Cannon MALDEF Award With Rep. Cannon saying that in Utah the distinction isn't often made between legal and illegal immigration.
am·nes·ty (`am-nəs-tē) n.pl -ties An act of clemency by an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individuals (illegal-alien farm workers seeking amnesty - National Law Journal)
When is an amnesty not an amnesty? When it is proposed by a Republican.
EXCERPTS FROM HR 3142 AGJobs (102 pages), (I think there supposed to be a "penalty" in it somewhere; but I didn't find it -except on employers for improper paperwork):
"Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, an alien who acquires the status of an alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence under subsection (a), such status not having changed, shall be considered to be an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence for purposes of any law other than any provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act" (pg 6, Lines 13 -19)
$160 Million total to create and run the amnesty bureaucracy.
"There are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $40,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2004 through 2007 to the Secretary to carry out this section." (Pg 31, line 10-13)
Children of the illegals also given permanent status - even if not in the US???
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall confer the status of lawful permanent resident on the spouse and minor child of an alien granted status under paragraph (1), including any individual who was a minor child on the date such alien was granted temporary resident status, if the spouse or minor child applies for such status, or if the principal alien includes the spouse or minor child in an application for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident." (Pg 15)
They don't even have to be in the US:
"The Secretary, in cooperation with the Secretary of State, shall establish a procedure whereby an alien may apply for temporary resident status under subsection (a) at an appropriate consular office outside the United States."
Unrestricted number eligible(?):
"The numerical limitations of sections 201 and 202 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.1151 and 1152) shall not apply to the adjustment of aliens to lawful permanent resident status under this section."