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Controlled Immigration: Vocabulary
When they say Path-to-Citizenship. They mean- Blanket Amnesty
When they say Immigration Reform They mean – Uncontrolled Immigration
When they say. Border Security First They mean – Amnesty and More Illegal Immigration
Uncontrolled immigration does not fix America’s immigration system. We need instead a policy of controlled immigration to preserve the value of American citizenship, consisting of three key components:
Serious immigration security & enforcement measures.
A system of controlled legal immigration.
Amnesty – No Amnesty, No Work Permits ,No Path-to-Citizenship, No Blanket Amnesty, No Illegal Immigration, Yes ,Security & Enforcement Yes, Border Security
Any right to live and work in the U.S. granted by the federal government to an illegal alien or illegal immigrant: Every so-called “pathway to citizenship,”; without exception, is an amnesty.
An amnesty occurs when an illegal alien or illegal immigrant receives a work permit.
There are two types of amnesty: restricted amnesty and blanket amnesty.
The catastrophic immigration-processing dysfunction that will be caused by uncontrolled-immigration schemes resulting in millions of fraudulent amnesties, as well as fraudulent legal immigration requests, being granted:
The Senate-passed uncontrolled-immigration bill would quadruple applications immediately.
The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency that processes immigration applications, including amnesties. USCIS is widely acknowledged to be at or over capacity now. Like all government bureaucracies, USCIS can only expand capacity at a slow rate.
The Senate-passed, uncontrolled-immigration bill shifts the burden-of-proof from the applicant to USCIS. As a practical matter, this makes it highly likely USCIS will simply issue amnesties upon the flimsiest of evidence, such as a relative’s unsupported attestation that the applicant has been in the U.S. for the requisite period of time.
Pools of fraudulent applications include the illegal immigration since the cut-off date, the 9 million Border Crossing Cards that allow Mexicans who hold them to cross at will, and tens of millions of other visitor visas issued each year.
An amnesty without significant amnesty qualification restrictions or amnesty process restrictions (see restricted amnesty for definitions):
Almost all pathway-to-citizenship proposals are blanket amnesties.
Proposals that grant amnesty to a majority of illegal immigrants are blanket amnesties.
The Senate-passed uncontrolled-immigration bill contains a blanket amnesty, as did the 1986 immigration law.
Immigration to the U.S. (both legal and illegal) that serves the national interest. The three key components are:
Controlled legal immigration
Immigration security & enforcement
Controlled Legal Immigration
Legal immigration to the U.S. by foreign citizens only in numbers and categories justified by the national interest:
Includes visas for spouses and kids, some asylee visas, some number of employment-visas for the most skilled, potentially even at higher levels than today’s.
Reduces the overall numbers of legal immigrants from today’s levels: increases in any immigration category must be offset by decreases of at least as much immigration in others, principally through eliminating categories (such as that for adult siblings).
A foreign citizen unlawfully present in the U.S., whether by unlawful entry or overstaying a visa.
An illegal alien permanently settled in the U.S.
About half of illegal immigrants first arrived by illegal border crossings
About half of illegal immigrants arrived lawfully, but overstayed their visas. (Note that these visa overstays are not “undocumented.”)
Foreign citizens entering the country unlawfully or overstaying their visas with the intent of long-term residency.
Immigration Security & Enforcement (ISE)
The full suite of measures to stop and reverse illegal immigration (i.e., the result being more illegal immigrants going out than coming in)
The most important immigration-security-&-enforcement measures are
An enforced employment-eligibility check system, more and better border fence, (also increased border manpower) check-in/check-out system for 100% of foreign citizens entering & exiting the U.S.A, and credible threat of deportation.
Immigration security & enforcement first, before any amnesties can occur:
To insure the political system actually implements immigration security & enforcement as part of any compromise, ISE must be implemented prior to any amnesty (such as work permits) being granted to illegal immigrants.
Protecting the value of American citizenship; the long-term well-being of American citizens:
Not the interests of foreign citizens who want to immigrate to the U.S., or of businesses that seek low-wage labor, or of national-origin lobbies or of other special interests.
The ideal position on amnesty: granting no illegal immigrants the right to live and work in the U.S.
Obamacare- like Immigration Policy
The uncontrolled-immigration bill passed by the U.S. Senate in the summer of 2013 is a prime example.
It made promises that won’t be kept.
It was such an enormous bill that no one knew what was in it.
It imposed tasks on the bureaucracy that are beyond its abilities.
It proposed a comprehensive approach to what are discrete problems.
It created an artificial crisis where there was none.
Specifically, the bill entailed:
Uncontrolled increases in legal immigration to double present levels.
Blanket amnesty for nearly all 11,000,000 illegal immigrants already settled in the U.S., as well as an amnesty opportunity for millions more fraudulent applicants who would take advantage of bureaucratic meltdown in the immigration system.
A lack of guaranteed immigration security & enforcement measures, to stop and reverse illegal immigration.
No real triggers.
The Obamacare-like uncontrolled-immigration bill would not fix America’s immigration system. It would break it.
The granting of amnesty to some fraction of illegal immigrants (well under half) based on some number of restrictions, both qualification restrictions and process restrictions.
Qualification Restrictions: are mostly common-sense restrictions on the number of illegal immigrants granted amnesty. Two significant qualification restrictions would be:
Being able to pass an 8th-grade English test by a near-term date and
Having first arrived in the U.S. after a certain date significantly in the past (more than just the two years provided for in the Senate-passed uncontrolled-immigration bill)
Other restrictions might be things like never having previously been deported.
Process Restrictions: are restrictions on how fast, and by what processes, an amnesty can take place. These include a careful series of steps, so that a restricted amnesty in theory does not become a blanket amnesty in practice. But they also include triggers related to immigration security & enforcement (ISE) implementation to make sure the political system actually implements ISE.
Process restrictions that lay out milestones of immigration security & enforcement before a given step toward a restricted amnesty occurs.
Any combination of blanket amnesty, uncontrolled legal immigration, and high levels of illegal immigration.
Uncontrolled Legal Immigration
Legal immigration at levels, and by type, far above historical norms and contrary to the national interest:
Includes adult-relative (other-than-spouse) visas, the visa lottery, unjustified refugee and asylee visas, and non-critical employment visas.
The Senate-passed uncontrolled-immigration bill would double legal immigration to over 2 million per year the first decade.