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  •  Obeying laws (4.00)
    is all well and good, but immigration laws are horrible outdated, draconian, and unfair.  I was shocked when I took immigration law-it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to come to the US unless you are wealthy, and know people here-preferably both. We really don't want the tired and hungry anymore, which is a shame since those were the ones that helped build our country.

    There needs to be a serious overhaul in our laws, and there needs to be a legitimate chance for everyone to come here, regardless of what country they are from, or how much money they have.  Until that happens (and companies who take advantage get punished), people will continue to take chances coming here illegally because they have no chance otherwise.

    There's no point for democracy when ignorance is celebrated...insensitivity is standard and faith is being fancied over reason.-NoFx

    by SairaLV on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 01:25:50 PM PST

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    •  Immigration laws do need to be changed ... (none)
      ... to meet our national needs first of all and then to be compassionate to families and in other special situations, and overall they need to be workabale. Whatever we do, though, we need to remove illegality from immigration, for both our security and the well-being of those who come here illegally.
      •  I agree with that (none)
        and I hope that Democrats would put forward legislation that would address this, but this bill does nothing of the sort.  Punishing those who are here is not going to do anything-it won't deter them from coming (because they know they don't have a shot at ever coming her legally), and as others have said, leaving them to starve or be without medical care will not help matters any, for our country or for them.

        There's no point for democracy when ignorance is celebrated...insensitivity is standard and faith is being fancied over reason.-NoFx

        by SairaLV on Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 01:38:23 PM PST

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