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    There are many immigrants who are here without their families. They can't visit them, because that means they'll have to cross the border to come back. If they have legal status or full citizenship, they can visit their families and act as sponsors for them, if that's what they choose. I don't know what kind of fines they're considering, but many undocumented workers have fake Social Security cards. That means taxes are withheld from their paychecks, but they don't file for refunds. The US just keeps all that money. In those cases, there probably wouldn't be any back taxes. If the government creates barriers for them, like a deportation scheme, that information will spread quickly. If this is real immigration reform, it will be a good thing for the immigrants.

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