On March 11, 2013 the website GOP-USA posted a UPI news report entitled:
According to this report:
"Once they have probationary legal status, immigrants would be allowed to work but would be barred from getting federal public benefits, including food stamps, family cash assistance, Medicaid and unemployment insurance, the aide said."
Their plan ignores the lessons that history should have taught them.
First, providing as many as 11 million illegal aliens with employment authorization and lawful status that might eventually include citizenship would encourage millions of aspiring illegal aliens worldwide to head for the United States hoping that they too will be granted work permits. This is not conjecture but what happened as a direct consequence of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act amnesty. Illegal aliens became competitors for jobs millions of unemployed and underemployed American and lawful immigrant workers desperately wanted and needed. The same will happen today.
The biggest issue, however, is that these aliens have no reliable identity documents. That's what "Undocumented" means.
Comprehensive immigration reform would require that millions of illegal aliens first be granted official identity documents that they can use to get driver's licenses and Social Security cards. There is no way of determining their true identities or even their true countries of citizenship. Furthermore, there's no way for USCIS to conduct true background investigations but only background checks. They could not even conduct routine face-to-face interviews.
Aliens using false names provided that they have never been arrested by law enforcement authorities in the United States would be issued such identity documents in whatever fictitious name they claim.
Robert Mueller, the Director of the FBI has repeatedly testified before Congressional hearings about the threat posed by “sleeper agents.”
Additionally, there are terrorist training camps in the Tri-Border Region of Brazil that Iran has established. Terrorists have a growing presence in the Western Hemisphere with regular airline flights from Tehran, Iran to Caracas, Venezuela with Iranian Qodz (shock troops) arriving in Venezuela virtually weekly.
On November 15, 2013 the Congressional Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management issued a report that was entitled:
The terrorists' obvious goal is to have their operatives enter the United States and embed themselves in local communities until the day they are called into action against America. This report paints a clear and disturbing picture of how drug trafficking operation, working cooperatively with Latin American terrorist organizations, post a clear and present danger to United States' security and therefore the well being of its citizens.
This is how the terrorists who savagely attacked the United States on September 11, 2001 operated, according to the key findings of the 9/11 Commission.
Insanity has been defined as doing the same things the same way and expecting a different outcome. Clearly the “Gang of Eight” is ignoring the hard-learned lessons of previous catastrophic failures.