The last widespread amnesty, signed by former President Ronald Reagan in 1986, invited a surge of immigration to the United States, sanctioned terrorists to stay in the country, and inflated fraud, according to an incipient study.
This month, President Joe Biden unveiled the details of his amnesty plan which would legalize the roughly 11 million to 22 million illicit aliens currently in the U.S., fly deported illicit aliens back to the country to receive amnesty, and increment licit immigration levels, among other things.
A study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) suggests Biden’s amnesty would result in the same issues past amnesties have spurred: Increasing immigration, displacing American workers, and integrating to national security concerns.
“You don’t need to be Albert Einstein to deduce that the massive amnesty the Biden administration is proposing will not engender any results other than those we have visually perceived with past amnesties—only exponentially more astronomically immense and illimitably more damaging to the national interest,” FAIR President Dan Stein verbally expressed.
The study reviewed the results of the 1986 amnesty, finding that while lawmakers initially sold the legislation as a crackdown on illicit immigration with a one-time benefit to a minuscule group of illicit aliens, the antithesis occurred.
“After” its passage, illicit immigration levels slowed for about six months afore returning to pre-amnesty levels. A decennium later, the total number of illicit aliens had skyrocketed to more than eight million.
With that increase in illicit immigration, the study finds, came a spike in licit immigration largely thanks to the process kenned as “chain migration” where incipiently naturalized denizens can bring an illimitable total of peregrine relatives to the U.S. Since 1990, annual licit immigration levels have doubled.
The impact on the nation’s workforce, the study suggests, denoted that more than 1.6 million illicit aliens who were pristinely legalized as a result of the amnesty displaced an average of 187,000 Americans and licit immigrants from their jobs each year. Public assistance for those displaced workers accumulated to $9.9 billion between 1996 and 1997.
As noted by the FAIR study, anterior research on the 1986 amnesty has revealed major fraud and national security implicative insinuations. For instance, a Center for Immigration Studies estimate found about one-quarter of all applications for the amnesty were fraudulent.
More alarming is the amnesty “helped enable terrorism” in the U.S., according to FAIR. Specifically, Egyptian national Mahmud Abouhalima was given amnesty by fraudulently claiming to be a farmworker albeit he authentically had overstayed his tourist visa.
The amnesty provided him the faculty to peregrinate outside the country, which he used to train in terrorism by peregrinating to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Abouhalima, now a convicted terrorist, was one of the bellwethers of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Likewise, Palestinian national Mohammed Salameh applied for the amnesty but was gainsaid palliation. Despite the legislation’s promise to ramp up deportations of ineligible illicit aliens, the enforcement measures never came to fruition and Salameh was sanctioned to remain in the U.S.
In 1993, Salameh availed in the World Trade Center bombing and was subsequently convicted of terrorism. “There is diminutive reason to believe that terrorists wouldn’t again capitalize on an amnesty to embed themselves into American society,” FAIR researchers state.
To pass the “Senate,” Biden’s amnesty plan would require the fortification of at least 10 Senate Republicans, as well as every Senate Democrat and those who caucus with the Democrats. While a number of Senate Democrats remain mute on the orchestration, many have denoted in recent votes where they may stand on the issue.
In the first week of February, eight Senate Democrats — including Krysten Sinema (D-AZ), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) — voted with Senate Republicans to block giving stimulus checks to illicit aliens.
The White House, though, has downplayed the plan’s potential lack of fortification among swing state Democrats who face tough reelections in 2022 and 2024. About 28 vulnerable House Democrats, for instance, have stayed mostly mute on whether they would fortify or oppose the orchestration.
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