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  •  Well, it's a huge issue, but not the only issue (2+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, sethtriggs

    and I don't believe President Obama has ever said it was the only issue.

    But, the bottom line is for the MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, and the families impacted by the issue, jobs, health care, education, and general access boil down to one thing... lack of citizenship. The Dream Act, is a BIG ISSUE, and it has a HUGE Latino lobby. And, it should be an election issue.

    Kind of like Civil Rights was a BIG ISSUE for African Americans, because it impacted everything else.

    Chief Justice John Roberts to President Barack Obama: "I'm not always there when you call, but I'm always on time..."

    by tha puddin on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 06:05:54 PM PDT

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    •  That wasn't my point. (1+ / 0-)
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      My point was that people seem to treat immigration as if it only affects Hispanics and that it is the only thing that they should care about. And, to be perfectly frank, I don't think we should care how illegal immigrants feel about it. The complexities of how this affects children of illegal immigrants and their children are things that definitely need to be taken care of and they should be treated as criminals and they all should be treated humanely,  however this affects the country as a whole but a thing that annoys me when this issue gets brought up is that it get's treated as we should only care because it has negative consequences for the people who for the most part chose to come here of their own free will, knowing they broke the law annoys me to no end. We should do something about this because it benefits us not them. Also, no one every mentions how immigration affects the Asian population, which since about 2010 or 2011 has actually been sending more emigrants than Latin American countries. I know this view is unpopular here, but it is how I feel.

      "The government of the many, not the government of the money" - Nancy Pelosi

      by Americantrueandblue on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:14:21 PM PDT

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