AMNESTY: the act of an authority (as a government) by which general pardon of an offense is granted often before trial or conviction especially to a large group of individuals.
The US Congress and past presidents have failed to secure our southwestern border to the extent that we have 12 million undocumented citizens in America. Conservative Republicans balk at any hint of amnesty, but, offer no sane solution to our problem. Imagine how much money it would cost to deport or prosecute 12 million Latinos for not having the proper papers:
All the tea in China could not pay for the legal tie ups in our legal system if we tried to send these Latinos back to their old homes.
Republicans will have to just “take a chill pill” and work with Democrats to find an fair solution to our immigration problem. President Obama has ideas and, so does a new bi-partisan group of senators including Dick Durbin, John McCain, Marco Rubio, Charles Schumer, Robert Menendez, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake et als. President Obama says that ‘this time we get it right!’
Have you signed one of the petitions being circulated? Have you told your elected officials how you feel about the situation? What will you support? After being here for twenty and thirty years makes them, by the fact itself, citizens without papers. The world is not perfect. Get over it…and support a path to legal citizenship and coming out of a dark limbo.