February 14, 2020
Republicans are joining Democrats in a scheme to backdoor amnesty for illegal aliens.
According to Conservative HQ:
Editor’s Note: Rep. Zoe Lofgren was one of the House Democrats’ impeachment "managers” in the recent Senate trial which acquitted President Trump of both articles of impeachment.
The purpose of the bill, ostensibly, is to ensure a stable and legal
agriculture workforce. Naturally, the first step would be to reform the
H-2A guest worker program that allows employers to import an unlimited
number of workers each year for temporary, seasonal agricultural work.
The current H-2A program, while used successfully by many growers to
obtain agricultural workers each year, is bureaucratic and cumbersome.
But, no, unfortunately, that is not the primary focus of H.R. 4916.
Rather than simply streamlining the H-2A program, Title I of the bill
is all about amnesty.
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act fact sheet
Congress knows that giving amnesty to illegal agricultural workers will fail to produce a stable, legal workforce because they’ve tried it before.So how are they going to do it?
Under H.R. 4916, if an alien worked unlawfully in agriculture for at least 10 years prior to the date of enactment, that alien will be granted Certified Agricultural Worker (CAW) status for 5½years with an employment authorization document that allows him or her to work for any employer in the United States, in agriculture or not. After four years in CAW status, the alien can apply for a green card and the path to citizenship, if the alien worked in agriculture for at least 575 hours or 100 workdays in each of those four years. So these longtime illegal workers are "only” indentured for four years.
However, if an alien worked unlawfully in agriculture for fewer than ten years prior to enactment, that alien also will be granted CAW status but will be required to work in agriculture for the next eight years. Aliens in this category cannot apply for a green card and the path to citizenship until they have had CAW status for eight years and can show that they worked in agriculture for at least 575 hours or 100 workdays in each of the past eight years. So these aliens who worked unlawfully for less time will be indentured to agriculture for eight years before they can completely abandon farm work. Like the first category, though, they will still have an employment authorization document that is not limited to agriculture.So they want to reinstate serfdom. Or indentured servitude, if you prefer.
And the use of e-verify is only mandatory for agricultural workers, and does nothing to stem the flow of illegals.
Republicans are on board with this, too:
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