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  •  I also hope the fines aren't excessive (0+ / 0-)

    but you know, many undocumented immigrants have extensive social networks and are able to either depend upon extended families or savings and other resources.  There are hometown associations where people pool resources for investing in their communities or helping members in trouble.  Immigrants, by and large, are pretty resourceful. Most will be able to come up with the fine even if it is thousands of dollars.  People sacrifice $4,000 in smuggling costs all the time - coming up with an equivalent amount in fees, especially if they can pay over time - might not be so horrible in exchange for permanent residence.

    I think there need to be waivers for persons with disabilities, undocumented persons who are fleeing persecution and are otherwise ineligible for asylum or T visas etc.  An undocumented economic migrant who is able to work is likely able to pay a fairly stiff penalty.  I favor lower fees, but if they are higher... and this is what's required to get CIR passed, then so be it.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 01:14:38 PM PDT

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