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1.somebody settling in country: a newcomer to a country who has settled there
2.plant or animal in new place: a plant or animal that establishes itself in a place where it was not found before
3.settling in another country: relating to those who have come to settle in another country
Everyone that has settled in this country has worked and earned their rights to become citizens. That is part of being an American. The only people who didn’t have a choice: From the 16th to the 19th centuries, an estimated 12 million Africans were shipped as slaves to the Americas. See Slavery in the Americas. The great majority went to the sugar plantations of the West Indies or Brazil, where mortality was high. About 645,000 were brought to what is now the United States. By the 1860 United States Census, the slave population in the American South had grown to four million. Of all 1,515,605 families in the 15 slave states, nearly 400,000 held slaves (roughly one in four), amounting to 8% of all American families.
The 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees has adopted the following definition of a refugee (in Article 1.A.2):
[A]ny person who: owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.
Living in El Paso, Texas allowed me to see with my own eyes, the number of children that were born in the US and cross the bridge on a daily basis to attend school in the United States. The unfairness and over crowding must be controlled. The right to be a citizen in the United States must be earned. Mexico’s drug cartels problem is not and should not be OUR problem.
Gay Rights </strong- If your a citizen and the gay rights apply in the state you reside in the law applies. To grant non-citizens rights and benefits to the spouses and families of same-sex couples who are in long-term committed relationships, NO!
Border Security requiring that the border be certified as secure before allowing any of the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants to get U.S. citizenship. Borders must be secured, allowing people who have broken the law to enter this country NO.
eligibility Extending legalization privileges for people living here illegally before April 17, as opposed to the bill’s cut off Dec.31 BREAKING THE LAW to enter the United States AND THEN ALLOWING CRIMINALS TO BECOME LEGALIZED IN THIS COUNTRY, what a double standard.
Welfare benefits Barring anybody who would qualify for Medicare and other welfare programs from qualifying to get their citizenship. Agree, anyone that the United States must support and in this country illegally should be deported. When people legally come into this country they have sponsorship from family and friends. It is not the responsibility of Americans to take care of people who break the law. This was repealed by the Gang of Eight. The term “Gang of Eight” gained wide currency in the coverage of the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic spying program, in the context that no members of Congress other than the Gang of Eight were informed of the program, and they were forbidden to disseminate knowledge of the program to other members of Congress. The Bush administration has asserted that the briefings delivered to the Gang of Eight sufficed to provide Congressional oversight of the program and preserve the checks and balances between the executive and legislative branches.
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