20 immigrants from ten nations become...

20 immigrants from ten nations become citizens in Utica

There are 25 comments on the WKTV story from Sep 21, 2012, titled 20 immigrants from ten nations become citizens in Utica. In it, WKTV reports that:

Home is where the heart is, and for a few excited candidates, home is now officially the Greater Utica region.

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Brooklyn, NY

#24 Sep 23, 2012
jaws wrote:
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bite me

Blossvale, NY

#25 Sep 23, 2012
this true of americans not just immigrants...the problem with the system is the all or nothing concept which does not motivate the single mother who might just need help with day care or the large family that just needs health insurance. there should be limits on the assistance for time and need. offer partial help to get people started and on their feet. most of us came from immigrants that were hard working people so we can not assume that they will all be collecting welfare. ny state has a big problem that other states do not have because there is no time limit. if they started drug testing and denying drug users help we could save a lot of money. other states have been doing this for years as well as only allowing 1 or 2 years of assistance.
Sue wrote:
Immigrants are NOT the enemy.....they have made this nation great.....we need to be thoughtful, however, about assimilating those whom we bring and ensuring a path to employment for those who come. There are far more 5th and 6th generation Americans in Utica bilking disability, welfare, and workers comp because they don't want to do certain kinds of work at certain wages. That's the problem that needs to be addressed, not the immigrants. I am American and I approve this message.

Since: Sep 12

Utica, NY

#26 Sep 24, 2012
I think it would be very hard to find fault with the Bosnian people who are living in Utica. Can anyone honestly say that they turned Cornhill around. The Mexicans on the other hand, do not want to assimilate to our culture, they want their customs and ways to be the same way they were in their home country. Both are hard working nationalities but shouldn't there be more unity toward the good ole USA?

Utica, NY

#27 Sep 24, 2012
all aliens are bad we need to close our borders to all newcomers!

Springfield, NJ

#28 Sep 24, 2012
Let's begin wih the Mayflower. They came from England. The only true American is the American Indians.
French, Germans,Italians and Irish etc had to learn the lEnglish anguage without ESL I'm so tired of pick Spanish or English. We should have one language and that should be English.
I hope the best for them.

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