- The foundation of the United States, as it describes on our Statue of Liberty, is immigration.
- Millions of illegal immigrants will stay in the shadows of society without some path to citizenship.
- It would generate additional tax revenues from both employers and employees as jobs are allowed to come into the open.
- We'd be able to count on the American justice system to protect wronged individuals and hold criminal immigrants accountable, whereas
now illegals are afraid to be a part of the system due to possible deportation.
- It's inhumane to break up families that have built a life in America.
- It may be good for the U.S. economy since immigrants can fill jobs that most Americans don't want, often at a much lower cost to businesses.
- Homeland Security resources that focus on illegal immigrants can be redirected to tracking and finding terrorists.
The current legal immigration path to citizenship is costly, time-consuming, inefficient, and limited. Thus, people seeking entry
into the U.S. often have no choice but to do so illegally.
- It brings freedom and a path to self-sufficiency that isn't available to billions of others around the world who aren't
lucky enough to be born in the United States.
- A path to citizenship rewards people for breaking the law.
- It's unfair to the people who have followed the rules in their quest for citizenship.
- It will create a flood of illegal immigrants from everywhere who will try to get in before the law goes into effect.
- The program would add millions of people to the welfare rolls, who consume government resources such as health care, social security,
and education while paying little or no taxes. Thus, the out-of-control government deficits would be pushed further to the edge of bankruptcy.
- It further erodes the English language and American culture in the United States.
- It would take away more jobs from current American citizens and drive down wages of remaining jobs.
- It would create an influx of voters who support the president & lawmakers that gave them citizenship at the expense of existing citizens.
- It would lead to further overpopulation and crowding of American cities.
- Terrorists, drug dealers, and other foreign enemies will exploit any open border or amnesty policies put in place.
Plenty of better solutions exist, such as increasing legal immigration limits and reforming worker visa programs.