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Old 04-14-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Milford, CT
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Sounds like green card is something you have to do.

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Old 04-14-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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Seeing as they are not allowed in this country in the first place, then yes, absolutely. I believe I've already stated this if you go back and reread.
So -- just to be clear -- you're saying that emergency rooms should require proof of citizenship before offering treatment? Have you even begun to think about the human and social cost of this?

Sorry, but if faced with a choice between assuaging your anxieties about feeling "taken advantage of", and saving a freakin' life, I think I'll take the second option, thanks.

EDIT: OK, your response to me was unclear because you said "yes" to both, but you've just now edited in a response to the other poster that clarified things.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Milford, CT
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WOW didn't realize how easy it is to be citizen. That kid, "Local Student Mariano Cardoso Seeks Help From Senator Blumenthal To Avoid Deportation" Should just file for green card.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Yeah browsing the site, "children born outside the United States may become citizens after birth based on their parent’s citizenship or naturalization."

I think you are getting confused with the lingo. When the USCIS states "permanent resident" they mean people with green cards. Which were formally called Alien registration cards. There is no way for these children to become Legal residents currently, mostly because they never were "permanent residents with a green card"
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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I think you are getting confused with the lingo. When the USCIS states "permanent resident" they mean people with green cards. Which were formally called Alien registration cards. There is no way for these children to become Legal residents currently, mostly because they never were "permanent residents with a green card"
Exactly. They have to apply and go through the legal process. Get in line and wait your turn.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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WOW didn't realize how easy it is to be citizen. That kid, "Local Student Mariano Cardoso Seeks Help From Senator Blumenthal To Avoid Deportation" Should just file for green card.
I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but I know a bunch of people who have immigrated to the United States legally, and everyone of them has said that the green card process was a complete nightmare -- extraordinarily expensive and stressful. Same for people I know who've immigrated to the U.K.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but I know a bunch of people who have immigrated to the United States legally, and everyone of them has said that the green card process was a complete nightmare -- extraordinarily expensive and stressful. Same for people I know who've immigrated to the U.K.
I've heard this too - but that doesn't excuse doing it illegally.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Exactly. They have to apply and go through the legal process. Get in line and wait your turn.
This goes back to punishing the children for their parents wrongs. The person in the news article came to the USA when he was 22 months old. He didn't have a choice. Now we throw him out? He grew up here this is all he knows.

I could possibly be convinced of deporting the parents, but the children should stay.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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I've heard this too - but that doesn't excuse doing it illegally.
If the average American citizen couldn't afford to do it (go through the green card process), then the law is broken. If we're telling a teenager who's lived here since he was two years old that he's not really a member of our country, and has to leave in order to have a chance of coming back to the only home he's ever known, then the law is broken. No one needs an "excuse" to refuse to follow a broken law; sometimes the only moral thing to do is to break it.

BTW I don't see illegal immigration as an immoral act in the slightest. Most illegal immigrants aren't coming here with a smug grin, chortling about how they're going to screw the United States; they're coming here to try to build a better, safer life for their kids. There was tons of illegal immigration in the 1930s when Jewish people fled persecution under the Nazis.

Personally, I'd do it in a heartbeat if things got bad in the United States and I needed to find a better life for my family. Of course I'd try to do things the legal way first, but if I were refused or the process took too long and I felt my family were in danger, I wouldn't throw my hands up and say "Oh, well, I guess we're screwed". Strangely enough, the opinion of some pontificator on a message board would have approximately zero bearing on my decision.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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No one needs an "excuse" to refuse to follow a broken law; sometimes the only moral thing to do is to break it.
I think we're done here.
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