Illegal Aliens are a detriment to our economy. They drain tax payer dollars and lower the standard of living. They are highly unskilled, and can contribute almost nothing to an advanced society. Furthermore, some even commit crimes while here. We have laws that say they shouldn't be here, we should enforce the laws we put in place.
They are already here, and they are just too many. Most of them have never committed a crime. They have children here and we cannot split up families. They pay taxes and support our country. In order to get all of them out, the only way is another Holocaust and that's just impossible.
Have you all forgotten about the pilgrims who migrated from Europe to America, or about all the immigrants that came to Ellis island, those are only a few examples of the many I could name. Unless you are a Native American I'm sure all your ancestors are immigrants who migrated in search of the better life you now live. The same goes for all illegal immigrants that continue to allocate to the United States, they are just like everyone else who are seeking a better future for their families and themselves. These illegal immigrants, that you say take your freedom away are deprived of so many factors, they encounter hardships only to provide or hope for a better life. As for those who are saying that they are taking jobs away from others, this is cynical because they are only filling the positions that many Americans dont want to do and in a way we should thank them, because many are doing the dirty and hard jobs that I know most of you wouldn't do for the little pay that they do it for. Also we all pay taxes, all of us, yes this includes illegal immigrants; and the interesting part is that for those illegal immigrants that are using fake documents to work they don't receive the tax money back that most Americans receive every year. If they are coming into this country illegally it is not because they are bad people or criminals, but only because they are not being granted the same liberties that many have. Just think about a few of these things and put yourself in their position. Would you do it to better your life?
Many illegal immigrants today live in fear. There have been numerous occasions where illegal immigrants have been arrested and even deported when they have done nothing wrong. This causes many families to be separated. Just put yourself in their situation where you came to this country for a better life but end up arrested and even thrown back from where you came from. Many illegal immigrants hope one day that won't be the case. Until then , we can only hope legislators make the right decision.
Many people think that they don't pay taxes and they are bad people but they are not. All people pay taxes they are giving to the country but what is America giving back to them nothing. There are many who have lived in the U.S.A for many years and have never committed a crime. Some have lived here most of their lives and have not ever been back to their home land. It is the right thing to do and a great way to help the nation.
These people are simply trying to make a living, to start a new and better life, who are we to begrudge them for that? We all come from an immigrant past, our ancestors migrated here from elsewhere just like these people have. Would we have viewed them like we view these people? I somehow don't think so. So yes, we should grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, it's just the right thing to do as human beings, regardless of politics.
They have lived here, worked here, have children here. They have become productive residents of the country, so why not make it legal? Especially if the children are US citizens. You would either have to break up a family, or deport our citizens, who would then receive a substandard education & come back someday able to apply for government benefits to support them because they would not be able to find gainful employment for their families. Think about it!
I am a victim of having my family torn apart because of our broken immigration system. It is only right for children to have their mothers and fathers together. If they have a family here and are willing to work and support their kids and spouse they should be allowed amnesty!!!
An illegal immigrant will contribute $80,000 more to the government than he consumes in services. The government is really the one whose making money. 2% of Mexican immigrants have ever used welfare or social security and only 3% have ever used food stamps. In comparison, 84% pay income tax and none of them file a return.
Think about it.
The government has always been welcoming. After all, the words under the Statue of Liberty talk about a "golden door" that welcomes immigrants. Why then, should it remain closed? Not only that but many say that they pose a threat to our safety. Think of it this way. If we count all the everyday heroes and put them next to the ones that are repeated in the news, you will find a drastic difference. Also, by allowing immigration to all, won't there be no such thing as illegal immigrants? Finally, we as humans are 99.99% percent genetically similar. What, then, makes us so better than the rest? Shouldn't we share our blessing with everyone else? Anyways, this, discrimination by saying that they are from another country is no better than saying whites are better than blacks.
American dream, this is what our country is consisted of, therefore, I believe that everyone should be given the right to achieve such dream. Thus, by giving amnesty to illegal immigrants we are bettering the world because we will be giving more people in this world better opportunities. Think about it from am immigrants point of view.
They are hard working individuals who take jobs that Americans wouldn't do. So claiming they "take our jobs" is a false statement because you wouldn't last a day doing what they do! And if they do take the jobs it's obviously that they are more prepared and qualified than any citizen who applied for that same job!
Only if they do not happen to have any problems with the law, such as something serious like a felony. Hard workers tend to stay out of serious problems because they come here to the land of opportunity for a better quality of life! They didn't have the chance to in their own country because of the poor quality of life, gangs, cartels.. Some didn't even get to go to school because they had to work.
They are here. They work, buy, sell, procreate. Their children go to school. They are part of our nation but they are not legal. They don't pay health insurance because they have no paper. They don't pay car insurance because they don't have a driver license. They live under the shadow. They are scared... And they are good people. They deserve to step out of the shadow. They will pay taxes. They will be part of the economy. They will study to get better. I know them. They will try to step up for good. It was hard for them to come all the way over here. It was not easy so that means they are brave. They will help the economy.
There are so many immigrant migrating. A lot are working as day laborers. Where people are not looking there are illegal immigrants working. At a restaurant in the kitchen washing dishes, doing the lawn mowing, and so many other. It is easier to use illegal immigrants more than American citizens because Americans complain that they do not get enough money, or they're tired or something. Though, the immigrants will not complain because they can't. People know that they are "illegal" immigrants, so the Mexicans will not complain because they do not want to be figured out that they are illegal immigrants. It is for our own benefit. If immigrants are not here, then America will crumble.
America, the Land of Opportunity, was initially for people to start over with a new life. That title is still relevant for many, including these illegal immigrants. Initially, America was the perfect place for immigrants to make their own life; a new home, a new career, and a family. Who could blame these innocent people for doing what they believed in, coming to start over? And especially after several years of living here, in the United States, it would be wicked for the government to split families up and deport these illegal immigrants to their original lives.
How are illegals causing high unemployment if they can't even work with out papers or proof of SS? In reality it sickens me how U.S born individuals drop out of highschool or have no motivation in pursuing higher education when there are thousands of illegal students who would want the same opportunities as we do. Most of them are our future doctors, lawyers, and teachers!
This is the same thing doctor Martin Luther King and Rosa parks fought against during their time. The jobs these immigrants with hold are the jobs that no one else want to do. They work long hours for minimum wage barely making it to pay the rent and feed their children's, never the less to buy them the utensils needed for them to attend school or look half decent to go out in the streets. These people give up their lives working in this country yet can't be grant the right to be treated with respect, the assurance that everything they work for wont be in vain that they could cruelly promise their kids something. Thy are not going to take away your jobs because your not doing them anyways. They're going to continue with the jobs they have only difference is that now they don't have to be scared while doing it or full of anxiety every time they set a foot on the streets. In fact it could actually benefit the economy since now they would have to pay taxes. Families are being broken apart, do you know the impact it has on a little boy or girl watching their parents who worked day and night be taken away from them not knowing if they will ever reunite? It's very unjust and non American to treat a human wing the way most immigrants are treated specially those of Hispanic ethnicity. Those people had to leave their home the place where they have spent most of their life's at to head out into the unknown for entree opportunities, they came to America home of the free land of the brave, just to be mistreated and verbally and physically abuse as many of them have been. We do not know those situation nor why they came here try to put yourself in the other persons shoes before you so indignantly open your mouth to judge.
If undocumented immigrants become legal, they become able to work, which will increase their income, and maybe make them ineligible for entitlement programs. Also by bringing them out of the shadows they will consume more products, which in return will create more business, and more jobs to both themselves and the American people. Truth is we are not getting rid of 12 million people, it is better if we incorporate them into our society.
My father is an illegal immigrant and he has not been in trouble in the 17 years he's been here. He works everyday just like we do. He pays his rent just like we do. He loves and cares for his children just like we do. He also struggles just like we do. Most immigrants come here escaping from something. Whether it be poverty or that their life is in danger. I understand that not all illegal immigrants come here with good intentions. But a majority of them come looking for a better life, more opportunity. How could you deny me my father? He wants so badly to go back to school and be able to make something of himself and he can't because he doesn't have legal status here. I think it is fair to give those who deserve it, a chance to be someone here.
Regardless that illegal aliens broke the law by entering our country without a legal permit: Illegal aliens pay as much taxes as any other alien in my county. Illegal aliens are hard working people that are helping our economy not only by working hard but being good citizens. In additon, illegal immigrants will help our economy by creating new jobs. Its a win-win game. We give them ligal permits to stay and work in our country-they help us to our economy.
Because everyone deserves a second chance at a better life. We should open our hearts to people who come from corrupt, third world countries and allow them to live in the "land of opportunity" and contribute to the economy and more vibrant culture. LIving under neglectful governments and in a state of poverty is not a dignified life that anyone should be forced to endure. Although I am not a fan of the illegal aspect of illegal immigration, our laws in the United States have made it quite difficult for people from other countries to immigrate here. I know people who have been waiting for visas for years and still have been turned away by the government. These people are just trying to survive and escape, they can't afford to wait years and years to enter the country.
They are workers, not criminals. Work, study, marry have children those are human rights for ones, but for others is illegal, what a nonsense. The best way to avoid amnesties is to have fare laws. Who broke the law? The worker that needs to work or the employer who needs a worker?
Here's and analogy:
You live with some friends on a plot of lush green land. Food and fun are plentiful. On the other side of the fence that divides your land from the rest of the world, there is waste, war, and poverty. Would it be moral to keep people looking for a better life from hopping that fence and joining your wonderful land? Would you REALLY be in favor of freedom by keeping people from crossing your fence? Would you really believe that ALL people are equal by keeping them from crossing that fence?
I think the answer to this question is clear from that analogy. The US is a tremendously wealthy country with opportunity for millions of additional people. The vast majority of illegal immigrants come from Mexico where drug wars and horrendous government policy keep many many Mexicans in horrendous conditions. Unemployment and poverty run rampant. Not to mention, our immigration restrictions leave many millions of other people in places like Africa or Asia condemned in poverty.
It is very very difficult for people to emigrate into this country. That is the reason Mexicans have to come here illegally. Our bad immigration laws FORCE Mexicans to commit the crime of coming here illegally. When a law is unjust like our immigration laws that damn these people to poverty. It is immoral to follow the law and moral to disregard the law. Granting amnesty is saying to these illegal immigrants, "Yes, it is our government's fault you had to become criminals, and for our awful laws, we will repay you by granting you amnesty."
For those people that are concerned about immigrants "stealing our jobs," studies show immigrants actually are a net gain to society and do not really "steal" any jobs. In the case of illegals, they perform very very low skill jobs that most Americans never will. Additionally, should we have more sympathy for the American whose wages are forced down due to poor immigrants but still lives in incredible wealth compared to the rest of the world, or the Mexican father who wants to feed his family and will work 10 hours in an American field to do it? Illegal immigrants are human beings equal to any American whether our schools teach us that or not.
I think that a great number of the "no" responses don't understand that this isn't about blinking and suddenly making everyone who is in the United States illegally a citizen. This has to do with making a more realistic path to citizenship available and bringing these HUMAN BEINGS out of the shadows. As it stands now, illegal immigrants face too many potential negative repercussions to out themselves and work towards becoming an a citizen. If you were here illegally, would you risk letting your family lose you to deportation so that you could do the right thing. It is an issue that people are approaching emotionally rather than rationally.
America is the land of opportunity and that is why illegal immigrants are coming. Instead of them making our economy worse they will help the economy. They take the jobs that no one else wants. Also, you can't deport over 70 million people ESPECIALLY if they've been here for a while and have not committed any crime. If the parents are illegal immigrants then it's not fair to the children who are.
2/3 of illegal immigrants living in the US pay taxes, and they get no benefits later in life. They are beneficial to the economy. A lot of them have jobs that no citizen would be willing to do. Most people would not want to work hours in a field picking fruit. Also, because they do the jobs nobody wants for such a low pay, they drive prices of things like food way down.
I think they should be able to be in america cause every citizen legal or not should be able to deserve the best regardless where they come from. And some come illegal cause they dont have the money to apply for a green card they ahve to pay to enter and they cross the border illegally to support they family or would rather live a better life then they have
Why shouldn't we ? They work in jobs that only a desperate American would work for. They already pay taxes. They only came here to have a better life for themselves and their families, something that everyone has done, even the Caucasian race. If I remind how this nation started, Europeans came and also other countries and immigrated to America.
Granting amnesty to the millions of undocumented immigrants is the right thing to do. You will never be able to deport them all. So why not grant them this opportunity to prove to our great Nation of ours that they are here to be hard working, law abiding citizens? The majority of them, besides coming here illegally, have no criminal record. Imagine the millions that are granted amnesty being productive, paying taxes, going to school. They are only here because in their homeland, their only options are to be part of a drug cartel, be a thief, or break your back for a bone, with no education. Most of them, if they are lucky, get to finish a 6th grade education. Of course this would come with a great cost. Pay any back taxes, fees or what not, no criminal record, and no government dependency. Prove to the government and the nation, that you will not depend or rely and use the government to support your family. Show them that they did the right thing by granting amnesty and giving you an opportunity to be prosperous and non dependant on government programs.
Most of American roots come from Europe and other countries. Who are we proud Americans to deny our ANCESTORS the right to live and prosper with us? Sure, they may have broken a law, and sure they may sometimes take advantage of us, but we all started somewhere. If this is where they start, Why try to stop them? The Land of the Free, NOT the selfish.
Its unfair that our laws exclude hardworking people. America is a place where everyone should have equal rights. America is the land of oppurtunity. They deserve a second chance. Not giving amnesty to illegal immigrants will only compound the problem. May be they doesnt have enogh money. They are part of our nation but the problem is they are not immigrant.
We are all humans who are fundamentally the same and with the same requirements. It's we've been programmed to think we are so separate but in reality we have more in common than we think. Life is dynamic and we need to learn to get along, and we are One.
Yes, racism. I was lucky enough to be born in this country from illegal immigrants who eventually became citizens. I have also been unlucky enough to see my family experience racism at the hands of white Americans.
These people, who unfortunately are the majority, believe that “America is for Americans” and anyone else is simply dead weight that is ruining the country. People complain about the influx of immigrants when the fact is that anyone claiming to be "American" can trace their heritage back to other countries where their ancestors originally came from. Unless you are a Native American, you cannot and should not use this argument because the US was even founded by immigrants. Still, people fail to recognize this historical fact. This country was, in fact, founded by immigrants for immigrants looking to escape persecution for whatever reason and to give their families a better life. This hasn’t changed. People have always looked at this country as the land of opportunity, so who or what gives us “Americans” the right to decide who or who doesn’t get the chance to obtain that opportunity? Everyone is worthy, white or not, and should be allowed to prove it.
When people think of "illegals", they automatically think of Latinos. What about Canadians? What about Europeans, Asians, etc.? Sure, a lot of them have the means to pay their way in, but what about the people that can't? Everyone deserves a chance to prove their worth and show what they can do for this country. You want Latinos to assimilate, then be human and let them. It is impossible to demand something of a group of people without providing the means for it to actually happen. White immigrants aren't faced with this rejection because they can easily blend in. But if your skin is brown, you have to go through hell and back just to be able to get into the US...And then you have to do it all over again just to be accepted by the general populace. It also doesn’t help that people are quick to label an immigrant as a “criminal” because they entered illegally. If it is a crime to want happiness by means of a better future, then why does the Constitution state otherwise? During the 1900s, millions of immigrants were allowed into the US through Ellis Island in New York. Having been given the chance to, the majority of these people went on to establish businesses, pursue educations and acquire careers that benefited them and their families immensely. So today, it is ridiculous and ignorant to automatically say all illegal immigrants are criminals when they aren’t even being offered or granted the opportunity to prove otherwise. There will always be criminals in the United States anyway, whether they enter legally or not. It’s just curious how you never see an illegal Latino immigrant on the 6 o’clock news that has gone on a rampage and took the lives of many innocent persons because they had problems.
Everybody deserve an opportunity . If they are honest worker sthey deserve to be legal and be able to legally build a family. The amnesty will solve a lot of problems and remember you' ll never be free from illegal immigration. Better laws for legal immigration it is needed asap
I do not believe in amnesty for illegal immigrants. We should not grant people who come to our country illegally a way of freedom without punishment! They come to our country and use all of our freedoms, but at the same time they do not pay any taxes and they take all of the jobs that we Americans do not have. That is a reason that so many are unemployed. They take all of the jobs that the unemployed do not have. They should not be granted freedom without a punishment. I believe in a way for the illegals to get freedom, but they should not be allowed to come illegally, and then granted amnesty without any sort of punishment.
As usual liberal Democrats aren't interested in the American people, only in their party. Illegals (Mexicans in particular) have dumbed down our educational system, caused an economic collapse, deflated wages for American workers, driven health care and car insurance rates through the roof, caused an epidemic of identity theft, auto accidents and disease, tripled the number of food stamp and welfare recipients and filled our prisons beyond capacity.
Why would anyone want to reward these destructive criminal invaders with amnesty?
Read the recent report from the HeritageFoundation. It states that amnesty will cost us 6.3 trillion dollars. No other country in this world allows invaders that disobey all laws; driving without a license, no insurance, illiterate, needy, uneducated and demanding support. Where is the benefit to us? There is none.
As a Veteran and defender of this great country I can say I have a great personal care for the U.S.A. And its future. The majority (not all) of illegal immigrants do not nor will they ever care about the U.S. Which will lead to a slow but steady erosion of our military, education, and overall application of human rights benefits, and standard of living on a mass scale. Just look at the fall of the roman empire, it was non roman immigration on a comparable scale that we have today that led them to their demise, mixed with the greed of the government.
The truth of the matter is right there in the name, ILLEGAL immigrant. We have laws for a reason, and illegal immigrants have broken these laws. Particularly with the state of the economy and level of unemployment in the US now, it simply makes no sense to me to grant amnesty to people here illegally when there are legal immigrants and citizens that could take those jobs on their deportation. That doesn't even consider any cost of schooling, medical care, etc, added by illegal immigrants.
The rate of crime increases exponentially in states with high numbers of illegal immigrants. The illegal immigrants are just that: illegal. They enjoy the freedom that American citizens get, but do not support the country with taxes. America has a high rate of unemployment, so the old argument that illegal immigrants take the jobs that no one else wants is incorrect. Illegally crossing a border is a crime. Why should they be rewarded for it?
We do not grant amnesty to a sex offender and say, "well you have been a fully functional citizen in this community for x amount of years, So you no longer need to register as a sex offender." There is no statue of limitations on being in this country illegally. This is a HUGE slap in the face for all of the people who have immigrated to this country legally, that have gone through the system. That has EARNED the right to be called a U.S. citizen.
High unemployment, plus the people they would bring into USA in the next 10 years (30,40 millions),would bring overpopulation and more poverty to USA. Please senators do not approve amnesty.
Oh and let's not forget the high crime already in Mexico and Central America , do we want all that in the US? I don't think so
Yes this is a country of immigrants, but we american tax payers can't afford to pay for them to do it the illegal way. They need to go through the system same as all the other law abiding immigrants. If we were to just make all 11.5 million illegal immigrants legal that puts the us citizens in a competition for 11.5 million jobs.
Rewarding 11-20 million illegals with legal status to live and work here will not stop illegal immigration, it will encourage much more of it. Stop giving them jobs, education, welfare, housing, medical care, secure the border, imprison employers hiring them, stop making their babies citizens. That will stop illegal immigration.
I hope the "yessers" in this debate have traveled and have experienced how Mexicans live. The lower middle class (there's some debate whether we have a true middle class anymore) will pay and live @ the same economic level as the illegals. It will be a law of equilibrium. If they get everything for free plus healthcare, they will be living the same lifestyle as the ordinary American without the worries! Be careful what you wish for, you probably will regret it.
I wonder what the citizens of Mexico would say, if 20 million citizens of China,
illegally entered Mexico, started forming gangs, began murdering Mexican citizens, began dealing drugs to Mexican teenagers, marched in the streets, waving the flag of China, and started demanding that Mexican children be taught how to speak Chinese?
Somehow - I don't think they would be supporting the Chinese illegals - do you?
If you do not fix the problem you will have 20 to 30 million illegals in 10 years. We are not that stupid. Remember you guys work for the American people. Do not repeat the mistakes of 1986. Be smart this time. Do not vote the way your leadership wants. Be a proud American. Even most young people would do the right thing.
Illegal immigrants are breaking laws in the country they are in, thus gaining the title ILLEGAL immigrants. If they aren't supposed to be in this country now, then why should we grant amnesty to criminals? The president and the Gang of 8 need to realize that they cannot support these criminals. If the Mexicans want to come to this country, do it the right way. Don't sneak over here and expect things to be handed to you, especially when they aren't paying taxes or contributing anything to society.
The very first thing they did when they came to the United States was break the law. They are breaking the law now by not paying taxes, driving illegally, not obtaining the required insurance. What possible, aside from being a further drain on our economy, do they have to offer. There are tens of thousands of people from the Pacific Rim, China, Europe that have been waiting for years to enter legally, it's a slap in the face to them to allow illegals citizenship because they decided to break the law and had a convenient route into this country.
High school children can't find summer or part time work because illegals occupy most lower paying jobs. Try ordering something from a drive-though without speaking Spanish.
We need to find those who have entered illegally and punish then deport them.
Why should the U.S grant criminals free amnesty? We have enough problems in our country right now. Unemployment, healthcare, no border security, foreign wars, hunger, debt, all kinds of problems now. This is a stunt to get more votes for the liberal social party brought to you by BHO. This is a direct slap in Americas face! The American people don't want this and are being forced to bite the bullet from its government that it has paid to represent the people!
Because the top priority for our President should be jobs and Americans, not illegal aliens. Because illegal aliens will ruin this country, they will take away our jobs, will squeeze our welfare system, will lower our wages, will forever change the demographics of America, will turn this country in another poor, undeveloped third world country, will replicate the same problems they created in the countries they come from, and will turn America into another Mexico or Middle East. Because they are not supposed to be above the law, because they will demand more and more and the problems will never end, because they don't give a damn for US they only want free welfare dollars to send back to their countries, because they will bring in millions of relatives, because they will no longer "pick your vegetables" they will take your jobs, so more illegals will come to work in the farms and to wait to the next amnesty, BECAUSE NO COUNTRY GIVES AWAY CITIZENSHIP NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Because the rush to pass this hell conceived bill STINKS, because is wrong to screw your constituents, and because I only wonder why in the world they are in such a frenzy to screw the American people. If this bill pass, you have to understand that the America we are proud of, will no longer exist. And finally our immigration system is not broken, don't let them fool you, cause that's a lie.
In the 90's we allowed 250,000.00 per year. In the mid 90's that changed to millions. With Obama in office that has changed even more. There is an illegal entering our borders every minute. We cannot sustain our food, our environment and put our country at risk. We need to have wavers in place if they do grant amnesty for instance. No welfare for 10 years, no government assistance period. Must learn English and we also need to make a law that English is our number one Language. I am not against immigration but it needs to be done legally and with laws that protect the citizens that have worked their butts off only to have a illegal reap the benefits while OUR citizens are suffering. We now have a gang on every street corner, drugs are endless, shootings, metal health, lack of education. Is enormous. President Obama is not someone that cares for the American people he has his own agenda. The numbers prove that.
What is the point of having immigration laws if you are going to just give citizenship to those that broke the law by coming here illegally?? I think there needs to be immigration reform. I believe your citizenship to a country should be from where your parents are citizens of. If they are from mexico/canada/china/italy/france wherever and have a baby here, those children shouldnt automatically become an american citizen, unless their parent happens to be an american citizen, if they are not their citizenship should be from where their parents came from period. When us military families have children in another country where they are serving, their children are us citizens not citizens of the country they are living at during that time. There is a difference between legal immigration and illegal immigration. Years ago immigrants came through Ellis island and going through the proper channels for citizenship. They weren't sneaking into this country and trying to change how the society operates. I have found that many that come here illegally aren't totally devoted to this country and wanting to be american. Hence why they don't even take the time to learn the language they are living in. They want the whole country to cater to them. (for example press 1 for English and 2 for Spanish) If they trully wanted to be an american citizen they would be doing it the right way. They would go take a US Citizenship test instead of demanding they just be able to stay here no questions asked. The point of immigration laws, is to keep criminals out and those that will bring down the country instead of bringing it up. No country wants to take on another country's ill-skilled, diseased, illiterate, and/or unintelligent people, when they aren't even able to take care of their own of the same nature. That's just an extra burden on the country as a whole. Ever since the illegal immigration has came into an abundant, there seems to be changes of how we are even supposed to live our life. I read an article how a child was not being allowed to have an american flag on his bike according to the school officials, because it might offend someone??? All i could think about that was, wtf?? What is wrong with america today?? I then remember about the 2 students that had old navy shirts on displaying the american flag, and were sent home from school because it happened to be Cinco De Mayo, which isn't even an american holiday. No matter what day it is, us citizen on us soil, should be able to fly or wear the flag of this great nation. In my opinion if you want to be an american citizen, you should be devoted to this country and no other. People who come here illegally, have no care whatsoever for that country nor do they for the citizens that are there. They care about nobody but themselves.
In 1986 Congress introduced new immigration legislature. They passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act or IRCA which gave approximately 2.8 million illegal immigrants legal status in the United States. In addition, their immediate relatives or dependents which included about 143,000 individuals also qualified for the same status.
When the Immigration Reform and Control Act was passed, it was only meant to be a “one time” amnesty but it actually turned out to be the beginning of many amnesties that would follow. To date there have been additional amnesties that have been granted to illegal immigrants which include:
Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 1986: A blanket amnesty for some 2.7 million illegal aliens.
Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens.
Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994.
Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America.
Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti.
Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for some illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens.
LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens
The are currently several bills in the United States congress that could possibly create the 8th Amnesty.
The result of the 1986 amnesty introduced by Congress was that illegal immigration grew in significant numbers.
So many of these illegals have been here for 10-15-20 years and do not speak a word of English.
They do not want to be citizens, they want a welfare check, section 8 housing, WIC, Food Stamps and EBT for themselves and all their children.
California is swamped with non-English speaking children who only go to school for the free breakfast, lunch and at some schools a "late lunch" or dinner.
They are living the same standard of living a working American does and they still call us cheap as they suck down the freebies.
Take all their benefits away, and their anchor baby benefits and see how they howl, they do not want anything but something for nothing,
They come into this country illegally and they get rewarded for it? So what happens to a US citizen when they break a law, would I get rewarded for that? I DONT THINK SO!
We already tried amnesty once in 1987 and that went absolutely NOWHERE! The only reason why these illegals are here is because the American government did not do their job back in 1987, so it is all their fault that we have all these illegals here now! So they should fix what they did and send these illegals back! Dont even put them in jail, it doesnt take months to check an expired or non stamped visa! Just send them back the next day!
Just a giveaway to the cheap labor lobby. The Chamber of Commerce and their ilk.
We will be doing another amnesty in 10 to 20 years. Importation of unskilled, uneducated poor working class to compete head on with American citizens. Our borders are nothing more that a filter to keep all the people who play by the rules OUT!
My mother's a doctor and she told me the reason why my health insurance rates are so high is because only 1 in 3 people who come through that ER door actually have health insurance. So when you pay your hefty health insurance bill each month it's because you're paying for you plus Juan and Jose who decided to shoot each other in a botched cocaine deal. I'm surprised as many as 43% of people voted 'yes" because I dunno about y'all, but I think my taxes are too high as it is considering all I really get in return is a crumbling infrastructure and yes, one of the best militarizes in the world to defend my country. I think that the validity of welfare programs are shakey at best, but extending rights to such programs to illegal immigrants is insanity. I read that over 60% of recipients for welfare in the state of New York are families that are headed by illegal immigrants. Not to mention they also collect food stamps. So I propose we round 'em all up and give 'em a one way ticket back to their real home where they belong. My health insurance drops by 3 fold; my taxes go down because we're spending far less money on social programs like welfare and food stamps; and at the end of the day more of my hard earned money stays in my pocket, which is where it rightfully belongs. Not a bad effect for such a proposition.
Allowing these lawbreakers into the country invites more illegal aliens to try to come to the United States. I have a child and I don't think it's fair that she will have to compete with 20 million more people (at least) for the limited jobs here and limited college spaces. The jobs she would have to fight for would be low pay since the immigrants will drive the pay rate down. Crime will go up and living conditions will be worse for all.
If I wanted to move to any country I would prepare, save up, follow the correct course of action as a responsible human who is trying to put my best foot forward in respect to those people whose land I would be occupying. Hello! You dont break into someone house and ASSUME you should obliged.
I am so sick of the too big to fail/prosecute/deport argument. I can't break the law why should they be rewarded for it?? Especially when the statistics (that don't come from the bias illegal immigration lobby) it's terrifying what will happen to an already weak economy.
At the end of the interim period, unlawful immigrants would become eligible for means-tested welfare and medical subsidies under Obamacare. Average benefits would rise to $43,900 per household; tax payments would remain around $16,000; the average fiscal deficit (benefits minus taxes) would be about $28,000 per household.
Amnesty would also raise retirement costs by making unlawful immigrants eligible for Social Security and Medicare, resulting in a net fiscal deficit of around $22,700 per retired amnesty recipient per year.
We cannot afford to have an unknown number of illegal aliens flooding our job market, our schools, and our healthcare system. These people have stolen jobs from American in many industries. The illegal alien robs us blind. Do we really want to turn the entire US into a California or Arizona?
Allowing them to stay in America takes away jobs from hard working Americans. They work for lower wages and it makes the earnable amount of money for that job go down. They also bring diseases and drugs. They make the economy worse for Americans in general, it is bad. America is going down because of them.
Amnesty is for if we give forgiveness to the illegal. If we did give amnesty to the illegal immigrants, this would provoke more illegal immigrants to come illegally to America. This would create a chain of illegal immigrants coming to America, therefore making our country having a burden with the illegal immigrants.
Anyone who thinks this is a good idea should see what mass immigration has done to California. Loss of open spaces and wilderness to housing, water shortages, and all of our politicians are afraid to say anything about it. Even the environmental organizations have stopped addressing the problem of overpopulation because it is all due to immigration and they fear being accused if racism. People have to start speaking up or what has happened to California will happen throughout the country.
Giving amnesty to illegal aliens would be rewarding them for their unlawful act of migrating to the country illegally. It would not be fair to those lawful residents and citizens of the U.S. Lastly they have cost this country a lot of money and take advantage of the taxpayers money by getting food benefits, health insurance, and having us tax paying individuals pay for their child's education when they don't pay taxes.
Social security is currently under strain and amnesty for illegals will put a burred on the system and will hurt American citizens. With the current rate of unemployment in America these illegals who cant find jobs will seek government benefits. These people did break the law by entering and/or staying in this county when there visa expired. In turn we have no idea if any of these illegals have a criminal history in there native county. Groups like LA RAZA who chant "we get even with gringos" because they don't like our laws. Amnesty will be unfair to the people that came here legally. We should have laws in place to stop anchor babies and fine any business that hires Illegals. This and other laws will lead to self deportation.
Why should those who have come illegally be granted amnesty? The Borders need to be secured and all who enter should be REQUIRED to complete the legal process to become United States citizens. They should not be granted free medical treatment, nor jobs when Americans are underemployed and are seeking employment themselves. I completely understand their desire to come to our country, but they should go through the legal process to achieve citizenship. It would be an insult to those who followed the legal procedure to become United States citizens to give these illegals amnesty.
Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants would add millions of people to the welfare rolls, who consume government resources such as health care, social security, and education while paying little or no taxes. Thus, the out-of-control government deficits would be pushed further to the edge of bankruptcy. Its bad enough as it is, why make it worse?
No. But some of them maybe paid tax and learned English. I would say if USA needs to develop economically, they must see their possibility to help. I mean their education and job skills.
Why is the government is wondering about illegals?. Too Many immigrants in many ways keeping their non-immigrant status legally to become USA citizens. But they do have big difficulties to change their status to green card. I would say if every time the government forgives illegal immigrants, who came for good life in here, they never will mind keeping their legal status.
Their very first act upon entering this country was an illegal act. If they drive, no license or insurance,,,, two more illegal acts. Need a job, provide false or stolen Social Security number or work under the table. Why would we expect them to respect any of our laws? When the government can't get what it wants by playing by the rules, they seek to change the rules. Enforce the existing laws, don't ignore them and try to tell me the system is broke. Some people wait half a lifetime to come to this country legally,should they wait the rest of their lives because we gave precedent to 20+ million people who just came in and took it illegally?
Immigration reform should such that it benefits the country and not be a tool to play cheap vote bank politics. There are 2 billion poor and uneducated people in India and china who live far more miserable lives than any illegal ever did in usa. Why not give us citizenship to them too. Us citizenship is not a free lunch and it is not usa's duty to care for all the poor and uneducated people from mexico and latin america.Millions of americans have died to make usa the greatest country on earth and giving amnesty to those who broke the very laws created by the martyrs is like spitting on the graves of these great citizens of the past.
The last amnesty in 1986 turned out to be a complete failure. Nothing and I mean nothing that was promised to get the thing through came to pass. The government did not make good on any of their promises as far as border security, no more future amnesties of illegals, curbing the cost of the amnesty, etc., etc. The cost of the last one was over a trillion dollars...This amnesty will cost seven times that. We can't afford it.
It's definitely unfair. I entered the United States in 2010 because my visa is about to expire, at that time my baby was still 4 months old, but I have to leave so I won't have to start processing my papers all over again. So I left my baby to my parents because her paperwork is still in process. Then after my husband and I got married I had to process papers so I can get out of the United States without future problems with my visa, and it took months! Can you imagine being away from your 4-month-old baby for months? It's unbearable! But I know it's going to matter in the future. I went back to be with my daughter and it means I'm away from my husband. It took 9 months for the papers to finished. Lots of papers, lots of fees.
What I'm trying to say is, everything can be done in a proper way. Illegal immigrants violated the laws. Now the president wants to reward them for their misbehavior, which is a crime.
And think about the people that have been waiting years processing their papers legally, they're going to put them aside and make the illegals the priority, put them in front of the line.
Or is he going to put a law that will approve all the people that process their papers legally so he can start the immigration reform?
If illegal immigrants are granted amnesty, then we are completely ignoring the fact that they broke the law to sneak in while legal immigrants wait in line. I have no problem with immigrants, but only if they follow the law and come to the country legitimately-- those who just sneak across the border should be treated like the lawbreakers that they are.
Illegals broke into our country because they think it is okay to break the law to benefit themselves, that's why they say "I broke your laws but only to have a better life". Well, guess what , you cannot break the law to have a better life as you cannot steal a car to have a better car. I know it's a difficult concept for them to comprehend, but we want our laws respected. Besides, we, the American taxpayers, can no longer afford to feed them, pay their free rides to the ER, send their kids to school, universities and so on. Come the right way like everybody else, get fingerprinted, do your background check, get your immunizations, go through the medical examination, sign an affidavit of support so you will not be a burden for this country and if you cannot afford this then go back to our country and and fight to make it a better place so you no longer have to flee.
Whether we are all immigrants really isn't the point. We all came here and are now legal U.S. Citizens most of us born here breaking the laws and inserting yourself into our country and now crying that you should be allowed to stay is preposterous. If we did the same in any other country we would be sent right back here no questions asked, so why should the illegals here get any better treatment then we would get
Some may say that "we are all immigrants", and I understand that. However crossing over a border in the dead of night or some other way is clearly illegal. My great-grandparents on my mother's side were immigrants but they came here legally. They followed the law. Regardless of what moral "obligation" we have to allow these illegal immigrants, they broke the law. We should have a workers permit system, but people who have already crossed the border are clearly undeserving. I don't care if your family needs money, if you broke the law you are a criminal. You knowingly did something, that you know was clearly breaking the law. You are breaking laws a good majority who live here now must follow, and had to follow to immigrate here. Unless if your home country is ethnically cleansing you and you are fleeing your home country, I see almost no reason why you cannot follow the law.
These immigrants drain the system trying to be like American people . They don't want to speak our language they don't want to follow our rules. So I say no these people shouldn't be in our country. We have standards and If they don't like it then to bad leave.
It is unfair to those who go through the process legally. There is an immigration system that works if it was only enforced properly. Someone who pays illegal organizations to get them over the boarder only perpetuate a criminal organizations. I want a job I'm under 30 a veteran and educated. It is already hard to find a decent job. I worked construction before I went to school and my employer suffered greatly competing with low wage foreign workers. Amnesty is unfair to American workers and those who go through the process legally. If they want a better life perhaps they should start at their country of orgin.
Illegal Aliens are a burden on the American taxpayers, by accessing many of our government sponsored programs, such as; education, supplemental food, medical, housing and welfare assistance. Due to their low income status and the ITIN they are capable of receiving taxpayer’s funds for children that are not citizens (in other words, they are getting more than what they put in). Tens of Millions of illegal aliens willingly made a conscious decision to enter this country illegally or overstayed their visas, with children in tow or immediately taking advantage of our birthright citizenship by starting a family. There U.S. Born child qualifies immediately for all types of financial assistant which they take full advantage of. They willingly broke the laws and they are a drain on this economy in every way. Entering this country illegally does not earned one the rights to be an American citizens.
Americana's welfare state can not sustain a nation of unskilled laborers added to our system all at once. We are not prepared to sustain health care and provide services for those who have been without advanced medical treatments. Our system of immigration is established and all immigrants will have equal rights to obtain citizenship.
Granting Amnesty to those who entered the country illegally is un American. We are a nation of laws. We have law makers, and cities aiding and abeting the illegals. These cities are now in violation of Federal law. Have you noticed that the laws do not seem to apply to the illegals? Why are the leaders and cities not being held accountable for their clear violation of law? 90 million Americans cannot find employment. How can anyone betray the American citizen and those who have followed the law(Legal Immigrants) by granting illegal aliens amnesty? Americans have said no to amnesty twice before. The American people are being totally ignored and that is not a good thing. It is about low wages and votes. The illegals are pawns and the Americans will be screwed. You think congresses polling numbers are bad now, it will be below zero for them if amnesty passes.
Because we don't have enough jobs to go around or anough money to pay for everyones education . Giving amnesty to undocumented immigrants will only compond the problem. This is how some terrorists get chance to come to our U.S. We should orient our immigration laws toward protecting those who went through the proper channels, not those who jumped the line.
Legal immigrants have to follow the law: illegals do not. A nation cannot grant amnesty to illegals who have broken the fundamental law of the country and are demanding their "rights" regardless. Everyone in the world has dreams, but burdening countries composed of legal citizenry already overtaxed cannot be tolerated. Towns in our state have doubled in five years, social services strained to the breaking point, hospitals and courts overloaded, and the only solution is to reward lawbreakers and penalize law upholders?
Legal immigration is a fair and lengthy investigative process of longstanding to safeguard against past criminal behavior, provide assurance for upholding the laws of the country and for contributing to it. Birthright citizenship must end and the "rights" of those born of lawbreakers rescinded. Illegals must be deported and the "border" made absolute, and any wishing citizenship must pass the same rigorous processes and tests as all the rest, including English proficiency. What is obvious is a defiant disregard for the laws of the host country by stark comparison to the millions of legal immigrants having gratefully been granted citizenship and having melded into the fabric of the nation. It is obvious illegals are taking full advantage of every opportunity at the expense of tax-paying legal citizens because the laws of the land are ignored or rewritten to accommodate the trespassers. It is impossible to trespass if the host will not tolerate it.
Whoever equated opposition to illegal immigration with racism is completely inaccurate: illegality knows neither race nor creed: illegal is illegal across the board, and the race card pulled out in the face of millions of law-breakers is an attempt to intimidate and therefore silence all who oppose illegality.
Further, whatever "poll" found that the majority is for amnesty a bold-faced untruth.
In the society of the West, people who break the law are punished. But giving amnesty is letting illegal immigrants come here without getting punished. Our economy is bad enough for us and we need to deal with our own first and let their own nation fend for themselves. The recently passed senate bill will give amnesty to all immigrants illegal and increase border security by stopping around 50% of illegals coming. 50% isn't enough, there will still be millions coming into the nation illegally. But also we have to provide welfare, foodstamps, healthcare, education and other resources for the illegal immigrants and their children. This also keeps an unstable balance of our population because it would skyrocket and our carrying capacity is already on the the brink of collapse due to many people. I work at a grocery store and many illegals are on foodstamps and I see them also buy alcohol. You may think I'm racist because of their skin. Its because they show a non-state ID but an ID from their other nation to the clerk to show they are 21. This shows they have no visa or any domestic ID for alcohol, no visa or passport. Many jobs and resources will go to those who are not entitled instead of the ones who are. If we are to keep the law going we must punish those who break the law.
Americas economy is already struggling with unemployment . The amount of gang activity in our neighborhoods will only increase. The drug cartels will be able to ship in larger amounts of drugs with more violence erupting in America, it is already apparent in our neighborhoods now. There are many millions of people waiting to come in to this country legally. Let them in and send the illegals home.. We need to have a system that encourages people from Mexico or other countries to learn our language and our values which will help them become part of our society not separate it.
It doesn't matter whether you are African, Mexican, Canadian or Asian, if you are in the U.S. illegally then you do not deserve to be here. I personally do not care where you are from, if you are here LEGALLY then great, go work, pay taxes and be an American. IF you are here ILLEGALLY then I do not care how sad your back story is, you do not need to be here.
Why would the government reward illegal activity? It's like someone saying, you stole from me, but here's more money. Not only that, but the honest citizens of the U.S. Are paying for illegal immigrants who are taking what America gives, without giving back. They don't pay taxes, only consuming what others make. It is not only unfair, but it will add to the 15 trillion dollars in debt that America has. The process of naturalization costs about $680. However, the fine for illegal immigration can be $2,000. That is almost three times as much. If an immigrant has the resources to enter illegally then make a living, they can also enter legally and make a living. I rest my case.
I do not feel that illegal immigrants should be allowed amnesty. They should wait in line and go through the process like every other immigrant did to gain entry into this wonderful country. My grandparents came into this country the legal way. The illegals today should do the same thing.
People who pay taxes, work honestly and have a clean background, may have a opportunity to fix their legal situation, and i agree that before they become a resident they need a permit for a few years, because there is people who apply long time ago and they still waiting for their greencard, i think that is fair, well is just my opinion,
Just because they've broken the law and now total in the millions the bottom line remains the same ..They are illegal immigrants. Why should they be allowed to break the law and be rewarded with amnesty for their crime? They OWN their illegal status and need to accept the consequences for breaking the law. Otherwise why have immigration laws in the first place?
We are a bankrupt country and over 30% of American citizens are on some type of government support like food stamps. Check the food bank lines and see that 50% of them are nationals or illegal aliens. We cannot afford anymore. It is just another political movement by our government to destroy our country.
Among many, many reasons, (including that it will not get rid of the problem), they broke a federal law and should not be rewarded for it. This is unfair to those who did things the right way and followed the law. If we would just enforce the laws on the books, most of the issues would go away. With them not following the laws, we greatly damage our national security.
If you want to come into this country, you can do it legally. Get the documentation, and you can come into the country and pay taxes and be legit. If you want to do it illegally, you will pay the consequences by getting deported and you will have to live with it.
Why should any citizen of a foreign country have access to our republic if they have already identified themselves as law breakers. For mexican illegals, we, Americans are their country's economy, so immediately, their allegiance is questionable...Those children born here from parents in this country illegally, have no more rights than their parents.
Rewarding illegals with amnesty for breaking US laws is wrong. What does this tell all the immigrants who came into this country abiding by our laws? Our system is becoming as corrupt as the Mexican government. It will degrade our economy even farther, supplies a way for businesses to avoid Obamacare and supports the firing of Americans and hiring illegals given amnesty. It's bad enough that "American" companies are laying off Americans to outsource work, even though they receive many incentives ; tax breaks and other goodies for opening their business in a town or city, like HP!!
Three words: breaking. The. Law. Why do illegal immigrants think they can come here and get the same rights as those who waited in line and paid their dues? And then have the audacity to demand WE speak spanish in our schools and steal social security numbers. It's insane. INSANE. I'm tired of the "poor me poor me" attempt. My parents came here legally from Poland 20 years ago, learned english, paid their dues, taught me and my brothers english too. THATS how to do it.
The Democrats want amnesty with every intention of dismantling any requirements for a path of citizenship once Senate bill of seven passes. They need them to vote and have promised that they will fund it with current citizen's taxes, against the will of the people. In California, we have before us a bill that would allow illegal residents to serve on our juries, "so the undocumented get a fair trial of a jury of their peers". What about a fair trial for citizens already here with a jury of THEIR OWN peers? Who is getting preferential treatment here?
This doesn't just hurt the people waiting to legally get into the country, it hurts the citizens of the United States. Adding 11 million people to the U.S. Population is going to take away opportunities for the people already here. Less jobs available and more people living in poverty and the lower middle class. I don't think any form of amnesty is a good idea, especially amnesty to a huge amount of people.
There is already a dearth of jobs in this country. African-American unemployment is around 35%. Youth unemployment is even higher. Why on Earth would we want to allow 11-20 million illegals to stay in this country as citizens when current citizens can't find jobs? Why would ever want to permit a level of immigration that steals the food from current citizens mouths?
It is unfair to citizens and foreigners here legally to not enforce current immigration laws. Those how state that we can't deport 11 million illegal immigrants are wrong. Of course we can. If the federal government can manage health car for over 200 million citizens, then they can deport 11 million criminals.
The dems dont care about the illegal aliens, they just want their votes. The only reason they brought this up now, is because they want to push through Obamacare. The polls have shown that Hispanics strongly support Obamacare even though the majority of the citizens of US hate it! So if they provide amnesty, then they can get Obamacare. So they should say they are going to delay Obamacare, instead of a defunding, there really needs to be a vote on this, and Obamacare, a popular vote.
If you are not willing to participate in the legal process in order to enter this country you are most likely to break many other rules and regulations. If you are not willing to assimilate into the culture you will be a defective member of society. No Amnesty or pathway to citizens that are illegal and sucking up the social system as a non-productive immigrant!
It costs the US taxpayer approx. $11,500 per person for the people coming in from Mexico. Since most of them have large families, the average household is costing us about $70,000 per family a year. They don't want to assimilate, but to take control. They send millions of our dollars back to their own country. America is broke! We have 20,000,000 of our own people who are needing jobs. One figure I read was 80% of America is on some kind of government assistance already! Amnesty to those 35 and under ALSO includes their parents and it won't stop there. Our country takes in more LEGAL immigrants than all the other countries combined. We just can't take anymore and survive.
Short list of reasons (makes it easier to reply against)
-Everyone in this country illegally is a criminal because they are in violation of federal law
-The argument that illegal immigrants do jobs that Americans won't do is true, but is not a reason to provide them all with Citizenship. Americans need to swallow their self-created pride and actually work for a living and not live off of Uncle Sam (aka our fellow Americans tax payers who still have work ethic and the desire to be self sufficient)
-The argument that we will tear apart families is semi valid, unfortunately current federal law is broken in that anyone born in the US gains citizenship, which is beyond me. (personal preference would be after 20 years old and have done some sort of public works (military, EMT, medical, fireman, post office, cop, etc) but it is not valid because it goes back to my first reason, they broke the law to enter this country to take advantage of a broken law. What other laws are they willing to break to game the system.
-I am losing interest in typing this up because our country is so damn broke it is sickening... May Old Glory fly a little longer.
This amnesty program will:
-Show the world the US government bends over backward to criminals
-"Forgive" illegal immigrants with a multitude of felonies/misdemeanors on their record
The dont pay their taxes. They're a drain on the economy. They take jobs from hard working citizens and visa obtained immigrants from all over the world. Since they exposed themselves on tv, the government can just deport them to whatever country they came from. The United States, the great nation and it's people facing a future crisis such as poverty, starvation, chaos, and if they are to stay this country will be in chaos
What will then happen to the African American community whom has the highest unemployment rate in America right now. What will then happen to welfare or social security which is already on the brink of needing major overhaul. What will then happen to the brave men and women whom fought for this country for years spilling blood and risking their lives? When will we realize that citizenship in this country should not be given away like a crackerjack prize, but something that is earned through loyalty, contribution, and a way of thinking. Not something that is made to benefit a specific person. We are Americans. America comes first, people pocket books second.
They are here illegally and we should NOT reward lawbreakers! Let them go through the LEGAL process! When so many Americans are out of work, many of whom do not get the "benefits" that the illegals are enjoying, it is a travesty of justice! Demand they go through the LEGAL process of becoming U.S. Citizens!
Illegal aliens do not deserve anything except a free trip home. They deal in cash avoiding taxes. They even have their own little pods of commerce to avoid taxes. They refuse to assimilate and expect everyone to conform to their way of life. They promote in their native language papers how to apply and get free aid at the expense of a true American who should be getting it instead. I'm in construction and they are everywhere. I refuse to use them or anyone who does.
They will arrest an American for jay walking but let foreigners hurt the united states way of life by letting them be the only true free people in this country no taxes, free medical, and amnesty not even conducting criminal activity check from country of origin while American citizens struggle every day to eat and pay their bills. Absolutely No Amnesty Incarceration And Deportation for all foreign criminals. Also having a Child in the united states from illegal parents means that child is a criminal act and should not be recognized as an American Citizen!
Constitution of the United State. EVERYONE IS SUPPOSED TO OBEY THE LAWS. PRESIDENT OBAMA TOOK AN OATH TO UPHOLD OUR LAWS NOT BREAK THEM! Illegals are killing our economy. E-Verify for every job. NO more welfare, free school, hud, college, daycare, medical..NOTHING OUR LAWS ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT US FROM ILLEGAL ALIENS! Our area illegals drive brand new Tahoes, Escalades, Acuras etc. I drive a 2000 can not afford even a new used car, but over $6000 is charged to me in taxes every year to support illegal aliens. Get them the hell out of our pockets and our country!
1. Unfair - Unlike all legal immigrants, they had legally waited to become part of this nation. It would be unfair if all 11 million will be granted immediate amnesty. This is not woman, black, nor gay rights, folks because they were originally part of this country.
2. More Competition - If amnesty is allowed, our nation's economy will exponentially go down. 11 million illegals, who did not come here LEGALLY, are given rights EQUAL to your legal immigrant/citizen. We are in a time like the Great Depression but worse and struggling to find job opportunities. These people are willing to work for lower wages. What does the employer like about this? He or she can obtain more of the salary, even if they have money that a typical American worker will never achieve in his or her life time.
It's very unfortunate that this is actually being discussed.
We should not reward people who break the law. This will never solve our border problem it will only worsen it. Punish severely anyone hiring a illegal immigrant. Place bounties on illegal immigrants heads. Do not give any welfare, free medical food stamps or any other benefits to those here illegally. When there is nothing really here for them not only will they not come here but most will go back where they came from.
Then we most likely won,t need more fences and border control officers. This will save taxpayers much needed money.
They are not standard Americans. I apologize, I understand that everyone deserves to live their magical little "dream", but not on my tax dollar. You can toot around on your little "american dream" if you were a citizen with citizen responsibilities. But, because you are not, you get access to all the things I cannot as an American Citizen myself. Go home. Sorry, we can't even support our own American citizens, much less yourselves. Fight for a revolution in your country. Go home. Sorry, not really sorry.
I have had a friend from Europe trying to legally become a citizen of this country for many many years. They do everything by the book. Now you have millions jumping the border illegally and our government is about grant them aleast at the minimum legalization. What is wrong with our country??? The low unskilled labor from Mexico Dont bring any talent or special skills. Why do we need them? To pick my strawberries? Wake up America!!!
We all come from immigrant stock (unless Native Americans) BUT our ancestors came through the front door, were checked for communicable diseases and had to show that they would NOT be a drain on public services. Although most of the present illegals are probably fine people, how do we know that they aren't unwittingly bringing in any manner of diseases?
Most here illegally cling to their native languages and do not really want to assimilate. They'll gladly take what we have to offer but are not interested in blending in. Check out Mexico's stand on illegals entering THEIR sovereign nation.
Why should they get amnesty and a path to citizenship?
This will encourage more to do so. It also devalues the efforts of those who migrated legally with much effort and delay.
Surely the illegal cannot simply be given this right to live here after committing the crime of being illegal.
The only thing this will solve is to encourage more illegals to cross the border, period. Also note that what we're also getting is very low intellectual quality here, for a lot of future headaches. Overpopulation, encouragement to have even more illegals heading north of the border, and what happens when all of these so called illegals finally become legals? They will simply bring the rest of the tribe with them. Another thing here that's hardly ever mentioned--most of the illegals that I personally know, they don't really care about being grumpy Americans, period...
I emigrated from the Philippines to the United States in hopes for a better life. To achieve such a goal I had to go through all the steps and processes just to become a legal resident. When I observe and study topics concerning immigration reform for the illegal aliens currently in the states now, I just feel like I've been slapped in the face! I went through a harrowing process to become legal even with the social and economic climate the Philippines has, not that much different from Mexico's only to the regard that they don't have an entire ocean between them and the states. I have many concerns over this bill but can only share and voice my opinion in lieu of making a vote as many of my friends and colleagues have done. If this bill passes, the American system of democracy is broken because you have law making representatives acting on their own interests instead of actually representing the citizen voters who put them there. I may have made a mistake in coming to a country where such a system thrives.