IMMIGRATION REFORM; WHY? Why is Obama pushing for immigration reform when he knows the majority, over 75%, of Americans are against any kind of amnesty or path to citizenship for 12 -20 million people who disrespected our immigration laws and entered this country illegally and continue to break laws to work and continue to live here. They are not in the shadows. They are in every place we are. If they will break our immigration laws, they will break others and they do. $5,000 and wait in live for citizenship is not a punishment for those who are already ahead of the line by being here and able to work toward the American dream that they have prevented Americans from achieving by taking jobs, lowering wages and lower the standard of living for Americans. They are taking from those waiting legally respecting our laws and those waiting are being punished by having to wait. That in not fair and inhuman. There is no way of knowing who has or doesnt have a criminal background because they use false and numerous identifications. If they do commit a crime, all they have to do is use another ID and social security number. Amnesty in 1986 did not work to stop illegal immigration and amnesty again will not stop it either and will only encourage more illegal immigration and another amnesty for another 20 million in another 20 years. Our immigration laws are not broken and the fact that 185,000 immigrate to this country legally each year is sufficient proof that it works. What is broken is our immigration laws by not being enforced. Whats the point in having laws if they are not obeyed or enforced? If we allow 20 million illegal aliens to remain in the country, we may as well open the border, because they will come and nothing will be able to stop them. Amnesty or a path to citizenship is a welcome signal. No matter what you call it, it is still amnesty. Put lipstick and a dress on a pig and its still a pig. The only reform we need is to reform automatic birthright citizenship for the American born children of illegal aliens and put the E-Verify system in place. American born children of illegal aliens cannot be use as anchors. Greenspan is as wrong as Obama when he say our economy would collapse without illegal aliens working. They take more from the economy than they contribute to the economy because they are low wage earners and pay very little in taxes is any. No one benefits from cheap illegal labor but corporations like WalMart. 185,000 admitted legally each year is more than we can absorb economically. We are running out of natural resources because of population and especially water and eventually food. And our social services is being drained. If we allow amnesty, the 20 million will be able to bring in their families and the number will be astronomical. Amnesty is not keeping America safe when illegal aliens kill more Americans than 9-11 and all the recent wars and more dangerous than terrorists. With illegal immigration, comes every kind of criminal activity mentionable. When I voted for Obama, I did not vote for immigration reform.