Myrtle Beach, SC Correspondent-The ONLY thing it should include is a path to citizenship. There is absolutely no reason to offer amnesty. I don’t want to sound heartless, but it’s not fair to grant amnesty for the sheer fact that their parents brought them over illegally. It’s NOT difficult to become an American citizen. There isn’t much else to say on the subject…become a citizen or leave like everyone else. I have a friend who wanted to come to America at a young age from Germany. So, she joined the American Army as a translator in Germany and went through the legal process to become an American citizen. I don’t know why all of the sudden it’s ok to allow “illegals” to stay. Did they change the definition of illegal without me knowing? Continue reading
Gastonia, NC Correspondent-Blaming illegal immigration for depressed wages and an increase in the poor is at best a spurious argument, and only addresses a tiny portion of the root causes of both problems. Continue reading
Asheville: Illegal immigrants are a vital resource for the economy. The depressed wages in the agricultural sector make it possible for many families to put food on the table. Housekeeping and janitorial services provided at sub-minimum wage costs represent a tremendous subsidy for businesses of all kinds. Immigrants who come to America seeking a better life represent the lifeblood of several important industries. Rather than asking what we can do to stop the flow of illegal immigration, we should be asking what we can do to encourage it. Continue reading
Myrtle Beach: I’ll give this one a RESOUNDING no. I am a 30 year old American female citizen. I work a part time job for 8.00/hour and have no children. Guess what? I “make too much” to receive any sort of assistance. If I had a child that would be another story…but that is an entirely different issue altogether. Now, to be fair I don’t really need it at this very moment in my life; but there was a time when I did, and I was not eligible. Continue reading
Myrtle Beach: On the surface I would say yes to this. It would allow them to earn their citizenship, and would strengthen our military. But would it really? If you delve deeper into this you will see the flaw. Continue reading
Is U.S. Immigration Policy Too Soft Compared to Other Industrialized Nations?
From Thinking Outside the Boxe’s London Correspondent
According to a study conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center, there are approximately 11.2 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States. While some politicians insist that the U.S. government should offer amnesty to illegal immigrants, most people agree that the U.S. should take tougher measures to deter people from entering the country illegally in the future. In a study funded by the German Marshall Fund, more than half of Americans polled believed that current illegal immigrants should be offered a path to legal residency, but over 80% insisted that the U.S. should have better border controls and stronger punishments for individuals and companies who employ illegal immigrants. Continue reading