If we could fix corrupt governments, people wouldn't be coming.Like France, Spain, and Greece,--it won't be long till our rich (the
backbone of our economy), starts leaving for greener pastures. High corporate
taxes has begun the trend, and with new taxes on the horizon, we may become a
third world country. Yikes! who'se going to pay off the debt, and provide
our welfare state?Will we see massive riots when our government can
no longer provide benefits? Will our people leave, and become illegal immigrants
somewhere?May our liberal friends get what they voted for.
"America can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same
time," Bush said Tuesday.We are lawful by enforcing our laws,
and we welcome more people here legally than any other country. Enforcement
first, on the border and in the cities, and with teeth to go after business.
Then a discussion could take place. GDub sounds like a speech
writer. Not the bumbling President he use to be.
We will never fix this problem without an atmosphere of enforcement.First
we have politicians, police chiefs and preachers acting as though they
haven't broken the law.The likelihood of being caught and deported is
almost nil.As long as crime pays there will be no change in behavior.
The way to do it is go after the employers. Then you will just have an illegal
consumer problem buying hamburgers and groceries while here illegally.And if they can't get a job, why would they come? They won't risk
their lives for a Disneyland vacation.
The majority of immigrant started business fails in the first year, compared to
5 years for American started business. The facts are half truths and twisting
the truth. Using immigrant for legal and illegal is troubling. Have we forgotten
the difference? We already give out over 1.5 million visas each year
to highly skilled people that replace American highly skilled people. 3.3
million work visas each year, over a million green cards (with the majority
going to poor relatives). Over 4.5 million last year, plus 12 million here
illegally, it's out of control. 23 million Americans looking
for full time work. Business is out of control filling our country
with cheap labor. Respect and have compassion for your fellow countrymen. The
lack of respect the past 30 years has depressed our wages and created a greater
divide between rich and poor.
Glaringly absent from (whatever,whoever)brings up changing immigration laws is
ANY talk about enforcement.We never have had any kind of adequate
enforcement, either for green card holders, or simply illegal alien
trespassers.Why should we believe a "new" law will be any
better enforced than the "old" law?Why not get to a point
where we have some semblance of ENFORCEMENT of our current laws, rather than
always be trying to change the law?BTW - it is the various lobbying
groups for small business that keep trying to bring this issue up. They
(obviously) feel their dollars are better spent lobbying than actually paying
the prevailing wages!
Apparently Xenophobia is alive and well in Mapleton.I absolutely
agree with W's comments. Yes, I am advocating for amnesty, in the form of
the Dream Act. Your assertion that Illegal Immigration is limited
to low skilled workers is ignoring all of the technology related jobs that are
currently being done by people who have overstayed their visas. Our entire
system needs to be overhauled.
It should be noted that the "best and brightest" message would apply to
our immigration policy of 1925-1965.It cannot be claimed with a straight
face that the typical illegal alien is anything more than a low-skilled worker.
They are not job creators and should not be considered as such. A cursory look
at the source countries of our green card holders would yield similar results.
That's what happens when your immigrant pool is dominated by chain
migration, aka family unification.In other words, let's stop looking
at them as the next Google CEO.
This advice from the man who sent his Secretary of Homeland Security to The Hill
to lobby for amnesty. The one man charged with keeping illegals OUT was
pitching a plan to help them stay.There never was a labor shortage. At a
time when 6.8 million illegals were working (2007) we had over 10 million teens
age 15-17 who could have been working but were not.Not to mention the 22
million adults with lower skills (ages 18-64 with no college) who were not
working.The real problem is that cheap labor trumps employing our own
citizens.And the potential higher wages really wouldn't increase
prices at the grocery store or the new subdivision.