Schumer-Rubio Bill Amnesties Illegal Aliens and Their Employers

Ronald W. Mortensen, Center for Immigration Studies, April 29, 2013

The “Gang of Eight” claims that its immigration bill does not provide amnesty for illegal immigrants. But an analysis of the legalization portion of the 844-page Senate proposal uncovers at least 11 amnesties for illegal aliens and their employers.

The report, by Ronald Mortensen, a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, shows that the token penalties, when they do exist, are not commensurate with the employment-related felonies committed by the majority of illegal aliens, nor are they commensurate with the benefits received by illegal aliens. Just as unfortunate is the fact that millions of victims of these crimes are ignored while the amnestied illegals are rewarded and even benefit from the so-called penalties, as the monies actually go into a fund that provides services to the very people who paid the “penalties”.

“Illegal aliens will be rewarded for breaking laws for which American citizens are routinely punished,” said Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies. “For example, an American citizen would face a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 for using a fraudulent Social Security card, but under this bill the illegal alien would face a $1,000 penalty covering all his many offenses, a penalty which in many cases will be waived. Then, they would be issued a new Social Security number without any past bad credit or arrest records.”

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Dr. Mortensen discovered the following amnesties for illegal aliens and their employers:

Amnesties for Illegal Aliens

  • Amnesty for the estimated 75 percent of illegal aliens committing Social Security fraud.
  • Amnesty from returning to home countries for 10 years before adjusting status.
  • Amnesty for illegal aliens committing Identity theft.
  • Amnesty for illegal aliens by officially authorizing them to continue committing identity theft by using fraudulently obtained Social Security numbers belonging to American citizens.
  • Amnesty for illegal aliens who have committed perjury on I-9 forms.
  • De-Facto amnesty from the token $1,000 penalty, since it effectively pre-pays services provided to illegal aliens.
  • Amnesty from existing exclusion, deportation, and removal orders.

While illegal aliens would be granted amnesty for crimes they have committed, government employees who discover Social Security fraud, identity theft, or perjury on I-9 forms while reviewing applications for provisional status would be prohibited from notifying victims, law enforcement, etc. with a threat of a $10,000 penalty. This is 10 times more than the $1,000 penalty paid by an illegal alien who has committed felony identity theft.

Amnesties for the Employers of Illegal Aliens

  • Amnesty for employers found to have employed illegal aliens or who are currently employing illegal aliens. Moreover, employers may continue to employ illegal aliens, accept fraudulent Social Security numbers, and renew falsified I-9 forms for those who apply for provisional status.
  • Amnesty for employers who did not withhold and/or submit payroll taxes for individuals illegally in the United States.
  • Amnesty for employers who violated labor laws by paying unfair wages, who failed to pay wages, etc.
  • Amnesty for employers who facilitated Social Security fraud and identity theft by providing or accepting false Social Security numbers.

While employers would be held harmless, government employees who find that employers violated the law while reviewing applications for temporary status would be prohibited from notifying the appropriate law enforcement authorities. If governmentemployees do report tax or labor violations, they could face a fine of $10,000.

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  • Puggg
    • The__Bobster

      And gives “Dreaming Nightmares” a rapid path to citizenship.

      This reports the crowing of a Treason Lobby activist

      It’s the best DREAM that we’ve ever had,” says Lorella Praeli, the advocacy and policy director for United We Dream, a large coalition of DREAMers

      She has a lot to crow about. It appears every restraint in previous bills has been erased.

      Bipartisan immigration legislation filed by the Senate’s “gang of 8” immigration reformers on Tuesday would put so-called DREAMers on a more generous fast-track to citizenship than any prior legislation

      After five years, DREAMers not only will be eligible for green cards (otherwise known as a “legal permanent resident”), but also will become immediately eligible for US citizenship. That’s versus a minimum of 10 years for a green card and 15 years for citizenship for most other undocumented people… this five-year path to US citizenship (is)the fastest such route offered by any DREAM bill.

    • The__Bobster

      Yes, the traitors could’ve enacted E-Verify immediately without this nightmare of a bill. Instead, they hung it over the heads of the Republican like a carrot to get them to vote on a “comprehensive” bill. Now they’re pulling the carrot away.

    • The work permits granted the illegals under the Gang Bangers of Eight bill (or any similar bill) would have neutralized E-Verify anyway. Now they want to do both the work permits and gutting E-Verify. Sure they squak about replacing it, but you know they never would.

      Anyone who doesn’t fully grok by now that this bill is amnesty and open borders is intellectually dishonest or living in denial.

  • David Ashton

    Reward the criminal, punish the law-abiding.
    Liberal “criminology” in a nutshell.

  • bigone4u

    It just gets worse and worse doesn’t it. I’ll give you a bit of good news in contrast. Last week the big story on Huffington Post, prominently displayed at the top of the page, was a boo-hoo attempt to create sympathy for illegals. I posted a negative comment when there were about 75 comments already posted. The comments on this progressive propaganda machine were all negative and quite angry and disgusted. A few hours later HP pulled the story from the lead position and hid it on a back page. Not even the progressive propaganda machine can make amnesty go down easy. As many of the Gang of Eight that can be removed from office should be targeted for defeat next election. Make them pay for their treason.

  • WR_the_realist

    That horrible “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” bill goes well beyond rewarding people who have broken our immigration laws, identity theft laws, and so forth. It increases legal immigration substantially. According to NumbersUSA it will result in 33 million green cards being issued over the next 10 years, and tens of millions more thereafter. It should be called, the “Never Hire a Native Born American Again” bill.

    • George White

      No back taxes, criminals ok, gang members ok, allows illegals to fight class action lawsuits against the USA, illegals don’t have to speak english, taxpayers have to pay for illegals’ attorneys, amnesty for SS fraud, amnesty for ID theft….you know what? Let’s just cut to the chase! Let’s give the USA to mexico and be done with it! And give full and total control of EVERYTHING to the tribe!

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    “Amnesty from existing exclusion, deportation, and removal orders.”

    Why are illegals with existing deportation and removal orders still here? Deportation should be happening the same day its ordered.

    This bill just gets worse and worse the more we find out about it.

  • Ralph

    Rubio is a brown racist and he wants to swamp the White gene pool with brown genes to wipe us out

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Schumer? I wouldn’t trust Charles Schumer if he told me my mother loved me, and my mother is more dependable than the sun rising in the east.

    In the absolutely, completely fictional novel “Unintended Consequences”, by John Ross, I really liked reading what was arranged for a “Charles Shaumberg” who bore a curious resemblance to Schumer: “Both ends? What a player!”

    • GrouchoMarxist

      I read that book years ago. Schumer is a snake. How does this guy get elected to even dogcatcher. Goes for Henry “Nostrilitus” Waxman, Boxer, Harkin, Dick Turban, and a whole host of nasties. Rubio is a Babe in the Woods going into a room with Schumer. If I shook hands with that guy, I would count my fingers afterwards.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        I should think someone wanting to shake Shaumberg’s hand would want a HazMat suit.

    • Erasmus

      I used to joke that burning down the Capital might be the only thing to make our “leaders” see sense. Now, I’m not joking quite so much.

  • Illegals and law-breakers are rewarded for their criminal acts…maybe it’s time that citizens start deciding which laws they will honor or not…

    I can tell you that millions and millions of otherwise legal gun owners will NEVER adhere to any laws that restrict our Second Amendment rights.

  • mobilebay

    I wonder if any of the gang ever wake up at 3:00 a.m. and say to themselves: “I am part of a group – 8 people – who have laid out a plan to destroy this nation?” I wish them all this moment of truth before it’s too late.

  • Erasmus

    The more and more I learn what’s in this piece of trash, the sicker and angrier I become.

    If this passes it is the end of the country. Everyone who votes for it, supports it or advocates for it is a traitor, pure and simple.

  • If that’s the case every single American should receive an amnesty from the IRS et al.
    “You shall have one law for the citizen and for the stranger in the land.” Hypocrites seem to be the order of the day. Jesus could not stand a hypocrite.
    To do otherwise is deceit, lying and Prejudiced.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Amnesty for all this itemized law-breaking isn’t likely to earn this bill many friends in the House of Representatives.