Friday, June 15, 2007

A "Path for Citizenship" denied to legal immigrants: From Mississippi, represented by Sen. Trent Lott:

"There is no path for us to become American citizens at all," said Alex Hynes.

When Newscenter 11 met with the couple, they were joined at their Lauderdale County home by some friends. The Hynes live in Mississippi under a work visa issued through Canada. It has to be renewed every five years for a total cost of just over $6,000 each time.

Alex had thought, once he worked hard to build up his business and began paying taxes, that would easily transition into American citizenship. Right? Wrong.

"Immigration in Jackson has told us there is no path for us to go," said Alex.

See the full story to read the Hynes' response to the current "grand compromise" bill.