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GOP-Style Immigration

Michael1445 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 7:46 AM
Ms. Chavez has shown repeatedly she is an open borders advocate of free immigration. Does she ever consider the sad plight of unemployed US workers? Does she ever consider immigration these days is largely about cheap labor? How else to explain that H-1B, L-1, J-1, etc. workers have always come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). Isn't it odd these critical workers are only to be found in low wage countries? Face it, immigration has become an expensive loser for the entire country except our elite and employers. When you consider employment, education and health costs, population congestion, terrorism, disease, language issues, use of govt services, etc. how can you not feel this way?

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...