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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Liye Zhang
When Lucinda Sweazey's family immigrated from Canada in 1999, it took seven years and an estimated $45,000 in fees to secure permanent resident status in the U.S. Ms. Sweazey and other legal immigrants are voicing concerns that providing amnesty for those who arrived illegally will only encourage more of the same.
"Giving green cards to illegal immigrants while not giving them to these people seems very much stupid and foolish," Mr. Zhang said.
"The process was long and exhausting," he said, recalling his visits to immigration offices in San Francisco, many of which required early morning travel and long hours in lines. "It cost a great deal of money even though I am unsure how much precisely it was."