I have nothing against Immigrants, hell, our country was technically created by and built by immigrants. My only issue is this, why should these
children of immigrants who came here by illegally crossing our borders rather than taking the time to become legal citizens like the rest of us, be
granted even temporary citizenship which would allow them to apply for jobs that we are already in a huge shortage of, drive on our roads that are
already extremely over crowded, attend our schools that are also far too over crowded (at least here in southern California), and apply for student
aid, welfare, etc.
I do understand that their country is in rough shape and they want to escape it and come here to try for the American Dream, but I just wish they'd
take the legal route on this one. All we can do is hope this doesn't cause major problems in the coming years. I disagree with it, but if nothing bad
comes of it then I cant really say much other than Im disappointed that all the families that did things the right way to come here had to go through
all that trouble, while this group of people will kind of get a free pass.
I am all for any nationality to come and apply for citizenship legally like the rest of us did. I just don't get how this is financially feasible, not
to mention it seems to be a slap in the face to the families that did everything by the book to become a legal citizen of our great country. I do feel
sorry that these kids were brought here illegally against there will and do suffer because of it, but shouldn't their parents be responsible for the
negative outcome of their child's life because of that, not us tax paying citizens who are struggling enough? If they want to go through all the
proper channels and become citizens like my family did, and everyone Else's before that, then I am all for it. But this free pass that President Obama
is handing out, rather close to election time mind you, seems disrespectful to the families that gave up everything, learned English, payed their
dues, and came here legally to start a family the lawful way.
If the parents were willing to jump the border illegally to try to manipulate our country (whether their intentions were good or bad) how can we
openly accept them and grant them citizenship if the absolute first thing they did in our country was break a major law. It's just my opinion, I'm a
firm believer in equal opportunity, and to me and my family who immigrated from Europe and did everything the lawful way to become a legal citizen
here, it seems like a slap in the face.
I really hope this doesn't backfire by harming our already fragile economy here in California.... The job market here is already very minimal. I went
from making $30, getting layed off to the economy, to not even being able to get a job at Taco Bell for a year and a half before I found work. That
was bustin my butt trying every day. I just dont see what positive effects this can have on the majority of Californian's. It seems to me to only
benefit people who are not even citizens, and of course President Obama when time comes for re-election.
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