John Edwards: live, work here for five years and citizenship is a "right"
Youtube's political editor Steve Grove has been interviewing the presidential contenders, and I've left comments pointing out how lightweight the interviews are. However, they appear to at least be making baby steps towards asking slightly more difficult questions.
In the latest, they interview John Edwards and ask him a series of "is this a right or a privilege" questions. Near the end, he states that he doesn't think that those who've lived and worked in the U.S. for a year have a right to U.S. citizenship, but... he does think they have that right if they've lived and worked here for five years.
That indicates to me that he's either a loose borders loon, or he's unable to think on his feet (note the long pauses), or he's confused about what a "right" is.
Needless to say, his policy would result in millions and millions and millions more people coming here illegally, laying low for the five years, and becoming citizens. His position would result in unheard of levels of illegal immigration.
Please go to John Edwards' campaign appearances and ask him about that or his other statements, then publicize his response.