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I've been here in American for two-and-a-half years. I migrated using a K1 visa (fiance visa). We paid the right amount of multiple fees from filing the petition up to having my interview in the U.S. embassy in the Philippines. Obtaining any kind of visa is not easy but it is possible, it took us eight months before I was cleared to come here.

My dad always used to say, "If you're in my house I should know your name, who your parents are and where you live." And for me that is what a parent that wants to protect the people in his home would say. What would you feel if a stranger barged into your house?

Couple of my friends waited years and years before they were able to legally bring their whole family here in America. The country made these laws about immigration for a reason, and I am sure one of the major reason is to protect its people. I am not a U.S. citizen but I am legal permanent resident and I do not understand why some of its own people are against enforcing these immigration laws. Nobody said that you are not allowed here, all they are saying is do all the legal process and be documented.

About the issuance of driver's license to undocumented/illegal immigrants, the problem is the word itself, "illegal." This is just encouraging more people to come in the country without being documented, this is not just endangering themselves but the people of the country.

It is very unfair also because all these people that come in our southern border undocumented don't need to go through any port of entry to show their documents of legally entering the country, where as everybody from other parts of the world must. What would differentiate documented people from undocumented ones if they will have the same privilege? There is no deep thoughts for these as it is obviously condoning unlawful behavior.

Arra Lee


South regional editor

Deena is the regional editor for Shakopee, Jordan, Prior Lake and Savage and is passionate about uncovering the truth. Deena also enjoys gardening, playing tennis and up-cycling furniture.


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