This is not the XIV Amendment which seems to dole out clauses for every intended reason; nope, this is a no special clauses deal albeit many could and are arguing this egregious situation as we write.
Fourteen immigrants who were in the country illegally when their relatives were killed in the World Trade Center attacks are still waiting to gain permanent residency, and their lawyer said their tenuous immigration status could be imperiled if Congress does not act.
The 14 are the spouses or children of workers who were killed when the twin towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, many of them while on the job at the Windows on the World restaurant. All received payments from the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund ranging from $875,000 to $4.1 million, but because they are in the country illegally; they have lived in fear of being deported. And because they do not have proper identification, it can be difficult to get a driver’s license, a job or a place at school.
Yet on the other hand the problem exacerbates when awarding someone that much money and it still is not enough. Now the illegal aliens want either citizenship, permanent resident status, or a green card for their efforts which of course prompts us to ask: What efforts? In addition to already getting special privileges these people still want more.
Two glaring issues shine in our eyes like beacons of future stress: One, there are several questions that needed to be asked of the two illegal aliens who provided apparently credible evidence to prosecutors; however, why is it only for the money or proper visas that allow them access both in and out of the country as rewards? Why wasn’t the information they had revealed before special amenities were being handed out? Of the second part our question is why are we giving people who have broken our laws millions of dollars?