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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Why bother with regulations on immigration?

An illegal immigrant protesting for their rights seems like a silly concept, but May 1, 2008 many immigrants gathered to protest for reforms. Although they are here illegally that still feel that they have the ability to help persuade governmental changes. It is surprising that they think that it will even be relatively successful to protest for reforms when they are not supposed to be here in the first place. Changes in government take a long time to occur. It is extremely difficult for even those immigrants who are here legally to gain citizenship, what makes those who are here illegally think that they are automatically entitled to the same rights as a natural born citizen?

I do not want to discount the hard work the some of the illegal immigrants do, but it is hard to ignore the fact that there are many people who try to gain citizenship the legal way, and never are able to do so. If the U.S. actually follows the policies that have been set up then the nationwide protests that occurred would have been a good time to find those immigrants who are here illegally by checking for proof of citizenship. The issue of immigration is not a particularly easy one that has clear end results, but it is important for those immigrants who are here to be accounted for and to be held responsible for the same obligations that natural born citizens are also responsible for. Why are there policies and regulations in the United States if it is so easy to turn a blind eye?

Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24409739/?from=et&print=1displaymode=1098

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