Immigration should grant leniency?

United States
April 22, 2009 9:01pm CST
Do you think the Immigration should grant leniency to those illegal immigrants? Some of them are really hard - working individuals. Due to the fact, their homeland country was in extreme poverty, they cross the border in seeking of better life, and survival. Should we give them a second chance for it? Or our government can fine them for the tax they evade?
4 responses
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
28 Apr 09
If they truly want to become citizens, they can do it the proper way and get in line behind those already in the process of becoming US citizens. They need to speak English, they need to know American history, and whatever else they need to know, they need to know that, too. I say go right ahead and fine them for invading taxes. They want so much to live in this country, they should learn a little bit about paying Uncle Sam every year.
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
28 Apr 09
"Invading" should be "evading." lol
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
26 Apr 09
First we need to secure our border and make sure that we control who comes in and who gets to stay. What to do about the people who are already here. Included in any bill should be that English is the official language for this country and all documents and papers are written in English, to have documents translated into a different language could be done for a fee. In many case it would cause the community more harem than good to deport them. I think there should be a period of time when they can register and make two choices. 1. They could choose to become US Citizens. 2. They could choose to become guest workers. The first option would require them to have a sponsor who will agree to support them if they become unemployed or can not find housing. For the next three years they would have to prove they can support themselves, learn English, if over 18 obtain a High School Diploma or GED, not commit any crimes while in the US, and pay all taxes. After three years they would be considered for citizenship and start that process. Any Children born in this country would have the same status as their parents. The second option would allow them to work in this country on a year by year basis. They would have to leave the country for two weeks each year. While in this country they would have to pay all taxes (SS included but would be able to receive 75% of the retirement benefits), they would have to be self supporting and not receive any government aid. The children would have the same status as their parents until age 18 then they would have to apply on their own merits.
• United States
26 Apr 09
I think that they all need to be kicked out, and they all need to pay back any money that they've evaded from not paying taxes as well as if they were able to receive any government aid or anything from free healthcare. I don't care what they're county has been like, there are many people who are in the same stress but come over legally and work their way into our country to be considered citizens and there is no reason why they couldn't as well. They just wanted the easy way out and that isn't going to work. Karma comes back to bite you and that is what is happening now and all I have to say to them is "I told you so". To me I would love to see the U.S. completely tighten its borders as well as cease immigrations to a very low low point. Our country is beginning to get over populated which just causes issues. Also - I am tired of individuals coming into our countries and not being able to speak English or follow our culture. There is no reason why there should be more Spanish speaking Mexicans than English speaking citizens. You have to respect our culture if you want to live here and its a shame that children in elementary schools are not being REQUIRED to take Spanish classes and businesses are required to have all their signs translated into their language as well. I hope this gets fixed school because if not we might as well start calling the U.S. Mexico.
@spalladino (17922)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Because so many people are in this country illegally, it would be nearly impossible to deport all of them so I do believe that some kind of arrangement should be made *after* the boarder is secured. These people, no matter how hard working they are or the circumstances they came from, broke the law when they entered this country so they shouldn't simply get a pass. They should, at the very least, be required to register, pay a fine and wait at the back of the line behind those who have come her legally before they can become citizens.