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The Time For Meaningful Immigration Reform Is Now

Anonymous6702 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:08 AM
Jobs Americans don't want. How many times have we heard this from both Dems and Repubs. ( like the Bushes ). Simple fact is that before 1990 there were about 1/30th fewer Mexicans in this country and there were plenty or white or others born here that took these jobs like washing dishes, hotel maids and also zillions of guys that did our construction work. We did not need Mexicans here then and we don't need then here now. How many Mexicans were on the crews that built the Empire state building?? I'd guess none or at most one or two!! We just don't need them here despite the propaganda we hear daily........
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:44 AM
Re: Anonymous6702,
-- Simple fact is that before 1990 there were about 1/30th fewer Mexicans --

Simple fact is that before the 1990s, the minimum wage and payroll taxes were much lower. Simple fact is that jobs do not "belong" to the employees, doesn't matter if they're American, Mexican or Martian - they belong to the EMPLOYER, the ones with the money, and it is the EMPLOYER who decides who to hire. If you THINK, like most collectivists do, that jobs should be given to members of your tribe, the employer would simply close his wallet. That's economic REALITY. Quit dreaming.
aalexander306 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:05 AM
Jobs may "belong" to employers, but this country doesn't and employers don't have a right to break our laws. A country is more than an economy and employers benefit from having a stable, well run democracy. Think not? Just take a look at Mexico and ask yourself why more businesses don't flourish. Could it be because corrupt countries lack transparency and are difficult and risky to do business in?

America has lived with a broken immigration system for at least two decades. It’s wreaked havoc in our border states and created a frustrating lawlessness that is untenable.

It's true that our country embarked on a discussion of civil rights from the late fifties through the early seventies, but for 20 years we have failed to pass any meaningful immigration reform legislation.

While there are myriad proposals floating through Washington, D.C., with regard to immigration reform, they fall into three general categories:

· Those who rant and pledge to oppose all proposals because they stand for “the rule of law.”...