/ July 26, 2007 12:47 PM
Tom Tancredo introduced the OVERDUE (Optimizing Visa Entry Rules and Demanding Uniformed Enforcement) Immigration Reform Act of 2007 on July 11, 2007
Here are some highlights of the bill.
- Restoring America’s immigration system to more traditional numbers and encourages the assimilation of America’s most recent great wave in prioritizing nuclear family admissions, tightening the investor immigrant criteria, and tightening the employment-based green card category to ensure that prospective immigrants who will uniquely contribute to American society are admitted.
- Eliminates “chain migration” in accordance with the recommendations of the Jordan Commission.
- Eliminates the “visa lottery” in accordance with the recommendations of the Jordan Commission.
- Ensures that automatic birthright citizenship accrues to children born in the U.S. only if at least one parent is a citizen or lawful permanent resident.
- Makes voting in a foreign election a basis for potential loss of citizenship.
- Suspends the Visa Waiver Program until DHS makes certain certifications to the Congress.
- Prohibits states from granting in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens on the basis of graduation from a U.S. high school (in addition to residence) unless they offer the same rate to all U.S. citizens.
- Affirms the inherent authority of State and local law enforcement officers to enforce the immigration laws of the United States; requires Federal immigration authorities to respond to requests for assistance from State and local authorities.
- Appropriates funds necessary to fully reimburse providers of federally mandated emergency medical treatment of illegal aliens, but only if the individual provider collects and reports to DHS all citizenship information and other non-clinical information concerning each illegal alien treated.
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Posted by Digger on July 26, 2007 12:47 PM (Permalink)
Lets fly those early American flags "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION". Everyone in the federal goverment knows what the taxpaying citizens of the U.S. wants. If the goverment won't inforce the immigration laws then maybe we should. I say if the feds continue this Dog and Pony show we should "SUE" the goverment for failing to do the job required of them. I am a carpenter and haven't been able to pay my bills for about 4 years now. I can't compete with someone who doesn't pay taxes, doesn't have builders insurance, lives with half his family under 1 roof. The goverment will be responseable for the riots, fights, and whatever else happens because of its inaction. Please don't drop out of the race this time we need a politician that is not afraid to do the right thing.
Posted by: Aaron Lore on August 13, 2007 10:43 AM
I'm with you 100% Aaron. One of the reasons I cover this issue is because of tradesmen like yourself who are being hurt by illegal alien labor. It's unfair competition, illegal and an insult to everything this country stands for and it must stop now!
Posted by: Digger on August 13, 2007 11:11 AM