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Senate Proceeding 05-25-06 on May 25th, 2006 :: 2:14:01 to 2:17:55
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John Ensign

2:10:18 to 2:14:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Ensign

John Ensign

2:13:43 to 2:14:01( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: take care of all of that. we say you cannot get a refund and you cannot claim the tax credits that i believe are due for american citizens, and they certainly weren't due for people who are here

Lindsey Graham

2:14:01 to 2:14:10( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: illegally. reserve the balance of my time. the presiding officer: who yields time? a senator: how much time? the presiding officer: five minutes and 36 seconds. mr. kennedy: i yield that to the senator

Lindsey Graham

2:14:01 to 2:17:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

2:14:10 to 2:14:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: from south carolina. the presiding officer: the senator from south carolina. mr. graham: i thank the senator for yielding. i don't know how to say it other than just say it. we're beginning to take

Lindsey Graham

2:14:25 to 2:14:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: tax policy, focussing on one group of people and tying it to criminal behavior disproportionate to the crime and beginning to set a stage for a different kind of america. not only is this ill-conceived,

Lindsey Graham

2:14:37 to 2:14:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: this is dangerous. you can rape someone, you can murder someone, you can be a convicted child molester, and our tax laws allow you to get a refund. what kind of crime are we talking about here? coming

Lindsey Graham

2:14:51 to 2:15:06( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: across the border illegally, breaking in line to try to get ahead because here you can do really well and the other side of the border you do really poorly. i am sorry people did that. they need to pay

Lindsey Graham

2:15:06 to 2:15:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: for their crime of coming across the border, which is a misdemeanor with no specific fine set, with a six-month cap on punishment. but what are we going to do to those people who have come here and we've

Lindsey Graham

2:15:19 to 2:15:30( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: allowed to sit here -- not sit here. work here for our benefit, doing things we don't want to do for years. we're going to say to the children who are american citizens, you're an american citizen

Lindsey Graham

2:15:30 to 2:15:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: as much as i am, but when it comes to your parents who came across that border for you and your future, we're not just going to punish them, we're going to take the whole tax code and turn it upside

Lindsey Graham

2:15:48 to 2:16:00( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: down and do to your parents what we don't do to a drug dealer or rapist or murderer. now my good friend from nevada, enough is enough. you've gone way too far. and we need to get a grip of who we are

Lindsey Graham

2:16:00 to 2:16:14( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: as a people. punishment, yes. revenge, no. you want to talk about fairness, i've been a prosecutor. i've been a defense attorney. and i know you've got to pay your debt. but this is a place where

Lindsey Graham

2:16:14 to 2:16:26( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: you can start over. at least it used to be. this is a place where you've got a chance to right your wrongs. under this bill, you do pay a fine. you do pay -- you do go through a very long process

Lindsey Graham

2:16:26 to 2:16:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: to earn your way back into our good graces. it's a misdemeanor. you pay a fine. you have to learn english. if you're out of work for over 45 days, off you go. if you commit a felony or misdemeanors

Lindsey Graham

2:16:37 to 2:16:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: unrelated to immigration, off you go. we need the workers. we don't need bad people. we need good people. and every now and then good people do bad things. at least i found it to be so. count me in

Lindsey Graham

2:16:52 to 2:17:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: that category. i hope you'll forgive me if i do a bad thing, because i've done plenty of bad things. it's because people who are seeing the good in me, allowing me to start over and do right. that's why

Lindsey Graham

2:17:05 to 2:17:18( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: i'm in the senate today because people saw something in me i didn't deserve to have sao ep. so, yeah, let's punish them, let's make them do right, make them learn our language, make them pay taxes,

Lindsey Graham

2:17:18 to 2:17:28( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: make them pay a fine, make sure they don't commit crimes. but once you pay taxes, let's don't turn the tax code upside down just to kick you around after you've done with a we've asked you -- after

Lindsey Graham

2:17:28 to 2:17:38( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: you've done what we've asked to you do. please vote "no." i yield back. the presiding officer: who yields time? a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from instead of instead of. mr.

Lindsey Graham

2:17:38 to 2:17:55( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: ensign: i yield myself the remaining time. mr. president, the senator from south carolina just talked about coming across the border is a misdemeanor. what he didn't address is stealing somebody's social

John Ensign

2:17:55 to 2:18:09( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: security number is a felony. in this bill, we forgive that felony. we forgive it. what we're saying is if somebody who is operated under false pretenses, the 1996 welfare reform bill said that illegal

John Ensign

2:17:55 to 2:20:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Ensign

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