Saturday, June 15, 2013 | 2 a.m.
Since we are going to have 11 million illegal immigrants crammed down our throats, again, there should be a full process to it. When my great-grandparents came to this country, there were rules and regulations. There should be a process to be followed.
First we need to eliminate automatic citizenship just because you were born here. If the parents are not citizens, the child does not get it automatically.
Second, registration should be required. In addition to proving who the applicant is, photo and fingerprints should be recorded to help eliminate fraud.
Third, each applicant must go through the same process all legal immigrants go through.
Fourth, requirements should include things like no criminal history; having a job or a family member to fully support them (no welfare or food stamps, etc., during the immigration process); completing the immigration process in a timely manner, including learning English (our country’s language); and strictly obeying all laws or being removed from the process.
By not requiring these things, it is a slap in the face to all legal immigrants and their legal descendents.