Thursday, May 25, 2006

Senator John Cornyn: Did You Know This About The 'Compromise' Bill?

Hat Tip to Michelle Malkin for pointing us to Senator Cornyn's Press Release:

Amnesty recipients wouldn’t have to pay back taxes until after first eight years; Wouldn’t be required to pay penalty or interest; Would have to pay only three years of back taxes--not ‘all back taxes’; Immigrants younger than 20 would pay NO back taxes.

Supporters of the ‘compromise’ immigration bill claim that it does not provide amnesty for those here illegally, in part, because illegal immigrants would have to pay "all back taxes."But DID YOU KNOW that:

1. An illegal immigrant would not have to pay any back taxes until after the first eight years of amnesty? They could stay in the country for eight years without paying any back taxes at all. No back taxes would be required until "adjudication of an application for adjustment of status." In other words, they don’t pay any taxes until their application for a green card is approved—and even then there would be no penalties or interest charged.

2. Illegal immigrants would not have to pay "all back taxes" as the bill’s supporters claim? Rather, they would only be required to pay taxes owed for three years of past work.

3. Illegal immigrants under the age of 20 would not be subject to any back taxes? Illegal immigrants under the age of 20 are exempted from the bill’s employment requirements and therefore not subject to payment of any tax liability.

[Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611), Pg. 351: "Not later than the date on which status is adjusted under this subsection, the alien shall establish the payment of all Federal and State income taxes owed for employment during the period of employment required under subparagraph (D)(i).."]

[Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611), Pg. 347: "The alien shall have been employed in the United States, in the aggregate, for…at least 3 years during the 5-year period ending on April 5, 2006"]

[Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611), Pg. 347: "The employment requirement in clause (i)(I) shall not apply to an individual who is under 20 years of age on the date of enactment…"]
The Senate amnesty proponents strategy is becoming obvious. They are putting in provisions that will be negotiated away in the Senate-House reconciliation conference so that at some point they can say, "Look at all we've compromised on already...let's split the difference and let's get on with the amnesty."


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