on this immigration debate. But first, realize that I have lived and worked outside the US in 2 different countries over the past 6 years. In one, Serbia, I didn’t speak the “official” language we had to deal with the government in. In the second, I did; however, not everyone got a “pass” on the English Language test necessary to get a visa. Here’s what I think we should do (and why):
I don’t get why this is so hard. Sure, people want to come to the US. Sure they can get work in the US but not their own country. Sure it isn’t nice. But getting to go to another country isn’t a right….it is a privilege. Living and working in another country isn’t a right…it too is a privilege. I don’t understand the move for amnesty and legalization.
[Update 2013-06-22 10:34:23] I just wrote both of my senators and urged them to vote NO on Monday. Is reform needed? Yes! But making a whole segment of lawbreakers legal isn’t the answer.
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