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Supporters of immigration reform are pushing for a path to citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants. Advocates argue these children had no choice in coming to the United States and should not be punished for it. Many of these kids are in college and valuable members of the community. Immigration hardliners argue the government should not show leniency to those who break the law. Even if it was not the child's choice, their parents came here illegally. What do you think? Vote now!

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A majority of Americans think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay. The problem is in the details—it's hard to reach a consensus about what exactly should be done. 

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The argument for creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is pretty straightforward—the net benefits for the country outweigh everything else

It is widely recognized that gaining citizenship is a transformative social experience for immigrants and our nation. Naturalization ceremonies are often emotional events, and the integration of immigrants has shaped the face of America.

Less widely appreciated is the fact that citizenship is a powerful source of economic empowerment and strength both for the individuals who gain citizenship, as well as the cities in which they live.

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This is what President Obama proposes:

  • Create strict requirements to qualify for lawful permanent resident status.
  • Earned citizenship for DREAMers.
  • Create administrative and judicial review.
  • Provide new resources to combat fraud.
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Immigration hardliners worry about the potential negative economic effects of giving 11 million undocumented immigrants citizenship.

Even so, Camarota points outs that more recent data unmistakably show less-skilled and less-educated citizens have been hit hardest by the recent economic downturn and that the proposed legislation would put them in direct competition with illegal immigrants with similar qualifications.
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“While it would be a mistake to think that every job taken by an illegal immigrant is a job lost by a native, it would also be a mistake to imagine that allowing illegal immigrants to stay permanently in their jobs has no impact on labor market outcomes for U.S.-born workers,” Camarota said last month.
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President-elect Donald Trump has gone to even greater lengths by arguing for the deportation of all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. 

The Republican presidential nominee said that he would enforce the law more rigorously than other presidents and that his first priority would be criminals, such as Los Angeles gang leaders.
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“They’re going to be out of here so fast, your head will spin,” Trump told Fox News. “As far as the rest, we’re going to go through the process, like they are now — perhaps with a lot more energy.”
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Trump’s remarks came a day after his new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, suggested he might not honor his pledge during the Republican primaries to use a “deportation force” to expel 11 million immigrants who lack legal papers.
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Here are some perspectives on why people should stay. 

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Here are perspectives from the hardline immigration crowd. 

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Should children of undocumented immigrants be given a path to citizenship?
A festive crown for the winner
#GiveKidsCitizenship
#NoPathToCitizenship