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Immigration Reform Legislation (2013)
GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan
GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan

The United States has always had a “path to citizenship.” One of my ancestors simply went to a judge in St. Louis in 1850, proved he had been here for two years since getting off the boat and renounced his allegiance to the Queen of Prussia. A few decades later, Congress added two requirements: You had to prove you weren't a criminal and that you could support yourself. After World War II, Congress began the sponsorship system. A loved one who was already a citizen petitioned for you. Or if you had a special skill, or proved you were not taking work from an American, an employer sponsored you. Since 1882, the government could and would deport you if you were unlawfully...

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