A source passes along this proposal of a DREAM Act alternative, called the “Achieve Act,” from a Republican senator. A few key points: eligible non-legal immigrants would have to get a college degree of some sort or serve for four years in the military. They would then get a four-year work visa. After that, they would be able to apply for a permanent visa. Eligible young adults would have had to be 14 or younger when they arrived in this country, and be no older than 28 (or in some circumstances) 32.
Comments: Here we go! And who is this GOP Senator? Rubio?
Yep. Sorry. We have a path to legal citizenship. Take that path or take the long way home. Thousands have done it legally. To offer an easier route to anybody is a slap in the face to those who cared enough to work for it.
Add to that list the following: have a job, pay taxes, not be a felon or convicted of any crime, have a sponsor or place to live, NOT be on any welfare or handout, payback any previously received welfare, speak proficient English and pay a fee of no less than $10,000. THEN we´ll talk about letting you become legal.
Blame your parents, who committed multiple crimes in coming/staying here. The government owes you nothing, especially since you and your parents haven´t paid any taxes! Illegals have that "gimme" disposition, which is illustrative of why they never will be GOP voters - with or without amnesty. This country used to be a nation of laws not hand outs.
I´m in favor of any sensible program that will help integrate illegals into society. I don´t see that we have any choice, and anyone who doesn´t think they are already voting Democrat is kidding themselves.
The basis of a free and happy society is the peaceful enjoyment, and private ownership, of the fruits of our labors. Why would people living here care about the stability of our country if they aren´t fellow laborers? Let them take ownership and, hopefully, responsibility. I don´t see that we have anything to lose, except elections by an even wider margin. Who knows, they may even be a new generation of committed patriots and stop the flow of other illegals who might take away THEIR stuff.
My father arrived in the US in the late 50s from Italy on an airplane for a holiday with his brother. Both brothers returned again and remained as they had met their future spouses (obviously my mom). My uncle and father were already college educated and fluent in English. They worked their way up like many college grads and both became very successful businessmen. They entered this country legally and followed the letter of the law to become legal citizens. Their American citizenship is something of great pride. Both have sponsored foreigners to become legal according to the law.
The concept of handing out citizenship like candy is highly offensive to both of them and I imagine the 100 of thousands that have followed the law to become legal.
If this be the case with our current reps, then make stealing legal. What is the difference.
4 years in the military? Really? We just kicked out thousands and thousands of our military members, people who wanted to stay, and now our bright idea is to refill the ranks with illegal aliens? Sure why not. They will be eligible for the GI bill when they are done too.
I don´t have a problem at all with someone serving in the military getting a path to citizenship. Compared to an anchor baby momma who´s really breaking the bank,it´s a no brainer. Of course this won´t pass because the left wants open borders with no stigmas attached.
To me,the college course have to be defined as something constructive. None of this latino study crap.
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Mark Levin, who hosts one of America´s top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people´s pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama´s use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and
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