Amnesty? What Amnesty?
Senator Arlen Specter on why his new immigration bill does not grant illegal immigrants amnesty:
"It is not amnesty because the undocumented aliens will have to pay a fine. They will have to pay back taxes. They will undergo a thorough background investigation. They will have to learn English. They will have to work for six years. And they will have to earn the status of staying in the country and the status of moving toward citizenship."I think his quote must have been cut off, because what's obviously missing is the "or else..." part. I think the way that goes is "...or else they're just going to have to stay here as long as they want and never become a citizen which they aren't really interested in anyway. And the same goes for anyone else who sneaks into this country - you're just going to have to stay here as long as you like."