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Colombian nationality law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaEveryone born in Colombia acquires Colombian nationality, as long as at least one parent is either a Colombian citizen or resident in Colombia.
A child born outside Colombia who has at least one Colombian parent can be registered as a Colombian national by birth, either upon returning to Colombia (for residents) or at a consulate abroad (for non-residents).
You can wiki all the other South American nations yourself. The policy is the same throughout the region.
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There are many arcane, stupid, unenforceable and not practical to enforce laws on the books. In all things judgement must be applied....
I am immigrating to probably one of the toughest countries to immigrate to, and I think the only one that's tougher is the United States.
The only reason this was possible for me is because I was able to absorb what could have potentially been an enormous financial loss. I could have been out for all that money and wound up being denied anyway, unable to recoup any of what I spent. They expect you to just blindly gamble. This whole process took me a year, and that is considering that I was able to meet the demands of the process immediately every step of the way. Not everyone is so lucky. If you have to work your way through it, it can easily take 2 years, or 3, or more.
Even some people of means would not have been able to take that risk. It splits up families all the time -- even middle class families -- in cases of cross-national relationships. And I see absolutely no reason why wealth should be the measure of one's fitness to be a good resident or citizen. It's stupid tribal, classist nonsense.
And immigrating to the US is even worse than what I just went through.
We give people citizenship simply for being born, but reject decent people perfectly able to support themselves and split up families across oceans or continents simply for not being wealthy. I see no valid reason to reject someone of good legal standing, self-supporting ability, and who speaks the language passably well. I see no reason a global world shouldn't encourage global citizenry. I see no reason to split children from one of their parents, possibly for years. I see no reason to cut off one's nose to spite their face, rejecting motivated young talent who want to come to this country and make it, simply because they haven't yet.
These people have no idea what it's like. It's just blind tribalism and fear of some kind of imaginary "other." The law is not always right, and does not always deserve to stand. This is one of those cases. Our laws are those of a previous century and they need to join the 21st. Blindly supporting stupid and harmful laws is intellectually lazy and mindless, lacking any sort of critical thinking, and is the death of progress for any society.
"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
Don't you mean anti illegal alien or pro nation of laws supporters ?
But you are wrong, most of America's immigrants are due to chain migration and the majority of these legal immigrants over the past couple of decades are poor, uneducated and unskilled.
The simple solution in this case is to deport the parents, place the minor children with legal relatives in the country or a willing foster home until such time as the parents complete the legal process for immigrating to the US. After all, those who enter your country illegally don't seem to care about leaving their families behind while they set up base in America, do they? Nor do they seem to have a problem sending their children to your country alone to hook up with relatives or friends, as this year has clearly proven.
Bottom line, you're getting played by emotional blackmail.
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