November 11, 2015

JUST CALL AMNESTY A PATH AND EVERYONE SUPPORTS IT:

Ben Carson just became arguably the most liberal candidate in the GOP race on immigration (Dara Lind, November 11, 2015, Vox)

Breaking this down, there are three elements to Carson's plan:

Unauthorized immigrants currently in the US would have six months to register. Those who didn't register would be "treated as criminals," i.e., probably deported (since that's what happens to many unauthorized immigrants checked into jails right now).

The unauthorized immigrants who registered and had a "pristine record" would be eligible for legal status. (Carson describes this as "guest worker" status.)

Just being a guest worker wouldn't make someone eligible for citizenship, but if legalized immigrants wanted to apply for citizenship they could go about it through the existing process.

Posted by at November 11, 2015 7:45 PM

  

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