The fact of the matter is that we need immigrants in this country. But we have to clean up in that blantant side stepping of our immigration process. I have little sympathy for someone that has lived here 20 years and did not apply or try for citizenship who is deported. We are a nation of laws for a reason.
Look. The immigration process is more complicated than this. Just because you've been here for 20 years doesn't mean you can just apply for citizenship. Heck, you can be in the country legally for many years and still have no legal way for obtaining citizenship.
I have a better idea. How about we knock down the wall idea to some sort of a more reasonable border control measure, and find a DACA solution that doesn't include a path to full citizenship for everyone and their families?
Like say lawful permanent residency? We have that already and people who stay five years after that can apply for citizenship. I think this is a solid idea that is compassionate and is in the middle.
I'm aware of how the green card process works, but I don't think that people who crossed illegally and were of age at the time should be allowed to progress past permanent residency. And right now I'm not aware of the existence of a conditional green card that precludes you from applying for citizenship once the residency requirement is satisfied.
it is a lot of money and they have no interest in stopping it. I think all remittances should be taxed and use that money for border security. Also, Pres. Trump, is not really beloved by Mexico and they might not work with them.
I'm quite curious now. Do conservatives really believe in letting you keep (more of) the money you earned, or does it not apply when you come from Mexico?
If they want to fund border security, they should tax everyone for it.. I don't think anything else is fair.