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Obama's Immigration Plan: Expedite 11 Million Illegal Immigrants to Citizenship

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:59 AM
1. Redo and simplify the current immigration and citizenship programs. The current ones are proven to be half the problem. 2. Plug the holes illegal immigrants are pouring through. Plug the easiest ones first, the biggest ones second, the harder ones last. 3. Saying we can't realistically remove all 11 to 20 million illegal immigrants is deliberate mis-statement. We don't know where most of those illegal immigrants are, so we don't have a problem providing their removal until then. The ones we can find, if they've broken ANY law since they've been here, tattoo their foreheads with a big red "C" for criminal, and ship them back home.
Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:04 AM
Others who've been here 5 years with a clean record, give them a green card, but never give them citizenship unless they return to their country of origin and apply.
4. Change birthright citizenship to only apply to children where at least one parent holds American citizenship. Better yet, make all children born here legal, permanent residents, and don't award them citizenship and right to vote UNTIL they pass the same citizenship tests and oaths that people immigrating here have to take. (They'll still have to pay taxes no matter what.)
senren Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:30 AM
Rand Paul's plan says that each illegal-alien allowed to stay in the USA will exclude 1 new legal quota immigrant for that year !

One interesting thing that would help this process move along is an optional Special path to citizenship for every illegal-alien.

Stamped on all of their "path to and finalized citizenship papers" it should say that,

They can never vote or hold public office, they cannot get any kind of $ocial $ervices for the 1st-10-years, after that only limited emergency assistence, SS-benefits after they retire only if they paid into the SS-system.

Unless they go all the way to the back of the legal-quota-line from their home country and legally apply for US-citizenship from there !

President Obama has wrapped up his $1.6 million campaign event immigration reform speech in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Now is the time for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform," Obama said.

Piggybacking off of a bipartisan immigration reform plan presented by eight Senators yesterday, Obama called on Congress to quickly come up with legislation.

"We can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in endless debate," Obama said. "For the first time in years, Republicans and Democrats seem ready to attack this problem together."

Although Obama focused on further enforcement as a top priority for reform,...