On Nov. 20, President Obama made a speech about his new plan to allow illegal immigrants to live in the United States for three years. The criteria to be able to do so, according to CNN and Obama’s speech, is to:
- have been in the states illegally for five years
- have a child who is a U.S. Citizen
- pay your taxes
What a person looking for citizenship who cannot get into the states via being right at the border has to complete:
- Complete a form (N400) for Naturalization
- Go to biometrics (what even is biometrics?) and make an appointment for an interview
- Have the biometrics interview
- Based on their decision, become Granted, Continued or Denied
- Granted—USCIS may approve your Form N-400 if the evidence in your record establishes that you are eligible for naturalization.
- Continued—USCIS may continue your application if you need to provide additional evidence/documentation, fail to provide USCIS the correct documents, or fail the English and/or civics test the first time.
- Denied—USCIS will deny your Form N-400 if the evidence in your record establishes you are not eligible for naturalization.
- Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance
- Take the Oath of Allegiance
- Understand the Citizenship of being an American
- Take the Citizenship Test
And might I add that a majority of Americans, I would guess approximately 80 percent, would not be able to pass the Citizenship Test, let alone nearly 11 million illegal immigrants who can barely speak English.
Also, how is this all fair to those who want to become an American but don’t have the pleasure of being geographically across the border of the United States and get by just like that?
Now, politically, this is a smart move on Obama. Let’s say out of the projected 11 million illegal immigrants that are here, eight million of them are given the temporary, basically, amnesty. That could sing an election easily to the Democratic Party. And assuming that since the Democrats were the ones to give the illegal immigrants a break, the majority would vote Democratic just because. And funny how he chose three years of allowing them to stay, just after the election period…
But, Obama is just thinking politics, not about “We the People.” It is already costing schools millions of dollars to pay for resources like extra food in the cafeteria, and books-which the majority of schools already cannot afford to buy. Like I said earlier, a majority of the illegal immigrants coming over do not speak English. So, you also have to include paying the wages of new teachers to teach them how to speak English, as well as get new supplies that those students can read and use efficiently. And to add onto the jumble, only 13 percent of illegal immigrant children will graduate from college. So, is it worth the cost for America?
Lastly, now that the plan will let the illegal immigrants have work permits, they will also be taking jobs from the American people who are supposed to be working and making a living here in the states. Again: is it worth the cost for America?
Our economy and schools are already in the pits. Why make it worse when we know that it is not going to help the situation? I know that it is important that our country looks good on the world stage, but we also have to think of “We the People.” Enough of this “political correctness” shtuff that the government has brought to the country. We cannot and will not always be the world’s police officer. The world will still believe that we are powerful if we do not let people who are illegally here stay here. To me, that makes us seem like a wimpy country. We have to lay down the law at some point.