12/29: A ‘path to legality’?

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has outlined a “path to legality” for some illegal immigrants. The criteria: They must have lived in the United States 25 years, have family, abide by the law and pay taxes. Two guest columnists offer views on this controversial issue facing the U.S.

Here is  what Charles H. Kuck, managing partner with Atlanta-based Kuck Immigration Partners, LLC., and president of the Alliance for Business Immigration Lawyers, has to say. And read an opinion piece by Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.

If nothing else, most agree there’s a problem and that solving it won’t be easy.

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December 29th, 2011
11:13 am

The illegal immigrant has become the scapegoat of this economy?

Exploited by political groups like LaRazz and GALEO maybe but they are not victims and participate in their life knowingly.


December 29th, 2011
10:58 am

Which is more difficult–having a baby or gathering onions? We have so many on government assitance who could pick those onions for the money they get each week. I know I am being racist–right! We have cultivated a class of people who do not have work incentives. Instead we educate them for four years and they return home continuing drawing government assistance. It may be the 5th generation of this family who has done this. I know field work is tough. Sitting at home or roaming the streets with a cell phone is much more palatable. When are you going to solve the real problem. Stop giving people something for nothing at the expense of the working person.

Not Blind

December 29th, 2011
10:51 am

@ Doug R – I believe in cause and effect. Our government’s policies have lead us to our current mess. Changing these policies is our only way out of the mess. Outright encouragement of illegal immigration has been a government policy since the middle 60’s. We are now feeling the effects of this policy. The illegal aliens powered the housing bubble. Without the excess labor they provided the majority of houses now sitting empty WOULD NOT EVEN HAVE BEEN BUILT. Entire catagories of American craftsmen have been wiped out and replaced by workers that send their money off shore and rely on the American taxpayer for their healthcare.

How can citizens of another country who have no love for our country’s ideals be the key to our recovery ? Smacks of slave ship rationalization.

Not Blind

December 29th, 2011
10:42 am

@ georgian. So you are ok with the taxpayers footing the $billions the illegals cost us so that you can save 50 cents on an onion ??? Who is out of touch with reality ?