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house Bill H.R. 5510

Should Deported Parents & Spouses of U.S. Citizens Get a Pathway to Citizenship?

Argument in favor

Barriers to the reentry of U.S. citizens parents or spouses who have been deported should be removed, it’s unjust to keep families apart.

Leo's Opinion
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05/03/2018
If there is no significant criminal background than the interests of maintaining stable families should hold sway.
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05/03/2018
We have seen ICE Agents tearing apart families and separating people from their loved ones. Giving them a path to be reunited is the right thing to do.
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05/03/2018
It’s funny how people who were born here, and therefore did nothing to “deserve” their citizenship, are so quick to be stingy about extending that citizenship to others, even when such an attitude leads to the separation of families.
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Argument opposed

If a person has been deported because they entered the country illegally they should be ineligible for legal status to live in the U.S. permanently.

Karan's Opinion
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05/03/2018
Why? Did they earn in? Did they serve in our military? Just because you got deported for breaking immigration law but you happen to be related to someone who’s a citizen doesn’t mean you should get a special pathway to citizenship
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jayar's Opinion
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05/03/2018
They can leave now and file for legal re-entry.
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Leon's Opinion
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05/03/2018
Nope - no one that broke the law should be able to apply.
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    If there is no significant criminal background than the interests of maintaining stable families should hold sway.
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    Why? Did they earn in? Did they serve in our military? Just because you got deported for breaking immigration law but you happen to be related to someone who’s a citizen doesn’t mean you should get a special pathway to citizenship
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    We have seen ICE Agents tearing apart families and separating people from their loved ones. Giving them a path to be reunited is the right thing to do.
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    It’s funny how people who were born here, and therefore did nothing to “deserve” their citizenship, are so quick to be stingy about extending that citizenship to others, even when such an attitude leads to the separation of families.
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    They can leave now and file for legal re-entry.
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    The fact that this has to be addressed shows how far our country has fallen.
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    Just imagine it was your family member or loved one. These are real people, give them a pathway to citizenship.
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    Yes to keeping families together!
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    We are a country of immigrants
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    Nope - no one that broke the law should be able to apply.
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    There are people in government with records.....literally!!! A misdemeanor charge for entering illegally is nothing compared to some of the charges our government officials have been allowed to have. So for the sake of hypocrisy, facts, and just being a good person, the answer is YES!
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    All this is is another DemocRAT vote gatherer. The only people that should be allowed to immigrate have to have a skill to benefit the US. Then and only then can the immediate family (spouse and children only) be admitted providing spouse and children are not criminals!
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    The idea of separating families seems cruel and in-American. The immigration system is long and tedious, not to mention, extremely expensive. Those people shouting that people should “do it right” usually know little about how that system works. No, families shouldn’t be separated. Yes, that spouse should be given a path to citizenship.
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    The reason illegal immigrants were allowed to be here for so long, many of them decades, has to do with our government’s unwillingness to address the problem of illegal immigration. One reason they were reticent to do so in the past is because business is held is high esteem in this land. Wealthy people hired immigrants to landscape, garden, nanny, and house clean at reduced wages and they did not want to give that up. Many businesses in construction, agriculture, dining and other service industries relied on low immigrant wages to make a profit. So illegal immigrants married and had children over those decades. It is unreasonable to create a problem of this magnitude and then suddenly solve it by breaking up these families in order to punish those who were used for the personal gain of business owners and wealthy home owners. Right now, due to deportations, many farms are struggling to get help with picking, a problem that was forecasted at the start when this President started his crusade to deport people. If you are wealthy, then you should be paying your help a fair living wage. If you are in business and the only way your business can survive is by paying less than a living wage, then you should not be in business. Too many on this app imply that the problem of illegal immigration is just the fault of those who entered illegally, but after being tolerated without real action for so long, the responsibility for creating the current situation lies with the many that have been involved. When someone breaks the law that does not give another the license to treat them inhumanely. I know some people want situations like this to be black and white so they do not have to think or work at a humane solution. But if the shoe were on the other foot, probably those same people would whistle a different tune. Let’s create a path to citizenship for those who have been here for decades and have spouses and children here. And let’s stop pretending that America’s many problems are caused by these immigrants. My ancestors were treated badly when they came here in the early nineteen hundreds and blamed for numerous problems. That pattern is longstanding and keeps the heat off those in power. If you are one of those who espouse that the people at the bottom of the power structure are to blame for all these problems, please reconsider. Those at the bottom of the food chain are not the cause of these problems, but rather the pawns in the situation. Many of them are simply trying to survive.
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    Yes they should... the current administration shows no empathy or compassion at all
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    Not just no, but HELL no! We already encourage enough lawlessness in this country. Lawlessness for the people in power, lawlessness for the illegals that come here to threaten our way of life. It seems that the rules only apply to the citizens who are actually honest and hardworking then we constantly get shit on.
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    This is a moral and decent compromise that I would support as it looks into more than just relations. We must include character in such matters!
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    This is where a "higher law" comes into play. Namely, the family is the institution that glues the rest of society together. Once families start falling apart, we have seen the trouble that can cause in so many sectors of our country. This is something that can build us up rather than shred the fabric of our country.
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    Really?!! I sincerely think the elected officials are wasting my tax dollars on these redundant issues/questions. How and why is this a question?!! Why isn’t this the law already? We as a nation need to get to a place of civility. Truly treating everyone the way we would want to be treated. Isn’t that the golden rule?!!!
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    Just vote yes.
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