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Conservatives and Citizenship

citizen al Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 9:44 AM
this is one American who's sick to death about hearing how we should legalize, in some fashion, "11 million people." what if it's 30 million, Linda?
spectator2 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 12:37 PM
This is exactly one of the most important points. No one really knows how many are here, and it's a good bet that there are more than 11 million. Plus, those are the ones physically here. With an amnesty, the workers whose families are still somewhere else will immediately be able to enter, and many will be "takers", so that any increase in Social Security receipts or other taxes will be wiped out.

Plus, isn't this just plain racist policy on its face? Over 80% of illegal aliens are of one ethnic background and speak the same language. What ever happened to the "melting pot"? The pro-illegal people say they want "diversity". Are they kidding? What is diverse about this group?
spectator2 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 12:43 PM
So, here we have a group, many of whom are nationalistic for their home countries, not for the US, and we now are exhorted to pander to them -- when they are just a small percentage of the population. With chain migration, which allows not only close relatives, but cousins, etc., the numbers will increase exponentially -- what do we do then? Probably will be able to do nothing, because native born Americans could very well be outnumbered, or close to it.

And don't count on "they don't want citizenship and won't vote". With La Raza at the helm, there will be incredible pressure on those amnestied to stand with their brethren.

Jeb Bush's recent backtracking on the question of whether we should grant legal residency but withhold citizenship to the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the country today is far less draconian than some advocates for legalization are claiming. It is an idea that has been floated by others who support legalization, including scholar Peter Skerry of Boston College.

As Skerry points out in a recent article for National Affairs, not all immigrants -- and certainly not all of those who came here illegally -- want to become citizens. In 1986, when Congress granted legal status to approximately three million...