PLEASE. Half of illegal immigrants came here in the legal system.
The system, that sends them a notice 1 year out from their visa expiring, saying “Hey, get yourself renewed”.
The immigrant complies, sends in their background history, their list of addresses going back ten years, the money to pay for the renewal, and a whole stack of forms of other information.
Then wait 6 months to hear back “oh, there was a mistake, please fix such and such”.
They fix the document as requested, send it back it in, wait 8 more months.
“oh there was one other thing. BTW, you haven’t been renewed yet, so you’re outside the country now right?”
And hey, that’s for people already here, what about the idiocy of people who get put into waiting lists that extend over a quarter of a century? People who’ve had to come recurringly on a temporary visa, only to be rejected for permanent residency, or were left in limbo with no idea of where or when or if they would get in, for a generation or more?
This is respecting Immigrants? THIS is affirming the protections and advancements of the Constitution they are owed?
THIS is your America? The STUPID version of 1984? The even lazier version of the gotdang VA?
Because it sure as hell doesn’t sound like the Founders version. Railroading people into unlawfulness, with bureaucratic bull****.