Hundreds of Illegals Have Registered to Vote in Bexar County
Don't think this is the only county in America that has this problem. Don't believe the nonsense that officials will catch them so easily. Just read to the naive comments of the person in charge.
Bexar County Elections Administrator Jackie Callanan confirmed the figures, but she says a new form of voter registration card, which requires people to swear they are citizens when they register, should help cut the problem, because people who vote illegally can be charged with perjury.
And the county has some sly ways to catch them.
"Maybe they have received a jury summons, the jury wheel relies on registered voters. They send a statement to the jury room that says they are not U.S. citizens and then we get that report immediately," Callanan says.
Is the whole of the leadership in this country so totally incompetent? It seems I can't read a single statement form some official that isn't completely clueless on any given issue but especially on illegal immigration. Not to fear however because the Senate has come up with a plan.
The proposed agreement would allow illegal immigrants to come forward and obtain a "Z visa" and - after paying fees and a $5,000 fine - ultimately get on track for permanent residency, which could take between eight and 13 years. Heads of households would have to return to their home countries first.
They could come forward right away to claim a probationary card that would let them live and work legally in the U.S., but could not begin the path to permanent residency or citizenship until border security improvements and the high-tech worker identification program were completed.
A new crop of low-skilled guest workers would have to return home after stints of two years. They could renew their visas twice, but would be required to leave for a year in between each time. If they wanted to stay in the U.S. permanently, they would have to apply under the point system for a limited pool of green cards.
Our elected heroes must think we are as stupid as they are. How does one justify the belief that people who are here illegally, have in many cases false ID and ignore court orders to appear when caught will just volunteer their illegal status and pay fines and wait 8-13 years for citizenship? Truth is, by the time the Senate gets through with this bill many citizens will want to declare themselves to be here illegally so they can enjoy a higher status with the government.
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