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Immigration bill knot: 'Special' citizenship path

Michael1445 Wrote: Sep 02, 2013 7:54 AM
Lower immigration BOTH legal and illegal would truly benefit the entire country except employers who want cheap labor. Lower immigration would also benefit the GOP; very few recent immigrants vote for the GOP no matter what immigration policy the GOP politicians take. Just ask Sen Amnesty McCain. And btw, does it make any sense at all to greatly increase the number competing for US jobs at a time of high unemployment and wage stagnation? But that's just it: our wealthy elite and employers soooo love their cheap labor and servants while everyone else pays the big price. Don't forget H-1B, J-1, L-1, etc. come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). Anyone think THAT'S an accident?

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation, a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship.

The answer from a small but growing number of House Republicans is "yes," just as long as it's not the "special" path advocated by Democrats and passed by the Senate.

"There should be a pathway to citizenship — not a special pathway and not no pathway," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told ABC 4 Utah after speaking at a recent town hall meeting in his district. "But there has to be a legal, lawful...