Link to article here. For those still trying to claim the North American Union and Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) are a “conspiracy theory,” they need to wake-up and smell the legislation. Not only have 13 states adopted resolutions opposing the formation of a North American Union and NAFTA superhighways (Trans Texas Corridor), but also the new “compromise” immigration bill promotes further open border, free trade policies that the Trans Texas Corridor would so nicely facilitate….
North America ‘partnership’ fast-tracked in border bill
Calls for speedier regional economic integration between U.S., Mexico
World Net Daily
May 20, 2007
WASHINGTON – The controversial “Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007,” which would grant millions of illegal aliens the right to stay in the U.S. under certain conditions, contains provisions for the acceleration of the Security and Prosperity Partnership, a plan for North American economic and defense integration, WND has learned. The bill, as worked out by Senate and White House negotiators, cites the SPP agreement signed by President Bush and his counterparts in Mexico and Canada March 23, 2005 – an agreement that has been criticized as a blueprint for building a European Union-style merger of the three countries of North America.
“It is the sense of Congress that the United States and Mexico should accelerate the implementation of the Partnership for Prosperity to help generate economic growth and improve the standard of living in Mexico, which will lead to reduced migration,” the draft legislation states on page 211 on the version time-stamped May 18, 2007 11:58 p.m.
Since agreement on the major provisions of the bill was announced late last week, a firestorm of opposition has ignited across the country. Senators and representatives are reporting heavy volumes of phone calls and emails expressing outrage with the legislation they believe represents the largest “amnesty” program ever contemplated by the federal government.
President Bush yesterday attempted to tackle the concerns of those opposing the bill – denying again he would ever support an “amnesty” bill. The Senate is expected to begin debating the measure this week.
In its current form, the bill would offer probationary legal status to the estimated 15 million to 20 million illegal aliens who were in the U.S. before Jan. 1, 2007. Those who then met a series of requirements — including payment of a $5,000 fine and $2,000 in processing fees — could gain citizenship within an estimated 12 to 13 years.
In his weekly radio address, Bush said the plan “will help us resolve the status of millions of illegal immigrants who are here already, without animosity and without amnesty.”
Bush said under the bill, those who “come out of the shadows” of illegal immigration will qualify for a special visa if they “pass a strict background check, pay a fine, hold a job, maintain a clean criminal record and eventually learn English.”
To become citizens, he said, they must pay an additional fine, “go to the back of the line [of applications], pass a citizenship test, and return to their country to apply for their green card.”
Among other provisions, including increased hiring of Border Patrol officers, the bill would establish a temporary worker program.