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Immigration

Should illegal immigrants be given the chance to work toward citizenship?

Yes

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Illegal immigrants fill jobs that native-born americans don't want
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Many illegal immigrants have children who are citizens already
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We need more citizens, since Americans are having fewer kids
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Our country was founded on "illegal immigration"
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Border trafficking is dangerous, and would not be needed with a more legal way
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More immigrants would return to Mexico if the border was more open
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Giving immigrants legal status automatically makes them registered tax payers
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Not letting illegal immigrants become citizens is racist
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Many illegal immigrants pay taxes, so they should get to vote as citizens
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This would incentivize more immigrants to come legally, making borders safer
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Illegal immigrants want to be here, so they would make good citizens
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Immigrants increase demand for prods and servs- thus creating jobs.
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No

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This is not fair to those who immigrated legally, to get the same benefits
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Illegals pay little in taxes but drive up public costs (schools, police, etc)
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We should make legal immigration easier instead.
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Giving illegal immigrants citizenship is rewarding bad behavior
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Illegal immigrants committed a felony by coming here illegally
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They're ILLEGAL immigrants! We shouldn't reward/incentivize illegal activities.
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A legal residency card gives the benefits that are most needed (SS card, etc.)
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Legalizing immigrants and more work permits means fewer jobs for everyone else
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Even if illegals are given a chance for citizenship, many will not take it
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Allowing illegal immigrants to become citizens encourages illegal immigration.
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Since they came here illegally, they can't be trusted to not commit more crimes
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What would the benefit be? It's a nice thought, but there's too many drawbacks.
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