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Published On: Tue, Jun 25th, 2013

Immigration reform bill grants illegals lesser penaltes for crimes compared to US citizens

While Senator John McCain claims criminals will not be legalized under the proposed bipartisan immigration bill but Washington Examiner columnist Byron York details that “the bottom line is an immigrant could have more than three misdemeanor convictions in his background check and still qualify for legalization.”

“Anyone who has committed crimes in this country is going to be deported,” the Arizona Republican declared on the Senate floor last week.

York’s article provides analysis which shows the countless violations which are waived with the RPI status. (read below)

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The following chart published June 21 by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a nonprofit organization that opposes liberalization of immigration law, compares the consequences for an array of crimes and discovered that while illegal immigrants might be exonerated and legalized, U.S. citizens and legal immigrants face years of incarceration or temporary expulsion from the country.

Some of the crimes include falsifying social security information can land a US citizen in jail for 5 years with a felony on their records.

Under the new bill this may be waived for RPI status.

The Gang of Eight’s bill would allow illegal immigrants who entered the country before Dec. 31, 2011, and committed up to three misdemeanor offenses including but not limited to assault, battery, identity or document fraud, tax evasion, to remain eligible for Registered Provisional Status. Meanwhile, U.S. citizens and persons who entered the country legally could incur up to $100,000 in fines,15 years of imprisonment, or be prohibited to reenter the country for up to 10 years.

“What it [the Gang of Eight bill] indicates is this is more than just an amnesty, it’s an amnesty for all kinds of violations,” said FAIR’s media director, Ira Mehlman. “We say nobody is above the law, but apparently illegal immigrants are.”

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