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Why do you think they won't assimilate/integrate?
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
I was wondering how you could prove you were here for five years
When dropped into a culture where you are shunned, it must be incredibly difficult to assimilate.
As of the census of 2010, there were 88,082 people, 29,979 households, and 19,257 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,988.0 persons per square mile (3,467.8/km²). There were 34,208 housing units at an average density of 3,490.6 houses per square mile (1,346.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 48.4% White, 13.2% African American, 0.9% Native American, 1.20% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 30.1% from other races, and 6.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 58.2% of the population. 31.97% of Reading residents identified as Puerto Rican in the 2010 Census, the highest percentage Puerto Rican population of any municipality in Pennsylvania.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: butcherguy
Not quite on topic...
....but my mom tells me stories about how Pops (my great grandfather) would put her in his lap and since the Star Spangled Banner to her in this thick, Eastern European accent. She says he would usually cry while singing it to her. He liked to drink, and had a big old nose.
You made me have a smile. Thanks.
originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Daedal
Politics aside, we are talking about ordinary people and families.
Ordinary people and families who cut to the front of the line ...
House Speaker John Boehner has promised repeatedly that the House would take up immigration reform. He has repeatedly broken that promise.
He promised it in 2012, noting even back then that “this issue has been around for far too long.”
He promised it in 2013, after the Senate had passed its own comprehensive reform bill with Republican support.
He promised it again in 2014, releasing a set of principles that included a path to legalization. “Some want to call it amnesty,” he told the Cincinnati Enquirer at the time . “I reject that premise … If you come in and plead guilty and pay a fine, that’s not amnesty.”
originally posted by: muse7
Very good speech and I agree with the Executive Action.
Something needs to be done period, and instead of having these 5 million people living in the shadows, working under the table, driving without licenses and insurance why not grant them a work permit as long as they can prove that they have been living here for 5+ years, are not felons and have children that are U.S. Citizens?
It's time for Republicans to put up or shut up.
They want something done? Then they can pass a comprehensive and humane bill to deal with these people.
Also this is not a green card or citizenship.
This is temporary relief status that will last for 3 years to parents of children that are U.S. Citizens