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  •  Legalization may be acceptable (0+ / 0-)

    A sociologist with expertise in the Mexican immigrant community tells me that, among immigrants, deportation is a bigger concern than citizenship and that only about 25% of adults would take a path to citizenship if one is offered. (This is based on the results of the 1086 reform legislation.)

    In other words, legalization of adults may be acceptable as long as children can attain citizenship. The devil is in the details, of course, but if the practical bar is actually at legalization, it may be time to declare victory.

    "There is no room for injustice anywhere in the American mansion." Lyndon Johnson

    by pkgoode on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 01:51:25 PM PDT

    •  No, it's not. (0+ / 0-)

      Take a look at Lebanon if you want to see the results of such a system.

      "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

      by nosleep4u on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 11:17:56 AM PDT

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