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Shamnesty punishes legal immigrants: ‘Waiting 13 years to bring family here’


Huh. Others are wondering that, too. As Twitchy reported yesterday, Senator Cruz brought up that correct point when he issued his statement opposing the immigration “pathway to citizenship” proposal. If it looks like Shamnesty Redux, that’s because it is.

“…and profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who waited years, if not decades, to come to America legally.” – @sentedcruz

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 28, 2013

Amen, Senator Cruz. Thank you for standing strong against your craven colleagues.

Twitter users, including CNN contributor Dana Loesch, agree.

In this country it’s harder to become a legal citizen than an illegal citizen. Insane.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2013

I personally know too many law-abiding immigrants, patiently waiting after following process, who have been penalized by our system.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2013

The ones I know are left hanging — the shortest time for one friend has been four years. These aren’t exceptions, it’s reality.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2013

We have friends who’ve waited for 7 years and paid five figures and are still awaiting legal citizenship. Hard workers, love America.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2013

My sons’ Spanish teacher is a citizen, her husband is not. He’s been waiting several years for citizenship. One of those evil business folk.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2013

Law-abiding people wait years to come here legally and obtain citizenship.

bit.ly/2JpnOC The line for LEGALLY immigrating here, for virtually everybody, takes seven to twenty-eight years to navigate.

— Moe Lane (@moelane) January 28, 2013

And more Twitter users relay personal experiences with legal immigration.

What do I say to my int’l friends who have been waiting years LEGALLY to get US citizenship?”Too bad you didn’t break the law earlier?”

— PolitiJim (@politiJim) January 29, 2013

My wife immigrated to this country legally 20 years ago. Amnesty is a slap in the face to her and everyone else who followed rules. #tgdn

— ag_texas (@ag_texas) January 28, 2013

People I know who waited years to enter the US legally are the most vocal against immigration reform for those who entered illegally.

— HeartGiraffes (@HeartGiraffes) January 29, 2013

@marcorubio what about my many friends and colleagues from countries who have done legally and have been waiting for years for green cards?

— Brad Hudson (@bradfordhudson) January 29, 2013

“@tomhall: #Immigration” my friend has been waiting to get here legally for years, she’s thrilled illegals will get preference over her

— Steve Mona (@nkslider) January 28, 2013

@dloesch my husband spent thousands and it took 7 years. Lots of time, paperwork and patience. He felt worth the wait

— Missy Day Sardo (@missydaysardo) January 28, 2013

@dloesch My wife worked hard to become a USCITZ, took over 5 years but it was the law.She is not Latino, does that make a difference.

— dylansodad (@dylansodad) January 28, 2013

Please make sure my coworker, here legally, gets citizenship b4 anyone not following the rules does @marcorubio he’s been trying 4 ten years

— karen mcnulty (@karenjmcnulty) January 29, 2013

@dloesch Trouble is…current laws resulted in 23 years of legal struggle on legal Visas for me to become citizen.23 YEARS.

— Sonia F. Khan (@sapienist) January 28, 2013

@dloesch very true. Took me about 8 years in all to become a US citizen, either way though it was worth it. I love being here.

— Grant Crosthwaite (@GLCrosthwaite) January 29, 2013

@jonathanhoenig A friend’s sister’s family waited patiently over 12 years to come legally from Hong Kong.

— Victor (@vicnewyork) January 29, 2013

@samrod2935spoke 2 a Vietnamese immigrant.Took 8 years to legally come to this country with her sister living here. Not here for welfare

— Lisa 4freedom (@Abcstofree) January 29, 2013

@stuffthatilikePerfectly said when we have million ofpeople waiting on line to come here legally to do those jobs. I waited 7 years myself

— Khalif Saint-Cyr (@khalifallah) January 28, 2013

Like, I’m sorry that my family took ten years and waited in fucking lines LEGALLY to obtain our citizenship. You should do the fucking same.

— Danielle ✌ (@canadanielle) January 22, 2013

@joenbc @morningmika waiting 13 years to bring family legally into this country & still have another 5 years to go b/c siblings. not fair

— NEP (@fullmoonsister) January 29, 2013

Not fair, indeed. Punishing the law-abiding who seek to come here in good faith by rewarding scofflaws. Forward!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/29/shamnesty-punishes-legal-immigrants-waiting-13-years-to-bring-my-family-here-legally/

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