49th District representative Darrell Issa to introduce three immigration reform bills
Monday, February 4th, 2013
Issue 06, Volume 17.
WASHINGTON. D.C. – Representative Darrell Issa (CA-49, which includes Fallbrook and a portion of Southern Riverside County), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today announced the reintroduction of three immigration reform bills to improve American competitiveness, encourage those who enter the U.S. legally to stay, and impose criminal sentencing for those who enter the country after having been removed.
"We must take a balanced and practical approach to immigration," said Rep. Issa on the introduction of the three bills. "This includes making our country more accessible to those who can fill critical needs and also stiffening penalties for those who continue to violate our laws. From high-tech entrepreneurs to those who fight in our armed services, these reforms offer new benefits and securities that must go hand in hand with tougher enforcement."
Summary of bills reintroduced by Rep. Issa:
·STEM Jobs Act (H.R. 459): Allocates 55,000 visas per year for foreign students Advertisement
[ Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary ] receiving advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The STEM Jobs Act builds off visa reform legislation Issa first introduced in 2007 and reintroduced in January 2011. Similar legislation passed the House of Representatives in November 2012.
·Fallen Heroes Family Act (H.R. 458): Grants temporary non-immigrant status to a surviving, foreign national parent or permanent guardian of a U.S. citizen child born outside of the United States when the deceased parent was an active-duty service member of the U.S. military. Issa introduced the Fallen Heroes Family Act in 2009 with bipartisan support.
·Criminal Alien Accountability Act (H.R. 457): Imposes mandatory sentencing for aliens who reenter the United States after having been deported for previous crimes committed in the United States.
Tomorrow at 10:15 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold the first congressional hearing on immigration reform, "America's Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws Against Illegal Immigration."
Comment #1 | Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 8:26 pm
Staff: Tell me why you posted my comment, and now I find it has been deleted. Why? There was no foul language, no name calling, no insults, was not deragatory, not personal, but was just a list of ten pertinent facts or statistics listed relating to benefits received, or crime statistics of illegal aliens. This list only served to illustrate the impact of illegal aliens on the law abiding taxpayer. Either you have a staffer that's pushing a liberal agenda through censorship of an opposing viewpoint, and/or is simply intolerant of anyone with a differing viewpoint than theirs. This deletion/censorship in my opinion is confirmation of pushing a liberal, open border agenda by the staff reviewing the submitted comments. Either this was an individual reviewing comments in a biased and unfair way, or they are doing it at the direction of the management of the paper. Question- is there any senior management review of this process? Do you realize or care there are people that feel you censor comments due to liberal bias? Please tell me EXACTLY why my comment regarding the impact of illegal aliens was approved, posted, and then deleted? It met your policy regarding comments, so there was no good reason to remove it.
Dear Reality Checker: It is not allowable to post a list of "facts" (with percentages, etc.) without citing the source it came from. Re-submit your comment with the source - it's as simple as that.
Just FYI - all of your political accusations about the paper are incorrect. No need for the drama. Thank you. ----Debbie Ramsey, Editor
Comment #2 | Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm
@reality checker - come on, no way is this paper political in censoring the replies- I have seen too much liberal lies and conservative exaggerations accepted here to lable the paper and this site as anything except a voice of the community. Relax, there are too many true fights to fight to pick on a non-issue
Comment #3 | Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm
I agree. There sure is a lot of drama in the previous comment. He/she could have stopped at the "Why?" and let it be answered, minus all the drama after the inquiry.
Comment #4 | Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 11:02 am
reality checker, don't get your panties in a bunch.
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Comment #5 | Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm
1986—THE SELL OUT! ARE AMERICANS GOING TO FALL FOR THIS SAD, FINANCIAL LIE AGAIN?
Yes! The Immigration policies are broken and needs to be fixed, because it never was meant to work a 100 percent in the first place? THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER IS GOING TO BE FORCED TO CARRY THE FINANCIAL BURDEN, AS THEY HAVE FOR MANY DECADES? Very few of the politicians who have the gonads, to speak their mind against the privileged that buy and sell the little man/women who have no voice. But we have—if we all band together and bombard Washington with our phone calls and emails. You can do exactly that by joining the growing detonation of angry voices in confronting YOUR lawmakers and sending free faxes through NumbersUSA. We wouldn’t be having these committees now, if the laws were carried out strictly. Immigrating to America legally is, and should be, a meticulous course of action meant to shield the interests of American citizens.
It involves more than simply slipping past the failure called the border fence and then bearing northwards in pursuit of free health care, free primary and secondary education, food stamps, paid by a broken U.S. citizenry taxpayer and a insolvent nation, living in a dream world where debt doesn’t exist—but outrageous spending does? Legal immigration means enduring painstaking barriers as criminal background checks, as a system to detect a criminal elements or concealed associations to terrorists; medical examinations to reveal contagious diseases still prevailing in third-world countries, but long since stamped out here; proof they are financially unwavering so as to avoid these legal immigrants from saddling the U.S. taxpayers. In addition to owning up to being in the country illegally, paying back taxes and further testing of knowledge of government civics and an understanding of English language skills. The truth being as the majority of these people had little money; many of these hurdles were waved.
It was convenient to the U.S. administration at the time. Those who have bypassed the fence into America in order to avoid our immigration inspection are not immigrants. Rather, they are invading criminals, with no claim at all to the welcome mat extended to legal immigrants. Such people do not deserve recognition and should not be rewarded by the United States government, and should be detained and deported according to the law, alongside the corrupt politicians that pander to these illegal alien invaders. As I have repeated many, many times before that if any of our administrations meant to keep people out of America, illegal entry would have found passage as a FELONY? The truth is millions of foreigners have invaded our country, leaving America defenseless to drug dealers, gangs, concealed crime, terrorism, communicable disease, and financial desolation and a flood of illegal migrants and immigrants.
IS IT NO WONDER THE PEOPLE DO NOT TRUST ANY GOVERNMENT, TO CARRY OUT THEIR RULES AND REGULATIONS? SO HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH LYING TO OUR FACES. THEN WHO GETS THE PARAMOUNT BILL FOR ALL THE PROCESSING OF THE WELL UNDERESTIMATED 11 MILLION PEOPLE ALREADY HERE?
THE POLITICIANS NEED TO PROVE THEMSELVES TO THE PEOPLE, BY BUILDING THE 2006 SECURE FENCES NOT MATTER THE COST AND OFFERING NO MORE LAME EXCUSES. IF ISRAELIS CAN KEEP THE PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS OUT OF THE COUNTRY, THEN WE COULD IMITATE THE SAME PLAN? Avid readers should go and investigate the wall itself, which stands between the State of Israel and countries out to destroy their small country. Incidentally—guess who paid for that concrete and steel barrier? The fence is just over 15 feet high and is topped with razor wire cameras, radars and other surveillance equipment will allows Israel to monitor the vast areas that is to be defended using rapid deployment of military vehicles. Other barriers are strictly a wall with towers spreading from miles. WHY ARE WE ANY DIFFERENT, AS TERRORISTS ARE USING DRUG GANGS AID TO STEAL INTO OUR COUNTRY? THE COST OF TWO FORMIDABLE BARRIERS ONCE COMPLETED WOULD STOP THE ILLEGAL MIGRANTS SMUGGLING THEIR CHILDREN—AS MANY ARE STILL UNBORN ATTRACTED BY OUR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS COSTING THROUGH TIME, TRILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS FROM FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDS. ONLY THE TOP SKILLED WORKERS SHOULD BE ISSUED EMPLOYMENT VISAS AND SOME FORM OF STRICTLY REGULATED GUEST WORKER FOR THE AGRICULTURE, BUT NOTHING PERMANENT.
In the 1986 amnesty all these procedures were rushed through, so many criminals slipped through the cracks. Then instead of 3.1 million illegal aliens being legitimized, the numbers rose to over 5 million, because the fact that immigration amnesty was to be signed into law that brought a deluge of uneducated, illiterates who swarmed borders and used the airlines with what money they had to pantomime a tourist, with no desire to return to their own country. We added even more poverty to our own low income people, that was a gold mine to incorrigible business and corporations, who still exploit foreigners and paying no taxes today. This should be a troubling warning that we are setting ourselves up for the same nightmare as before. What is that old saying or variant?
--“Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way & expecting a different outcome?”
In conclusion, the only poll worth its salt is Rasmussen Reports as most of the others are craftily worded to gain satisfaction for the open border zealots and special interest entities. By observing the thousands of comments, blogs and articles not associated with the Liberal Progressives one can collect a much better indicator of what the average working American is thinking and that is NOT a Path to Citizenship or AMNESTY?