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  •  Immigrants also pay taxes and make the economy (4+ / 0-)
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    The Marti, a2nite, immigradvocate, Fulgour

    grow. If they are legalized they will pay into the social security system, that helps us all.  I think the worst thing about a high percentage of undocumented people is that employers don't have a need to improve working conditions. They can hire someone who can't complain.

    I also think that having a large group of people with less rights or no rights causes numerous social problems for everyone. Crime victims and witnesses won't talk to the police because they are afraid of the consequences.

    I know a lot of people think it is a crime for people to come here without proper documentation, but we have to be realistic. Some people came as kids and had no say in the matter, some people had no way of surviving the 8-15 year wait to get in.

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