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Published: Thursday, Sept. 13 2012 4:51 p.m. MDT

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RichardB
Murray, UT

The US gave out 3.5 million work visas and green cards in 2010. I could not find the number of student visas, but I am sure we are close to a million.

More?

No, we need to change the preferential treatment that families get. The past few years over 2/3 of our green cards have went to them. It's been unfair to those in other categories, inducing those who graduate from school.

We don't need welfare reform, we need Obama to stick to the percentages laid out by congress. They give around 47% to families, and increase green cards to graduates.

We don't need more, we just need to be more selective in where current green cards go.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

RichardB,
how many of those 3.5 million were for highly skilled, well-educated people vs common laborers?

If you have a problem with the number, leave it flat but have more of the green cards go to those with graduate degrees in math and science and less to the unskilled - but only if they came here legally in the first place.

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

Might I advocate for the forgotten man?
We have 8%+ unemployment and college grads who cannot find a job. These are our own citizens.
I cringe to think we are importing competition for our own.
Check around and you will find out of work engineers, scientists and programmers. Perhaps the hidden message is that our own are not qualified, but shouldn't our university presidents be working on THAT problem?

RichardB
Murray, UT

"lost in DC"

Well over a million in work visas. About 900,000 went to NAFTA workers. Search "NAFTA worker" and see the occupations, all skilled. There are also several visas that bring in highly skilled workers from countries other than Mexico and Canada.

Agree with those who come here legally.

"Third try screen name", I agree. Let's give the spaces in college to Americans. Maybe the College presidents (public) need a gentle reminder who they are working for. (Taxpayers).

Let's get our unemployed retrained and back to work.

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