Make them citizens

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More than 11 million undocumented people work, pay taxes and go to school here, and many work in jobs that most people won't do. Without them, the country could have difficulties.

Congress should pass an immigration reform bill that gives legal status to the immigrants already here.

Of course, the law should have rules, fines, limitations and steps for people to work their way up in stages to full citizenship.

There are bright kids who can't go past high school to college. If they are allowed to grow their careers and make more money, they would not only help their family get out of poverty but they would help improve the economy.

Jairo Orozco

West Jordan