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View Poll Results: Do You Have Illegal Immigrants As Neighbors ?
YES 29 46.03%
NO 34 53.97%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-06-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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If we Jail those who provide jobs for illegals we can turn this around
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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According to the U.S census, only 0.8% of American citizens speak no English at all.
Languages of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So if someone in the U.S does not know how to speak English, there is indeed a very good chance that the person is here illegally.
Agreed. However, I know some at our senior center that have been here for decades legally (probably citizens even) and don't speak a lick of English.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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Hmm, I'm not going to dig up your old posts but if I recall correctly you were pretty adamant about an illegal who never came here legally in the first place not being able to use marriage to gain legal status in this country.
The marriage to a U.S. citizen in itself provides no immigration status. An I-601 petition must be filed (highly recommended to have the advice of an immigration lawyer or someone else familiar with the I-601 process), and at the appropriate time, the alien spouse must (generally) return to their home country for the waiver to be adjudicated (the time varies mostly by country or region, with the U.S. Consulate in Juarez having a pilot program for expedited processing being tested). In some instances the couple will be aware that an I-601 would be unsuccessful, so they will not file.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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Yes they can

Puerto Rico is not a state, but a territory. HAVE YOU HEARD OF UNITED STATES
But the inhabitants are still citizens of the United States...

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...To be a citizen you must know English. Its a requirement.

You fail
There are language waivers for the elderly that are naturalizing. A U.S. citizen can return from being raised abroad as well. I'm personally aware of Native Americans living on the large reservations in the Southwest that are only fluent in their native dialect.

Babies are U.S. citizens without knowing English...

If you are alleging it is a requirement, source the reference...
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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In the beach area where i live in San Clemente no not at all. But one of our rental properties in the I.E. does have a family that are legal. But in saying that i beleive that they also have some family members who are not here legally living with them. For gosh sakes the house is only 3,500 sq ft, a pretty decent size house yes. But the have at least 15 people living in this home, i know some are not here legally. The thing known to do among Mexicans is sending what ever amount of money they can back home to Mexico to realitives. They have told us this, and they do intend to retire back home in Mexico. I know at least 6 are here legally, as for the other nine, i believe they are not here legally. They are a decent nice family, but illegally is still illegally.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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Agreed. However, I know some at our senior center that have been here for decades legally (probably citizens even) and don't speak a lick of English.
Which countries are they from ?
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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According to the U.S census, only 0.8% of American citizens speak no English at all.
Languages of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So if someone in the U.S does not know how to speak English, there is indeed a very good chance that the person is here illegally.
There are many legal immigrants that will know how to speak perfect English but will still choose to speak their own native language at home... Learning English does not make you forget other languages.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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Which countries are they from ?
Most are from Mexico. One from Argentina.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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There are many legal immigrants that will know how to speak perfect English but will still choose to speak their own native language at home... Learning English does not make you forget other languages.
You're correct and that never bothers me. What bothers me is when they can speak English but choose not to out in public. I don't care what they speak at home and no one is suggesting that they forget their native tongue.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Since everyone on my block is either in the military, retireed from the military, or a military dependent, I would assume not.
Sounds like my neighborhood

I did have quite a few illegal neighbors when I was still in NJ.
Ironic, isn't it?
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