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I am the descendant of legal immigrants, and I, too, am in favor of immigration reform. We should pass a constitutional amendment that forbids giving citizenship, in perpetuity, to anyone whose first act in setting foot in America was to break the law, and deny citizenship to anyone born here who does not have at least one legal resident as a parent. Emigrating to the United States is one of the easier processes in the world. I am sick of hearing how I am "anti-immigrant" because I merely want you to obey the law so that we can ensure both fair and orderly immigration, and protect our national security. I support immigration to avoid religious and political persecution, and I support a fair chance for all of those who come to our shores willing to follow the rules, whom I welcome with open arms. The ones who do not should go home where they legally belong.

Roger Simpson

Charlotte, MC

Mar 25 2010 - 3:13pm

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I am the first generation of a legal immigrant. My father applied and waited for his approval to enter the country legally.

I am sick and tired of the horror stories and the hand-wringing of the illegals here in the United States. This is a nation of laws--if you are here illegally you broke the law and therefore you are a criminal. I feel no compassion whatsoever for the any person who has compromised his or her standing by entering the US illegally. I would like to see on the 6 o'clock news every evening for about a month the coverage of illegals and their employers being hauled off in cuffs and leg chains. If you want to come here to reap the benefits of America, do it legally like so many have done in the past, as my father did.

What ever misfortune comes your way, remember: you broke our laws.

Harsh but honest. One nation, one flag, one language.

Chuck Henry

Williamsburg, VA

Mar 25 2010 - 8:08am

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I find it funny how immigration reform only seems to apply to those who cheated and came here illegally. A good friend of mine is a recent U.S. citizen. She immigrated to the US over ten years ago and has been in the citizenship application process since then. It cost her and her family over $14,000 in legal and associated fees to become a citizen. Now, you are saying these illegals should just get it for free?

How about we fine every one of them $20,000 and if they don’t pay we ship them to the southern-most portion of Argentina?

Michael Shen

Washington, DC

Mar 25 2010 - 7:37am

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