Saturday, July 29, 2006

Immigration Issue

This is circulating the net. If it’s an accurate description of the bill, its kind of funny (in a maddening sort of way).

July 7, 2006

The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes
309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

Dear Senator Sarbanes,

As a native Marylander and excellent customer of the Internal RevenueService, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted theImmigration and Naturalization Service in an effort to determine theprocess for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.

My reasons for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegalalien stem from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and forwhich you voted. If my understanding of this bill's provisions is accurate,as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, whatI need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxesfor three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and Iam anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.

Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxesevery year, so I'm excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxesin return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply tobe illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me andmy family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.

Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications.

If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal(retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would bemost appreciative. Thank you for your assistance.

Your Loyal Constituent,

Pete McGlaughlin

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