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Old 02-27-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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The immigrants have put their hopes in immigration reform, including a proposal in Congress called the DREAM Act that would allow undocumented students who complete high school to become legalized if they complete some college or military service. But even with a new president and Democrats in control of Congress, there are few signs that immigration reform will gain passage soon, especially with so many Americans out of work.
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It is looking more and more that the DREAMies are in some real trouble.

It's over; just return home peacefully and get in line to come to the USA legally.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:50 AM
 
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They easily COULD return to their homeland and use their education to help their people. They'd do very well back home with their USA provided educations.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Pa
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I can't say that I feel any sympathy for them at all.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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I just don't understand why these educated illegals insist on staying in America. I always hear how racist or how intolerant America and Americans are. Why in the world would you stay in such an inhospitable place? Return to your native home and use your education to improve the country.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I just don't understand why these educated illegals insist on staying in America. I always hear how racist or how intolerant America and Americans are. Why in the world would you stay in such an inhospitable place? Return to your native home and use your education to improve the country.
Racism against 'brown' people is obviously worse in at least Mexico--------otherwise said DREAMies would skidaddle back SOB immediately.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Texas
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It makes little sense. With the qualifications of an American higher education, they can go back to their own countries and demand higher salaries and good jobs. They can work to effect change there so that their countries become more like this one (if that is what they want).

Or they can do what millions of hardworking people do and apply to come here and stay legally.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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It makes little sense. With the qualifications of an American higher education, they can go back to their own countries and demand higher salaries and good jobs. They can work to effect change there so that their countries become more like this one (if that is what they want).

Or they can do what millions of hardworking people do and apply to come here and stay legally.

All are great points and an example of the downside to immigration. We of course assume they can speak, read and write in their native language. Otherwise going back is a little more complex and complicated. Their parents have put them in a precarious position.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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All are great points and an example of the downside to immigration. We of course assume they can speak, read and write in their native language. Otherwise going back is a little more complex and complicated. Their parents have put them in a precarious position.
No argument there (although in all fairness; I can safely say that most DREAMies are fluent in their parents' native spoken tongues)------but, that is not the fault/problem of the USA.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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Why would people go back to a country they don't feel identified with? Why would they go back to a lifestyle they did not grow up with? Why would they go back to earning $8 a day, while that's a low wage per hour? It was not their fault they were brought at such young age by their parents. Don't make them pay for their parent's mistakes.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Why would people go back to a country they don't feel identified with? Why would they go back to a lifestyle they did not grow up with? Why would they go back to earning $8 a day, while that's a low wage per hour? It was not their fault they were brought at such young age by their parents. Don't make them pay for their parent's mistakes.
And why do you want the AMERICAN taxpayer to pay for it?

It is called accountability on their part and it is more than overdue.



I was born here and raised abroad. I lived abroad for over 15 years. I had absolutely NO TIES to the United States (other than the handful of relatives I have here)... yet I up and came back to this country. I left everything I knew behind...It's been almost a decade and I am thriving. You cannot even tell I was raised in a completely different culture.

They do not want to leave because they live the good life here.

LEGAL immigrants move all over the place...they also leave everything they know behind in their home countries. It is nothing new.

I have ZERO sympathy for illegal aliens and I am not alone.
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