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NumbersUSA provides this summary of Bush’s new amnesty plan. This overview is based upon the PowerPoint presentation shown to members of Congress by Karl “Amnesty” Rove.
â€¢ This new plan espouses several key elements that NumbersUSA has been pushing for years. It calls for (1) an end to chain migration, (2) an end to the lottery, (3) strong enforcement against future illegal immigration, (4) no path to green cards for new guest workers, (5) no family accompanying guest workers. It appears that all of your years of faxing, phoning and visiting — and your staff’s personal visits to Members and to the White House staff — have broken through on several fronts.
â€¢ But in nearly every case of good elements, the plan either lacks the details to ensure that these are implemented as advertised, or it has other provisions that knowingly or inadvertently undermine those good elements.
â€¢ It rewards most of the 12 million illegal aliens with the very things they broke immigration laws to obtain.
â€¢ It is nearly oblivious to the costs of low-skilled foreign workers to American taxpayers. It would impose trillions of dollars of costs on American citizens. Inexplicably, it would dramatically increase the number of low skilled foreign workers in the country, even though a new Heritage Foundation study has found that each household headed by such a worker saddles Americans with a net of $22,000 extra in welfare and other government benefits.
â€¢ It would increase annual immigration by at least 50%. Current annual immigration already is running 400% of traditional U.S. averages. This plan would boost annual numbers to at least six times what they were in the 1950s and 1960s.
â€¢ It is totally insensitive to the deterioration in the quality of life for most Americans who would see their communities forced to accommodate another 200 million people because of immigration by mid-century. And there is not a single indication of concern about what a half-billion American population in 2050 would do to natural habitats in the U.S., to global environmental factors or to the nation’s ability to have enough energy supplies.
â€¢ The needs and lives of American workers are largely ignored. This is a plan drawn up almost entirely for the sake of businesses desiring to globalize their laborforce in order to hold wages down toward global averages.