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While I understand why many people across the United States have a big problem with the signing an executive order giving illegal amnesty, especially for such a large number I have to ask myself a few questions. Of those 5 million plus people:

1. How many of them have already been members of the local communities for generations. Afraid of calling the police when abused, terrorized or threatened for fear of being deported.

2. How many of them have children who are citizens of the United States and fear being deported and separated from their children.

3. How many are already living on welfare because they do not have access to proper documentation to legally work.

4. How many are actually contributing to the local economy without the benefit of medical care.

While I understand that many issues arise out of desperation, such as:

1. It is hard enough already to find jobs. Most people forget that the illegal immigrant usually takes jobs that the average American find beneath them

2. We can't afford any more people on welfare. Well if they were legal then they can safely look for jobs thereby reducing the amount of money our government dishes out yearly. True that they might still need some form of assistance but at least they can be giving back to the communities and help paying for their assistance through taxes.

I don't really understand what the big deal is. America was populated by immigrants. Aside from Native Americans, we are all, in some way, shape or form descendant from immigrants. What makes these immigrants different.

Is it the fear that these immigrants are all Muslim and, we as a people, fear the Presidents true agenda? Or have we gotten spoiled and don't wish to share the wealth? These are questions I have asked my self over and over. I still don't have an answer.

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Kasman wrote on November 21, 2014, 3:12 PM

President Obama is using the classic political strategy of solving an insolvable problem. Either make it legal or grant an amnesty - and bingo! the problem goes away! Trouble is it always leads to more (but different) problems in the future.

Aunna wrote on November 26, 2014, 10:43 AM

So true.

Ruby3881 wrote on November 26, 2014, 3:08 PM

I do think at least those whose children are citizens ought to be granted amnesty. Immigration is a difficult subject. Nobody wants to worry about how to feed more mouths and house more people. Nobody wants to think that the few available jobs will go to newcomers, when the people already in a community are out of work. But as you point out, many of the people impacted have been in the US for decades and are contributing to their communities. They aren't going to go away. This amnesty may grant them rights and perhaps benefits that some Americans would begrudge them, but it also means they will be able to earn and pay taxes. And it ought to lower expenses for the INS in the long run.