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JOHN’S LATEST COLUMN:
Be careful what you wish for.
Florida U.S. Rep. and Col. (Ret.) Allen West’s endorsement goes to his former battlefield commander, Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R) for Virginia Lt. governor. It’s been hyped and heralded — on this website and from the Lingamfelter camp — as a great coup and a potential game-changer. But it could come at a major cost. Find out what the endorsement really means when Delegate Lingamfelter joins us tomorrow on the John Fredericks Morning Show. We’ll get the inside scoop from the man who says he’s got the big Mo’ going into to Richmond.
Is it FAIR? We’ll be there.
The John Fredericks Morning Show will be broadcasting live Wednesday & Thursday from the FAIR Convention (Federation of American Immigration Reform) at the Phoenix Park Hotel in D.C. This years FAIR theme: “Hold Their Feet to the Fire.” And they’ve got a blockbuster lineup, including U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL), U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Fmr. U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) — who has disavowed U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) — U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), Prince William County Chairman of Supervisors Corey Stewart and many more all attending this event.
The Gang of Eight Comes Out of the Closet-A Sneak Peak
Here’s a quick summary of the bill, now out of the shadows for the first time: amnesty, low-wage labor, and worthless enforcement promises.
Illegal aliens who have previously been deported for non-criminal offenses will be allowed to apply for reentry and will also be granted temporary legal status and permitted to work.
Illegal aliens who are in removal proceedings, or who have pending orders of deportation will be eligible for temporary legal status.
Illegal aliens may also choose to leave the country. If they choose this option, they will be eligible to apply for green cards after five years.
Illegal aliens who remain in the U.S. in temporary legal status will be eligible to apply for green cards after ten years, irrespective of whether enforcement promises have been kept.
Only at the time they apply for green cards will amnestied aliens be required to pay a $2,000 fine.
Illegal aliens who entered the country before age 16 – so-called DREAMers – are eligible for a special amnesty. They would qualify for green cards after five years and be immediately eligible to apply for citizenship.
Illegal aliens who worked in agriculture would also be eligible for a special amnesty. They, too, would qualify for green cards after five years.
Illegal aliens who do not qualify for the special DREAM Act or agricultural amnesty would be eligible to apply for citizenship after 13 years.
More Foreign Workers
The number of H-1B visas available to employers would increase from 65,000 to 110,000 annually. That number could increase to 180,000, based on demand for these workers. These increases would incur in spite of the fact that we have historically high levels of unemployment.The bill creates a new W visa for low-skilled workers. W visa workers, would be admitted to fill “labor shortages,” but would not be required to remain in the jobs they were brought here to fill. After one year, W visa holders could self-petition for green cards and remain permanently.After five years, the number of new low-skilled W visa workers could reach 200,000 annually. In addition to the principal W visa holder, spouses and dependent minor children would be eligible for admission.The W visa program would be managed by a new bureaucracy, known as the Immigration and Labor Market Research Bureau, within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This new government bureaucracy would determine where workers are needed and help determine wages.Would establish “dual intent” visas for foreign students making them eligible for green cards after completion of bachelor’s degrees.
Bill would establish “goal” of 90 percent effectiveness in apprehending illegal entrants in “high risk” sectors of the southern border.DHS would be required to submit a plan for border enforcement within 180 of enactment, including plans for additional fencing, technology and manpower (even though these are already required under current law).If border security goals are not met within five years, a commission will be established to make recommendations. Failure to achieve border security goals will have no bearing on the legalization process for illegal aliens. Phased-in implementation of E-Verify for all U.S. employers. Companies with more than 5,000 employees would be required to use E-Verify within two years of enactment. Companies with fewer than 5,000 workers would be required to use E-Verify within five years of enactment.
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NEWSMAKER OF THE DAY - Virginia State Senator Mark Herring, who is also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Atty General, joined John to address his LGBT initiative, the current Atty General Ken Cuccinelli, his involvement with the choice of a candidate to fill the 20th District judgeship & Virginia politics. http://youtu.be/OyO_RekojiA
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