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Study: amnesty could shift agricultural workers to cities, decrease wages for Americans - 01/29/13

... them, experts say. ...(After the 1986 amnesty), agricultural workers moved to areas cities such as Los Angeles, putting downward pressure on wages for low-end jobs, according to Julie Weise, an assistant professor of international studies at Cal State Long Beach. "We could see something like that again," said Weise. These are the points I've been making for over three years on the immigration...

Texas 2012 GOP platform goes "liberal" on immigration (IRCOT, Koch) - 06/09/12

... "blanket amnesty", using the 1986 amnesty as an example. When someone says something like that, it's almost always an indicator that they're trying to fool people. See what John McCain tried to do as well as reform not amnesty. 7. The 2010 GOP plank opposed legalization for illegal aliens; the 2012 version doesn't do that. The 2010 version wanted to "[a]mend legal immigration rates to more...

Newt Gingrich didn't know what 287(g) is; uses loose borders shibboleth (plus the usual immigration speech) - 03/02/12

... Simpson-Mizzoli Act of 1986 (1986 amnesty). So you can see the frustration when you're in Arizona or here or Alabama or South Carolina. I mean, people are just frustrated. And it's natural, under our system, that that frustration comes out at the state level if the federal government is incompetent. And on this topic, it's been totally incompetent. Second, in the long run, we need to have an...

Newt Gingrich mocks reality: illegal aliens do self-deport - 01/25/12

... references how he was involved in the 1986 amnesty, and says that we need to have a conversation about how to "get us to legality for the entire country". See the attrition page for the details of that plan. If you haven't heard of it (or "self-deport") before, that's by design: the establishment media and many politicians have used the deportations false choice to try to prevent you from...

CNN Republican Presidential Debate November 22, 2011 (Heritage, AEI, Washington DC, GOP, Romney, Gingrich, Cain, Perry, Ron Paul, Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman) - 11/22/11

... pointed out that he voted for the 1986 amnesty. However, what you won't hear from virtually anyone else is that he also promoted Helen Krieble's absurd Red Card immigration plan. See that link for a long discussion of just some of the very many things wrong with it. As with everything else that happens in debates, that illustrates exactly why we need policy debates with experts able to ask the...

Dan Griswold of Cato peddles more guest workers snake oil (2009 version) - 11/17/09

Dan Griswold of the Cato Institute was one of the inspirations for George W Bush's incredibly anti- and un-American guest workers program, one that would have reduced previously middle-class wages by flooding the labor market with lower-wage, skilled foreign labor (video here: peekURL.com/vsaprax). Now, Griswold offers "Will Democrats err in immigration reforms?" (link), complaining that in her...

1986 loophole: visa holders prove they became illegal aliens to get amnesty (Peter Schey) - 12/17/08

The 1986 amnesty is still having a major impact, over two decades later. Teresa Watanabe of the Los Angeles Times offers "Settlement opens up amnesty for tens of thousands of immigrants" (link): [The LAT's poster adult] arrived in the United States from his native Turkey with a valid student visa in 1981, but fell out of legal status when he failed to enroll in school, he said... Thanks to a...

Giuliani advisor warned about national worker's ID card... in 1986 - 10/11/07

As part of his pledge to "end illegal immigration", Rudy Giuliani wants to require all foreigners in the U.S. to carry a biometric ID card. As discussed at the link, that would either be ineffective or it would eventually result in a national ID card for all. Back in 1986, one of Giuliani's current advisors - Annelise Anderson of the Hoover Institution - published "Illegal Aliens and Employer...

"Sens. Cornyn, Kyl Prepare Massive Guestworker Plan" - 05/27/05

Paul Egan of FAIR reports on a Senate immigration hearing attended by John Cornyn (R-TX) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Those two worthies are preparing their own massive guest worker plan/amnesty (not to be confused with the McCain-Kennedy Open Borders, Open Wallets bill.) According to Egan the meeting was one-sided in favor of Open Borders types: ...Deputy labor secretary Stephen Law proposed a wide-...