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What do you think would be a good solution to our immigration problems?

Some people have lived here 25 years because our government let them by not enforcing our laws. What is a good solution? Should we deport anyone with criminal records but allow people who have lived here over 5 years to stay? Should we kick them all out and build a wall? What do you think would be good solutions to this complex issue? Also, what should be done about those that help illegals? There's a business that helps illegals find jobs in Seattle that is funded by the state and city. What about business owners and etc?

Asked By: Jasmine - 5/2/2007
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Subject: Simple fix, what do you think... More
Answered By: wranglergal_2 - 5/2/2007
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Why let them stay if they have been here for 5 years? That just means they have been committing crimes longer than the rest, they should be punished MORE... More
Answered By: I hate hippies Classic - 5/2/2007
 
Let them stay... Be nice to them... Help them to become better citizens...
Answered By: Haleiwa Bound - 5/2/2007
 
Turn off free medical, schooling, welfare and the ability to work in the US. Stop allowing children born here to non-citizens to be automatic citizens.
Answered By: rsegx - 5/2/2007
 
I would say to enforce the laws on the books, and punish those companies that hire them. Also no federal funding should go to sancuary cities. As for the illegals that are here currently, we need to take responsiblity for not enforcing our laws since 1986 (I would get here any way I could to support my family). We need... More
Answered By: dglaze11 - 5/2/2007
 
so....does that mean if i go to mexico and stay there illegally i can stay there..??? i doubt it...and does that mean i can then col;lect benefits from mexico and protest there...hardly....im still ILLEGAL.....get it...??????
Answered By: badjanssen - 5/2/2007
 
Deport anyone with really bad criminal records! Deport highschool drop outs! Deport gang members/leaders! Deport drug dealers, rapist, etc... More
Answered By: robi - 5/2/2007
 
According to our laws that have been in place for many years, but not enforced, these illegals should have been arrested and deported, and not be eligible for re-entry... More
Answered By: rssr27 - 5/2/2007
 
If you're here illegally, out you go, doesn't matter if you've been here 50 years. It's really simple--you're here illegally, you get thrown out!
Answered By: Alexandra - 5/2/2007
 
I think immagrants who want to stay should have to learn about the culture and the lanuage and especially the laws of our country. They should also have a job. Because they are not citizens they should not get welfare or any other government aide.
Answered By: mable3691214 - 5/2/2007
 
1st: We should give people that have been here awhile a chance to be a citizen. Not immediate citizenship but a way to get a green card and show that they are honorable people... More
Answered By: ustoev - 5/2/2007
 
Deportation and a wall would not help much... More
Answered By: foxhound - 5/2/2007
 
Yes, they all should be deported to their country of origin. The fact stands that they ARE Criminals already via overstaying their visas or the fact that they ILLEGALLY crossed the border... More
Answered By: hera - 5/2/2007
 
A good solution would be to stick to the laws that are already in place regarding immigrants. Anyone breaking the law, such as staying past their visa should be deported. Very simply put and repeated "UPHOLD THE LAWS ALREADY IN PLACE". Like the country use to do. Second, elect a president that holds to the laws... More
Answered By: clbinmo - 5/2/2007
 
If our laws are to be respected, they must be enforced, which includes illegally entering our country. Otherwise, no law should be obeyed and enforced, regardless of the excuse. Employers should be fined and even jailed. Foreigners should not benefit from American taxpayer dollars just because they were desperate... More
Answered By: cathy e - 5/2/2007
 
Enforce the laws on the books. Close the boarder Continue to deport them. They can come here legally. =
Answered By: marl t - 5/2/2007
 
You need two approaches, because there are two problems: existing illegals and future illegals... More
Answered By: pppmntgrl - 5/2/2007
 
educate the american people..specially in history..geezz
Answered By: lord i - 5/2/2007
 
You cannot just kick the refugees\immigrants out of the country! That would be contrary to international law relating to immigration [international humanitarian law]. The law requires that the state should not deport refugees if the concequence of that would be to expose the refugees\immigrants to illtreatment back in... More
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Answered By: Sibusiso k - 5/2/2007
 
Rationalize immigration laws: Make it easier, and less expensive, to come to the US, and allow more immigrants in each year - expecially young adults, to help offset the 'aging' US population... More
Answered By: B.Kirvorkian - 5/2/2007
 
Immigration is NOT the problem - legal immigrants are welcome and appreciated... More
Answered By: Michelle B - 5/2/2007
 
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