Legal Immigrants Want Illegals to Head to Back of Line

Legal Immigrants Want Illegals to Head to Back of Line

According to, an ABC affiliate in El Paso, Texas, more than 450 legal immigrants were sworn in as official United States citizens Friday; KVIA asked some of them their opinions on the current immigration crisis.

The general sentiment among those sworn in was that the immigrants coming into the United States should be able to come to the U.S. but have to wait in line to get their citizenship, just as they did. 

One new citizen differed with the others on timing, saying, “If they can prove that they are working and they are helping this country with their work, yes, I think they should be, immediately.” But the more typical response was exemplified by another new citizen: “I think they should wait in line just like we did. I don’t think they should just be granted the citizenship.”

What won unanimous approval, however, was that none of the immigrants should be deported to their original countries.

The El Paso event, run by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), featured a group of immigrants hailing from 35 different countries.