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Reject Gang of 8 Immigration Reform Deal

man of steel Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 5:55 PM
..."unemployment among young black men with no high school diploma is 51.6 percent. Unemployment among all black men and women with no high school degree is 30 percent". I agree with Starr that this immigration "reform" should be opposed. But I fail to see how the above statistic relates to immigration. Looks like the black community should be putting greater emphasis on how to get their young to complete high school (legitimately) rather than trying to figure out how much free stuff they can get.
Roy323 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 6:02 PM
man of steel-I normally agree with Starr on much of her theme(s). However, if her two figures "51.6 Percent Male/30percent combined seemed to prove a point: There is some apparently inherent problem in the 'young', Black Uneducated Male Population. Is the absence of Fathers the determining factor, or What? LBJ surely did have "a handle on things", did he not?

A bi-partisan group of Senators, known as the Gang of 8, have put together a framework for the immigration reform that supposedly America is waiting for.

Provisions of the agreement have been widely leaked and, from what I see, these Senators should return to the drawing board.

If we are going to tackle immigration reform, there should be agreement at the outset on what objectives should be achieved. In my view, there should be three. It should enhance the freedom, fairness, and security of the nation. If not, why bother?

The Gang of 8 proposal makes no gains on any of...