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originally posted by: Caver78
How about she's recently widowed in a foreign country and we "ease up" on tossing crap at her?
Not to mention she wasn't here illegally.
originally posted by: Wayfarer
I would challenge everyone who makes a claim in the vein of 'well why didn't all these people apply for citizenship while they were here?" to look into the specifics of actually achieving citizenship, and the time-frames/costs involved. It is overwhelmingly likely that many if not most of them were working towards it in some fashion but instead of being given a quick and efficient pathway, were left stranded behind years of procedural red tape and various obstructionist policies.
originally posted by: StallionDuck
a reply to: Wayfarer
If people want to stay in this country, why aren't they at least TRYING to go through the steps to become a citizen? Why are they always thinking they're just going to get away staying here for extended periods of time and using NONE of that time trying to become a citizen and then complaining about it when you're going to be deported?
The same thing goes for dreamers. They've been here how many years and how many of them has applied for citizenship?
...and we're just supposed to give them a free pass...