The old saying that Leopards do not change their spots appears to be true as we find GOP Senator Lindsey Graham and others trying to revive the John McCain amnesty for illegal aliens program…


It appears that Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) are trying to convince President Trump and Vice President Pence to revive the amnesty program that passed the progressive socialist democrat House of Representatives last year. The bill known as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038) appears to grant amnesty to every illegal alien who claims that they previously worked in agriculture while creating an unlimited guest-worker program.

This bill contains provisions related to alien farmworkers, including provisions establishing a certified agricultural worker (CAW) status and changing the H-2A temporary worker program.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may grant CAW status to an applying alien who (1) performed at least 1,035 hours of agricultural labor during the two-year period prior to November 12, 2019, (2) on that date was inadmissible, deportable, or under a grant of deferred enforced departure or temporary protected status, and (3) has been continuously present in the United States from that date until receiving CAW status. The bill imposes additional crime-related inadmissibility grounds on CAW applicants and makes some other grounds inapplicable.

CAW status shall be valid for 5.5 years and may be extended. DHS may grant dependent status to the spouse or children of a principal alien.

An alien with a pending application may not be detained or removed by DHS and shall be authorized for employment until DHS makes a final decision on the application.

A CAW alien (and dependents) may apply for lawful permanent resident status after meeting various requirements, including performing a certain amount of agricultural labor for a number of years.

[OCS: Existing law provides that if you are a U.S. permanent resident you cannot apply for U.S. citizenship until you have lived in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least five years.

This is the path to citizenship – and all it would take is a Democrat majority in the House, Senate, and a Democrat President to alter the time period to less than one-year. This bill also supports chain migration because it also applies to dependents.]

DHS shall create an electronic platform for (1) filing H-2A petitions, (2) facilitating the processing of H-2A cases, and (3) providing agencies a single tool for obtaining H-2A-related case information.

The bill makes various changes to the H-2A program, such as (1) modifying the method for calculating and making adjustments to the H-2A worker minimum wage, (2) specifying how an employer may satisfy requirements that it attempted to recruit U.S. workers, (3) requiring H-2A employers to guarantee certain minimum work hours, and (4) making the program available for year-round agricultural work and reserving a visa allocation for the dairy industry.

DHS shall establish a pilot program allowing certain H-2A workers to apply for portable status, which gives the worker 60 days after leaving a position to secure new employment with a registered H-2A employer.

DHS shall establish an electronic system patterned on the E-Verify Program for employers to verify an individual's identity and employment authorization. Employers hiring individuals for agricultural employment must use the system.

[OCS: This is a joke as the government refuses to make an employer’s use of E-Verify mandatory and looks the other way when employers do not use the system.]

This bill permanently establishes the Housing Preservation and Revitalization Program, which provides financing assistance for rural rental housing and off-farm labor housing and rental assistance for qualified tenants of such housing. It also authorizes the Department of Agriculture to provide various assistance, including funding for insuring loans and grants for new farmworker housing. <Source>

The back door opens…

Once again, the squishy GOP appears to be willing to grant amnesty before solving more pressing problems like protecting our borders, dealing with the impact on social programs, and allowing the culture to shift as illegal aliens refuse to assimilate and continue to hold an allegiance to a foreign sovereign power.

Even worse, this program would have workers indentured to employers where they are likely to be abused under the threat of having their work permit canceled. This program stinks and needs a little sunshine disinfectant.

Bottom line…

While the nation is distracted with impeachment and the fight between the presidential contenders, crap is sneaking through the system. 

By all means, let the GOP give the Democrats a big win with part of their future core constituency and destroy the future of the GOP in America. Lindsey Graham is such a chameleon … talking tough and tiptoeing through the tulips.


We are so screwed.

-- steve

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