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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Luis Pozzollo
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.
By considering amnesty for illegals, Congress will be taking away chances from qualified applicants and giving them to people, he said, who "failed to comply with American laws."
But Luis Pozzollo, a naturalized citizen from Uruguay, said the immigration bill is "plain amnesty" because it provides benefits for illegals such as in-state tuition, does not help stem illegal immigration and provides no efficient border security.