“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Pathway to citizenship, with some kind of fine for knowingly breaking the law after age 18, and then he can seek licensing for his desired profession.
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
The issue if "cutting hime more slack" is when do we say enough is enough on illegal entry? If he gets a break, what about the ones that come across today? Until the illegal entry is better managed and controlled, I say no to any "slack". There are ways for him to become legal. As a lawyer, he should know that.
"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
It never ceases to amaze me when I read about someone that was brought here by their parents, went to school, went to college, now speaks in behalf of all illegals and carries signs while having a tirade of the injustice of it all. My question is....why didn't they apply for citizenship all those years ago? What is stopping them NOW? They want a free pass after getting a free education most of us paid for by working 2 and 3 jobs while their parents sent money back home instead of paying their taxes or paying for that free schooling their kid now has to become a productive member of a society they stole from an STILL wants a free pass.
If his a 'illegal immigrant' then he should be deported this second and and can become a lawyer in jail but if his legit and just a 'immigrant' then yes he should be allowed (personally speaking).
The problem comes from higher above. Obama's granny lives here and she is illegal. Why is she still here????
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I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Honestly, the guy is smart enough to know that once he turned 18 it was time for him to pursue legal avenues toward citizenship. We have immigration laws for a reason. He needs to pursue citizenship, complying with Florida law, before being allowed to practice law.
Don't forget, this guy actually got a scholarship while his family never paid federal or state income taxes the entire time they've lived here. When he worked, he either received cash under the table or used a stolen social security number, royally screwing the rightful owner of that SS number. No one should be under the illusion that illegal immigrants earn their own way. They don't. They cost billions every year in education, medical and welfare benefits, and they pay nothing back.
He's not above the law. He needs to comply with the law.
As to the Federal income taxes, those got withheld, but they could never ask for a refund.
Many illegal immigrants pay up at tax time - USATODAY.com
Florida should grant him his law license, if he can get an H1 sponsor. Florida has already spent
the money on his education, they should at least be allowed to recoup the money in taxes.
Some other state might agree to issue him a law license, he has great income potential,
he will be the kind of revenue stream most states want.