Illegal immigrants fill jobs that native-born americans don't want
Many illegal immigrants have children who are citizens already
We need more citizens, since Americans are having fewer kids
Our country was founded on "illegal immigration"
Border trafficking is dangerous, and would not be needed with a more legal way
More immigrants would return to Mexico if the border was more open
Giving immigrants legal status automatically makes them registered tax payers
Not letting illegal immigrants become citizens is racist
Many illegal immigrants pay taxes, so they should get to vote as citizens
This would incentivize more immigrants to come legally, making borders safer
Illegal immigrants want to be here, so they would make good citizens
Immigrants increase demand for prods and servs- thus creating jobs.
This is not fair to those who immigrated legally, to get the same benefits
Illegals pay little in taxes but drive up public costs (schools, police, etc)
We should make legal immigration easier instead.
Giving illegal immigrants citizenship is rewarding bad behavior
Illegal immigrants committed a felony by coming here illegally
They're ILLEGAL immigrants! We shouldn't reward/incentivize illegal activities.
A legal residency card gives the benefits that are most needed (SS card, etc.)
Legalizing immigrants and more work permits means fewer jobs for everyone else
Even if illegals are given a chance for citizenship, many will not take it
Allowing illegal immigrants to become citizens encourages illegal immigration.
Since they came here illegally, they can't be trusted to not commit more crimes
What would the benefit be? It's a nice thought, but there's too many drawbacks.