Thursday, June 07, 2007

Amnesty and the Financial Cost to Illegal Aliens

Received in email and presented for your review:

S. 1348 is an amnesty because it would immediately grant nearly every illegal alien in the country a legal status that can go on forever. This amnesty isn't free, but it is still an amnesty.

There are some rather small prices for seeking a green card and citizenship in the future included in the bill, but for a person who just wants to be able to have all the taxpayer-supported benefits of legal residence and legal access to U.S,. jobs, the cost of the amnesty is only about $5 a week.

The application for the amnesty at the beginning is only $1,000 for the head of household and $500 for each of the other members of the household. Wow, what a deal! They get "provisional status" within 24 hours. (Government officials are given the right to waive the cost for illegals who can make a sufficient claim of hardship!)

When the Z-visas become available, the illegal alien trades in the provisional visa for the Z visa. The Z visa lasts four years. The $1,000 cost of the first one has been paid at the application. The illegal alien doesn't have to do anything the rest of his life other than pay $1,000 every four years for another Z-visa. In effect, the cost of the lifetime amnesty for the illegal head of household is $250 a year once the Z-visas are available -- $5 a week for the legal right to live and work in the U.S.! The cost for all the other family members will be $2.50 a week.

If you've been reading this blog, you know what I think. Any thoughts?

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