- Posted January 31, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Naturalized citizens: Your thoughts on immigration reform
Illegal is easier, less expensive and less paperwork than Legal Immigration..
I have been in US for good 7 years Legally, with no hope of getting(even applying) Green Card even though I have "already" paid all taxes and never committed a crime. I bought a home, have a US citizen daughter and I paid extra money to lawyers and US agencies, all to make sure I stay legal in US and not break any law.
Result of all the hard work to stay legal : I cannot even apply for a Green Card after being here for 7 years, while under current proposals any illegal who is here for long time will be able to do so.
Problem: I cannot find a employer who can sponsor me. On the other hand, Illegals donot have to find sponsor and can simply get in a line after paying taxes, which they should have been paying already and which I have already paid, and prove no criminal activity.
I have no problem illegals being able to get in line to get Green Card, but why cannot Legals living in US for so long cannot also do so?? Why cant Legals like me who have been in US for 5+ years just get in a line to get Green Card??
That tells me that I should immediately violate terms of my visa and become an illegal immigrant because being legal inside US will never get me a Green Card. When I am Illegal, the Comprehensive Illegal Reform will award me and atleast offer me a path to Green Card.
Obeying law didn't act in best interest for me and many others who have been legally in US for long times but no sponsor employer. We should be able to get in line along with illegals too at least....
Question to Citizens and lawmakers of USA - Should I go Illegal myself to be on path to Green Card? Is that the right way? Atleast that's the way which works...