who want taxpayers to pay these trillions of dollars. Public assistance is the giant magnet that is still going to attract millions of foreigners by this financial incentive to cross into America or fly here by plane.

Which Senators got paid- off by Special Interests for this lump of corruption, which is really a cloaked AMNESTY?

REMEMBER HOW THESE SENATORS VOTED IN FUTURE ELECTIONS? WE MUST ACT NOW DECISIVELY, BY BOMBARDING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE AFTER THE END OF THIS SENATE TRAVESTY.

Practically every respectable amendment has been sacrificed by the G8 immigration judicial committee by mostly Democratic Senators with less deliberation about the doctrines of the law and instead pandering to the special interests and moreover to accommodate to criminal illegal aliens and visa overstays. IN SUCH KEY CHANGES IN THE LAW, AMERICANS CITIZENS SHOULD DEMAND A NATIONAL REFERENDUM? TAXPAYERS ARE THE ONES WHO ARE ALREADY PAYING THE HUGE FISCAL BILLS, AMID MORE ENORMOUS TAXES TO COME. BUT AS A PATRIOTIC AMERICANS RECOGNIZE THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, OTHERWISE THE CORRUPTED PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON WOULD NOT HAVE THE CONTROL OVER US. IT’S JUST LIKE THROWING THE GENERAL TAXPAYERS UNDER THE BUS AGAIN, JUST AS IN 1986? There is not much difference in the new immigration reform bill, other than they don’t call it—AMNESTY. That’s a joke, if it wasn’t disgusting and outrageous as they still get to stay and live of us like the proverbial parasite, just like half this country does with this one sided tax code.

They have been duly warned? These Senators treat citizen voters, conservative and the millions of TEA PARTY activists like dirt and silently undermine our lives of our families. Most of the enforcement triggers discarded, including the renaissance of the 2006 Secure Fence Law. Don’t let this arrogance go unnoticed and throw out senators in both parties. I wonder how much money they got paid under the table, by corporations, union’s bosses and special interests lobbyists. A POX ON BOTH HOUSES!

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Brittanicus | May 21, 2013 at 4:59 p.m. ― 1 year, 7 months ago

JUST HEARD TODAY IF THIS IMMIGRATION LAW PASSES, ALL NEW LAWFULLY GIVEN STATUS WILL RECEIVE ENTITLEMENT BENEFITS.

As many citizens acknowledge that this Senators conference is a dark role playing theater production, as a big show for the people of the United States. Probably the amendments have been discussed within the shutters rooms where old men as Senator Chuck Schumer Sen. Leahy, (D) of N.Y., Sen. Richard Durbin (D) of Illinois judging what's best for our future? Not even considering that a huge proportion of Black, Hispanic, White, Latino, Asians need work, not competing with criminals aliens. Out of the few the only Senator who has shown that he is entitled to his pay and massive pension is Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. A mild mannered man and must be considered as courageous, going up against a brick wall of idealistic Senators who should be rocking on a front porch, whiling away the retirement days, thinking laughingly how they scammed the American taxpayer. Sen. Feinstein and the rest were more or less sarcastic, to Sessions reasonable amendments. Almost every amendment to the G8’s appalling immigration bill has been defeated, and each and every American voting patriot should ruthlessly reflect on both Democrats and Republicans who voted against Jeff Sessions amendments. Remember each Senators facial features clearly who rejected sensible amendments, to save taxpayers money, including the whimpering Senators who rejected Sessions ability to stop the illegal children tax credits of 7.4 billion dollars from honest applicants. With the primaries arriving soon, we must show these SOB who's in charge and vote them out of office. These Senators are a conniving lot who are as corrupt in some respects, as the dictators in foreign governments or that reside in Washington.

No more need be said about the illegal immigration reform fiasco, it’s all about gain, greed, money and Washington corruption? Never mind that the taxpayers bare the cost? When the country elects a bunch of mostly ex-lawyers, you can just guess the irreversible consequences? The Bard himself Will Shakespeare had nothing nice to say about lawyers; in fact he hit the nail on the head for the most of them with his quotes? Having had contact with most of these professionals, you know they're going to drain you of every penny you have got? If the Senate. 477 bill passes then the U.S. Government is going to be coming to all of us, via the notorious IRS for more taxes. I have nothing more to say on this insipid subject, so its up to the American public to use the power of their vote. Just investigate and judge the cost and outcome for you and your family? Call your U.S. Representative toll-free --1-888-978-3094—and discover for yourselves the implications at NumbersUSA, American Patrol and Judicial Watch sites. Find the time to do some carefully scrutiny, as you will be the financial victims of this veiled amnesty.

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Brittanicus | May 21, 2013 at 5 p.m. ― 1 year, 7 months ago

I just learned that Apple computers and its affiliates paid literary no taxes. EVERYBODY SHOULD PAY TAXES. We must all demand a new tax code that nobody escapes, except when they die? NOBODY!

HEY! No Copyright. Copy & Paste and distribute freely. REMEMBER WHO DOOMED YOU IN FUTURE ELECTIONS.

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