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Do you think the new president should help illegal immigrant to be legal residents?

Asked by 2late2be (2292points) August 27th, 2008

or give amnesty? why yes, or why not? what is your opinion in this?

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willbrawn's avatar

no, ever since this country was founded people have immigrated into America. People that are considered illegal should have to go threw the system just like millions did before them.

augustlan's avatar

Oh, this is a tough one. I don’t think they should just be jailed or deported. My instinct is to offer those that are already in the country an easy path to legal status, BUT you must actually become legal in order to stay. In my opinion most illegal aliens are actually helping the economy, more than they are hurting it. Most have jobs, and receive paychecks that have taxes and social security withheld, but will never receive a tax refund, or use social security benefits. I think there should be strong incentives to coming here legally in the future.

loki's avatar

sure, the more the merrier.
Just as long as they work, pay taxes, and buy stuff from me.

tWrex's avatar

Breaking the law is breaking the law. Should you give amnesty to someone who’s a killer? They broke the law just the same as an illegal immigrant. Another fun fact is that half of California’s jail population consists of illegal immigrants. old article, but still

The real problem I have with it is I know several people who have been trying to emmigrate from India to the US for the past 10 years. They just got approved this year. It’s not right. And anyone wanting to throw out that “all of us” are the illegals… I have two words for you. Norwegian Vikings. Nuff said.

jrpowell's avatar

I prefer open borders. Want to come and live and work here? Go for it. I would like to try Canada or France. It would be nice if I could buy a and ticket fill out a form and be done with it. Let the free-market decide who lives where.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Let me ask YOU a question: Do you think the new president should help murders find jobs so that the state won’t have to support them?

augustlan's avatar

@CaptainHarley Are you seriously comparing illegal immigrants to murderers? Sheesh.

CaptainHarley's avatar


For purposes of this argument, indeed I am. Both are lawbreakers and should recieve no help or assistance until such time as they decide to begin their new life by following the law.

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