Let’s look at what WE, the Americans, need of the new immigrants:
- They should be self-supporting, or sponsored by someone who IS self-supporting, who will provide a guarantee that they do NOT take government benefits while still a non-citizen.
- They MUST have at least a high-school diploma. Preference should be given to those applying that have a college degree. Statistics say that, if we do allow those who haven’t reached that level in, they are far more likely to be a burden, not a benefit, to our economy.
- More recent studies have shown that the situation hasn’t changed. We have MANY Americans without specialized skills/college degrees of usefulness, who are unemployed. Does it make ANY sense to bring in more unskilled laborers?
- The issue of American citizens, born in this country, whose parents are illegally here, is, indeed, a problem. I’m generally against the parents staying, once their status is known, unless they are NOT in violation of any laws, including those of using someone else’s identity to get work (that’s a hard thing, I know, as it’s really difficult to get work without committing a crime. Still, the suffering that the crime causes for the person whose identity is stolen is immense – it wrecks their credit, compromises their medical identity, and can cause them difficulties with the legal system).
- NO ONE, EVER, who has illegally voted in an American election should be eligible for citizenship, or for residency. And, because I’m all about being fair, anyone who has voted fraudulently (yes, even Granny in FL who also votes absentee in the northern state she came from), should lose their right to vote – FOREVER.