DEBATE: which candidate's approach to immigration policy do you agree with more?
Both had good points. But I did like Romney's suggestion that joining the military to gain citizenship. Obama said something about illegal kids and school (?)
Simple build fence..... Place military on border..... Start deportations..... Ten years we should be back to normal!..... If u want in do it legally!
If you have any color in your skin then you know how terribly wrong this law WILL go based on current as well as historical evidence.
My understanding is that contrary to popular beliefs most illegal immigrants are actually white Europeans who have come legally and stayed after their green card expired, but don't leave because they know that they are white and won't be stopped or questioned.
Neither. I agree with Gary Johnson. Give them a grace period to get a work visa, then they can start contributing to the economy, and one day become citizens.
Illegals get few "freebies". They pay income, Social Security, sales, and property taxes and never file returns. They probably pay a higher percentage of their income than most people on this app. They also work harder for less money doing jobs that most Americans think they're too good to do.
The one that will deport people.
I thought Obama would at least come ahead for this poll. Romney's plan was ridiculous. He also went way off topic.
No benefits or freebies for illegals, and send their kids with them!
Streamline a military citizenship program. 4 years active duty plus 4 years reserve, permanent residency after active duty, citizenship after the full 8. Citizenship for spouse and children if you're killed or maimed in combat.
Reminder: The term "self deportation" was coined by a online Latino comedy news group who used the term because of its obvious stupidity.
It was picked up by republicans as a legitimate thing. Lol
Reminder: Under Obama more illegals have been deported than under ANY president. (Fact)
Also, Romney voted against the dream act which would give over achieving immigrants a path to citizenship.
And most people are ignorant asses. Esp. Since Asians have surpassed Latinos as the largest immigrant group.
Romney 110%. Obama doesn't give a shit about is border states.
Come visit ground zero for a month and you'll see what a mess it is here.
Plus I'm not for a president who extends amnesty to illegals to gain political votes.
Mikey - self deportation will work. If there are no jobs for illegals because companies are punished for hiring them, they will leave. They won't stay if they can't make money. You have to understand how self deportation works; it's not just a voluntary only concept.
4million LEGAL immigrants waiting to come to this country the right way. Obama says screw them. The illegals get first dibs for jumping the line.
Most innovations and inventions come from LEGAL immigrants not ILLEGAL.
I don't care if you're Obama or Romney..they need to leave
And I know what I'm talking about coming from a law abiding immigrant family who left when their time was up and did everything in coming back the legal way (takes years and years, 4-9+). Illegals are ruining it for everyone who does it the legal way and doesn't feel entitled to every goddamn thing.
Obama = work visas for illegal kids. Say you came to the US legally and left once your visa expired. No path to citizenship. Fit all the criteria but are in the US legally and have been since you were a baby? No work visa, only for illegals. He just wants the Latino vote at the expense of LEGALS.
Oh come now, ask as many people as you'd like, ask them what first comes to mind when someone says "illegal immigrants", what do you think? That's not racist, it's just very clear. Not ALL are Hispanic, but be realistic, not emotional.
There must be like two Democrats using this app because they are always opposite of everyone else.
Self deportation WILL not Work!!' It's laughable!!
Facts also show he lie about everything in every election
Every thing he did in 4 years us a lie he was just trying to cover up that he did nothing about the true problems in this nation
Wow that's not bullying its truth and if you can't accept it then stop whining and open your eyes
Please explain to me why
Is the worst and Romney iz awesome
How do you know they will pay taxes? How do you know that they will even work? The problem is the immigration because the more people in this country illegally the government just takes care of them and that is where the money from the middle class is going and that's why we have no middle class
I know plenty of kids who would pick berries, as they used to before the flow of migrant workers came to Oregon and elsewhere. As a kid 15 years ago I worked on farms in the summertime to earn extra money. 12 years later my younger siblings couldn't find farm jobs due to migrant workers.
To where hell
Actually in high school, my friends and I did Detassle corn. These are jobs MANY people would love to have today rather than be a drag on society.
Suppressed! I know 1st hand of a young man getting a job in a meat packing plant to help pay for collage, it didn't last long cuz of the illegals he worked next to did nothing but STARE at him ALL day & let him know that this was THEIR job!
They can be US citizens living abroad until their parents can come here "legally". The parents should have thought about the before they came here "ILLEGALLY"!
Furthermore, Romney's plan makes no sense. You can't deny amnesty but give a path to citizenship for their kids. Who's going to raise them?
For Romney's self-deportation. I think they can leave if they want :)
In order to continue to move our nation ahead. Stricter policies making it harder to emigrate here will increase the number of illegal immigrants, as opposed to reducing.
I can't wait to see obama go!!!!!!
Obama. By creating opportunities for illegal immigrants to become citizens puts them on the right track. They start to contribute to society and pay taxes. Most of America's innovations/inventions come from immigrants. We need them, especially legally.
you mean his sales pitch. he doesn't really mean it.
As an immigrant, I think that Romney's idea to simplify the immigration process is something that would be great for America.
Yes, Romney, say Hispanics...because we're the only ones who come here illegally. Eff off.
Will YOU pick berries by hand? Will YOU work in meat packing plants? Will YOU work minimum wage in restaurants? I thought not.
Illegals take jobs that Americans could work, and then libs cover it up by saying that no Americans actually wanted the jobs.
As a new(ish) citizen of this amazing country I agree with Romney's views on immigration. Nobody should be given citizenship of this or any other country just for showing up. And don't get me started on the anchor baby thing, the whole idea is idiotic.
Wow if you think Romney is a bully, you must not have grown up with lots of brothers and sisters. You must not be Italian and you have never listened to Steeler fans talk about the Ravens, cowboys, bengals, or patriots.
Not to stop...to ask for legal documentation once they've been stopped.
Priority comes first would you rather worry about some immigrant stuff or are biggest threat to America Osama bin laden?