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Immigration: Dream First, and Compromise Later

loadstar Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 6:18 AM
Ms. Saunders endorses the Dream Act: "Children are not responsible for their parents' decision to flout immigration law. They shouldn't be punished for their parents' actions." ************************ But why should children of ILLEGAL aliens gain the great privilege of American citizenship? What virtues do they offer America over other alien children? Should fortuitous geography alone allow 2 million new poor and culturally disparate citizens, who would then use "chain migration" of relatives to bring in myriad more poor and often ignorant? And the criteria are ridiculous: http://cis.org/mortensen/dream-act-rewarding-illegal-behavior-build-new-american-utopia

The bipartisan immigration package put forward by the Gang of Eight looks like a reasonable bill, but it likely won't become law, and it probably shouldn't.

The 844-page bill would provide a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants who have no serious criminal record, pay $2,000 in fines and are paid up on their taxes. Though the law would confer registered provisional immigrant status to qualified immigrants immediately, it would make them wait 10 years to apply for a green card, and then they could go for citizenship. That 13-year process, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has asserted, would mean...