Illegal immigrants and legal paperwork

Crazy thought. There is obviously a statute of limitations at some point, but we assume that this would be at least for five to seven years. But if an illegal immigrant becomes a legal citizen, then at some point in the process, was there not illegal paperwork used? If so, does that not in fact make the whole process of their citizenship null and void?
Sounds crazy, but from a legal perspective, you would have to wonder.

  • AreYouKidding

    My whole take on the matter is that illegal immigrants are exactly that, illegally living in our country. Most of the time when you do something illegal you get put in jail, not given handouts or government assistance.
    Honestly, illegal immigrants should be deported.
    Now, before you think I’m way too harsh let me add a note or two.
    If it is so bad to deport someone then why do we have laws that require it. If the law is the problem then change the law. Until the law is changed it is our duty to uphold it.
    In the past I have been very involved with groups that come from countries in BAD situations… Cuba for example. I’m not saying I think the law is right in all circumstances, but those situations need to be defined so that we get away from the “illegal” status and make them refugees or something.
    What I don’t like to see is our tax dollars going to support illegal immigrants and giving them a good education and not spending that money on our children that are legal citizens. Illegal immigrants have NO rights, they do not get to vote, and they do not get tax payers money. It’s like giving money to prisoners in jail just because they’re in jail.
    Give them money, give them better clothes, give them housing assistance, but before you do anything you need to make them citizens – or – change the law and call them refugees. Otherwise, do what our government tells us to and send them home.
    Don’t get mad at me… get mad at your overpaid congressman.

  • AreYouKidding

    My whole take on the matter is that illegal immigrants are exactly that, illegally living in our country. Most of the time when you do something illegal you get put in jail, not given handouts or government assistance.
    Honestly, illegal immigrants should be deported.
    Now, before you think I’m way too harsh let me add a note or two.
    If it is so bad to deport someone then why do we have laws that require it. If the law is the problem then change the law. Until the law is changed it is our duty to uphold it.
    In the past I have been very involved with groups that come from countries in BAD situations… Cuba for example. I’m not saying I think the law is right in all circumstances, but those situations need to be defined so that we get away from the “illegal” status and make them refugees or something.
    What I don’t like to see is our tax dollars going to support illegal immigrants and giving them a good education and not spending that money on our children that are legal citizens. Illegal immigrants have NO rights, they do not get to vote, and they do not get tax payers money. It’s like giving money to prisoners in jail just because they’re in jail.
    Give them money, give them better clothes, give them housing assistance, but before you do anything you need to make them citizens – or – change the law and call them refugees. Otherwise, do what our government tells us to and send them home.
    Don’t get mad at me… get mad at your overpaid congressman.

  • Believe me, as a child of immigrants (both legal), I totally agree. If they couldn’t come into the country by legal means, then why would we as taxpayers support them.
    My question is more about: if you know that they’re “legal” now, and they came here “illegally” then doesn’t that say that to gain their legal status, they used illegal means? If so, that should make anything legal null and void, as long as the statute of limitations hasn’t passed.

  • darkmoon

    Believe me, as a child of immigrants (both legal), I totally agree. If they couldn’t come into the country by legal means, then why would we as taxpayers support them.
    My question is more about: if you know that they’re “legal” now, and they came here “illegally” then doesn’t that say that to gain their legal status, they used illegal means? If so, that should make anything legal null and void, as long as the statute of limitations hasn’t passed.