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General Subject: Amnesty

Road Toward Citizenship 1

Ballot creation date: 02/16/2013


Fact: The requirements for US citizenship have been well established for nearly two hundred years. Fact: The basic requirements have been to pass a test on US history and government, to have a working knowledge of the English language, and to have a legal permanent residency in the US.  Fact: These basic requirements have been unchanged for the great majority of citizenship-seeking individuals. Fact: When the US controls its borders, foreign people can only enter and reside here in accordance with US Laws. These people are called ‘legal US residents’.  Facts: The ‘road toward citizenship’ consists of taking any paths desired to learn and fulfill the requirements for citizenship. Fact: Recently proposed and partially implemented methods of excluding the basic requirements for citizenship have consisted of removing the word ‘legal’ from the term ‘legal resident’ and replacing this requirement along the ‘road’ with a different path to citizenship called ‘amnesty’. This legal action grants US citizenship only to those people who illegally crossed a border into the US, or who have crossed legally and remained illegally in the US. It does not apply to those legal immigrants who enter legally and reside legally in compliance with existing requirements. Fact: Illegal immigrants are granted many human services in the US that are forcibly funded by legal citizens. Facts: The US virtually halted immigration for several decades last century because we could not economically afford to absorb more people at the time without degrading the society we worked so hard to achieve. Those that were allowed in were more than happy to have to just learn our language, culture, and laws in order to gain citizenship.

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Analysis and Conclusion relative to theft:

The granting of amnesty for past illegality as a road toward citizenship constitutes a theft of resources from the US citizenry. It also rewards illegality at the expense of others seeking citizenship through the legal path as the administrative process (waiting in line) becomes overburdened. Congressmen here, and potential voters are performing a Double-MOT action. Free benefits are being traded for free Congressional votes to maintain lifestyles, and the victim (the public) who provide the benefits aren’t even in the negotiation/trading process. The ‘somethings’ are being traded for the ‘nothings’ not owned by either the illegal immigrants or the Congresspersons making the forced compliances (amnesty laws). Amnesty also ignores the minimum requirements for successful and productive assimilation into a new society which are a working knowledge of both the language and the laws. This MOT Ballot weighs the degree of theft from US Citizens' resources and monies by the President granting amnesty in lieu of enforcement of existing deportation law.

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