In the discussion thread: Immigration Reform Effort To Begin In Senate Post-Inauguration [View all]
Response to lunamagica (Reply #17)
Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:05 PM
lalalu (1,663 posts)
18. Again you should go back and read.
Most Hispanics are in this country legally and voted on issues just like other Americans. Immigration is important to Hispanics just as it is to other Americans. It is not the most important or the only important issue. Saying the most important issue to Hispanics is immigration is just like republicans saying the most important issues to Black Americans are welfare and food stamps. Americans came together on a broad set of issues and immigration is just one of them.
I was then asked to explain why I thought there will be some type of compromises on the Dream Act and I explained why. I think this two year renewal deal for young illegal immigrants is crap. Either give them full citizenship or don't. I don't even like renewing my license. The fact is making them citizens and allowing them to then sponsor their parents who brought them here illegally was one of the sticking points preventing them from getting full citizenship. That is just the reality of the situation.
Last, there is a huge difference between amnesty and a path to citizenship. Obviously you must not have been around when amnesty was given. Amnesty starts the ball rolling towards citizenship immediately as long as people can prove they were here before a certain date.
A path to citizenship can take years just to get considered for citizenship. It just gives people a reprieve from being deported until
they move up the line just for consideration. It may also contain a provision that they pay a hefty fine or even leave the country until they move up in line. The difference is not semantics. It can be years and much more costly.
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Again you should go back and read.
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