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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...11yrs

Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

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@migval2000from Texas  answered…2yrs

Yes, but include stay at home moms also? They key word is "temporary" amnesty. To those opposed of amnesty, we already have it (Cubans touch US soil and can stay) If we implement amnesty and illegals don't behave under outlined regulations, they will get deported. 90% of illegals don't want handouts. How many illegals do you see on the corner asking for change? (I have never seen one) Now how many do you see asking for work? (Lots) They want to work, to better themselves and their families!

@4Q4HBM9from California  answered…2yrs

How about we make a simpler worker visa program. Violate and you can never apply again

@5MXRPQXfrom Connecticut  answered…2yrs

Why should someone who broke our law be given amnesty. Does that mean I can break a US law and not be penalized? They should be deported and then apply to come back legally. If a child of illegal immigrants is born in the US, that child should be considered an illegal as well. Giving illegals amnesty is unfair to all the people who are waiting to enter legally.

@5KHT8S2from Illinois  answered…2yrs

Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record and they pay back taxes or a fee.

@4SZH87Jfrom Illinois  answered…2yrs

Prosecute those hiring them and abusing them, if employers had to adhere to employment laws the rest would cease to be an issue. Stop punishing the victim.

@4QRT7BRfrom Illinois  answered…2yrs

The reason FDR, HST and DDE deported illegal immigrants (and their kids) was that Americans were looking for work. Americans don't need to be competing with illegal immigrants for their jobs.

@4SV49J3from California  answered…2yrs

I would like to see a program similar to the bracero program where they are allowed to work as long as they pay taxes and if there is no work they will return to their home country.

@4TCS7JCfrom Kansas  answered…2yrs

An open border policy would allow worker's to enjoy the right to come work in the US without fear of breaking any immigration laws. This would take away the need for any amnesty.

@4RVBRRXfrom Maryland  answered…2yrs

@4QSCPMDfrom New Mexico  answered…2yrs

If they are working and have no criminal record they should be required to pass US citizenship requirements and must speak English and support American traditions, not insist on flaunting their former country's traditions. Those should be minimal and only within their homes or communities on special occasions.

@4Q4GNG6from Tennessee  answered…2yrs

@4QK765Bfrom Missouri  answered…2yrs

Yes, allow residency (not citizenship) after a tax and an annual fee for non-criminals (barring immigration offenses) until they go through the legal process- if they can prove that they were employed and did not conspire to obtain taxpayer money/ benefits (food stamps, subsidized housing) save ones that they had no control over (subsidized water, public transportation).

@4WL8DSMfrom Virginia  answered…2yrs

Secure the border then give blanket immunity to all illegal immigrants and make them legal without voting privileges.

@4SNXDTMfrom South Carolina  answered…2yrs

I would like to say no but Americans are so spoiled by the US Gov. that they are too lazy to work. We may not have fruits and veggies in our groceries if we did not employ them.

@4Q35LSMfrom Nebraska  answered…2yrs

@4R9HLPRfrom Maryland  answered…2yrs

Since the 1980's we have had laws that required employers to obtain a W-9 form verifying the legal status of their employees - clearly, like gun laws, nothing is enforced, so we should just make more laws. These people should pay the price for their deception. We are taking poor care of our natural citizens, locking them away for absurdly small crimes all for the conviction rates of prosecutors, for the arrest rates of police and yet - we will take a person who knowingly broke the law, continues to break it every day and has taken an employment opportunity and probably some charitable dollars that could have gone to a US citizen and now because they were working illegally, we should give them a chance. NOPE, go back to the end of the line and start over.

@4V34352Republicanfrom West Virginia  answered…2yrs

Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record, fine companies that employ illegal immigrants. If you are a violent offender and illegal, you should be dropped in shark infested waters told to swim back where they came from.

@56WKM46from Florida  answered…2yrs

NO amnesty!! If they are illegal send them back & fine the companies that employ them. Once they are back in their own country, they can apply for a work visa and return legally!

@4RKFM2Ffrom Maryland  answered…2yrs

oh we are so hung up on "illegals" - sounds like the "N" word in consonants - code word for
bigots and racists. Anyone remember how the Chinese were treated in 19th century?
Or Irish. This is a dang small planet - get over this us vs. them disease.

@jdodgefrom Louisiana  answered…2yrs

No amnesty, but allow them to stay as long as they are paying taxes and show proof of employment

@4RPYB59from Louisiana  answered…2yrs

Put employers that use and abuse immigrants in prison, and let hard working immigrants live in peace. Stop referring to them as illegals!

@G_Coccimiglio from Arizona answered…16hrs

Yes, but only if they pay taxes, and give them a path to citizenship.

@963R9B9 from Connecticut answered…2 days

No but work visas and immigration should be reevaluated for easier access.

 @The-Progressive-… from Kentucky answered…2 days

@962BC84 from Ohio answered…3 days

@96236CTDemocrat from Texas answered…3 days

No, but allow to stay within a certain number of years of pass background check. By end of period then should already be applying for permanent residency or citizenship.

@95ZFWP3 from Utah answered…4 days

Yes, if they have also started their application for green card or citizenship.

@95Z8XJ4 from Kentucky answered…4 days

@95YQVLF from New York answered…5 days

Yes, if only if they pay taxes, and also, create a path to citizenship for immigrants living in this country for 5 years or more who have no criminal record.

@95XVG7D from Texas answered…5 days

Yes, but only if they have no criminal background. Also, American tax laws should apply to them as they apply to all income earners. And if they are in the American tax system they should be able to access those benefits and services that all other taxpayers are able to access. We need them and their children to be positive contributors to society. We need to make it win-win for everyone. After they achieve a certain income level above the poverty line they can be retroactively given a reasonable fine for having entered illegally. Again, seek an overall win-win situation. Also, they should

@95WLDZ2 from Virginia answered…7 days

No,they should be removed from the country until they go through the process of becoming U.S. citizens

@95STFQKfrom Northern Mariana Islands  answered…1wk

yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record, but also increase penalties on companies that employ illegal immigrants

@95SLGBK from Missouri answered…1wk

Yes, if they've lived here for a certain number of years and have no criminal record - then give them a path to citizenship. Penalize companies that knowingly seek and employ illegal immigrants.

@95PDPS4Independent from Tennessee answered…2wks

@95MGSH9Republican from Massachusetts answered…2wks

Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record and fine the company.

@95L6JG3 from Texas answered…2wks

Every illegal immigrant should be able to stay, and be given permanent amnesty until citizenship.

@95L758Wfrom Maine  answered…2wks

Yes and all current illegal immigrants should have an amnesty with children and those who have been here for 15+ years to get citizenship. But then a Legal amnesty with a 10 year path to citizenship for the rest along with tripling the border patrol

@95GRCJX from New Jersey answered…3wks

Yes, but the position at a job should be conditioned on a promise by the immigrants to register to begin the process of becoming a U.S. citizen within five years.

@95G5GLG from Texas answered…3wks

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