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spencetheguy
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Flyaway625
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Should there be a border fence?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/24/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 14 years ago Status: Voting Period
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spencetheguy

Con

No. the only reason that illegal immigration is a problem is because the legal process is too long and complicated. If it was slimed down a fence would not be needed.
Flyaway625

Pro

The problem of illegal immigration is definitely because of the extensive legal process one has to go through in order to acquire citizenship. However, the solution to this omnipresent problem is not to slim down our standards for citizenship. At the current time, the road to citizenship includes a test, a minimum amount of time spent living full-time in the US, and most importantly, an extensive background check. As of right now, 35% of all illegal immigrants sneaking over the border are in fact criminals. By slimming down our requirements for citizenship, we may not be able to catch these criminals before they commit terrible crimes such as rape, drug running, and murder.
Debate Round No. 1
spencetheguy

Con

who says to work here you need to be a citizen?
the requirements to be a legal alien will remain the same and the same amount of people wile enter the country providing the labor.
Flyaway625

Pro

Flyaway625 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
spencetheguy

Con

it will save money too. make a computer system that employers will have access to inorder to check the legality of their employees.
Flyaway625

Pro

Flyaway625 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by solo 14 years ago
solo
Flyaway625 could've easily had my vote had she left out the questionable statistic and stated that 100% of illegal immigrants are criminals for the simple fact that they broke the law by entering the country without permission. spencetheguy gets my vote.
Posted by Flyaway625 14 years ago
Flyaway625
actually I can....

U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY: RESTORING CREDIBILITY, June 2006
US Commission on Immigration Reform
Posted by longjonsilver 14 years ago
longjonsilver
You might want to cite your sources on a stat like that one Flyaway.
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