Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Feinstein: Olley, olley oxen free!
Sen. Feinstein plan expands illegals pool

By Charles Hurt
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

A Senate Democrat yesterday introduced a proposal to expand the pool of illegal aliens eligible for citizenship to include anyone who sneaked across the border before Jan. 1.

Under the amendment filed yesterday afternoon by Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, all illegals who can prove they arrived before the start of this year would be issued an "orange card," which would provide a path to U.S. citizenship.

"This amendment would streamline the process for earned legalization," Mrs. Feinstein said, referring to the process by which an estimated 10 million to 12 million illegals could become citizens. "It would create a more workable and practical program and dedicate the necessary dollars to cover its costs of administration."

Under the bill being debated in the Senate, illegal aliens who came into the country within the past two years would still be subject to deportation. Illegals who had been here two years or longer could apply for citizenship.

"This means approximately 4.8 million people would be required to leave voluntarily or be deported," Mrs. Feinstein said yesterday in reference to the Senate bill. "I don't believe many of these people would go home. Even President Bush acknowledged that such a large-scale deportation program is unworkable when he said, 'It is neither wise, nor realistic to round up millions of people ... and send them across the border.' "...
The AP is reporting that the Senate voted down Feinstein’s plan.
Senate Vote Saves Immigration Bill Chances

By SUZANNE GAMBOA
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate rejected a California Democrat's plan to allow the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the country to remain, work and eventually become Americans, preserving a fragile bipartisan coalition needed to pass the bill…

Feinstein's amendment, defeated 61 to 37, would have supplanted the compromise that allows illegal immigrants here five years or more to stay and work six years and seek legal residency after paying back taxes and fines and showing they were learning English…

"I have come to believe that the three-tiered system is unworkable, that it would create a bureaucratic nightmare and it would lead to substantial fraud," Feinstein said Tuesday…
One can understand Feinstein’s apprehension in looking to the deadheads manning the counters and cubicles at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to implement any program; but suddenly she’s concerned about inhibiting fraud?

Come on, an illegal alien’s middle name is Fraude. Their whole life in the United States is the perpetuation of a fraud and its concomitant crimes. They are willing participants in a vast criminal enterprise the undercuts American’s law-abiding workforce, sabotages our being a nation of laws, and subverts our sovereignty.

And, unbelievably, the Senate Democrats and several unprincipled Republicans are trying their damnedest not to eliminate the blight but rather to protect it.

This is the Oath of Office for the United States Senate
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
If Feinstein is worried about weeding out frauds, she should turn her attention to the well of the Senate.

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