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Earth To Conservatives: Immigrant Amnesty Is A Conservative Policy

jwbales Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 10:22 PM
Thank you Mr. Bower for this dose of good sense. Stringent immigration quotas effectively make immigration to this country illegal except for a tiny privileged few. The quotas make about as much sense as a 15 mph speed limit on the interstate highways with analogous results. Few people recall that the whole situation began when the Bracero program was halted back in the 70s because of labor union opposition. Mexican workers moved back and forth across the border freely with their green cards, working for a season then returning to their families in Mexico. When the program ended after working successfully for decades the workers faced the prospect of poverty for their families or sneaking back across the border into the US to stay.
aalexander306 Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 9:25 AM
We admit 1.1 million LEGAL immigrants annually now. 15-20% of them are from just one country, MEXICO. ABout half of all legal immigration is from Latin America. Now, why is it that Mexicans in particular and Latinos in general seem to think that it's OK for them to break the laws of this country? After all, 5 billion people live in countries poorer than Mexico, which is, after all, a wealthy country.

And for the record, we have a guest worker program, H2-A, that lets farmers bring in an unlimited number of seasonal agricultural guest workers. Farmers won't use the program if they can hire illegal aliens more cheaply and without penalties.
sickofitinca Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 11:20 PM
The problem is that the Mexicans that "Can move freely back and forth across the border" do not go back. There are a lot of people that are here on expired visa's already and I might point out that the hijackers on 9/11 were here on expired visa's.

Do you favor a retreat to the days preceding 9/11 or upholding existing law?
Latinos are religious, morally conservative and tend disproportionately to join the military. They also tend to be hard working and entrepreneurial. Do we really have too many of them?
 
Do we really want to pack them up, forcibly, by the millions in the greatest forced migration in human history? How many are there, 15, maybe 20 million? No one has ever moved 15 million people against their will. No one has ever moved half that many without concentration camps, forced marches of one form or another and mass death through plague.
 
If there’s another way to do it, please...
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