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  •  The Democrats seem to be looking at the polls. (3+ / 0-)
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    Words In Action, lgmcp, xxdr zombiexx

    they're saying they support a pathway to a green card and eventually to citizenship after waiting in line and paying taxes and fines.

    •  Welcome to America! (1+ / 0-)
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      Tennessee Dave

      Please keep your wallet handy.

      •  It's a trivial, understandable crime. (0+ / 0-)

        So is speeding when you're late to work. I still had to pay the fine. I see absolutely nothing wrong with a reasonable fine.

        You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

        by Eric Stratton on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 01:23:50 PM PDT

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        •  What do we say to the people abroad (0+ / 0-)

          who wanted to come but were chumps and did not overstay their visitor's visa or cross the border illegally?

          There are hundreds of millions of people all over the world who obeyed the law.  Should we discourage obeying the law?

          •  In this case, yes. They are here...does it really (0+ / 0-)

            matter anymore how and why?  

            They have children who are our children too, because they are citizens.  They need real jobs, real healthcare and their children must be educated....they also need to be able to vote and be a part of our country in that way, so their voices are heard.  They need to be citizens, and quickly, in order for them to get all of this help they need to be productive contributors to this society.  We must simply open our arms and hearts to their plight.

            After it is done, then we can talk about closing the border if this must be done in the name of "jobs for everyone".  This is the hardest part, making certain everyone has the chance for a middle class life and job if they want one. I think we need to stop supporting more and more work visas...even the unions are supporting this and we do not need any more people waiting in line for good jobs.  Give amnesty to those who are here....provide good jobs, create good jobs and then see if our country can hold anymore before we send out invites for more people.

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