Ohio - April 26, 2013 - A recent poll showed
that immigration is a low priority for voters, with only four
percent saying it is the most important issue facing the country. That's well
behind the economy (42 percent) and the federal deficit (17 percent), and yet
this is where the Senate is focusing its time. In that same poll, 60
percent of voters think border security is not strict
gang of eight claim that illegal immigrants granted provisional status will not
receive any entitlements, because Section 212(a)(4) of the U.S. Code states no
immigrant who's at risk of becoming a "public charge" can get a green card,"
stated Arzella Melnyk, Co-Founder of the Grassroots Rally Team of Ohio. "But
in reading Sec. 245c, anyone who is unemployed, in job training, getting a
high school or GED diploma, taking care of a child, younger than 21 or older
than 60, or attending college can actually be given a waiver by The Secretary of
Homeland Security. Millions will fall into this category."
many of the Republican lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary
Committee and their staffs reading and analyzing the 844 page bill,
they have still been unable to read all it's intricacies, and have no
idea how many illegals would be granted this status. According to a recent
estimate by NumbersUSA, this bill would bring at least thirty-three million
people into this county in the first decade alone.
"Once again our government is looking to jam
a monstrosity of a bill down the throats of the
American people," said Marianne Gasiecki, State Co-coordinator for Tea Party
Patriots and Founder of the Mansfield Tea Party. "What's even more sickening is
that we are rewarding people for breaking our laws, while spitting in the faces
of the people who made the sacrifices to come here legally, worked hard to
assimilate, and are proud to become Americans. How anyone can say
"everybody's benefiting from the situation" and doesn't "know why we need
this debate" on immigration is beyond me. They are obviously uneducated on the
repercussions of this bill."
The amnesty granted in 1986 was to be a one time deal with the
promise that our borders were to be secured and our immigration laws enforced.
To this day, our borders are crossed by a countless number
of illegal immigrants, creating national security issues and an
unsustainable social and financial burden to the American taxpayer.