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"For over 90 years the ACLU has defended the rights of all Americans, whether born in this country or somewhere else, because the Constitution protects the civil liberties and civil rights of all people. We will continue to serve in this critical role as the debate over the immigration reform bill begins. "
The 'Gang of Eight' plan DOES NOT DEAL with Americans. By definition is deals with NON-Americans. Stop trying to subvert the sovereignty of America with your disinformation campaign. These people have no right legal or moral, to be here. They must return to their own countries.
Hahaha. Do your research, plenty of Americans (especially American children) who have a parent, parents or spouses who were born in another country ARE being effected by this countries broken immigration system. WHERE are their rights? They have rights to have a provider, and not to be subjected to foster care and welfare and state health insurance, which by the way- you are paying for when the parent, spouse and provider is deported. Thousands of American citizens are being affected by this. Also- unless you are 100% Native American- you come from immigrants, and if you don't like it- maybe you should go back to their country!
Being a legal immigrant to the US and born as the son of a legal immigrant to Europe, I'm often surprised by the debate here. It's quite normal in Europe to have employment checks, national ID systems and such, nobody, even other immigrants, seem to protest when people without legal permits get deported (unless its refugees being sent back to unsafe countries), on the other hand legal immigrants in Europe are often treated with the same kind of disdain that is usually reserved for undocumented immigrants in the US. I do not wish the USA to become like Europe, and I do support the ACLU but I wonder what kind of policing of immigration laws the ACLU would actually recommend, is the some sort of policy paper available?
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