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Wed, May. 23rd, 2007, 07:35 am
Imigration...

I was surprised how much I liked the proposed imigration reform bill. What do I like about it... I think I like all the hoops people must go through.

1. Learn english
2. Learn Civics
3. Pay fines, back taxes, application fees, etc
4. Line up a job
5. Return to home country and apply via normal process.

This will be a boost in airline profits.

Of course from an environmental point of view, the whole thing just wastes planetary resources.

Wed, May. 23rd, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
lil_cherub

I have nothing against immigrants becoming citizens. In fact, I feel its better then deporting them, because this way we can collect their taxes. They live here, use our public services, they should contribute. And I'm not just thinking about welfare... the streets are still being paved/plowed for them to drive, the fire department still rescues them and so on. There are plenty of government services that we all enjoy that are paid for by tax dollars.

Plus, we all know something has to be done with illegal immigrants. Its illegal! I'd rather this that Deval's "Give them free tuition" plan. I was born here and no one offered to pay for my tuition. Now they have the MCAS free tuition scholarships... but even for those its merit based.

Plus - this bill is on the federal level, which is how we should be handling it. Immigrations is an issue for the entire country.

Wed, May. 23rd, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
pfloyd

I agree there needs to be something done about the crimaliens we're accumulating here. Rounding them up and giving them the option to either work on becoming a participating citizen or be sent back home sounds like a good idea to me. However, it's not very feasible. It would take far too much manpower and too many man-hours to implement the plan.

My bottom line is: if you want to see the show that's our fair country, pay your effing admission!
Give them a span of 1 year to get things in motion, then they have another year to prove that they've been at it. Any failure to do so means the painful feeling they feel in the seat of their pants is Uncle Sam's boondocker up their arse.

Wed, May. 23rd, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
lawful_evil

Actually, I think the bill they proposed gives them alien 9 months to get steps 1-4 done.