This is terrific news!
This will be great for our state and for our country. I feel so warm inside!
as a conservative I can live with this. We have to compromise.
Why is it that a path to citizenship is a necessary component of comprehensive
immigration reform? Wouldn't "normalization" in the form of legal
residency or similar status accomplish the same result without holding out the
promise of citizenship? Awarding the prize of citizenship to those who arrived
here illegally somehow seems very unfair to those who have waited years to
achieve that status through legal avenues.
To everyone who cries amnesty I would say If one is honest with themselves they
would admit that they too would have come to the US from south of the borders if
it meant feeding their kids or seeing them starve!! From before countries were
formed people have people have moved from one place to another to try and
improve their life and that of their families. Gert a grip. Unless you are
American Indian your family moved from some country to the US many of them may
have alaso done it without papers. Tel the first one who can prove beyond a
doubt that ALL their ancestors had the proper papers throw the first stone!!
I agree with azreader1 in that I would prefer legal residency to citizenship.The fees and penalties they pay should go directly to border security.
11 million of them @ $2000 penalty each is $22B, that should help with border
Looks like they took care of business first. Not only are they supplying
American companies with 11 million (probably more) low wage workers. They are
destroying our STEM graduation rates with foreign workers. And they are changing
the Agriculture visa? How? Are they removing employer responsibility and dumping
the cost onto the taxpayer? The cost of citizenship has been set at
$2,000. A couple with two children will cost the taxpayers $78,000 for schooling
in those 13 years. With the fiscal cuts, Obamacare, and employers
dumping workers to get under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
Act's thresholds for insurance coverage. Do we really want to flood our
country with low income workers that will feed off from the taxpayers? Immigration numbers should benefit the country and it's needs, not
business or demanding foreign citizens.
To "The Reader":It's you who needs to get a grip on the
reality of the situation. None of the current illegal immigrants came here to
keep their kids from starving. Perhaps to feed them more easily, but not to keep
from starving. In all the pictures we've been shown on tv of thousands of
illegals sneaking across our border, I've yet to see an extra skinny one
that appeared hungry.I tend to agree with you, SLars. Compared to
what the real cost is to our government of subsidizing each illegal here, a $2k
fine seems to not be not nearly enough.Only in American can
lawbreakers be rewarded for illegal acts and not following processes they know
is right. No other country that I know of will reward illegal aliens and their
illegal behavior with eventual citizenship. Do others besides me feel that this
national tilt to the left is becoming awkward and uncomfortable?
P.S. to The Reader:Enough of my direct line genealogy has been done
to prove that none of them came to the USA illegally. I suspect that there are
many more of the citizens in our country who can also make that same claim than
you might suspect. So according to you, that does give me and most of those of
us who believe in adherence to the rule of law, the right to a bit of "stone
throwing". There is a term for what happens when society starts
letting people get away with following established laws. It's called
Obama protecting the borders.