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Immigrant's Weekly May 22, 2006
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Immigration Reform

A New York Times report states "President Bush pushed ahead on Tuesday with his effort to bring Republicans in the House and the Senate together on a plan to reduce illegal immigration." For the full story, see here. For the actual transcript of President Bush's May 15th address on immigration, see here.

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Dear Weekly Editor
Responding to "Ali Alexander"'s letter (05/15/06 IW), it's inconceivable how short-sighted the "arguements" are. Migration is a global phenomenon. It is complex, dynamic, and ultimately, it's human. Has anyone ever questioned why people cross without documents? Perhaps, if it was questioned, instead of transformed into an act of crucifixion, before such nauseating comments are made, then this "debate" would not be so polarized and poorly argued.

Michael Velarde

Dear Weekly Editor
Responding to Ali Alexander's letter (05/15/06 IW), it's obvious to me, that like the opinions of most other Americans, this letterwriter doesn't have the slightest idea of immigration. What ITIN number and mismatch social security number is his letter talking about to show us who illegal aliens are? Clearly his letter reflects no knowledge of how the credit reporting system work, or what the ITIN numbers are for. There are three main categories for people to immigrate legally from their home country, which take years and lots of money. One, you have to have a degree or some special ability, secondly family-based petitions and third by the greencard lottery. I fail to see how the settlers that immigrated here to start this great nation, had any of the above requirements, since most of them was potato planters, carperters etc. In that case, all of our ancestors were once illegal immigrants, and therefore criminals, which make most American born immigrants, the offsprings of criminals. And so we can go around and around. Until the day that anyone has stood in my shoes, and until the day that one is fully knowledgable regarding immigration, one doesn't have the slightess idea what it is all about, or what people go through to become legal. People come here for a better life, and I would be afraid not to know who 11 million people is that live amongst Americans with no history and no names. I did not agree with the May 1st demonstrations. I think if you want to be in America, at least raise the flag, show your pride, and at least attempt to do it the right way. But I disagree that we should be send home or treated as criminals, since we have not committed a crime, since most of us pay our taxes, and support the economy.

An immigrant

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