Wednesday, April 17, 2013

THE EIGHT GANGSTER RELEASED THEIR IMMIGRATION BILL S744 THIS MORNING

The eight gangster's early this morning released their immigration bill.
U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), introduced S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013,” on April 17, 2013.

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Pages 43 and 44 of the bill detail what one conservative blogger, Javier Manjarres of Shark Tank, has already described as the “ObamaPhone” from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). That section reads:
SEC. 1107. ACCESS TO EMERGENCY PERSONNEL.
(a) SOUTHWEST BORDER REGION EMERGENCY COM- MUNICATIONS GRANTS.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, in consultation with the governors of the States in the South- west Border region, shall establish a 2-year grant program, to be administered by the Secretary, to im- prove emergency communications in the Southwest Border region.
(2) ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANTS.—An individual is eligible to receive a grant under this subsection if the individual demonstrates that he or she—
(A) regularly resides or works in the Southwest Border region;
(B) is at greater risk of border violence due to the lack of cellular service at his or her residence or business and his or her proximity to the Southern border. (3) USE OF GRANTS.—Grants awarded under
this subsection may be used to purchase satellite telephone communications systems and service that—
(A) can provide access to 9–1–1 service;
and
(B) are equipped with global positioning systems.
(4) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the grant program established under this subsection.
Interestingly, Tracphone, a company that will likely benefit from this type of government program, is based in Rubio’s Miami, Florida.

On Wednesday afternoon, Senator Marco Rubio took to Twitter to correct the record on “claims that immigration reform gives immigrants free cellphones,” slamming such reports as “false and reckless.” Rubio’s Tweet linked to a fresh press release by his office, entitled: “MYTH vs. FACT: The Perils Of Pedding An ‘Amnesty Phone’ Myth,” citing the ‘false’ media reports and including a transcript of his conversation with Laura Ingraham on The Laura Ingraham Show earlier today.
Update-According to some politicos involved with helping craft this bill, the phones in question are for ranchers and locals that can prove that they resided along the border. It is obvious that immigrants are also afforded this privilege, since many of them live and work along the border. Why else would it be in an immigration reform bill? And why are taxpayers asked to flip the bill? Update Numero Dos-
Rubio told Laura Ingraham that the reported “MarcoPhone” was “not for the illegal immigrant,” but ” for the US citizens and residents who live along the border.” But according to the legislation that he helped write,  those “residing” along the border are not identified as being U.S. Citizens or even U.S. residents. So what’s ‘it going to be, Marco?
 Maybe Marco should have clarified this in the bill, perhaps inserting a start date to establish residency?

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