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Activists Say Immigrant's Death Demonstrates Need For Immigration Reform

Regardless of where you stand on the issue, the fact that there are 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country is a clear and simple fact that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, the US does not have the power to deport 12 million people. Even if we deported 100,000 people per month it would take 10 years to deport all of them... that's considering that no new immigrants come here and those deported do not come back. This is simply not possible. No politician will go after the INDUSTRIES like agriculture, hotel and tourism, restaurants, janitorial, meat packing plants... etc. etc. There are billions of dollars involved. Please guys, don't be naive, your congressman/senator will never listen to you over these super powerful donors. So what is the answer? Yes let's secure our border, but we also need to legalize immigrants like this poor guy who made an entire life here with his family! Consider that his children were probably born here and can not relate to any other country other than the USA. Many children of undocumented immigrants can't even speak any other language that is not English. For all intents and purposes these people are as Americans as you and I. We need to secure our borders but we also need to legalize the ones already here. Only then can we heavily crack down on employers who hire NEW undocumented immigrants.

June 8, 2010 at 12:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )