Newsflash:I think that most of people usually doesn't know much about immigration law, including non-immigrant law (working visa types). Nowadays it's an extremely difficult process either way unless you marry a citizen. I myself is a non-immigrant wanting to be immigrant but the extreme process makes it almost impossible (and costs a lot !). The unrealistic process for those who want to stay legal makes it easier to fall into the path of illegal immigration.
And for those who thinks that illegal immigrants don't pay tax, you must know that they can and they do as long as they have SSN(it was provided until recent years if you enter country legally) or government provided tax ID (which you can get).
I wouldn't say that the illegal immigrants are alright, but many people are good people with good intention, and I think they should receive better chance and process to prove themselves. I think people shouldn't forget that U.S. is made by immigrants from all over the world.
For those American born citizens who believe that they are entitled to call themselves Americans, should know that their ancestors were immigrants who were given the chances to prove themselves and therefore you are here. So the question is how to make the process more realistic for those who wants to contribute to the country.
I hope that government will soon come up with a good reform for illegal immigrants to prove their worth(as apparently they are very much part of U.S. economy already and necessary workers), pay penalty, and openly contribute the society. I also hope they will make the non-immigrant worker law and path to the LPR(green card) process more realistic to prevent good hard working people to fall into the path of illegal immigration.
Then they really can toughen up the law for those illegals who have criminal background, who take the advantage of systems, and who are not contributing to the society.
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