Republican compromise still means amnesty, says Mehlman


An immigration reform activist says a bill recently introduced by a Republican member of Congress is still nothing more than amnesty for illegal aliens.

Florida Congressman David Rivera has introduced the “Studying Towards Residency Status Act,” or STARS, as a Republican alternative to the DREAM Act being pushed by Democrats. He also has introduced the “Adjusted Residency for Military Service,” or ARMS Act, which would allow the children of illegal aliens to obtain permanent residency if they serve in the military.

Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), says Rivera’s legislation is just another attempt by Republicans to pander to Hispanic voters.

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