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I resent the conflation that those of us that want the government to enforce the law as it is for now on immigration as anti all immigrants. I will not be guilted into thinking that illegal immigrants should be granted citizenship. Comprehensive reform has just been a ruse to bring in more dependent voters not to help.
im_frank said: Germane, my ass. All you’ve done is concoct a straw man argument based on assuming that all squatters “improve” the space they occupy illegally.
You should look up the word "germane".
Obviously we can't have all dreamers deported. Ideally I would like to see that those who don't speak english, or have a record and or are on any type of government assistance deported. Also chain migration and citizenship for anchor babies needs to be stopped.
The definition of dreamer is being brought to the US as children. This could mean just missing the qualification as am anchor baby. DACA should only be a three year program, at 18 these people become adults. Refugees are legally here but otherwise face the same conditions. Alternative custody should be made for the dreamers, or they should be deported with their parents. Passing the English and history/civics test after through background checks should be a requirement for citizenship. There have been periods where immigration enforcement has been lax but this problem was created by the great Obama and a weak congress. Going forward we need new immigration laws enforced. Military service is good for those that can serve, but we need a loyalty oath. We don't need more Ft. Hoods. Assimilation is a key for ALL immigrants, no dual citizenship. Visa enforcement needs to be part of the package. The fence is to slow down drug dealers, terrorist, and human trafficking Compassion should first be for our own citizens and the immigrants already here, before new immigrants Voting laws have to be updated or we will have illegals and green card holders voting, and citizenship means nothing..
In my neck of the woods, we are not seeing much assimilation or the shouldering of any responsibility. Most of the illegals are not learning English, rely on charity care and are using every social welfare program offered up to them. They have no skin in the game and it infuriates me.