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Immigration Gambles: Part II

meowbius Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 1:24 PM
(Cont'd) You never know when an illigal Mexican cotton picker becomes a Dr. Quinones, a brain surgeon. Still, if you do nothing, the situation will worsen; we can't afford hiding our heads in the sand. The job ahead is not for the demagogues that fill the TV screens, we need honest politicians (sigh)
Alex_P Wrote: Apr 26, 2013 1:41 PM
Not a neurosurgeon, but an example that always pops up in my mind when I get too p----d off with illegal immigration is Philippe Kahn (of Borland fame), who only learned about his illegal immigration status (overstayed tourist visa) when he put Borland for IPO ;-) He was able to prove to INS that his presence in USA is beneficial for the country, so got green card in 1986.
This is especially inspirational to me as my and Mr. Kahn's births are within two weeks of each other (not that I have that many talents or accomplishments, alas).
David2661 Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 5:31 PM
That does mean that person wasn't a criminal. Why reward criminal behavior? Who cares what their reason was? Let them knock on our front door and ask permission to enter. We should NEVER reward criminal behavior.
meowbius Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 5:03 PM
So far, on just one finger:)
jlucas Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 3:00 PM
You can probably count on one hand how many illegal aliens become neurosurgeons.

Whose interests are immigration laws supposed to serve -- and whose interests do current immigration reform proposals actually serve?

In order to have any immigration policy serve any purpose, the border must first be secured. Otherwise American immigration policy exists only on paper, and is mocked by what happens on the ground, as masses of people cross the border illegally, in disregard of whatever policies are embodied in our laws.

Moreover, all the people who cross the border from Mexico are not Mexican. They can easily include Middle East terrorists. The fact that this obvious threat has been blithely ignored for years, in...