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 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y

Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...12yrs12Y

No, remove them from the U.S.

 @9F55DD2 from Texas disagreed…2wks2W

They make significant contributions to the US economy, and deserve fair treatment & compensation for their labor.

 @Lobby1stKittenRepublicanfrom Maine disagreed…2wks2W

While it's true that undocumented immigrants contribute to the economy, we must also consider the strain on public resources. For instance, in states with high illegal immigration rates like California, there's an increased demand for public services like healthcare and education, which can lead to budget deficits.

However, looking at it philosophically, we might question: is it fair to offer amnesty to those who have broken the laws of entry, while many others wait for years, following the legal path to immigration? Could this be seen as rewarding unlawful behavior?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. How do you propose we balance these ethical and economical considerations?

  @VulcanMan6  from Kansas commented…2wks2W

Public resources aren't strained by immigrants, they're strained by private capital-owners who siphon off a disgustingly disproportionate amount of our economic resources for their own personal, for-profit gain.

is it fair to offer amnesty to those who have broken the laws of entry, while many others wait for years, following the legal path to immigration? Could this be seen as rewarding unlawful behavior?

Why are we making people wait years just to immigrate in the first place? If anything, our "legal" immigration process is the one promoting "illegal" immigration methods. Decriminalize all immigration and this wouldn't be an issue to begin with.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...11yrs11Y

No, fine companies that employ illegal immigrants

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 @migval2000from Texas answered…3yrs3Y

Yes, but include stay at home moms also? They key word is "temporary" amnesty. To those opposed of amnesty, we already have it (Cubans touch US soil and can stay) If we implement amnesty and illegals don't behave under outlined regulations, they will get deported. 90% of illegals don't want handouts. How many illegals do you see on the corner asking for change? (I have never seen one) Now how many do you see asking for work? (Lots) They want to work, to better themselves and their families!

 @4Q4HBM9from California answered…3yrs3Y

How about we make a simpler worker visa program. Violate and you can never apply again

 @5MXRPQXfrom Connecticut answered…3yrs3Y

Why should someone who broke our law be given amnesty. Does that mean I can break a US law and not be penalized? They should be deported and then apply to come back legally. If a child of illegal immigrants is born in the US, that child should be considered an illegal as well. Giving illegals amnesty is unfair to all the people who are waiting to enter legally.

 @5KHT8S2from Illinois answered…3yrs3Y

Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record and they pay back taxes or a fee.

 @4TCS7JCfrom Kansas answered…3yrs3Y

An open border policy would allow worker's to enjoy the right to come work in the US without fear of breaking any immigration laws. This would take away the need for any amnesty.

 @4SZH87Jfrom Illinois answered…3yrs3Y

Prosecute those hiring them and abusing them, if employers had to adhere to employment laws the rest would cease to be an issue. Stop punishing the victim.

 @4QRT7BRfrom Illinois answered…3yrs3Y

The reason FDR, HST and DDE deported illegal immigrants (and their kids) was that Americans were looking for work. Americans don't need to be competing with illegal immigrants for their jobs.

 @4RKFM2Ffrom Maryland answered…3yrs3Y

oh we are so hung up on "illegals" - sounds like the "N" word in consonants - code word for
bigots and racists. Anyone remember how the Chinese were treated in 19th century?
Or Irish. This is a dang small planet - get over this us vs. them disease.

 @98MSML6 from Oklahoma answered…9mos9MO

No, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants without a long criminal record first

 @jdodgefrom Louisiana answered…3yrs3Y

No amnesty, but allow them to stay as long as they are paying taxes and show proof of employment

 @4SV49J3from California answered…3yrs3Y

I would like to see a program similar to the bracero program where they are allowed to work as long as they pay taxes and if there is no work they will return to their home country.

 @4RPYB59from Louisiana answered…3yrs3Y

Put employers that use and abuse immigrants in prison, and let hard working immigrants live in peace. Stop referring to them as illegals!

 @4V34352Republicanfrom West Virginia answered…3yrs3Y

Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record, fine companies that employ illegal immigrants. If you are a violent offender and illegal, you should be dropped in shark infested waters told to swim back where they came from.

 @4RVBRRXfrom Maryland answered…3yrs3Y

 @4R9HLPRfrom Maryland answered…3yrs3Y

Since the 1980's we have had laws that required employers to obtain a W-9 form verifying the legal status of their employees - clearly, like gun laws, nothing is enforced, so we should just make more laws. These people should pay the price for their deception. We are taking poor care of our natural citizens, locking them away for absurdly small crimes all for the conviction rates of prosecutors, for the arrest rates of police and yet - we will take a person who knowingly broke the law, continues to break it every day and has taken an employment opportunity and probably some charitable dollars that could have gone to a US citizen and now because they were working illegally, we should give them a chance. NOPE, go back to the end of the line and start over.

 @4QSCPMDfrom New Mexico answered…3yrs3Y

If they are working and have no criminal record they should be required to pass US citizenship requirements and must speak English and support American traditions, not insist on flaunting their former country's traditions. Those should be minimal and only within their homes or communities on special occasions.

 @4QK765Bfrom Missouri answered…3yrs3Y

Yes, allow residency (not citizenship) after a tax and an annual fee for non-criminals (barring immigration offenses) until they go through the legal process- if they can prove that they were employed and did not conspire to obtain taxpayer money/ benefits (food stamps, subsidized housing) save ones that they had no control over (subsidized water, public transportation).

 @4Q4GNG6from Tennessee answered…3yrs3Y

 @4Q35LSMfrom Nebraska answered…3yrs3Y

 @56WKM46from Florida answered…3yrs3Y

NO amnesty!! If they are illegal send them back & fine the companies that employ them. Once they are back in their own country, they can apply for a work visa and return legally!

 @4WL8DSMfrom Virginia answered…3yrs3Y

Secure the border then give blanket immunity to all illegal immigrants and make them legal without voting privileges.

 @4SNXDTMfrom South Carolina answered…3yrs3Y

I would like to say no but Americans are so spoiled by the US Gov. that they are too lazy to work. We may not have fruits and veggies in our groceries if we did not employ them.

 @98FX4YC from Texas answered…9mos9MO

No. Remove them from the U.S. and fine companies that employ illegal immigrants.

 @98H8C9K from Oklahoma answered…9mos9MO

No, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants without a long list of criminal records first

 @93BHV8R from Virginia answered…1yr1Y

No, remove them from the U.S. and heavily punish companies that employ illegal immigrants

 @9FKLVJS from Louisiana answered…14hrs14H

Yes, and only in certain job sectors should they be given temporary migrant working permit

 @9FK7PJ6 from California answered…1 day1D

Yes, but only if they have no criminal record, pay taxes, and have a 5 year period where they must check in every couple of months so that they do not go missing.

 @9FJ5VMB from Illinois answered…4 days4D

Yes, but only if they pay taxes, and their tax rate should be much higher than legal citizens.

 @9FHPZ5B from Texas answered…4 days4D

 @9FHMGGL from Virginia answered…4 days4D

i say yes but they should be given chances like a 3 strikes and your out path

 @8XLR4JX  from North Carolina answered…6 days6D

Yes, to an extent, but make sure they’re treated as fairly as American workers in terms of wages and working conditions and fine companies that disproportionately hire more illegal immigrants than American citizens

 @9FFLLZM from Arizona answered…6 days6D

 @9FDLSHT from Ohio answered…1wk1W

Yes, they should be given a path to citizenship but these companies employing illegal immigrants should be fined.

 @9FDH38G from Virginia answered…1wk1W

I think all illegal immigrants regardless of criminal record should have a simple path to citizenship.

 @9FD9XCQ from Alabama answered…1wk1W

I think that if we are going to allow them to stay, then we should provide a temporary work visa to only qualified indivuals, and then send them back after a period of time.


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