December 11, 2010

Coming to America...

Children born in the U.S. of undocumented immigrants are granted automatic citizenship...should this be changed or just be left alone?  Share your thoughts...

11 comments:

  1. That is how we grow...but then again...if the undocumented are not going through the processes to become legal citizens then they are taking a large risk.

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  2. I have mix emotions about this issue. Working at an organization that brings visiting fellows, on temporary visas, from other countries to do research, I am back and forth with this issue.

    Our visiting fellows are here for about 5 years to do their research. However, within those 5 years, wives or the female visiting fellows have at least one child born in the US; thus making them US citizens. Most return home when their time is up then files for citizenship for their child in their countries but the others try to stay because their child is a US citizen. In most situations, it is more likely USCIS will let them (the female visiting fellow or the mother of the child) stay. The father will return home but once the mother gets her papers she will sponsor the father to come back. Making it less difficult for them to be here than the working immigrants that are here-working for pennies (under the table) and at jobs that we do not want to do.

    Yes, I am saying the situations are unfair and I am sure it has a lot to do with where they are from.

    Yes, it should be changed since the United States are picky about who stays and who goes. Make it fair across the board.

    If you have a child here and you are a undocumented immigrant, then your child should be labeled the same. That way the child will not be used as a pawn in the decision to a parent staying or leaving. If the parent do not want to go home then they cannot use their child to try to stay. EVERYONE LEAVES TOGETHER WITH NO TIES TO THE UNITED STATES AND THE TAX PAYERS:-)

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  3. Leave it alone.

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  4. This should be changed. It also guarantees that their parent get welfare and other services that people who pay for these services can't get.

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  5. We have a long and proud history of children born in this country being citizens of it. I understand the points others have made, but I personally see no reason for us to change. The paths to citizenship in the USA are too complex--not too difficult--and I do think we need to re-think how this works in general. I have friends and family members who have become citizens. Each one followed a different and complex path. That shouldn't be necessary. It's not, by the way, that I think it should be easy, just clear.

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  6. This absolutely should not be changed. We have got to get past the burning need to change the constititution to fit the current mood. People should not wrap themselves around the constitution by convenience. Instead, pick up the phone and call your congress person and push them to do their job. Illegal immigrants are the problem not your fellow americans.

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  7. Leave 'em alone...and while you are at it, please be consistent. In the US, although the word "immigrant" means foreigner who comes to America to live and stay, many Americans really define the word as meaning poor, rather uneducated people slipping into or remaining in this country. In fact some actually use the words "immigrant" and illegal immigrant" as meaning the same thing. If a Mexican gentleman comes to this country, illegally or legally, he will forever be called an "immigrant". But, if a Frenchman comes on a student visa to get a PhD and remains in this country illegally after receiving the degree, he is and well be considered a foreigner but never an immigrant. Hmmm...

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  8. Leave it alone! This country IS CONTINUOUSLY built on the backs of immigrants, both voluntary and involuntary ones.

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  9. Who gives a damn!!! I mean really. Do we really want to go there?

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  10. Leave it alone.

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  11. That is how we grow...but then again...if the undocumented are not going through the processes to become legal citizens then they are taking a large risk.

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So, what's your take on this? Oh c'mon, share a little!