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Broaden the Immigration Debate and Abolish the Quotas

Clifton4 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 10:19 AM
Mr. Jacoby has written before about the vast numbers of illegal immigrants now coming and no longer seeing the need to speak English, and how that's to the detriment of themselves and the country. Does he think opening the border to anyone (where people can more easily balkanize themselves) will somehow make these people more likely to assimilate? I think not.
Stan_in_Texas Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 10:38 AM
In the past, immigrants had an incentive to learn the language and assimilate. They could not communicate with the government, employers, merchants, etc. We have chosen in the last few decades to make them comfortable with non-assimilation. Our government offices by law accomodate them in their own language. Businesses are required to include labeling on products for their customers' languages. Of course, trial lawyers have forced this issue because product liability lawsuits love to claim that the idiot who spilled coffee on themselves did so because they could not read the warning label the coffee may be hot.

You see, the way to help people to advance and learn the language of prosperity is to not make them comfortable.

The Supreme Court's recent decision in the Arizona immigration case settled the debate over whether states may criminalize violations of federal immigration law (they may not) or require local police to check the immigration status of detainees they suspect of being in the country illegally (they may).

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Miami. Under President Obama, about 400,000 illegal immigrants are being deported each year, the highest rate in more than 50 years.

But the ruling in Arizona v. United States did nothing at all to fix America's dysfunctional immigration system or clarify what to do...