Reopen Ellis Island as a symbolic gesture

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    when people stood in line
     
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    1751Texan US Constitution first...

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    ...And would these be "tourists" symbolically" standing in line? and what would these "line-standers" be symbolizing...?
     
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    People still stand in line and it is a quite generous line but there are those who feel it do not apply to them so they by pass the line and are rewarded with amnesty. Those people need to be treated like children and sent to the back of the line to wait their turn.
    We need to control legal immigration also.



    Legal Immigration - The Bigger Problem
    By Edwin S. Rubenstein
    Volume 17, Number 4 (Summer 2007)
    Issue theme: "How many illegal aliens are in the U.S.?"

    The 1990 immigration law “capped” legal immigration at 700,000 persons a year. Yet since 1990, there’ve been only two years in which legal immigration has been below that level.

    In 2006, 1,266,264 people were granted legal permanent resident status. That’s a record if you exclude the post-IRCA amnesty spike of the early 1990s—which reflected the 1986 amnestying of illegal aliens already here.



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    Gesture of what?:confused:
     
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    This is a good point considering nowadays people just stream over the borders like they have a "right" to be here.
     
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    It wouldn't be a very big island in the middle of the Rio Grand.
     

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