49th District representative Darrell Issa to introduce three immigration reform bills

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Representative Darrell Issa (CA-49, which includes Fallbrook and a portion of Southern Riverside County), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today announced the reintroduction of three immigration reform bills to improve American competitiveness, encourage those who enter the U.S. legally to stay, and impose criminal sentencing for those who enter the country after having been removed.

“We must take a balanced and practical approach to immigration,” said Rep. Issa on the introduction of the three bills. “This includes making our country more accessible to those who can fill critical needs and also stiffening penalties for those who continue to violate our laws. From high-tech entrepreneurs to those who fight in our armed services, these reforms offer new benefits and securities that must go hand in hand with tougher enforcement.”

Summary of bills reintroduced by Rep. Issa:

·STEM Jobs Act (H.R. 459): Allocates 55,000 visas per year for foreign students receiving advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The STEM Jobs Act builds off visa reform legislation Issa first introduced in 2007 and reintroduced in January 2011. Similar legislation passed the House of Representatives in November 2012.

·Fallen Heroes Family Act (H.R. 458): Grants temporary non-immigrant status to a surviving, foreign national parent or permanent guardian of a U.S. citizen child born outside of the United States when the deceased parent was an active-duty service member of the U.S. military. Issa introduced the Fallen Heroes Family Act in 2009 with bipartisan support.

·Criminal Alien Accountability Act (H.R. 457): Imposes mandatory sentencing for aliens who reenter the United States after having been deported for previous crimes committed in the United States.

Tomorrow at 10:15 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold the first congressional hearing on immigration reform, “America’s Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws Against Illegal Immigration.”

5 Responses to "49th District representative Darrell Issa to introduce three immigration reform bills"

  1. Reality Checker   February 5, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Staff: Tell me why you posted my comment, and now I find it has been deleted. Why? There was no foul language, no name calling, no insults, was not deragatory, not personal, but was just a list of ten pertinent facts or statistics listed relating to benefits received, or crime statistics of illegal aliens. This list only served to illustrate the impact of illegal aliens on the law abiding taxpayer. Either you have a staffer that’s pushing a liberal agenda through censorship of an opposing viewpoint, and/or is simply intolerant of anyone with a differing viewpoint than theirs. This deletion/censorship in my opinion is confirmation of pushing a liberal, open border agenda by the staff reviewing the submitted comments. Either this was an individual reviewing comments in a biased and unfair way, or they are doing it at the direction of the management of the paper. Question- is there any senior management review of this process? Do you realize or care there are people that feel you censor comments due to liberal bias? Please tell me EXACTLY why my comment regarding the impact of illegal aliens was approved, posted, and then deleted? It met your policy regarding comments, so there was no good reason to remove it.

    Dear Reality Checker: It is not allowable to post a list of “facts” (with percentages, etc.) without citing the source it came from. Re-submit your comment with the source – it’s as simple as that.
    Just FYI – all of your political accusations about the paper are incorrect. No need for the drama. Thank you. —-Debbie Ramsey, Editor

  2. grunt   February 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    @reality checker – come on, no way is this paper political in censoring the replies- I have seen too much liberal lies and conservative exaggerations accepted here to lable the paper and this site as anything except a voice of the community. Relax, there are too many true fights to fight to pick on a non-issue

  3. Ditto   February 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I agree. There sure is a lot of drama in the previous comment. He/she could have stopped at the "Why?" and let it be answered, minus all the drama after the inquiry.

  4. calm down   February 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

    reality checker, don’t get your panties in a bunch.

  5. Dave Francis   February 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm



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