Last updated on: 1/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Los Angeles Times Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“As for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, it is not enough to protect them from deportation or make it possible for them to work legally. If these men, women and children are to remain here —and the idea that most of them will ‘self-deport’ remains a fantasy — they should be fully integrated into the civic as well as the economic life of this country. That means voting, serving on juries and being able to aspire to public office.

Last year, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill… its most important — and most controversial — feature is a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally…

We would prefer a much more streamlined route to citizenship…It is important, however, that the Senate bill recognized that mere legalization is not enough.

Citizenship is not, as Obama unfortunately implied, just a piece of paper. It is a source of empowerment and an investment in good government. Legalization is the beginning. Citizenship is the ultimate goal.”

The Times Editorial Board, “Why U.S. Citizenship Matters,” Oct. 19, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
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Description:

“The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 1.4 million and 2.4 million on Sunday, more than 39 million unique latimes.com visitors monthly and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.3 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for more than 135 years.”

“About Us,” www.latimes.com (accessed Sep. 14, 2017)

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Daily Newspaper
Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Continue to Build a Fence or Wall along the US/Mexico Border?
  2. Birthright Citizenship Debate: Should Children Born on US Soil to Undocumented Immigrants Automatically Have US Citizenship?