COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL
Miami, April 01 2011
COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL
Updating the immigration system by means of a reform to include border patrol, legalization of undocumented aliens and national registry system for employers and employees.
To establish an inclusion of the undocumented alien community to the socio-economic system of the United States society by implementing and developing the three basic issues as follows:
- "Immigration Reward Program" Systematic legalization of undocumented aliens within the United States.
- "Border Integration Program" Expand the area of border control and reinforce the homeland security patrol.
- "Temporary Workers Program" Registry system for employers and employees. E-Verify.
The United States of America finds itself today with 12 million undocumented aliens and an immigration system which is outdated and saturated, thereby provoking a socio-economic imbalance in the community, creating social and cultural inequalities, as well as slowing the economic development in which it subsists. Therefore, the need to create a law is urgent, as well as the systematic legalization of undocumented aliens.
The immigration system is considered outdated as the last immigration reform was approved in 1986, and whose principal promoter of proposed law regarding immigration was Republican Senator Alan Simpson, who considered uncontrolled immigration “one of the biggest threats to the future of this nation”. Different proposals and projects have been presented in the United States Senate, but none have had a quorum to be approved. Among these you will find the bipartisan proposal which relied on President Bush’s support, “The Dream Act”, which was rejected for the tenth time, and President Barack Obama's commitment to put together a law that would be approved by both parties.
" IMMIGRATION REWARD PROGRAM "
INTEGRAL PROGRAM FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS
The following program will be executed tripartite, consisting of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Bureau of Federal Investigations (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Services (IRS), who will rely on the Federal Government’s approval.
A method using a points system shall be used in compliance with some of the requisites during your undocumented stay in the country. These shall be configured in the following manner:
- According to the number of years in the country (1 to 5 points)
- If you have children born in the country (5 points)
- According to the number of years of paying taxes (1 to 5 points)
- Clean police records (5 points)
- Misdemeanor charges (-5 points)
- Felony charges ( -20 points)
Classification for Legalization Process
Points may add up to a total of 20. Only those candidates whose points add between 6 to 20 points will qualify to enter the process of legalization.
Those candidates with a negative punctuation of -5 points for misdemeanor charges will have to resolve their case and clear their record according to law.
Those candidates with a negative punctuation of -20 points for felony charges will be automatically disqualified.
Years Living in USA
More than 10
More than 5
More than 1
Select Score Points
Once the candidate’s points have been determined, the candidate shall be registered and given a "PROCESS or CASE" number which will permit the candidate to remain in the country until eligibility is confirmed
The legalization will be executed will be executed in the following manner:
1- Candidates whose points add up to a total between 15 and 20 points shall enter as first priority. ( Which is going to be the first year of the legislation ).
2- Candidates whose points add up to a total between 10 and 14 points shall enter as second priority. ( Which is going to be the second year of the legislation ).
3- Candidates whose points add up to a total between 6 and 9 points shall enter as third priority. ( Which is going to be the third year of the legislation ).
Fines and Penalties:
Fines and penalties shall be imposed according to the number of years in the country depending on the candidate’s record, and shall be penalized in the following manner:
- Those candidates with more than 10 years in the country will pay a one time fine of
$2,500.00 and will receive permanent status.
- Those candidates with 5 to 10 years shall pay $ 500.00 the first year and $ 500.00 for every year prior to reaching the 10th year, necessary for eligibility for a permanent status.
- Those candidates with 1 to 5 years shall pay $ 500.00 the first year and $ 500.00 for every year prior to reaching the 10th year, necessary for eligibility for a permanent status.
Regarding Fines and Penalties:
Considering that penalties shall be determined by the time living in the country of each resident, those with 10 or more years living in the USA shall only be asked to present proof of residence for the given time once. Those with 5 to 10 years shall present proof of residence every year until reaching the 10th year, necessary for eligibility for a permanent status . Those with 1 to 5 years shall present proof of residence every year until reaching the 10th year, necessary for eligibility for a permanent status . These fines and penalties can be used to cover the costs of federal agencies involved in the process.
"Proof of Stay" in Country
In order to prove that a candidate has been living in the country for a specific period of time, any of the following can be presented:
- Expired Visa, if legally entering the country.
- Driver’s license.
- Rental of property.
- Work receipts.
- Bank accounts.
- Taxes No. of ITIN.
Regarding the process of Legalization:
As previously stated, it shall be a systematic process. This means that it is not an amnesty. This legalization shall be based primarily on family unification, second, in the number of years taxes have been paid, and third, the number of years the candidate has been in the country, taking into account that the candidate has a clean record.
Strong Points of the Law:
- Being a systematic legalization it is NOT amnesty.
- Family reunification.
- Financing of process through penalties.
- Socio-economic integration of millions of undocumented persons.
- Regaining control of illegal immigration.
- An ample and equitable reform.
Impact on the community:
Positive Impact: social integration, family reunification, equality of rights and obligations among the immigrant community and established American Society, economic development and stimulation, guaranteed individual liberties for all persons.
Negative Impact: There is none.