A path to citizenship

English: Oath of citizenship ceremony

English: Oath of citizenship ceremony (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Any path to citizenship
Is a fast track to amnesty
So say the critics.
Reach out to minorities
But don’t touch hearts and minds.
Fourteen years is a long, hard road.
An obstacle course lined with
Fines, fees, back taxes and misery.
My children are citizens, US born.
Why must I suffer to join them
And enjoy the benefits of citizenship?
Justice delayed is justice denied.