Senate Immigration Bill - Good for Illegals, Bad for US Citizens

What this bill "offers":

· Immediate amnesty before enforcement

· Guts legal requirement for biometric exit-entry system

· Millions of green cards (permanent residency) before enforcement

· No border surge. Agents aren’t required until 2021.

· No fence requirement. DHS retains discretion in the bill that preempts the call for a fence in ten years. Litigation also provides an escape hatch to never build the fence.

· Legalization for gang members and convicted criminals

· Amnesty for future visa overstays

· Guaranteed welfare access for illegal immigrants

· Undermines interior enforcement, prompting ICE officers to warn: “There is no doubt that, if passed, public safety will be endangered and massive amounts of future illegal immigration—especially visa overstays—is ensured.”

· Expands non-merit chain migration—less than 10 percent of future flow is merit-based

· Doubles the number of guest workers and triples the number of immigrants granted lawful permanent residency—reducing wages for U.S. workers and driving up unemployment