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GOP-Style Immigration

kenneth416 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 10:34 AM
If we were starting from scratch, it might make sense to allow, even encourage, immigrants with little to no education, so that we could fill some of the menial jobs which are unattractive to most Americans. However, we are NOT starting from scratch--there are already 11 to 20 million illegal aliens in this country, arguably most of them poorly educated. If we could somehow STOP all immigration for, say, 10 years, then we could work toward solving the problem of the illegals already here.
aalexander306 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 8:37 AM
Roughly 20 million Americans, including many Hispanics, never completed high school. So what do we need illegal aliens for? Illegal aliens make it harder for citizens to find "entry level jobs" that the welfare-to-work programs of the 1990s used to get citizens off welfare. They also drive down wages for Americans as well as themselves. It's significant that, having driven down wages for cleaners, etc., illegal aliens now belong to the SEIU which is lobbying for both higher wages for (mainly illegal alien) cleaners and amnesty for illegal aliens.

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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...