@anti-liar:"I think this high-tech visa issue is being used here as an
excuse to once again push for 'comprehensive immigration reform,'
which is a euphemism for granting illegal aliens amnesty or some other form of
'legalization.'"You got that right... Of course,
comprehensive immigration reform is not needed when Obama can waive his hand and
confer amnesty... which he did just before the election... to secure the
Hispanic vote. Romney lost the Hispanic vote be declaring 'let them deport
themselves.'@mohokat:"It remains true that the
present laws need to be enforced."You'll never see that in
a million years. The Hispanic vote has grown so large in this country that they
can now basically control the outcome of our elections.The
Republicans learnt the sad lesson that you don't threaten to deport no
matter what... that is, if you hope to win another election. In essence, we
have been invaded by a foreign country and not a single shot was fired.
"It also makes little sense to educate such people in American universities,
then send them home to compete against American companies."The
answer is simple... quit educating them.After education they are
free to stay or leave. If they stay, Americans get cut out of jobs the
foreigner take. If they go home to their country of origin they compete with
America. The answer is to stop educating them and concentrate on educating our
Comprehensive immigration reform did not solve the problem in 1986 or 1996. The
laws passed in those two reforms have never been enforced. Only amnesty was. Comprehensive immigration reform does not solve the problem, enforcement
of current laws is the only answer, and should be required for several years
beform reform is discussed.
Tea party types could keep illegals from coming here if they filled the same
jobs that illegals do, with the same pride of workmanship that illegals do, and
teach their children to do the same.
What's wrong with letting supply and demand for jobs control the number of
overall work visas? If there is a real shortage, they'll come and we need
them. We don't believe in centrally managed economies do we? And we
certainly don't fear fair competition with laborers from elsewhere do
we?Before there was a single illegal immigrant there was a
recognition that the free flow of labor is good. We became the first offenders
by calling a perfectly good policy of supply and demand illegal.
Trying again. weird. If you go after the illegal employers there
will be no problem. People aren't going to risk their lives for a
I authored an article in IEEE-USA Today’s Engineer in March that outlines
why the claim of a scarcity of engineers is false. This misrepresentation is
killing STEM interest in American students, not because they are lazy but
because they are smart. I suggest you read my article and research the
references provided. We must turn this around.
Most Americans have very little confidence a new bill would be enforced any
better than the "old" bill.Lets make a deal with the
politicians (and unethical/illegal employers; YOU GUYS make e-verify mandatory,
with severe penalties for non-compliance. Arrest a few non-compliant employers.
Illegal trespassers would, of course, deport themselves. It would cost very
little to implement.THEN - come back and talk to us about a
"new" immigration law.Of course this won't happen.
Employers of illegal aliens have politicians in their back pocket. Its cheaper
to "buy" politicians than to actually pay even minimum wages to illegal
We could have the tea partiers become border agents.
Immigration reform is all about votes. It is always about rewarding illegal
activity. It remains true that the persent laws need to be enforced.
"What Congress really needs to do, of course, is pass a comprehensive
immigration bill that deals intelligently with illegal immigration, work visas
and a host of issues, while allowing for more high-tech immigrants to feed
growing industries."There is nothing intelligent about that
statement. Inflating the supply of "high-tech immigrants" does nothing
but drive down wages and deny jobs to American college graduates. Economics is
not rocket science. It is supply and demand, that is if we do not allow the
exploitive employers to manipulate the supply.
I think this high-tech visa issue is being used here as an excuse to once again
push for "comprehensive immigration reform," which is a euphemism for
granting illegal aliens amnesty or some other form of "legalization."
As illegal aliens clearly demonstrate their contempt for this country and the
principles upon which it was founded by their illegal presence here and lives of
dishonesty toward their fellow man, while others around the world who DO love
the country and embrace its values continue to respectfully wait in line, most
Americans recognize the inherent immorality and unfairness of amnesty -- which
is why amnesty routinely is disguised behind the euphemism, "Comprehensive