The legislation also allows more family members to join admitted asylum seekers.
The Comprehensive Amnesty Bill is like a box of chocolates. Rotten horrible chocolates that have been sitting in toxic waste since 1955. Every time you take another look at it, something else horrible comes out.
The text of the Senate’s immigration-reform bill contains a small section that increases by more than threefold the number of Afghans eligible for immigration to the U.S. under a special asylum program, WND has learned.
The legislation also further expands the previously strict qualifications for immigration from Afghanistan and allows for more family members to join admitted asylum seekers.
Bring your wives. Bring all your wives. And bring their wives. And their wives' wives. There's no limit. The border is open. And the welfare is easy.
Page 450 of the 1,190 page immigration bill amends what is known as the 2009 Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program. That program, set to expire this year, is now extended to 2018 by the immigration bill.
The special program previously allotted up to 1,500 visas for Afghans each year. The new immigration bill increases the visa quota to up to 5,000 Afghans per year.
The Afghan birth rate is 3 times the American one. So start multiplying that 5,000.
The strict requirements of the previous program granted visas only to Afghan nationals employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government in Afghanistan on or after Oct. 7, 2001, for a period of one year or more. All applicants were required to demonstrate that they faced security threats due to their employment with the U.S.
The new legislation admits Afghans who worked for media or non-governmental organizations headquartered in the U.S. Also now qualified are Afghans employed by “an organization or entity closely associated with the United States mission in Afghanistan that has received United States Government funding through an official and documented contract, award, grant, or cooperative agreement.”
The former program granted visas to the spouses of those who qualified for asylum as well as to unmarried children younger than age 21. The new bill now expands the asylum to siblings and parents.
So that's basically the entire country. But what could possibly go wrong?
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Chechen brothers suspected of carrying out the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, immigrated to the U.S. as refugees in 2002.