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Published: Friday, Nov. 23 2012 8:52 a.m. MST

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Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

I have heard from quite a few posters on this forum that the visa program for foreign skilled workers is simply a ruse for companies to be able to bring in the skilled (computer)workers they need and pay them MUCH less than their American trained counterparts.

As far as "making nice" with illegal immigrant trespassers from across the southern border, this won't help much.
Write as many "new" laws as you want; it doesn't help if they're not enforced.

mecr
Bountiful, UT

80,000 people affected? What about all the US citizens, the ones who played by the rules and are trying to bring their families? If you look at the visa calendar for categories posted in uscis.gov, you will see that to bring your single child over 21 takes about 7 years of waiting. If you want o have yor married children, it takes 10 years. Forget about brothers and sisters. All of this because there is a cap of 220,000 per year, so it is a too long line. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands cross the border making mock of those who are in line waiting and trying to get here legally. And President Obama just award them granting work permits to the children of the illegal.....

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

A safe bill that focuses on the privileged few who are at the upper crust of society in highly sought technical jobs and benefits primarily American corporate businesses because American education system is lagging?

William Gronberg
Payson, UT

It is far cheaper to “attract” high value workers from other countries than it is to educate local people. That is a simple truth and an economic real world fact.

But there is a moral side also to this issue. Is it moral to “attract” high value workers from the Third World?

IJ
Hyrum, Ut

12 million out of work and their going to make it easier for people to come here. The insanity of Washington is rising exponentially. Are they so power hungery that they will do anything, including selling out the legal US citizenry, to get reelected? These are the very people who need to loose the vote of the working class of America!

Littlebit
Salt Lake City, UT

There seems to be no one left to represent those of us who feel that immigration laws should be enforced & that no rewards of any type should be offered to those who have cut in line & entered this country illegally. If you can't lick 'em, join 'em, seems to be the sentiment from all sides.

Schwa
South Jordan, UT

The problem with America's chronically unemployed and underemployed is that they do not have desirable skills. America's education system has been gutted for 30 years, and the results are showing. There are a ton of jobs out there if you are qualified.

wrz
Ogden, UT

There ain't nothing wrong with our immigration laws. Those who wish to migrate to the US are required to do so legally. Otherwise state put. Anything else is amnesty.

Furthermore part 1, treating a certain class in a special way, such as math and science student immigrants, is unconstitutional. The 'equal protection' clause says that all shall be treated equal under the law. And that includes non-citizen residents. The guy picking strawberries or apples should have just as much right to be here and obtain the benefits this country might offer as a brainiac.

Furthermore part 2, our immigration policies/laws place quotas on countries of origin. I think we have enough immigrants from our neighbors to the south. Proof? Our language is starting to change. Seems everything has to now be in Spanish as well as English. TV stations are now running about 20 percent Hispanic. A friend goes to a cut-rate dentist for cleaning. He tells me the door mat says 'benvenuto' and the receptionist greets him in Spanish.

Alfred
Ogden, UT

@Fitness Freak:
"Write as many 'new' laws as you want; it doesn't help if they're not enforced."

The law they plan to write takes no enforcement. It will be titled: 'Amnesty for Illegals.'

@mecr:
"What about all the US citizens..."

They don't count. After all, they can sit home collecting unemployment.

"Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands cross the border making mockery of those who are in line waiting and trying to get here legally. And President Obama just award them granting work permits to the children of the illegal..."

It's very simple... Obama needed their vote to get reelected.

Miss Piggie
Ogden, UT

@William Gronberg:
"Is it moral to 'attract' high value workers from the Third World?"

High value workers should stay in their own countries to benefit those economies. How is it that the US thinks it has a right to all the talent in the world? Furthermore, we have smart people here who are actually bona fide citizens. If our government thinks it needs to be involved, it needs to concentrate on our own citizens. Forget the foreigner.

@Littlebit:
"There seems to be no one left to represent those of us who feel that immigration laws should be enforced..."

Alotta people think immigration laws should be enforced... including many politicians. But, the reality is, politicians need the Hispanic vote to stay (or get) in office. Anyone with half a brain can plainly see that our government has been taken over by foreigners.

@Schwa:
"The problem with America's chronically unemployed and underemployed is that they do not have desirable skills."

And they don't have the desire to obtain those skills. Called laziness.

"America's education system has been gutted for 30 years..."

It's not the system that's the problem. It's lackadaisical, disinterested parents of the students.

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