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Old 12-20-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I would propose all that you have listed. In addition, any children they produce would not be U.S. citizens until after they become naturalized citizens. We need to rescind the 14th Amendment. No freebies, period.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I would like to add ... If we are going to allow people to legally immigrate in order to escape poverty and to enjoy a better quality of life, then we need to offer that to individuals from other impoverish countries such as Asian, etc. It isn't fair for those wishing to immigrate the correct way to be forced to wait while others cut in line because of their proximity to the US.
The question remains. Should we allow immigration simply do to a poverty situation? Foreign aid may be more benifical in the long and short term.
I don't believe that poverty should be a deciding factor. Skills should always be a factor. Quite honestly we produce enough unskilled labor already.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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The question remains. Should we allow immigration simply do to a poverty situation? Foreign aid may be more benifical in the long and short term.
I don't believe that poverty should be a deciding factor. Skills should always be a factor. Quite honestly we produce enough unskilled labor already.
We can't rescue the entire impoverished world. No, we need immigrants who will benefit this country.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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I would propose all that you have listed. In addition, any children they produce would not be U.S. citizens until after they become naturalized citizens. We need to rescind the 14th Amendment. No freebies, period.
Agreed... I would also add a provision to make it easier for naturalized citizens who are financially stable to sponsor adult children to immigrate to the USA.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:54 PM
 
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We can't rescue the entire impoverished world. No, we need immigrants who will benefit this country.
I agree with Benicar. We cannot save the world. Our resources are limited as well.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Agreed... I would also add a provision to make it easier for naturalized citizens who are financially stable to sponsor adult children to immigrate to the USA.
I would not object to that. However, chain migration must end. We don't need hundreds of illiterate, low-skilled extended family members. We have more than enough homegrown welfare recipients.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Yes. Immigrating under the refuge status is fair as well if our country was responsible in any way to the chaos of another country.
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Fair enough.
What about those who due to the actions of this country are now victims in their own country. Example the people of Laos after vietnam. In other words a valid refugee status.
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Such immigrants should count as political refugees.

A modern example would be Afghanis and Iraqis helping our Armed Forces.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I would propose all that you have listed. In addition, any children they produce would not be U.S. citizens until after they become naturalized citizens. We need to rescind the 14th Amendment. No freebies, period.
Anymore; I agree as well............

I would be OK with grandfathering in the present minor age Anchor Babies (assuming that both parents are illegal) but the parents would still need to leave.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:08 PM
 
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I too agree:

Such immigrants should count as political refugees.

A modern example would be Afghanis and Iraqis helping our Armed Forces.
Definitely!
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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I agree;if we are going to recogniose shildren born of american citizens as citizens then we need to recognise children born in this country of illegal non-citizens from mexico as mexican citiznes.It is a conflict of law IMO.
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