Cross posted from Bear Creek Ledger
FAIR gives us some details on the Z visa contained in the Senate immigration bill (S.1348).
However, the details of this Senate compromise prove that it is nothing more than an amnesty. The language creates a “Z” visa program for illegal aliens and illegal aliens only. Specifically, the Senate deal:
- Provides that Z visas last for 4 years and may be renewed indefinitely.
- Waives numerous criminal provisions for eligibility purposes and no medical exam is needed up front.
- Requires state and local governments are required to assist illegal aliens in providing documentation to support a Z visa application as a condition of receiving state impact assistance money.
- Immediately grants probationary benefits (including work authorization, protection from removal, and a social security number) based only on an application and a 24-hour wait on a background check. Probationary benefits are not affected by the “trigger” in Title I of the bill.
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