Immigration Reform and Amnesty – while we are on the topic, is Ms. Zeituni Onyango still in Ohio [where she went after media blitz in Boston]?

I haven’t actually read these words, or come across a sentence that asks the question – 

  “Is President Obama’s [half-]Aunt still here in the US, and is this proposed reform written with Zeituni Onyango in mind”?

The proposed Immigration Reform and Amnesty included the following:

  • Undocumented Workers Currently in the United States:
     Undocumented workers could come forward immediately and receive probationary legal status.
                 
  • The Bill creates a four-year, renewable Z visa for those unlawfully residing within the U.S. before January 1, 2007.
     
  • Undocumented immigrants may adjust status to lawful permanent residence once
     they pay $5,000 in fees and fines and their head of household returns to their home country.
  • Border Security:
       Provide structures for detaining up to 27,500 aliens per day on an annual basis.
  • Employment Verification:
     Require employers to electronically verify new employees to prove identity and work eligibility.
  • Guest Worker Program (requires border security measures to be in place first):
     Create a new temporary guest worker program with two-year “Y visas,” initially capped
      at 400,000 per year with annual adjustments based on market fluctuations.
  • Permanent Residence (Green Card) through the Point System:
     380,000 visas a year would be awarded based on a point system,
  • Other Changes to the Immigration System:
     Spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens and permanent residents would be eligible
      for green cards based purely on their family connections, but other relatives such
      as adult children and siblings would not.

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