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house Bill H.R. 4184

Allowing People Granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Apply For Permanent Resident Status

Argument in favor

People who were granted Temporary Protected Status years ago to live in the U.S. because of instability in their home countries have become essential parts of their communities here in America. They should be allowed to apply for legal permanent resident status so they can continue those contributions.

Samantha's Opinion
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01/12/2018
Please pass this bill to allow person granted TPS a legal option to permeant residency. If they received TPS before Jan 2011 that means they've lived in the USA for at least 7 years. 7 years of contributing to their new communities and building their lives. Let them stay!
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Leo's Opinion
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01/12/2018
If you have been here since 2011 and have committed no crime while contributing to the economy, you have earned the right for permanent residency.
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01/12/2018
This bill is a workable strategy to identify carefully those immigrants whose presence in this country is a result of seeking asylum and safety under extreme duress, engaging as fully as possible into the communities and values of this nation and contributing effectively towards the good of their cities, state and towards our country as a whole. I would prefer the more permanent status of citizenship, but as this bill is offered by a Republican in this time of woefully absent bipartisanship and basically achieves the aim of fairness and offers respect for the efforts of immigrants to assimilate, I can support it.
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Argument opposed

The Temporary Protected Status program is designed to temporarily allow people whose home countries are in turmoil to live and work in the U.S. until the situation in their homeland stabilizes. It shouldn’t last forever, and if those people want to return they can choose to go through the immigration process.

Bradley's Opinion
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01/12/2018
Follow the process. We have one for a reason.
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Jake's Opinion
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01/12/2018
NO ONE should be allowed to go to the front of the line! That’s a slap in the face to the immigrants waiting in line obeying the law and those that are now citizens that did it the right way. Pls don’t pass the unfair advantage bill.
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RadicalModerate's Opinion
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01/12/2018
Congress should do the right thing and protect all Americans and the world against the president. Impeach the Donald.
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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedOctober 31st, 2017
    Please pass this bill to allow person granted TPS a legal option to permeant residency. If they received TPS before Jan 2011 that means they've lived in the USA for at least 7 years. 7 years of contributing to their new communities and building their lives. Let them stay!
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    Follow the process. We have one for a reason.
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    If you have been here since 2011 and have committed no crime while contributing to the economy, you have earned the right for permanent residency.
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    This bill is a workable strategy to identify carefully those immigrants whose presence in this country is a result of seeking asylum and safety under extreme duress, engaging as fully as possible into the communities and values of this nation and contributing effectively towards the good of their cities, state and towards our country as a whole. I would prefer the more permanent status of citizenship, but as this bill is offered by a Republican in this time of woefully absent bipartisanship and basically achieves the aim of fairness and offers respect for the efforts of immigrants to assimilate, I can support it.
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    Hard working people...Family people...Law Abiding People...Students...Tax Payers...Home Owners...Community Contributors, this is the stuff we are made of. Clear a path. Do the right thing. Yesterday we saw a 39 year old man being desperately hugged by his wife son and daughter as he was to board a plane to a country that has not been his home since he was 9 Years Old. WE are Monsters! #immigrationReformNow #DACAnow
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    I’m only second generation from numerous shithole countries So is trump Now the USA is considered a shithole because we have a shithead in charge To everyone in the world, we will take our country back in 11 months Holding your nose until then may be mandatory
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    Give me your poor your huddled masses yearning yo be free
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    It is extremely unkind, heartless, to send someone back to home they haven’t been in for 15-20 years, as some of these poor people will be forced to do. This is their home now. Ask them. If they are self-supporting let them have a chance.
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    NO ONE should be allowed to go to the front of the line! That’s a slap in the face to the immigrants waiting in line obeying the law and those that are now citizens that did it the right way. Pls don’t pass the unfair advantage bill.
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    Congress should do the right thing and protect all Americans and the world against the president. Impeach the Donald.
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    There needs to be a resolution to the TPS program. You can’t expect to continuously extend TPS, then tell people to leave when they’ve developed a life and have raised a family in the United States. As the husband of a Haitian national who is under the TPS program along with other in laws, I fully support this piece of legislation that would pave the way to permanent residency for those people in the United States that are under the TPS program. The program has been temporary for far too long and needs to be remedied. You can’t expect everyone to just go back to their home country amid all the issues there.
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    I will support this as long as people who don’t apply by 2021 are given the boot and sent to their home country. However I see this similar as the DREAMer act and people won’t apply and then cry foul when they are asked to leave. There needs to be a hard end line that will be met and enforced for this to work. Also there should be an act like this enacted EVERY time TPS status is granted. An end date should be provided and enforced. No one should get immunity for ever.
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    I heard about the lapse of El Salvador citizens due to an incident that happened over 16 years ago!!! I’m sorry no amnesty for any illegal aliens. Even 2011 if you want to come into the country come in lawfully...the right way.
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    The Temporary Protected Status program, as it was designed, which was to TEMPORARY allow people whose home countries are in turmoil, to live and work in the U.S. until the situation in their homeland stabilizes. It shouldn’t last forever, and if those people want to return, they can choose to go through, the immigration process. It’s my opinion that people who entered the USA 🇺🇸 under the program shouldn’t be granted a fast-tracked route to US citizenship. Is there an ulterior motivation behind the TPS program being passed? Are we seeing an attempt of allowing these people to remain, as an attempt in gaining additional opportunities of increasing their voter base? At what expense will allowing these folks, going to cost both State and Federal taxpayers in educational, medical, housing, and other areas. Finally what will the impact be, if any, of “Anchor Babies” and the departure of individuals who’ve entered the USA 🇺🇸 under the TPS Program. Just some interesting facts/questions to consider.
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    This is a no brainer. I also believe that this also apply to Mexico and several other countries from the Middle East. There are good people who wish to be free and if they meet the vetting criteria, by all means allow them to proceed to become American citizens!
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    No brainer. TPS should be able to apply, period. If they want to stay and be part of their community and this country, allow them to do so.
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    The process should be temporary as its namesake. If they want to become legal citizens they can go through the already existing immigration process.
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    We must give law abiding productive workers (especially those who are in mid to lower class) the abilities they deserve. Fine them if they are not legally present, but if they are paying taxes, filling the wholes in the job force working jobs that most natural born citizens of the U.S. would refuse to work, paying taxes, helpful to the communities they live in, law abiding, with no connections at all to terrorism, let them stay and contribute to the nation they have already demonstrated their elegance too. They pay taxes so they should be allowed to have a drivers license, vote, own property, and raise a family just as our European predecessors did (that included our grandfathers and great grandfathers).
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    We are all immigrants unless indigenous.
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    Temporary is temporary. If they were on welfare or have committed crimes they’re not eligible for permanent status. If they did not use welfare or commit a crime then there can be placed on the list like anybody else. No moving to the front of the line.
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