Kepha Wrote:
Nov 22, 2012 10:00 AM
Well, speaking as an old consular officer, resident of a heavily immigrant neighborhood, of legal immigrants, translator (Chinese-English documents), and ESOL teacher, a pathway to citizenship for LEGAL immigrants has never been a problem. Any foreigner who immigrates to the USA by the legal route faces the option of naturalization after five years id he so chooses, or after three if the spouse of a US citizen. A lawful permanent resident ("green card" holder) can also be expeditiously naturalized should he join the armed services of the USA. Hence, a "pathway to citizenship" for legal immigrants isn't a subject for negotiation--save between the legal immigrant and the US government; and it's the lega