I am in favor. Although they are illegal it belongs to a civilized country to treat anyone in a humane condition. It is pure hypocrisy to say that we don't need them. They take of our gardens, children, houses, nails, restaurants... They pay sale taxes, clinics, bus fares, rents... They are part of our economy we want it or not. They don't pay taxes because we don't want to acknowledge their existence. What will we do if they had to disappear the same day? Would you clean x's house for $10 an hour or babysit for the same price? Would you work in fields spred with pesticides for $9? If it was the case then, why was this niche created?
I am in favor of immigration reform but I am not in favor of amnesty. Immigration reform will never work unless our borders are secured. Before determining what reform steps need to be accomplished we need to enforce the laws we now have. If the federal government does not have the resources to ensure immigration laws are enforced then the states should be given the opportunity and authority to enforce the laws. Depending on who you are listening to the number of illegal immigrants varies. The question remains what to do with this high volume of individuals. The path to citizenship are determined by Congress
I understand that individuals come to this country to try and make a better life for them and their families and do not break the law but there are those who come only to cause problems. The border states have seen some problems with crime which has been associated with illegal immigrants. One of the things which needs to be part of reform is to address these type of individuals. Returning them to their own country may not necessarily work as they may just return to this country illegally as others seem to be crossing the border illegally every day. I do not know what the right answer is it is up to those who we have elected in Congress to make these kinds of decisions.
There have been reports of some agreement in the Senate by the so called gang of eight and it now will be debated in the full Senate. It is hoped this agreement will be thoroughly evaluated and proper changes made. Our elected officials should not worry about getting re-elected based on what they do with immigration reform but make the right decisions. This principle should be in place for all legislation not just immigration reform.
The key here is to not allow border security needs to be overshadowed by the urgency to reform. Those in Washington pushing reform are doing so to expand the liberal voter based first and foremost...they could care less about border security.
In favor of amnesty reform all the way, as are 70% of the population.
yep - 20% want to make it easier,
and 54% want to make it more difficult to become a citizen.
nice try to twist the statistics into a fake approval.
my guess - the government will do the same thing.
greed is the seed, politics is the fertilizer
Amnesty does not mean become a citizen it means become legal in the country so the twisting is all you. 70% approve of the gang of 8 plan.
Open orders and repealing NAFTA seem to contradict each other. NAFTA increases the amount of legal immigration.
If you consider NAFTA a hostile policy, as I do, then it is similar to the hostility in a militarized (see if you can survive the desert) border. getting rid of them would make us a better neighbor. I see no contradiction in that.
So you want countries like Mexico to be able to export their citizens, but not their products. How can we have good neighbors and not trade with them.
Fair trade is good. Un-fair trade isn't (e.g. subsidized American farming products vs rural Mexican farmers). Free movement is good. Borders which thousands of people die trying to cross aren't. It's a simple position.
means deathly risk for Americans.
expands the desire to vacate their homeland in search of the American dream.
provides an avenue to further degraded capability and capacity for our youth.
all this - leads to the destruction of America -
NAFTA's not perfect, but moved in the fair trade direction. So should we have no enforcement of national sovereignty ??? or handle our southern border the way Mexico handles their southern border with Guatemala.
There is little need for immigration reform unless you are a politician seeking votes from illegal immigrants.
But, there is a need for truthful structured process based on the laws already in place.
No individual immigrant deserves special treatment just because they broke the law so many years without being deported.
If an immigrant is seeking asylum, we have a process for that.
If an immigrant is seeking citizenship, we have a process for that.
If an immigrant did not seek the processes already in place, then they have broken the law.
Therefore, first they must correct their lawlessness - then apply through the current process to correctly seek their desire to become a citizen.
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