Should a 'Pathway to Citizenship' be Made Available to Undocumented Immigrants Residing in the US?

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11 March 2013 Should a "pathway to citizenship" be made available to the 10-12 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the US? Allowing Pathway to Citizenship This has been a controversy subject for years. Some are arguing that this path would need to be created simply for the reason that it is the most civilized method in handling with the population, it is financially sound, and it would stop the tragic displacing of many people's lives (Plant, 2003). People are making the point that making a way for illegal immigrants that are coming into the U.S. as children would be the most right and nice thing to do and it would even be very civilized on their part. This would also lift the heavy burden of being "illegal" off of so many shoulders of adults and parents (Alderson, 2006). Some would argue that it would make them feel as though they are at home and would probably give them some sense of pride in who they are. Some would argue that allowing this pathway to citizenship would more than likely build up their self-esteem and help them to be more proud of who they are since most of them are being stigmatized for being righteous. If their self-esteem is boosted than they are more likely to become law abided citizens. Provided a selection among deporting undocumented immigrants "since they are taking away jobs that Americans need" versus permitting them to turn into legal taxpayers, "so that they will want to pay their fair share and then they would be able to

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