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Bevy of national reports shows support of 'path to citizenship'

The controversy of a plan for citizenship for undocumented people in this country has raged on for many years. We've all heard the platitudes. "Broken system." "There needs to be a path." "This is supposed to be the land of opportunity."

While there is a lot of hope that an immigration deal will finally be agreed to and passed, for the time being we have a system that is, indeed, broken. Sometimes, the platitudes fit. In this case, it seems silly that an entire group of people have little or no chance to become citizens of this country, even though the circumstances of each individual are unique. Some undocumented people may have a criminal past; others may not. Some undocumented people may know the rules that apply to them regarding residency and citizenship; others may not.

But no matter what the circumstances are, these are still people. They have feelings and hopes and dreams and disappointments, just like everyone else. Hopefully the suits in Washington realize this, and find a way to make that path to citizenship a clearer reality in the very near future.

In the meantime, there seems to be a significant portion of the American public that believes a path to U.S. citizenship is the way to go. According to a number of national studies that were compiled together, 63 percent of Americans think that a path to citizenship is the right way to go. Currently, the plan calls for a long waiting period for those who want to obtain citizenship. It can be long and complicated, and there are a lot of rules and regulations associated with the process. Hopefully someday soon it will be simpler.

Source: New York Times, "In Report, 63% Back Way to Get Citizenship," Julia Preston, Nov. 25, 2013

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