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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6631193.stm

    I also just watched a news report on tv to complement this also.

    Self confessed law-breakers have the temerity to actually protest on the street and demand! that their rights be respected & they deserve citizenship...

    Not surprisingly- Im shocked and appauled at this turn of events...apprently breaking the law for 4 years isnt that much of a problem anymore!

    Only in Britain eh? Where you can stand proudly in the center of London and declare 'I have no respect for British law...now give me more stuff' And be convinced that you deserve a reward for your ciminal behaviour...

    Aside from the barely comprehendable front these people have to demand anything I am firmly of the opinion that any move such as an amnesty would only further encourage illegal behaviour and furthermore devalues the native workers worth.

    Opinions on this?

    Oh and one other thing- shouldnt every one of these protesters have been arrested on the spot? They are after all self confessed criminals.

    If I stand in the middle of trafalgar square and punch people in the face I would get arrested- and rightly so. Yet you can stand there and proclaim how you have abused the British state, its laws and the British people for at least 4 years and fear no reprocussions...good to know...
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    Only in Britain eh? Where you can stand proudly in the center of London and declare 'I have no respect for British law...now give me more stuff' And be convinced that you deserve a reward for your ciminal behaviour...
    Only in Britain?

    This is HUGE in the U.S.

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    Glad to see how well all sides are handling this situation. Everywhere. Everyone. So cheerful.
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    "Campaigners want illegal migrants in the UK for more than four years be given two-year work permits, without a right to benefits, potentially paving the way for future citizenship."

    Not sure how useful such a permit would be if there were no citizenship at the end of it. Why would an illegal immigrant register for a permit when to do so will notify the authorities of their existence?

    Of course some might say that the only difference between a legal and illegal immigrant who has been here for four years is that the former pays taxes and the latter does not.
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    There's more than just taxes. By entering the country and working under false pretenses, the illegal immigrants are 1) adding to the crime rate 2) demonstrating a willingness to do so to achieve their ends in the future and 3) placing themselves in an incredibly vulnerable position with regards to being the victims of crimes. How can the police help an assault victim if he can't give his real name, address or his whereabouts at the time of the attack?

    To say that illegal immigrants deserve citizenship is to say that your legal system has neither any merit, nor ability to be enforced and should be abolished immediately. It's also a big fat kick in the tush to legal immigrants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Corleone
    There's more than just taxes. By entering the country and working under false pretenses, the illegal immigrants are 1) adding to the crime rate 2) demonstrating a willingness to do so to achieve their ends in the future and 3) placing themselves in an incredibly vulnerable position with regards to being the victims of crimes. How can the police help an assault victim if he can't give his real name, address or his whereabouts at the time of the attack?

    To say that illegal immigrants deserve citizenship is to say that your legal system has neither any merit, nor ability to be enforced and should be abolished immediately. It's also a big fat kick in the tush to legal immigrants.
    Quite so, especially the first sentence of your second paragraph.

    I do, however, fail to see why "legalised" immigrants should be any less of an affront to legal immigrants than they were when they were illegal.
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    Only in Britain eh? Where you can stand proudly in the center of London and declare 'I have no respect for British law...now give me more stuff' And be convinced that you deserve a reward for your ciminal behaviour...
    My friend, until you have some ten millions of people living illegally in your country, you won't know what it's like.

    A year ago, 100,000 people marched in LA to support amnesty for illegals. This year, only about 1,000 did. The fed has actually begun large deportations of people, and they are afraid! It is good that the law makes criminals afraid of the government.

    And amnesty will only control more illegal immigration. Don't ever let anyone tell you different.

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    They're not. "Legalised" immigrants would be the greatest affront of all. Not only are you, as a society, willing to turn a blind eye to those who break the law that these legal immigrants struggled to uphold, you're then rewarding the law-breakers by giving them 'law-abiding' status. If the UK or the USA or any other immigrant haven for that matter starts granting amnesty-like recognition of illegal immigrants, they would have no credible question as to why the numbers of illegal immigrants ballon.

    Hmm, I can wait in line at the embassy for 3 days, fill out reams of applications, pay fees, pay my own way, register my address upon arrival, pay taxes on everything I earn and continue to give up my free time to schedule meetings with the immigration bureau so they can 'check in' the entire time. Or, I can just show up, take all the essential services I need and not pay a nickel in taxes. When I need something, I can just game the system again. After I've been here for a little while, I'll just demand citizenship, after all they, gave it to all those guys a few months back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed Rabbit
    My friend, until you have some ten millions of people living illegally in your country, you won't know what it's like.

    A year ago, 100,000 people marched in LA to support amnesty for illegals. This year, only about 1,000 did. The fed has actually begun large deportations of people, and they are afraid! It is good that the law makes criminals afraid of the government.

    And amnesty will only control more illegal immigration. Don't ever let anyone tell you different.

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    I have to admit, I did forget the mexican revolving door on the US borders.

    Were the 100,000 protesters mostly/all actual illegal immigrants or legal immigrants/US citizens who supported the amnesty or some combination thereof?
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    Can't say I know - noone ever asked for citizenship proof or anything from all them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Corleone
    Hmm, I can wait in line at the embassy for 3 days, fill out reams of applications, pay fees, pay my own way, register my address upon arrival, pay taxes on everything I earn and continue to give up my free time to schedule meetings with the immigration bureau so they can 'check in' the entire time. Or, I can just show up, take all the essential services I need and not pay a nickel in taxes. When I need something, I can just game the system again. After I've been here for a little while, I'll just demand citizenship, after all they, gave it to all those guys a few months back.
    The only problem with that is in regards to Mexicans and other south central american people is we have a near complete stop on legal immigration. Nearly the only way for a mexican to get into the country legally is to have family here who are citizens or marry a citizen. Doesnt excuse illegal entry at all, as it is the cuase of the near ban on immigration, but we do need to allow more immigration legally from mexico and take an even harder stance on those illegally getting here.


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    I have to admit, I did forget the mexican revolving door on the US borders.

    Were the 100,000 protesters mostly/all actual illegal immigrants or legal immigrants/US citizens who supported the amnesty or some combination thereof?
    There was no one actually proclaiming all of them were illegal. But most of the chants there and speaches were in spainish......

    Luckily the new president of Mexico looks like he could be promising. Might even help stop the illegal immigration, seems to be doing a good job with the drug cartels. So long as he isnt assasinated.
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    If the UK or the USA or any other immigrant haven for that matter starts granting amnesty-like recognition of illegal immigrants, they would have no credible question as to why the numbers of illegal immigrants ballon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTex
    The only problem with that is in regards to Mexicans and other south central american people is we have a near complete stop on legal immigration. Nearly the only way for a mexican to get into the country legally is to have family here who are citizens or marry a citizen. Doesnt excuse illegal entry at all, as it is the cuase of the near ban on immigration, but we do need to allow more immigration legally from mexico and take an even harder stance on those illegally getting here.
    Meh. This may not be that popular of an opinion, but I am in favor of cutting back on immigration allowances, and for setting some standards. Hell, if you look at the Canadian immigration site, you have to be sponsored, have a certain net worth of something like $10,000 (or 20k, forget), and demonstrate that you have some trade or skill that you will use to gain employment on admittance. I am completely in favor of this. It may be worth noting that I am by and large of the same school of thought as Odin, in that I am in favor of the US becoming more isolationist (but not completely so).


    There was no one actually proclaiming all of them were illegal. But most of the chants there and speaches were in spainish......

    Luckily the new president of Mexico looks like he could be promising. Might even help stop the illegal immigration, seems to be doing a good job with the drug cartels. So long as he isnt assasinated.
    Yet another unpopular opinion. I think it's high time we make English the official language of our nation. Hell I'd even go as far as to say that all citizens should be forced to know it. Look at the Netherlands, it's a requirement that you have basic proficiency before you can become a citizen. Sounds like the right idea to me.

    As for the amnesty, I'm completely, utterly, totally against it. Legal immigrants are doing the right thing and becoming full citizens with all the rights and DUTIES thereof, including the payment of taxes and other obligations. Illegal immigrants by and large take away far more from the economy than they give back. Sign the papers, PAY YOUR DUES AND TAXES LIKE THE REST OF US, or leave. Plain and simple.
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    Just a note: illegal immigrants pay taxes -- when they buy things at 7/11 they don't get some tax exempt magic discount. They just don't pay income taxes.

    Which, of course, is the largest source of federal income. Come to think of it, since they usually work way below minimum wage anyway I suspect when the IRS craptaculexor (invented word) calculations are said done they won't be paying any real income taxes anyway legal or illegal. It is after all a progressive tax system.

    Also, there are criminals and there are criminals, if you get my meaning. Let's deal with the criminals first then deal with the other criminals, perhaps fairer this time and less troublesome as the criminals are already out of the picture.
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    Illegal immigrants deserve to queue up at the nearest INS office and proceed through the proper application process. If they have extended their stay, they go to the back of the line, behind those that have followed the rules. There should be no reward for breaking the law, if the immigration laws are unworkable/unjust then change them. Employers that have knowingly hired illegal immigrants; large fines are in order. To all those that obey the laws and proceed to become citizens, welcome.
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    To think we have the right to deny someone the liberty and freedom of choosing where to make their living is the height of arrogance. As a reformed neo-con, Ive been on both sides of the fence so to speak on this issue. Regardless, America, at least, was founded on liberty, freedom, and self-determination. Before the recent halt on immigration, all you had to do to become an American citizen was show up on the boat and say you wanted to be one. Where that changed, I don't know.

    The main groups funding this national propaganda and paranoia of immigration are some of the same groups who funded Nazi propaganda in the 1930s.


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    Defending our property is one of the hallmarks of the U.S. constitution. Preventing soldiers quartering in their houses. Right to arms.

    Those rights are some of the 10 rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and those rights and laws prevent anyone from taking what is ours. By saying we are denying them liberty and freedom of choice, it is a twisting of words. Everyone is entitled to choose what they want, what to do, where to go.

    However, I could choose to rob a bank tomorrow. I could choose to do so, and I'm American, so I'm free to choose what I want to do. So I rob the bank. I'm a free man, I can rob a bank. By the amnesty argument, the judge shouldn't punish me, he should give me a janitor job at the bank for 2 years, and if I want to siphon out some money once in a while, go ahead, you can choose what to do, your a free man.

    Coming over in a boat is not like going over the border. Once you get into the U.S.A. your there. On the Mexican border, I could skip across if I wanted to, both ways, and not get caught.

    20/20 Hindsight is pretty good, isn't it. When the Nazi propaganda was being toted by Hitler, Eugenics was a recognized science (even though they had NO CONCEPT of genes or DNA). While I DO NOT SUPPORT Nazi efforts, at the time it was a reasonable and acceptable conclusion, based on a 'science'.

    I think that there should be a reform of the immigration procedure, not for amnesty, but so that application is easier, and more streamlined so that they can register and be an American citizen without all the paperwork.

    I would like to also ask about the 'crime' rates before and after Illegal Immigration. I think it's a good conclusion, but is there definitive evidence that crime rates have gone up after an influx of illegal immigration?
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    As to the thread title, it strikes me that illegal immigrants already have citizenship.....just not in the place they've gone to illegally.

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    You do realize that following your rubric to its ultimate conclusion would mean that any person on the planet would have the right to come here and work whenever they so chose. Giving living conditions in many parts of the world, our population would exceed that of China in a couple of decades.

    We were a nation of virtually open immigration as long as we had a frontier -- read Amerind territory they were to weak to hold -- into which we could expand and exploit more resources. When the frontier closed, immigration restrictions were almost immediate.
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    You should take a leaf out of our book, we have really strict laws on illegal immigrants. Or you could do what South Africa used to do, deport them to their country of origin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rythmic
    You should take a leaf out of our book, we have really strict laws on illegal immigrants. Or you could do what South Africa used to do, deport them to their country of origin.
    The trouble is- when Australia or Canada does this it is called a well crafted immigration policy- they are not afraid to put australians first, if the same thing was tried in the UK it would immediately be labelled 'racism'...mark my words. Which is why the government is too pussy to actually take a tough line.

    Besides, I actually think this is part of a wider conspiracy..well, perhaps conspiracy isnt the right word- plan perhaps.

    I think this government LOVES immigration. Given how our daily economy is run- everything is expensive, we work all the live long day, our national services are a joke etc it appears the government couldnt manage a group of hyped up chimps. The gov cant afford to care for us properly- so it makes cuts anywhere it can...

    A good place to start- immigration. Why go to the expense of education, healthcare etc etc for 18 years for a national when you can just import a boatload of immigrants at 18 years of age?
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    yes, anyone should be able to come and live and work here. there is plenty of land in the united states, and plenty of work. what is the problem with amnesty? they're already here, and if granted citizenship they would no longer be 'illegal', plus would start paying income taxes.


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    Did anyone in the UK hear 'Nutty' Hazel Blears on the radio last week? When challenged about unregulated immigration and the effect it has on the country, especially the south-east, she said this;

    "Of course Britain isn't full up, we have lots of green fields".

    Granted she's from Salford and has probably only seen green fields away in the distance on the Pennine hills, or through the window of her official car, but this is patent nonsense.

    Unless she was advocating people should live in fields, I read it that the government does have an immigration policy. The policy is more, more and then some more. Regardless of the infrastructure, schools, hospitals, sewerage treatment etc etc. that would need to be built to serve all these 'workers'.

    She talked down to the listeners, as though they were morons. All she demonstrated was that it was actually her who was the moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafien
    yes, anyone should be able to come and live and work here. there is plenty of land in the united states, and plenty of work. what is the problem with amnesty? they're already here, and if granted citizenship they would no longer be 'illegal', plus would start paying income taxes.
    The plently of land theory does not hold up when one begins to look at where the illegal labor pull settles in order to find jobs. Legal immigrants can buy land - illegal immigrants have to resort to criminal activity to buy land.

    I am also open to allowing more legal immigrantion and work visa to those who come from countries south of the border - however we are suppose to be a nation of laws, something that while we stumble one at times, as a nation we still maintain that system.

    Ammensty has been tried several times. Has not worked yet because of one simple fact. The immigrantion policy after the amensty is not enforced. Ergo you make the population happy with the amensty but you don't solve the problem.

    By the way which border state do you live in? Have you ever taken a look at how the Mexician Government operates along the border?

    Open immigrantion is a valid dream, but without some type of control system you will have an influx that creates more problems then it solves.
    O well, seems like 'some' people decide to ruin a perfectly valid threat. Nice going guys... doc bean

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    Ive been stationed in Arizona three times and served with the US Border Patrol on three campaigns, but I do not live therein. Criminal elements will always operate along borders, its the same here in the United States or in Afghanistan or Iraq. Seams are where dissaffected elements gather, its almost like a law of nature. That is no reason to punish the thousands of law-abiding people who simply want a better life for their families and WANT to work, pay taxes, and contribute to society. Perhaps if you lived in the abject poverty of northern Mexico or moreso in Central America you'd be more willing to allow these people a chance at the life most of us were born into from no virtue of our own.


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    Default Re: Illegal immigrants deserve citizenship...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafien
    yes, anyone should be able to come and live and work here. there is plenty of land in the united states, and plenty of work. what is the problem with amnesty? they're already here, and if granted citizenship they would no longer be 'illegal', plus would start paying income taxes.
    If granted amnesty and citizenship they would no longer be illegal, true, and they would start paying taxes to the same manner/extent that is the "norm" for whatever class of job they hold and economic level they achieve.

    Do you realize the full impact of a completely open border and policy of unrestricted immigration?

    They would also start to receive the full measure of social services accorded to every citizen of this country. Mexico would become a prosperous nation as their entire underclass migrated North. Even given the influx of new workers to prop up the social security system -- and I'll stipulate that more workers would let the current system continue its Ponzi efforts for far longer -- the end result must be increased strain on infrastructure of all kinds along with social services, notably the health system. This must necessitate an increase in taxes -- not likely to be popular with anyone currently paying them.

    The "economic gap" between rich and poor in the USA would become even wider as an influx of workers allowed companies to reduce wages and wage growth. This would, eventually, translate into economic growth, but there would be a significant lag-time between the expansion of profitability and wealth among corporations and key stockholders and the increase of economic benefit for the "lower" echelons.

    ...and, my friend, this is just the tip of the iceberg, shorn of all of the cultural and political implications. Think long and hard.....
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    SO you're basically saying its alright to deny people the freedom of choice where to live and work because white anglo-caucasians will become the minority, and possibly be paid less for 5-10 years?

    Cultural and political shifts are the way of the world. I'm simply playing devil's advocate here, I realize all of the implications. But the United States cannot claim to be a nation of liberty and justice for all while denying people their freedoms of choice. Maintaining the status quo is hard and complicated but worth it, in the view of the businessmen who run our government.


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    Default Re: Illegal immigrants deserve citizenship...

    "Of course Britain isn't full up, we have lots of green fields".
    Well, its nice to know we have an immigration policy. Its slightly disappointing that the policy is that anyone who wants to can live here sio long as there is one green field left to bulldoze for housing, though.

    But the United States cannot claim to be a nation of liberty and justice for all while denying people their freedoms of choice.
    Why can't it? Why is it legitimate for an immigrant to come and live in another country, because he wants a better standard of living for himself, but not legitimate for someone who lives in that country to oppose the arrival of the immigrant, because he fears that will lead to a worse standard of living for himself?

    Morally they seem to be exactly the same to me; both want the best for themselves.

    Personally, I would like to hand on to my children the same that was handed on to me by my parents, a roughly 1 in 60 million share in a stable middle ranking liberal parliamentary democracy. I am not enormously worried if the country is a bit darker skinned when I leave than it was when I arrived. But I do NOT want to hand on a 1 in 80 million share in a deeply divided country where all the green fields have been built on and where various bitterly opposed factions espouse sharia, worship of the FSM, or any other such nonsense.

    Accordingly I am in favour of sensible immigration controls.
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    Default Re: Illegal immigrants deserve citizenship...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafien
    SO you're basically saying its alright to deny people the freedom of choice where to live and work because white anglo-caucasians will become the minority, and possibly be paid less for 5-10 years?
    Nobody made mention of race until you brought it up. While we're talking about racism, what's so special about Latinos? As long as we're talking about giving everyone the world over their choice of destination, why should we be so selective against the African and the Asian? Let's go to Bangladesh, Niger, Cambodia, Romania, everywhere in the world... anybody that wants to come to the USA, let's bring them here. And let's put them all up at your house.
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    Default Re: Illegal immigrants deserve citizenship...

    I'm not racist, I just don't believe that "we" as anglo-cacuasian American majority have the right to determine the culture of the place we choose to live in. America's history is full of cultural assimilation and absortion and mutation of the popular culture as a result. Today is no different, but the conservative-far right would have you believe our nation is at the greatest risk its ever faced before the so called "brown tide" oversweeps it. I totally agree, anyone, from anywhere in the world, should have the abilility to make a better life for themselves and their family and come to the United States if they choose.

    Remember the "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, etc"? it doesnt say, "give me your richest".


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