Do you think the US government should grant citizenship to 12 million illegal immigrants in the US?
The US government is contemplating a plan to make all 12 million illegal immigrants in the country full citizenship. Do you think that they should have this granted? Do you think they should have to apply and go through normal channels to gain citizenship?
It has to be a case by case basis. I am sick of hearing how criminals from other countries come here and continue their wrongful ways but then some innocent kid trying to stay in school is deported simply because their parents came here illegally when they were too little to know any better. And I say all this coming from a family of immigrants who worked hard and got their citizenships through the normal channels.
I think that lately, especially after 9/11, that the process has become much tougher but at the same time we cannot simply grant citizenship to just anybody - that's insane!
It has to be a case by case basis. For those that show they are good citizens and deserving of it then by all means let them in and make it easier for them to stay. Deporting smart, hard working people back to their countries means WE in this country are losing out on what they can contribute here.
But we have to weed out the bad eggs and simply granting citizenship to everyone is not the solution. It's not the type of problem that is clear cut like that.
If you feel that all illegal immigrants should be granted citizenship, I encourage you to live in a Border State for a few years. I have known several outstanding individuals who obtained their citizenship legally and they agree with me that immigration is a major problem in America. Of course, what does it really matter? I live in a state where illegals are already given driver's licenses and can obtain state aid such as free health insurance and food stamps. May as well make them pay taxes.
Suddenly the US Government has a plan? Huh.
This is nothing more than a blanket attempt to avoid the situation entirely. Blanket Amnesty is not going to work.
And there is no plan. The "Plan" under the Obama Administration is to wait until he is out of office, but to continue to sue the States who actually do have a plan.
We as a country spend Billions each week "fighting terrorists" then have an open border policy where 12 million people can enter the country illegally.
That's some plan. I feel so much safer.
it is impractical to grant citizenship to 12 million illegal immigrants since it rewards illegal acts and cheats individuals who wish to take the legal path to citizenship. impractical because the illegals would not come forward to be identified.
there should be a process to allow these people an opportunity to become citizens which demands more than the present process for legal immigration.
by Stephanie Launiu 4 years ago
What is the solution to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now living in the U.S?The majority are believed to be from Mexico. Others are those who came here on legal visas but did not leave the country when they were supposed to, and are now here illegally.
by alexandriaruthk 5 years ago
Do you think illegal immigrants should be given amnesty and be eligible for citizenship?After some time and paying fees? What should be the requirements?
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
Rand Paul, the Republican US senate candidate, has said he opposes citizenship for children born in the US to parents who are illegal immigrants.
by mio cid 3 years ago
The Immigration issue will have to be confronted sooner or later.The millions of illegals living in the country today will not be deported.Will the Republican party double down on its current image as a party of xenophobes and racists?
by GA Anderson 2 weeks ago
There is a discussion about penalizing businesses that hire illegal immigrants on a thread not related to that topic - so I thought it might deserve discussion.I will grab one of Wilderness' comments to start:There is currently an employee verification process. It is called E-verify. Employers...
by tobey100 8 years ago
Yesterday the President of Mexico addressed a joint session of Congress and took the opportunity to not only point the finger of blame at America for Mexico's current out of control drug wars but to castigate the sovereign State of Arizona for its audacity to enforce Federal Immigration Law at the...
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