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The Simpson-Mazzoli Act (1986 Immigration Reform) : The Framework

With all the talk of “Immigration Reform,” some people even taking it upon themselves to draft new legislation, it seems right to spend time digging into the laws already on the books.

In 1986, Ronald Regan signed into law the Simpson-Mazzoli Act…a bipartisan effort to address the problems we faced back then.

When it was all said and done with, close to 3 Million Illegal residents received amnesty and became citizens of the United States of America.  Problem is, we (you and I) never held our representatives accountable for enforcing the new laws, ensuring businesses were not continuing to violate immigration laws.  Instead, business continued as usual.

Because of a last-minute addition to the Act, absolving businesses of the responsibility to verify authenticity of identification documents, the problem continues.  What was designed to create a deterrent for Illegals to come to America in search of jobs, actually became a shelter for businesses to hide behind.  After all, how are they supposed to know if the Social Security card or driver’s license they receive is valid?  It’s not their fault…is it?

From Field of Dreams – “If you Build it, they will come.” We have created our own nightmare. Business owners have become wealthy on the backs of Illegal immigrants who work harder, for less money. These business owners donate to candidates who become Senators and Congressman…who sit in Washington and avoid the 1000 lb Gorilla in the room.

So now, we have between 15-25 Million Illegals living in America. Everyone agrees something needs to be done about it.  But what?  New legislation?  Before we go off on that tangent, we should know what we already have to work with…perhaps improve it or learn from it.  If we don’t know the details of Immigration Reform, how can we suggest new solutions?

Here it is…I’m reading it from front to back.  I encourage you to do the same…

Simpson – Mazzoli Act (1986 Immigration Reform)

Comments (3)

  1. Brittanicus

    The ACLU American Civil liberties Union or better known as the American Communist lawyers Union, as it was founded by a Communist, is coming out its hole again. Perhaps someday it will be recognized as Anti-American and the likes of J. Edgar Hoovers phantasm, will dig them out of their pits and throw these illicit so-called Lawyers to the wolves. They redoubtably get their money bounty to torture States and cities from lobbyists, as well as silent handouts from the US Government, like a giant praying mantis, always looking for blood. First this entity joined up with the Liberal-democratic leaders to harass Arizona, but not satisfied with this purgatory, they are now threatening Georgia, Alabama. The ACLU either intentionally are indifferent to the poverty in this country, that has built up even more from the decades of at least a trillion dollars, stolen from Americans to support the illegal immigrant invaders.

    Every day there is even more bloodshed by drunken foreign drivers causing mayhem on the highways? The crime statistics are not going down, from these people who have scorned the law and now we have the good old ACLU, the religious activists led by the Vatican, the US Chamber of Commerce, as a driving force, that American sovereignty or the US Constitution has no meaning anymore. THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION LED BY THE LEFTIST HOLDER, NAPOLITANO IS ALL OPEN BORDER LEADERS. We have already seen the impact of Sanctuary States and cities, making American taxpayers to dig even deeper into their pockets, to subsidize this occupation by nationals. The Crime, the welfare and public services for illegal aliens are beginning to bleed from the edges as more States find the fiscal deficits rising. While draining state treasuries, the further crippling of our economy is furtively completed, by the rising exportation of 40 billion dollars goes to foreign countries, from illegal alien wage packets. Indirectly its—YOUR—money they are spending.

    This is revenue not being spent in the United States. California the Liberal fortress is struggling, along with Nevada and New York with rogue governors who are going to soak the taxpayers even more, to pacify the 20 million or more foreign nationals. But there is a limit to compassion, as many US citizens and legal households are folding under this continuous bombardment of Federal, State saying give me more dollars. A new survey conducted by Gallup finds that a plurality of Americans favors reducing overall immigration levels. The poll released earlier today reveals that 43% of Americans thing overall immigration should be reduced while only 18% think overall immigration levels should be raised. Thirty-five percent of Americans feel that immigration levels should remain the same. The TEA PARTY is rising to “The Peoples” call, to halt this monetary torment for good.

    The midterm election proved that the people are mad and sick of supporting illegal aliens who are flocking to this nation. The TEA PARTY is rising at a phenomenal rate, with thousands signing up at the national and local websites. We have seen the inability for the Obama’s mob, to slide through executive orders not to deport certain groups of people. We keep sending troops abroad, but the protection of America’s people; specifically in Border States that remain unprotected. The TEA PARTY will exceed any previous administration in stopping the self-destruction of America’s society. The 1986 Simpson/ Mazzoli will be enforced and will impose the mandated E-Verify, Secure Communities to the letter of the law. Much harsher sanctions against incorrigible business that hire cheap labor will be severely punished the border with military interdiction along with the border agents.

    All presidential hopefuls who fall below a B+ plus rating by NumbersUSA, will be ignored and fall out of favor along with the elected carrion that run the cities and communities nationwide. Already D. Huntsman has been designated by NumbersUSA as a bad contender. The Tea Party is an open book of all races, which came to this country through the front gates. ARE AMERICANS PREPARED TO HAVE THEIR SLIPPING WAGES, BEING COMMANDEERED FOR YEARS TO COME, PAYING FOR PEOPLE WHO BROKE OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS? OF COURSE NOBODY BREATHES A WORD OF THE FARMERS AND AGRICULTURE, WHEN THEY SEND THEIR ILLEGAL CHARGES TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM FOR FREE CARE, OR THE UNINHIBITED AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT TAXPAYERS ARE FORCED TO PAY FOR THE CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

    The 1986 Amnesty turned into an absolute travesty of our laws, with paramount fraud and millions not processed correctly. On Wednesday U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Harry Reid, D-Nev., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., John Kerry, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., reintroduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill. The bill supposedly includes measures to strengthen border security, enhance work site enforcement of immigration laws, and requirements that the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants ( Most people agree its well over 20 million) present in the U.S. register with the government, pay taxes, learn English, pay a fine, pass a background check, and wait in line for permanent residence.

    As far as I’m concerned, this will end up another big payout slapped on taxpayers. Heritage Foundation has already stated that taxpayers are looking at another mind boggling bill of $2.6 Trillion dollars. If you don’t believe it, then go and view the statistics in black and white at the heritage website. If you feel that another 20 million plus newcomers is alright on the US treasury accounting sheet, then will have even higher taxes slipping from our grasp. All its going to accomplish is millions more foreigners encouraged by our open border politicians, to keep funneling in a growing overpopulated America millions more annually, that the politicians fail to tell us about?

  2. Glad to have Tea Party members involved in Immigration. I was talking with a Hispanic in Tarrant County, who told me the Tea Party was not interested in getting involved in this fight.

    We Hispanic Republicans are in it…with both feet. Enforcement of this Act is where we should start…taking the kinks out of the system will follow.

  3. […] by the Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986, known more widely by its shorthand, the Simpson-Mazzoli Act. The chief shortcomings of using the LPS, obviously, are that it does not include statistics from […]

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