All this talk of Guest worker Amnesty pisses us legal immigrants off. I waited over 4 years for my greencard.
Good for you! I appreciate your patience and determination to do things the RIGHT way!
This 'shamnesty' program is just that for one reason:
The government cannot force the illegals to sign up for anything, no matter how many programs they throw at them!
The illegals are HERE and giving them yet MORE 'goodies' as a result of jumping the border will just encourage more.
The government acts like it's rocket science when it's all so VERY simple:
1) Employing an illegal should be an automatic 5 years in jail and a $5,000 fine PER ILLEGAL
2) NO government food, health-care or welfare
3)No anchor babies....period!
4) Give the Border Patrol standing orders that if they are fired upon, they are to return fire, whether the target is Mexican military OR civilian
5)BUILD THE FENCE NOW!!!
And it took us five years and many bribes to get official residency (no green card or citizenship, of course) in Mexico. (I didn't pay the bribes, but the company lawyer did--he had to or else the permits never would have been issued).