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Senate Proceeding 05-25-06 on May 25th, 2006 :: 1:27:39 to 1:30:46
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Edward Kennedy

1:24:17 to 1:27:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy

1:27:24 to 1:27:39( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: other workers in america. they are the same tax burdens, the same tax benefit as everyone else under the current law. the sessions amendment would change that, depriving the legal immigrant families

Lindsey Graham

1:27:39 to 1:27:53( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: of one of the primary tax benefits for low-income families with children in the tax code. to do so would be terribly unjust, and i urge my colleagues to reject the amendment. four minutes, five

Lindsey Graham

1:27:39 to 1:30:46( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

1:27:53 to 1:28:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: minutes? the presiding officer: the senator from south carolina. mr. graham: thank you. this amendment's important in this regard. what is enough? and when does punishment fit the crime and when

Lindsey Graham

1:28:05 to 1:28:17( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: does it go too far? what role should tax policy pay in punishing a violation of the law where weather it be a misdemeanor or felony. i can tell you the role the tax code plays when it comes to felonies.

Lindsey Graham

1:28:17 to 1:28:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: if you are a drug dealer, you've been convicted and you're on probation or you're in jail, once you get out, if you're on probation, you're not denied earned-income tax credit. if you're a child molester

Lindsey Graham

1:28:29 to 1:28:44( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: who's been convicted of child molesting, the tax code doesn't change because of your crime. i would argue that the crime we're dealing with here of coming across the border illegally, jumping in line,

Lindsey Graham

1:28:44 to 1:28:58( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: a nonviolent offense, we need to have some reasonable punishment and not go too far. if we change the tax code because they violated our law, then how do you look people in the eye in the category

Lindsey Graham

1:28:58 to 1:29:07( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: of they, the illegal immigrants, and tell them that you're being punished to the tax code in a way a rapist or murderer is not? it is just not proportional. it is a misdemeanor under our law to cross

Lindsey Graham

1:29:07 to 1:29:18( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: the border legally with no specified fine, a maximum six months from prison. i've been a prosecutor. senator sessions has been a prosecutor. i can assure you there are people that do really bad

Lindsey Graham

1:29:18 to 1:29:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: things, that don't have to go through what the illegal immigrants are going to go through to earn their way back into our good graces. they have to pay a fine consistent with a misdemeanor offense. they

Lindsey Graham

1:29:29 to 1:29:39( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: have to learn english. if you've committed a felony outside of immigration law, you're not even eligible, so you can't even get into the program. if you've committed three misdemeanors outside of immigration violations,

Lindsey Graham

1:29:39 to 1:29:50( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: you're not eligible to get the program. if you fail the english test, if you're out of work for over 45 days, you're subject to being deported. what's left will be hard-working people who are

Lindsey Graham

1:29:50 to 1:30:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: trying to pay their debt back to society, and on top of all that, you've got to pay all of your taxes -- and they should. it would be great if everybody working in america paid their fair share of

Lindsey Graham

1:30:05 to 1:30:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: taxes. it would be unfair after you try to pay your debt to society by making it right after violating our immigration laws, which is a misdemeanor, to throw on top of that tax code treatment that no

Lindsey Graham

1:30:19 to 1:30:46( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: other felon would get. now there's a point in time here where we're going to not just punish people for a violation of the law, but declare war on who they are. and i don't want to cross that line

Joseph Lieberman

1:30:46 to 1:30:58( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: as a nation. i yield back. the presiding officer: who yields time? mr. kennedy: how much time remains? the presiding officer: 14 minutes for the senator from massachusetts. 7 minutes 1/2 for the senator

Joseph Lieberman

1:30:46 to 1:38:11( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Lieberman

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