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View Poll Results: Should Immigration Reform include a ban on citizenship for all persons currently residing unlawfully
Yes, it should ban citizenship for undocumented workers currently in the U.S. 30 85.71%
No, it should not ban the future prospect of citizenship for persons unlawfully residing in the U.S. 5 14.29%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-22-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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Should Comprehensive Immigration Reform include a permanent ban on persons residing unlawfully in the U.S.?
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I favor a 10 year ban then an illegal alien back in his/her own nation can then apply for a visa.........later on citizenship. In practice: such a rule would eliminate most of the above off the top.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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They have scammed this country long enough, and deserve nothing in return. All here in violation of our laws should be punished with permanent banishment. Once a thief. . . . .
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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There are already laws in place that prevent people found to be in the country illegally from obtaining citizenship. It simply isn't applied across the board to ALL people found to be in the country illegally. Our good neighbors to the south most often get a pass on adherence to that particular law.
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I went with yes. There are plenty of honest, law abiding people that would like to come here. We need to reward them and not criminals.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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When I lived in South Florida I had many friends that emigrated from Cuba, Cental America and South America-all legally. And they went through a lot to do that. It's not fair to those that come here legally and go through the whole process to let those that come here illegally get off so easy.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:53 AM
 
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There are already laws in place that prevent people found to be in the country illegally from obtaining citizenship. It simply isn't applied across the board to ALL people found to be in the country illegally. Our good neighbors to the south most often get a pass on adherence to that particular law.
I think extenuating circumstances that closely resemble those we offer asylum to but aren't as pandemic to fall in that category officially should be considered exempt from that law. Not the rest, and certainly none with a history of habitual law breaking in our own country (not just the original offense).
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:57 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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I think extenuating circumstances that closely resemble those we offer asylum to but aren't as pandemic to fall in that category officially should be considered exempt from that law. Not the rest, and certainly none with a history of habitual law breaking in our own country (not just the original offense).
I am taking a class on immigration law this semester and I've discovered that there are already several regulations in place that assist those suffering from extenuating circumstances and they are intentionally accessible to anyone who cares to do the work.

Millions of people have respected U.S. law by going through proper channels. There is no excuse to do otherwise.
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