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Should this lass be thrown out of the US of A ?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by otago, May 17, 2010.

  1. ParkCungHee

    ParkCungHee Deity

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    More worrisome then them simply being in my house doing nothing.
    If I came home and someone had painted one of my walls, I'd think someone was hiding a body in there or something.
     
  2. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    I say we kill a few different birds with one stone. If you stay in this country for X amount of years, can achieve GPA Benchmark Y, and have a clean criminal record (outside of the misdemeanor for staying in the country), you ought to get a green card.

    Graduation rates in the southwest will skyrocket, and talented workers will have a better chance of staying in the country.

    Let her stay.
     
  3. Yeekim

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    That is an idea I really like... in principle. In practice, this being the US, who could stand all the cries of "racism!" whenever a teacher tried to actually fail a Hispanic student striving for this GPA benchmark? :shifty:
     
  4. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Precisely. I would rather see that money go to some deserving kid who is a citizen for their education.
     
  5. suiraclaw

    suiraclaw Hell is other people

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  6. GhostWriter16

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    I agree.

    I think there should be more than just deporting, maybe heavy fines?
     
  7. Bamspeedy

    Bamspeedy We'll dig up the road!

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  8. Aegis

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    I'm siding with Mobby on this one.
     
  9. mangxema

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    Hey, my hometown!

    Personally I like downtown's idea, but that not being the law, I guess there should be some consequences for the laws that were broken. I feel like if I was a refugee hiding in another country I'd have kept a lower profile. How exactly was she planning to actually become a lawyer anyway? Wouldn't they check that sort of thing when you sat for the bar exam?
     
  10. Arwon

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    She should have been entitled to citizenship automatically on, say, her 18th birthday.
     
  11. bhsup

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  12. PacoDeth

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    The LAW is the LAW and it should be followed.

    I'd say this is more like someone breaking into your house, stealing thousands and thousands of dollars worth of stuff. Then using that money to better themselves and get an education to live a productive life. Good Job and Thumbs Up for bettering yourself and heading towards a education and a bright tax-paying future. But we can't simply instantly forgive and ingore the law completely.

    Guess who paid for all the education leading up to this step towards college? And if we ignore and forgive this person, should we instantly ignore and forgive every illegal immigrant that enrolls in a local community college after hearing about this? The situation most certainly sucks big ones, but thats life, and thats the LAW.
     
  13. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    I'm pretty sure they don't want any more ultraconservatives.

    Because everybody knows that every child of undocumented immigrants who gets a a college education in this country means that some worthy American citizen gets left behind. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    How are you going to fine illegal immigrants, most of which are dirt poor, which is facilitated by the fact they work for below minimum wage, thus explaining why they can take American jobs? :p

    Or as soon as she completes her college education, repays the costs of tuition with interest via tax dollars, and then is given the chance to become a U.S. citizen or be escorted out.

    Hopefully, after years of being here, she'd choose the former out of common sense, as the US would be as much her home as Mexico, and obviously the business prospects for a skilled person are better here.

    Precisely. Even if they've made good use of all the funds they've stolen from the American taxpayers, they still need some sort of punishment for breaking the law. Make them stay to repay every penny they stole in taxpayer money. But since they made good use of their time and stolen money, they should get the opportunity to become a citizen and be granted amnesty after they've repaid the taxpayer money(likely with interest), as they've repaid their debt to society and are far more valuable to us than a run-of-the-mill immigrant.
     
  15. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    Why does everyone think the analogy is supposed to suggest to ignore the law and all should be forgiven, when I specifically stated it is still wrong?

    When the analogy was used by someone else I figured the house was analogous for the country. Since someone sneaked into it. When that someone turned into a productive citizen it meant he/she added value to the house, but nicked money (by enjoying an education) from the one occupying that house legally (living in the country as a citizen). So, I'm so sorry with cherries on top that my analogy might not convey the appropriate amount of indignation to some of you, but that does not mean it's not a correct analogy. Especially when you start inserting non-analogous elements into it

    Thank you :)
     
  16. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    The entire family needs to be thrown out. oh wait damm Reagan and hes Amnesty
     
  17. Kerozine

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    I say we go medieval or her ass and deport her by means of a catapult. :popcorn:
     
  18. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Dey tuk ar jahbs college education!
     
  19. DinoDoc

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    Why would you do a crazy thing like that?
     
  20. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    Cos most countries do?
     

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