Yah, Carlos. Right.
Leaving aside the inability of ICE to thoroughly process its existing visa load in a timely fashion--thus putting into question ICE's capacity to thoroughly process an ADDITIONAL 12++ million applications in one business day...
A fellow named Kris Kobach, former adviser to AG Ashcroft and currently associated with the Heritage Foundation, offers an additional scenario.
First, let's imagine that there are some illegal immigrants in the country who are Muslim terrorists.
The third option, to invent a clean identity, is possible because the bill contains no requirement that the alien produce a secure foreign passport proving his identity.
"In other words, a terrorist can declare that his name is 'Rumpelstiltskin,' or perhaps 'Mohammed X,' and most likely, walk out the next day with a probationary Z visa, complete with a government-issued ID card backing up his false identity," Kobach writes.
All the terrorist needs to do is provide two easily forged pieces of paper indicating that a person of that name was in the country before Jan. 1, 2007. A pay stub, bank receipt or a remittance receipt is sufficient – or "a declaration from one of the terrorist's friends that he was in the country before January 1, 2007."
The new identity, backed up by an ID card issued by the federal government, would allow the alien terrorist to obtain driver's licenses and just about any other form of identification he desires, Kobach says.
"This is essentially what the 19 9/11 hijackers did: They used their passports and visas as breeder documents to obtain 63 driver's licenses. The documents allowed them to travel openly and board airplanes easily."
Of course, the illegal in question may NOT be a terrorist. He may just be a serial-murderer or rapist who's on the lam from Country X, Y, or Z.
Same method, same results.
The DC Disdain for the electorate is beginning to anger.