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After years of delay, a comprehensive immigration bill is moving its way through the US Congress. Proponents say a nation founded by immigrants should provide newcomers a path to citizenship. Opponents say undocumented immigrants shouldn’t be rewarded for violating US laws. Often overlooked in the debate is the question: Will immigration reform hurt or help the environment? Some say the US can’t sustain more people, and so we should stabilize immigration numbers. Others argue that a path to citizenship will increase scrutiny over public health and environmental abuses.

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  • NO. There are already too many people in the US. We have to stabilize our population numbers. — 700 votes
  • YES. Immigration reform will bring people out of the shadows and help shine a light on public health, workplace, and environmental abuses. — 14 votes

Total Votes: 714


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