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Sen. Reid: No immigration reform bill without citizenship

There are 72 comments on the Yahoo! story from Jan 19, 2013, titled Sen. Reid: No immigration reform bill without citizenship. In it, Yahoo! reports that:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., drew a line in the sand on immigration reform.

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Anonymous

Columbia, MO

#87 Feb 21, 2013
I want to thank everybody who has been able to respectfully, and intelligently contribute to this delicate topic. I have to say that many of the comments on this forum are very interesting and thoughtful.(Others not so much) I would also like to contribute to this conversation on behalf of the Latin community as well as the United States dreamers.
While reading many of the comments, it is clear that many people are concerned that President Obama’s proposal may sound too easy or unpatriotic. However while researching the topic and listening to several of his interviews, I have learned that the process is rather long and only people who meet the requirements will be eligible for citizenship. According to Commander in Chief Obama, the process will be lengthy and strict to assure that only the people who have been in the United States for a certain amount of years will qualify. There will also be requirements that have to be met by the applicants such as:

• Paying unpaid taxes for the years that he/she has lived in the United States illegally.
• Learn the primary language of the United States, English.
• The applicant must also have a clean criminal record.(Not criminals!)
• After doing the above the applicant must apply for a temporary protects status that will allow the illegal aliens to get to work immediately. While applying for the work permit the applicant will have his/her background checked for eligibility, after the applicant has been cleared he or she must then apply for residency.
• Citizenship will only be granted 15 years later, not immediately.
President Obama also states that even though the process seems rather easy to some people in the audience, it is not. President Obama clearly states that the bill or process will not commence until he is sure that no one will violate this bill. In order to do so President Obama says that the following actions must be done:
• Secure our borders, so no more illegals will enter the United States.
• Improve the immigration system, which means that the dysfunctional bureaucracy must be fixed and increase the number of legal numbers.
• Bring illegals out of the shadows, meaning that people who abide in the United States illegally should come forward and pay their fine for entering the United States illegally.

I hope that my post has helped a little understand the immigration reform proposal. The process will not be easy and it is certain that only people who deserve to be part of the United States legally will be granted residency or citizenship. I think that this is a great proposal, in which many people will be benefited such as families, students, employees and even the United States’ economy.
Everyone deserves a chance to live in the place where they feel more comfortable, safe as well as with their family. No child should be separated from their parents or vice-versa because of legal status. I know for a fact that many Hispanics would be willing and able to pay any amount necessary to live in the United States where their family is safe, and has a chance at a better life. I speak from experience as many family member s including myself have gained legal status by paying many thousands of dollars to lawyers, government and fines.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#88 Feb 21, 2013
America can hardly support real American Citizens much less Mexico rejects. They don't deserve our rights.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

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#89 Feb 22, 2013
Vitelia College Student wrote:
I want to thank everybody who has been able to respectfully, and intelligently contribute to this delicate topic. I have to say that many of the comments on this forum are very interesting and thoughtful.(Others not so much) I would also like to contribute to this conversation on behalf of the Latin community as well as the United States dreamers.
While reading many of the comments, it is clear that many people are concerned that President Obama’s proposal may sound too easy or unpatriotic. However while researching the topic and listening to several of his interviews, I have learned that the process is rather long and only people who meet the requirements will be eligible for citizenship. According to Commander in Chief Obama, the process will be lengthy and strict to assure that only the people who have been in the United States for a certain amount of years will qualify. There will also be requirements that have to be met by the applicants such as:
• Paying unpaid taxes for the years that he/she has lived in the United States illegally.
• Learn the primary language of the United States, English.
• The applicant must also have a clean criminal record.(Not criminals!)
• After doing the above the applicant must apply for a temporary protects status that will allow the illegal aliens to get to work immediately. While applying for the work permit the applicant will have his/her background checked for eligibility, after the applicant has been cleared he or she must then apply for residency.
• Citizenship will only be granted 15 years later, not immediately.
President Obama also states that even though the process seems rather easy to some people in the audience, it is not. President Obama clearly states that the bill or process will not commence until he is sure that no one will violate this bill. In order to do so President Obama says that the following actions must be done:
• Secure our borders, so no more illegals will enter the United States.
• Improve the immigration system, which means that the dysfunctional bureaucracy must be fixed and increase the number of legal numbers.
• Bring illegals out of the shadows, meaning that people who abide in the United States illegally should come forward and pay their fine for entering the United States illegally.
I hope that my post has helped a little understand the immigration reform proposal. The process will not be easy and it is certain that only people who deserve to be part of the United States legally will be granted residency or citizenship. I think that this is a great proposal, in which many people will be benefited such as families, students, employees and even the United States’ economy.
Everyone deserves a chance to live in the place where they feel more comfortable, safe as well as with their family. No child should be separated from their parents or vice-versa because of legal status. I know for a fact that many Hispanics would be willing and able to pay any amount necessary to live in the United States where their family is safe, and has a chance at a better life. I speak from experience as many family member s including myself have gained legal status by paying many thousands of dollars to lawyers, government and fines.
Where would a person, who works for essentially peanuts, who expects the government to help support their children, be able to come up with thousands,(which wouldn't actually be enough of a repayment), to pay for back taxes and fines? If that is the case, why did they enroll their kids into our free social services system in the first place, as they should have been able to support those kids on their own? An immigrant who comes here legally, should be able to stand on his own, without being dependent on the government, most illegals will just continue to be dependent on freebies, as fewere Americans work and pay taxes. Who is going to support them when the well runs dry?

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#90 Feb 22, 2013
Vitelia College Student wrote:
I want to thank everybody who has been able to respectfully, and intelligently contribute to this delicate topic. I have to say that many of the comments on this forum are very interesting and thoughtful.(Others not so much) I would also like to contribute to this conversation on behalf of the Latin community as well as the United States dreamers.
While reading many of the comments, it is clear that many people are concerned that President Obama’s proposal may sound too easy or unpatriotic. However while researching the topic and listening to several of his interviews, I have learned that the process is rather long and only people who meet the requirements will be eligible for citizenship. According to Commander in Chief Obama, the process will be lengthy and strict to assure that only the people who have been in the United States for a certain amount of years will qualify. There will also be requirements that have to be met by the applicants such as:
• Paying unpaid taxes for the years that he/she has lived in the United States illegally.
• Learn the primary language of the United States, English.
• The applicant must also have a clean criminal record.(Not criminals!)
• After doing the above the applicant must apply for a temporary protects status that will allow the illegal aliens to get to work immediately. While applying for the work permit the applicant will have his/her background checked for eligibility, after the applicant has been cleared he or she must then apply for residency.
• Citizenship will only be granted 15 years later, not immediately.
President Obama also states that even though the process seems rather easy to some people in the audience, it is not. President Obama clearly states that the bill or process will not commence until he is sure that no one will violate this bill. In order to do so President Obama says that the following actions must be done:
• Secure our borders, so no more illegals will enter the United States.
• Improve the immigration system, which means that the dysfunctional bureaucracy must be fixed and increase the number of legal numbers.
• Bring illegals out of the shadows, meaning that people who abide in the United States illegally should come forward and pay their fine for entering the United States illegally.
I hope that my post has helped a little understand the immigration reform proposal. The process will not be easy and it is certain that only people who deserve to be part of the United States legally will be granted residency or citizenship. I think that this is a great proposal, in which many people will be benefited such as families, students, employees and even the United States’ economy.
Everyone deserves a chance to live in the place where they feel more comfortable, safe as well as with their family. No child should be separated from their parents or vice-versa because of legal status. I know for a fact that many Hispanics would be willing and able to pay any amount necessary to live in the United States where their family is safe, and has a chance at a better life. I speak from experience as many family member s including myself have gained legal status by paying many thousands of dollars to lawyers, government and fines.
Where will they come up with thousands, when they couldn't support their own kids without the help of government freebies? You can bet your bottom dollar, that they will whine that the fees and fines are too much for them top pay...whether they really are or not.
Vitelia

Columbia, MO

#92 May 1, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Where will they come up with thousands, when they couldn't support their own kids without the help of government freebies? You can bet your bottom dollar, that they will whine that the fees and fines are too much for them top pay...whether they really are or not.
How do you know if we are able to support our children or not? Clearly I have and everyone in my family has to. never ask for any help what so ever from the government. I can almost guarantee that I've accomplished more than you as an immigrant. No need for loans or credit cards all cash honey, earned with hard work and sweat descent work! And if you want to get you facts straight research who really is a burden on the government! white people!
Juan Too

Albuquerque, NM

#93 May 1, 2013
Jizzlam wrote:
it's a good idea to flood the country with uneducated non-inoculated peasants
probably less jobs for blacks
And white trash. They are the most vocal against undocumented citizens. By far.
Juan Too

Albuquerque, NM

#94 May 1, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Where will they come up with thousands,
Many Native American tribes operate casinos. They can try their luck there. Tribes also operate pay day loan businesses. It is easy, I borrowed $5K for a down payment on my delivery truck.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#95 May 1, 2013
Vitelia wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you know if we are able to support our children or not? Clearly I have and everyone in my family has to. never ask for any help what so ever from the government. I can almost guarantee that I've accomplished more than you as an immigrant. No need for loans or credit cards all cash honey, earned with hard work and sweat descent work! And if you want to get you facts straight research who really is a burden on the government! white people!
You are not an immigrant. To claim such a thing is an insult to all honest hard working immigrants. You are an illegal alien, in short a professional criminal. You take what is not yours and you live a life of fraud and deceit. Added to that you are a racist. I suppose being a lazy low life criminal it makes you feel better to look down on those who you steal from.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#96 May 1, 2013
Juan Too wrote:
<quoted text>
And white trash. They are the most vocal against undocumented citizens. By far.
I can't immagine why poor white people who have lost their jobs to brown trash that are not even wanted in their own country would be vocal about granting amnesty to the people who are taking their jobs and lowering their already low standard of living.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

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#97 May 3, 2013
Juan Too wrote:
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And white trash. They are the most vocal against undocumented citizens. By far.
Actully, white trash doesn't care about this as long as they keep getting their freebies. It's those of us who have worked and saved all our lives who do't want to be forced to subsidize a bunch of kids that illegals are having for the wrong reasons.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#98 May 3, 2013
s/b: don't
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El Paso, TX

#99 May 3, 2013
See the Light wrote:
America can hardly support real American Citizens much less Mexico rejects. They don't deserve our rights.
absolutely right!

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