Press 1 for Amnesty, Presione Uno Para la Amnistía

25 05 2007

Cross posted from   The Undocumented Blogger

The pro-open borders group Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is circling a hotline that allows pro-amnesty supporters to bypass the Senate switchboard and get directly to their Senators.

Why should you be concerned? Because if like the millions of other American citizens you have called the Senate switchboard to urge your Senators to vote NO on the new bill that will be voted on next week and provide amnesty to nearly 20 million illegal immigrants, you have most likely been met with a busy signal.

1-800-882-2005. (Spanish number)
1-800-417-7666. (English number)

So while, you a concerned citizen, is having his/her voice silenced, illegal immigrants and their supports have a direct line to your government representatives. Fortunately for us these numbers have been leaked to the public. We highly urge you to use them to call your senators if you are having trouble getting through. With the holiday weekend upon us and the vote coming up early next week time is running very short for you to make your voice heard.

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We’ve heard a lot about how this new “comprehensive immigration reform” bill is not amnesty. How it requires illegal immigrants to obtain a “z” visa and pay a $5,000 fine to become citizens. But did you know this fine is already law?

Title 19, USC 1459 subsections (f) and (g) state any individual who enters this country illegally is liable for a civil penalty of $5,000 for the first violation, and $10,000 for each subsequent violation. Criminal penalty. In addition to being liable for a civil penalty under subsection (f) of this section, any individual who intentionally violates any provision of subsection (e) of this section is, upon conviction, liable for a fine of not more than $5,000, or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both.

But it’s not just about the $5,000. Any illegal immigrant who applies for a “z” visa will be ran through a brief criminal background check. If nothing is found, they will be awarded their visa a mere 24 hours later.

The “z” visa allows the illegal immigrant to remain in this country to work and live, travel between their home country and the U.S. freely, and is renewable indefinitely. Thus, if an illegal immigrant chooses not to pay the $5,000 fine to become a U.S. citizen, they don’t have too. They can continue to work for below market wages, obtain free medical care in our emergency rooms, and have their children educated in our school systems.

The “z” visa also does not include any provisions for learning English or any other measure that would encourage assimilation.

Call your Senators now! It’s not too late to kill this bill!

This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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