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This Is What the Path to Citizenship Really Looks Like

December 11, 2013
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This Is What the Path to Citizenship Really Looks Like
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New citizens pose in front of an American flag at a naturalization ceremony for approximately 150 citizenship candidates at Federal Plaza in Manhattan on August 23, 2013 in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images
Don't believe people who say it's easy to gain amnesty.

One of the criticisms of the immigration reform bill making it’s way through Congress is that it’s going to give amnesty to illegal immigrants. Makes getting citizenship sound easy, doesn’t it? Maybe this graphic will help you get a better idea of what “amnesty” really means. Immigrants have to be continuously employed for 10 years, they don’t get benefits and they must pay more than $2,000. That’s a lot of hurdles to jump over.

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