Skip to comments.Senate panel OKs tax-welfare benefits for newly legal immigrants (incl Gramnesty & Flake)
Posted on 05/21/2013 1:59:59 AM PDT by markomalley
The SenateJudiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill and party-line splits began to emerge.
In one major change, the committee voted 17-1 to make a third drunken-driving conviction a deportable offense for the newly legalized immigrants if at least one of those offenses occurs after they are approved for legal status.
But immigrant-rights groups called that a rollback of due-process rights for the immigrants and said a drunken-driving incident shouldnt cost someone a chance at citizenship.
We cannot and will not support hard-line proposals that take away discretion and limit an individuals ability to pursue the pathway to citizenship, said Paromita Shah, associate director of the National Lawyers Guilds National Immigration Project.
Overall, the committee continued to maintain the delicate balance struck by the Gang of Eight senators who negotiated the 867-page bill: Quick legal status for illegal immigrants, but delaying citizenship rights until after the administration spends more money on border security, puts in place a new electronic verification system to check workers status, and enacts an entry-exit system to check visas at airports and seaports.
In previous days action, two Republican members of the Gang of Eight Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona joined with Democrats to block a series of GOP amendments to stiffen the bills security.
But on Monday, the two Republicans sided with their party colleagues on key questions on giving illegal immigrants public benefits.
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and we knew this would happen
You support Amnesty Liberal GOP....you get socialism for Illegal Aliens
Time to primary Graham...we will have to wait to primary Flake
It’s insane to allow anyone to immigrate if they can’t support themselves. If they can’t they should be immediately deported. If they have family here then their families should be responsible for them or they should be deported.
Any American citizen that believes this government (either party) represents our interests is delusional. The drop in our standard of living can be directly attributed to illegal immigration; Obama’s Bolshevism is just the icing on the cake.
I must have missed the previous story where we eliminated the debt and have a lot of extra cash.
I hate the GOP - what a worthless party.
The unemployment rate will grow exponentially.
Sad for teens, seniors, and any other group needing a low level job.
It’s all part of the plan to destroy the American economy.
And the idiot voters still support these socialist bastards they have put in power.
The unemployment rate will grow exponentially.”
You obviously do not understand how this works. If any of them have jobs, they will be counted as newly employed additions to the work force with jobs created by BO causing the rate to go down.
Those that don’t have jobs won’t have any effect on the rate because they were not counted with any group before because they, after all, “officially just got here”.
And if they’ve had three drunk driving offenses that just happen to have come while they were illegal rather than legal. This whole thing is insane—get them out of this country now!
The GOP has become Enemy #2 in the nation.
They vote to gut the military, but they vote yes to Trillions in new handouts for illegals.
I certainly hope this ends Sen. Rubio’s propaganda ad on AM radio. ...”no federal benefits”...my ass.
These people are insane.
They are destroying our Country.
Cheap labor has to be subsidized somehow. But not to worry, they’ll use the cuts to Social Security to fund it.
No word from Rubio on this. He did his dirty work.
Pubbies are just as relentless to sell us down the river as the RATs are. Willing accomplices.
But ‘conservative’ Rubio’s ‘conservative’ commercial to ‘conservatives’ said that this new immigration bill would NOT reward illegals with benefits.
Poor Marco, the old dogs — McCain, Schumer, Gramnesty — pulled the wool over his eyes, again. Just like they did with the ‘secure the border first’ canard.
[Feel like a used fool, Marco? You should. You got pwned.]
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