Immigrant reform might raise price of citizenship

Feb 2, 2014 Full story: Sacramento Bee Newspaper 10

Hilda Vasquez squirreled away the money for her U.S. citizenship application by selling batches of homemade tamales at South Texas offices.

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Pito

Warrenton, VA

#1 Feb 2, 2014
This is sad, it should not be such a financial burden.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#2 Feb 2, 2014
These Illegals from Mexico are never going to pay anything. The only reason they want to be legal is to get more monetary benefits.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#3 Feb 3, 2014
How did she get a business license to legally sell food in the United States??

Does her business have a Federal ID for tax purposes? Is she even reporting the income and PAYING TAX on her income.

I admire her ambition, but people need to know that this country has MANY RULES and regulations, that go WAY beyond just immigration laws.

Becoming a citizen is just a SMALL STEP to living a LEGAL LIFE within the United States.(fees, licenses, reporting, food sanitation, taxes, INSURANCE, etc.)

It is not enough to love this country. One must follow ALL the rules.
YUp

Austin, TX

#5 Feb 3, 2014
Webacks will be shot on sight!
spud

Bangor, PA

#6 Feb 3, 2014
These people will never have enough to pay the fine because they work for peanuts. Businesses love the slave labor but the American worker suffers with depressed wages or even job loss. Deportation is the answer.
spud

Bangor, PA

#8 Feb 4, 2014
So now we are supposed to feel bad for people who have to work for what they want? These illegals are the ones who depressed our wages in the first place. We need our jobs and our wage level back. Amnesty or increasing legal immigration levels and visas will only keep wages down and jobs scarce.
shakey

Warrenville, IL

#9 Feb 4, 2014
spud wrote:
So now we are supposed to feel bad for people who have to work for what they want? These illegals are the ones who depressed our wages in the first place. We need our jobs and our wage level back. Amnesty or increasing legal immigration levels and visas will only keep wages down and jobs scarce.
sorry, can't agree that they depressed our wages. the americans who didn't want to do those jobs kept those wages down by not taking those jobs. the only way the pay scale would have been raised is if unions came in. blame the lazy azz americans who wanted to sit home and collect welfare.
wild child

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Feb 4, 2014
Lol lol lol, get out.
spud

Bangor, PA

#11 Feb 4, 2014
shakey wrote:
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sorry, can't agree that they depressed our wages. the americans who didn't want to do those jobs kept those wages down by not taking those jobs. the only way the pay scale would have been raised is if unions came in. blame the lazy azz americans who wanted to sit home and collect welfare.
You obviously haven't heard about the law of supply and demand. When our labor markets got flooded with cheap foreign labor, wages went down. Americans aren't lazy or incapable of doing any job but they won't take a job for what an easily exploited illegal alien will work for. And why should he? Why should an American have to ride a bike to work, work 12 hrs. a day for straight time and live 20 people to an apartment to make ends meet? Who the hell says that's the American dream? Of course they depress wages. Why do you think business wants them so badly? You're clueless dog.
shakey

Warrenville, IL

#12 Feb 10, 2014
spud wrote:
<quoted text>You obviously haven't heard about the law of supply and demand. When our labor markets got flooded with cheap foreign labor, wages went down. Americans aren't lazy or incapable of doing any job but they won't take a job for what an easily exploited illegal alien will work for. And why should he? Why should an American have to ride a bike to work, work 12 hrs. a day for straight time and live 20 people to an apartment to make ends meet? Who the hell says that's the American dream? Of course they depress wages. Why do you think business wants them so badly? You're clueless dog.
if they weren't getting unemployment or welfare, you bet your butt they'd take that job. plenty of americans who have been out of work for a year or two and whose benefits have now run out are taking those jobs. as far as the market being flooded with cheap foreign labor, i believe it's more that the only jobs skilled american labor has lost are those sent overseas.

soon those people who rode a bike to work, work 12 hours a day for straight time and live 20 people to an apartment in theior own country will be driving cadillacs (at least 2 per household), working 8 hours a day and have 3-bedroom apartments for their 4-person household. The foreign labor which flooded this country took away jobs from 1st and 2nd generation LEGAL immigrants who were unskilled.

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