I looked at the roll call on the vote and 8 Republicans, all RINOs voted for it:
Cao-lame duck congressman
Castle-and some of you people wanted him to be the GOP nominee for Senator
Balart-DiazX2-pandering to their Hispanic base and probably the most conservative of those who voted for this travesty.
Inglis-lame duck RINO
Djou-lame duck RINO
Ehlers-lame duck RINO
Ros-Lehtinen-often caucuses with Democrats
These are the RINO's who voted for this.
Two years in college, or two years in the military.
And you are allowed up to THREE misdemeanors.
Cool, isn't it? They can come here illegally, abuse our hospitals and public education system, even have some fun and commit three misdemeanors, and still get the title "American Citizen" for free!
Nice deal, eh?
PACK EM UP AND SEND EM HOME. Their parents on the other hand - send to jail for 5-10 THEN send them home.
Then finish the fence, pack it underground with poisons and razor wire, line it with barbed wire and landmines, as well as armed guardsmen working day and night in shifts. Line the fence with towers every few files which are armed with machine guns. Fire warning shots if any attempt to cross. If they continue coming, fire at will.
What about all of the people who spent thousands of dollars to become a legal citizen? Do they get their money back since now if this stupid thing passes it won't cost those coming in a thing?
I sympathize with kids who were brought to the US by their parents and who are, in all other ways, all but indistinguishable from American citizens, but the law is the law, and if we reward those who break it, then we end up with anarchy.
If, and that's a big if, there is a justification for this, then it would make sense to make this highly restrictive. The criteria are not what is compassionate and makes liberals feel good, but what kind of citizens we want and are willing to accept.
First, only the child should be able to apply for citizenship while in the US, and only if they have a spotless record, no misdemeanors, nada, zip zilch. Second, if the child is a minor, the parents can remain until the child is 18, and must then leave the country. As an adult, he may choose to remain as a citizen, or accompany his parents. If the parents fail to leave, then the kid loses the opportunity. They can then apply from their native countries, and wait in line legally. Third, college isn't a form of service, it's a privilege. I wouldn't make college enrollment a condition, but high school graduation with a minimum GPA should be. Also, no in-state tuition rates or any other perks denied to US citizens. Until they are citizens, they pay full tuition. If my kids can't go to school in another state at the in-state rate, then illegals shouldn't be getting a better deal. And I'm not thrilled about the idea of non-citizens whose sole motivation for joining the military is citizenship. We have non-citizens in now, but they are few and far between, and they tend to be highly patriotic, having lived in other countries and having seen the difference. These kids will just be checking the blocks, and may feel no more patriotism than Wei does (sorry, but I call 'em as I see 'em). I wouldn't make military service a requirement, but I would make it a plus, and I would also require that their citizenship be contingent on completion of their enlistment, with a waiver for troops who honorably serve in combat, but in either case, no disciplinary issues, no Article 15's, no reprimands.
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