Council of Pakistan American Affairs Immigration
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Adnan Ul Haq Khan
Council of Pakistan American Affairs
Lawmakers Draw Lines In Emerging Immigration Debate.
Competing blueprints for immigration reform are emerging. Both political parties
agree the system is broken, and legal immigration is vital to our future. The devil is
in the details.
"Here's how we envision it". "(Adults who over stayed their visa or snuck in) would
have to come forward. They would have to undergo a background check." Anyone
who committed a serious crime would be deported. "They would be fingerprinted".
"They would have to pay a fine, pay back taxes, maybe even do community
service. They would have to prove they've been here for an extended period of
time. They understand some English and are assimilated. Then most of them
would get legal status and be allowed to stay in this country."
We would like to understand your thoughts and what you would like to see in the