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Broaden the Immigration Debate and Abolish the Quotas

darkcyder Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 7:09 PM
Methinks Jeffy got the saddle on the wrong side of the horse when he was younger. Hooves to the head left him as he is. There is a reason why we have quotas. Spend some time in Southa Africa, and you will see what it is like when a million Janitors move to your smal town. None of them want to do anything productive- but they all want work or a handout. Schools? Books? nah- I'll clean up your mess, and hold out my hand instead. America should be after the best and brightest, and challenge them to come here. For instance, try to immigrate to Australia. Unless you are productive, have a specialty to offer, or have lots of money to invest you need not apply. OK to question the quota balance, but recognize they exist for good reasons.

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...