Unauthorized immigrants in West Michigan see hope, hand-wringing in national push for reform

There are 13 comments on the MLive.com story from Feb 25, 2013, titled Unauthorized immigrants in West Michigan see hope, hand-wringing in national push for reform. In it, MLive.com reports that:

Sigfrido Pizana of Grand Rapids waits in line to apply for his driver's license on Tuesday, Feb.

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lawabiding

Pittsfield, MA

#1 Feb 25, 2013
I guess the legal immigrants who came here and then applied for naturalization didnt 'earn' their citizenship! too bad for those people who were on legal status and nonimmigrant visas who waited for 8+ years to get their greencards and went through the ringer! they could have just squatted like these illegals are doing and just demand for greencards after 8 yrs and earn citizenship eventually, the wait's even shorter that way. What a slap in the face..!!!!!!!!
smart ass

United States

#2 Feb 25, 2013
The wait for a u.s citizen to request a non legal family member is about 10-15 sometimes possibly up to 20 years. This needs to change
Really

Kalamazoo, MI

#3 Feb 25, 2013
Reward the lawbreakers and punish those who followed the rules.
hard worker

Mesa, AZ

#4 Feb 25, 2013
lawabiding wrote:
I guess the legal immigrants who came here and then applied for naturalization didnt 'earn' their citizenship! too bad for those people who were on legal status and nonimmigrant visas who waited for 8+ years to get their greencards and went through the ringer! they could have just squatted like these illegals are doing and just demand for greencards after 8 yrs and earn citizenship eventually, the wait's even shorter that way. What a slap in the face..!!!!!!!!
Ignorant!!!
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Macomb, MI

#5 Feb 25, 2013
I am for legal immigration and reform..... The Progressives also seek to destroy the fabric of the United States by allowing law breakers to advance ahead of law abiding people.... Progressives are also looking forward to new victims for their sick desire to protect child rapists........
Pat

United States

#6 Feb 25, 2013
About the sequester $1 t. Trillion deficit......all that President Obama needs to do is.....even by mistake declare that all the 11.5 Million undocumented, illegal immigrants to go register for legalization process....and pay a registration fee of $100. In two days the US economy would boost the economy with USD11,000,000x 100= USD 1,100,000,000. 1.1trillion dollars. This would boost the US economy with 1.100,000,000. This would just be registration not processing costs, etc. Am sure as soon as its declared, a swelling demand would follow.
ima

El Paso, TX

#7 Feb 25, 2013
unauthorized? you mean ILLEGAL ALIENS, RIGHT? this is the real term.
I can do math

Whitehall, MI

#8 Feb 25, 2013
Pat wrote:
About the sequester $1 t. Trillion deficit......all that President Obama needs to do is.....even by mistake declare that all the 11.5 Million undocumented, illegal immigrants to go register for legalization process....and pay a registration fee of $100. In two days the US economy would boost the economy with USD11,000,000x 100= USD 1,100,000,000. 1.1trillion dollars. This would boost the US economy with 1.100,000,000. This would just be registration not processing costs, etc. Am sure as soon as its declared, a swelling demand would follow.
Sorry Pat, the number (or USD amount, I guess) would be 1.1 BILLION dollars, not Trillion (see billion is between million and trillion). And that there plan of yours sounds right doable...

Idiot.

Since: Jun 11

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#9 Feb 26, 2013
So now the state media is calling them unauthorized immigrants!!! And i suppose the word rape is now banned too and we must say unauthorized sex.!!!
doughty

United States

#10 Feb 27, 2013
ima wrote:
unauthorized? you mean ILLEGAL ALIENS, RIGHT? this is the real term.
Why does it matter to you what it is, illega, legal, unauthorised, out of status, undocumented , all that matters is that the point was passed across ok, point blank period, dont get smart with ppl, american citizens can also mean alot of things too moron,,,,
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Portage, MI

#11 Feb 27, 2013
ima wrote:
unauthorized? you mean ILLEGAL ALIENS, RIGHT? this is the real term.
To the libs, that means child molestation is unauthorized touching.......
free thinker

Farmington, MI

#12 Feb 27, 2013
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
To the libs, that means child molestation is unauthorized touching.......
Right...and kids in Texas schools are being taught that the 9-11 terrorists were freedom fighters and the girls told to wear burqas as part of their class (as in wear them or fail).
Wonder why the libs aren't screaming about religion in schools in that case?
ima

El Paso, TX

#13 Feb 27, 2013
doughty wrote:
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Why does it matter to you what it is, illega, legal, unauthorised, out of status, undocumented , all that matters is that the point was passed across ok, point blank period, dont get smart with ppl, american citizens can also mean alot of things too moron,,,,
And what does it matter to you what MY CHOICE OF WORDS I USE? mind your own DAMN BUSINESS! MY COMMENT WAS NOT DIRECTED TO YOU...LOL, LOL! seemed to have struck a nerve.....I PREFER ILLEGAL ALIEN, it is most fitting and proper! LOL!

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