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I disagree with the argument that "creating a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants would alienate the party’s conservative base and create an army of new liberal-leaning voters." Most dreamers value education and hard work, and they want to contribute to their communities and the nation as a whole. They are not the type of residents, who would vote for legislation which provides benefits for those who choose to be unemployed and live off of the hard work of other Americans. Many dreamers even feel that the Democrats have not done as much as possible to reform immigration laws. Perhaps if Republicans step up and propose legislation, which would provide permanent residency to dreamers, who have shown that they can be intelligent, politically engaged, citizens in the future, then they would gain more support from existing voters. I strongly support dreamers and I feel that the values which they embrace would lead many to vote (if granted citizenship) inline with Republicans.
May 22, 2014 at 9:47 a.m.
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