It seems there’s some excitement at what the rightest in the right are calling a Republican “amnesty” for immigrants. What the GOP calls a “market-based approach” is actually George W. Bush’s immigration plan they slammed down back in 2006–an all new Bracero program.
It addresses immigration by creating “The Texas Solution” and calls for a temporary worker program “to bring skilled and unskilled workers into the United States for temporary periods of time when no U.S. workers are currently available.”
The program would require participants to pay fees and fines, pass a criminal background check, prove they can afford private health insurance and waive rights to apply for public financial assistance.
“Because of decades-long failure of the federal government to secure our borders and address the immigration issue, there are now upwards of 11 million undocumented individuals in the United States today, each of whom entered and remain here under different circumstances,” the document states. “Mass deportation of these individuals would neither be equitable nor practical.
“We seek common ground to develop and advance a conservative, market- and law-based approach to our nation’s immigration issues.”
Better yet, it’s more like Debbie Riddle’s, “Leave my maid alone” plan from the last legislative session. And since when has he GOP come to an agreement that the number actually is 11 million? That was surprising.
To balance things out, the GOP also seems to want to codify the existence of the Minutemen.
The document supports creating and maintaining a volunteer Constitutional State Militia, defends Texas’ state sovereignty…
So, at least they gave the nutbags that much, right?
With their hatred of Gays and the poor, do you really think they’ve gone “lib’rul” this time?