Immigration reform: Immigrants can help offset decline in the U.S. population

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  • SLars Provo, UT
    June 10, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    Head of the pro-open border Chamber of Commerce?

    In 1920 America reached 100 million, by 1970 we reached 200 million, in 2010 we reached 300 million. Our population seems to be doing ok. A large flux of immigrants now will create a bubble when they reach retirement. Slow steady growth is the only way.

    In most cases it is the children of immigrants that create, not the immigrant themselves.

    Americans can't do hard work, we can't be smart STEM workers, we can't create. How did we build this greatest country on Earth.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 9, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    The nature of business success requires a certain kind of character and personality. A person would obtain these attributes by experience and practice. So far it doesn’t seem to be possible to learn this from school.

    Americans who have grown up having the freedoms and rights of people living the good life are much less likely to develop these assets than people who have grown up in a world of tough competition found in most foreign nations. In business competition, the Americans will lose.

    If America is about business, the article is true and it’s words should be heeded. If America is about the people living in America and their rights and freedoms, we should say no to the article.

  • KDave Moab, UT
    June 9, 2013 7:42 a.m.

    The author is advocating what Europe did not so many years ago. How is that working out for Europe now?

  • anti-liar Salt Lake City, UT
    June 9, 2013 3:50 a.m.

    First, the proper pathway "out of the shadows" is for illegal aliens to take their children and return, with the parents who brought them here, to their lawful countries of residence.

    This editorial is just more cheap foreign labor propaganda. The implication that Americans are too dumb and few in number to get the job done is a lie. It really is about greedy businessmen's reluctance to pay their fellow American a fair wage, they having discovered that they can get away with paying a foreign worker a lot less.

    Hence they are bound and determined to flood this nation with cheap, foreign labor. In their abject selfishness, they do not care that this would result in more and more Americans not being able to afford to support their families -- and have more children -- nor that rewarding persons who disrespect this nation and its laws with legal residency status would irreparably harm the unity and integrity of the nation.

    Greed is a great blight upon America today.

    "And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."