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GOP-Style Immigration

IfTruthBe Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 8:34 AM
"And those who might be expected to fill the same niche as low-skilled foreign workers -- American-born high school dropouts, for example -- aren't very attractive to employers". If this is true, we must assume that American employers want non Americans who have never graduated from high school. That way they can pay them under the table and below minimum wage. It also means that American wage earners who applied for those positions never had a snowballs' chance in hell of even being offered one of those jobs!

Some prominent Republicans, including Mitt Romney, have recently signaled their willingness to consider legal immigration reform -- but it's not clear they understand the magnitude of the problem or the proper solution.

Romney told a Univision audience that he supported immigration reform and told a group of Latino elected officials that he'd "staple a green card" to the diploma of every immigrant who earned an advanced degree. Even stalwart immigration foe Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) seemed willing to consider the idea of more visas for highly skilled graduates in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But the need for more...