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Old 10-28-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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Everybody should be for a path to the citizenship, and there has always been one. That is go home and apply for legal residency like every legal immigrant.

So what's the problem?
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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Everybody should be for a path to the citizenship, and there has always been one. That is go home and apply for legal residency like every legal immigrant.

So what's the problem?
Agreed but some people have a "you owe me" tude; even illegal aliens.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:57 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Well I understand the GOP thinks its the political reality...."Latino voters"......I just wish it wasn't this way, that Hispanics would be more loyal to the US than to Mexico or to their ethnic groups, that they would put national loyalty and national identity before racial solidarity. There is something racist about how the Hispanic voting bloc supports illegal immigration, how even legal Hispanics support it.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:00 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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Everybody should be for a path to the citizenship, and there has always been one. That is go home and apply for legal residency like every legal immigrant.

So what's the problem?

The problem is that parents broke the law, dropped babies on this side of the border, and now they expect to become citizens by proviso.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:58 AM
 
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60%? That is great news!
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:05 AM
 
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If they become citizens, sure they can stay. But so many don't want to do that, they just want to rape American resources and schlepp back to their home countries at any time.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:35 AM
 
Location: TX
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Everybody should be for a path to the citizenship, and there has always been one. That is go home and apply for legal residency like every legal immigrant.

So what's the problem?
Maybe you should think on this question a bit. Why would someone in Mexico wanting to come here go through all the trouble (indeed risking their very lives) to sneak into a country that makes it reasonably simple and easy to gain citizenship?

The answer is probably that it doesn't. Whether it's making them wait for a ridiculous amount of time (some are trying to escape the worst sort of crime or provide a better life for their families) or go through an overly extensive screening process (where people may be denied for trivial reasons), who knows? But it's clear that the misery and risk of sneaking in is preferred to the way it's set up now; that might suggest something about the current "path to citizenship".
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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Well I understand the GOP thinks its the political reality...."Latino voters"......I just wish it wasn't this way, that Hispanics would be more loyal to the US than to Mexico or to their ethnic groups, that they would put national loyalty and national identity before racial solidarity. There is something racist about how the Hispanic voting bloc supports illegal immigration, how even legal Hispanics support it.
Yes, it is disheartening that any group of Americans would put illegal foreingers just because of a shared ethnicity/nationality above our laws and loyalty to this country and our citizens as a whole and then blackmail our politicians for votes if they don't cave into their ethnocentric demands. I know that not all from that group are like that but far too many are. All the more reason not to grant amnesty. We don't need more in this country that are of that mindset.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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60%? That is great news!
Why?
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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Everybody should be for a path to the citizenship, and there has always been one. That is go home and apply for legal residency like every legal immigrant.

So what's the problem?
Agreed there is already a path.
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