Monday, May 15, 2006

Senate Immigration Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Legal Immigrants over the Next Twenty Years

Heritage reported If enacted, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (CIRA, S.2611) would be the most dramatic change in immigration law in 80 years, allowing an estimated 103 million persons to legally immigrate to the U.S. over the next 20 years—fully one-third of the current population of the United States.

The House needs to block this bill, because we can't count on Bush to veto it.
Much attention has been given to the fact that the bill grants amnesty to some 10 million illegal immigrants. Little or no attention has been given to the fact that the bill would quintuple the rate of legal immigration into the United States, raising, over time, the inflow of legal immigrants from around one million per year to over five million per year. The impact of this increase in legal immigration dwarfs the magnitude of the amnesty provisions.


The Florida Masochist said...


Playing devil's advocate for a second, why are you opposed to increases in legal immigration? Such as families, workers needed for certains jobs etc?



Don Singleton said...

I am not opposed to bring in close family members, but I believe they have gone overboard in bringing in extended families

I am also not opposed to bring in high tech workers on a case by case basis, but I dont like automatically doubling the numbers