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It's just like any other Government program -- once enacted it can never be rescinded regardless of whether it still has relevance or benefits the country at large.
This article is for all you conservatives who seem to think, and are the first to point out, that you are only opposaed to ILLEGAL immigration. Guess what? -- The legal variety is just as much of a disaster! How does America and current American citizens benefit from the diversity visa? And if you think this is the only flawed aspect of legal immigration then I have some water front property in Arizona that you might like to take a look at.
The process is so broken and the rights of the illegals so broad, that basically there is almost no chance that an illegal will ever be deported. Even a deportation order doesn't mean that they will get deported -- just ask Obama's kin. And even if by some quirk of fate an illegal is somehow returned, all they need do is come back over again. And the clock and the broken process starts anew -- playing out over years and years.
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Why Has Immigration Shifted?

No-Way-Jose Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 8:59 AM
And the richest of the rich are primarily liberals -- fully engorged on the spoils of their public - private relationships. The leftist tilt of the 1 Percenters is further proof that we are increasingly no longer a country of true free market capitalism.
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Why Has Immigration Shifted?

No-Way-Jose Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 8:49 AM
Why has immigration shifted? Primarly because an otherwise distracted citiizenry finally began to see the end result of not enforcing our immigration laws and the lure of permisos / amnesty from the current administration. The exodus from Central America seen so far will only be a warm up once the administrative amnesty is officially anounced.
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Why Has Immigration Shifted?

No-Way-Jose Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 8:39 AM
Bad idea all around. Guest worker programs are just one more way for US employers to avoid hiring US workers and invest in new labor saving technology. All of these "requirements" will be enforced with the same zeal and determination as current immigration law -- in other words not at all. It will prove to be just one more way for foreigners to enter our country and illegally stay beyond their legal limit.
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Why Has Immigration Shifted?

No-Way-Jose Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 8:30 AM
"Today, Canada and Australia profit from upward mobility because their immigration laws admit only those with high skills. If we want similar results, we should follow their lead." In other words, an immigration policy that benefits our country and its citizens rather than the world's unrestive population and their needs. Imagine that, a policy designed to improve our country rather than a welfare program for the world's poor.
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Why Has Immigration Shifted?

No-Way-Jose Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 8:27 AM
And those words on the Statue of Liberty are just that -- a poem. It isn't policy and it has no bearing or significance on how we run a country. Immigration is not in any way some required covenant or unassailable institution. Again, it is a policy that can be increased or even eliminated based upon need or circumstance. And quite frankly, a social welfare state in a modern technology economy of over 300 million people no longer needs (if it ever really did) the free flow of desperate people across its borders.
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Immigration Is American

No-Way-Jose Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 2:57 PM
Not only that,if you were to include the children of illegals that rightly should be considered "immigrants" and not citizens that 12% would be a lot higher. I guarantee you that in 1915 the children of illegals were not conisidered to be citizens.
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Immigration Is American

No-Way-Jose Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 2:52 PM
Using Stossel's logic that in order to curtail illegal immigration we should make it easier to legally immigrate, I propose that he remove all locks, guards, gates, and other barriers from his residence so as to curtail the possibility of illegal forced entry into his premises.
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Immigration Is American

No-Way-Jose Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 2:16 PM
Mr. Stossel, what I don't get is that you are the greatest source of light on the darkness of cronyism in this country and yet you are fully on board with open borders and mass immigration. Even the great Libertarian Milton Friedman stated that open immigration cannot coexist with the welfare state. In a welfare state such as modern day America, you can't deny that people are either net payers or net takers on the system and in tax collections. Is it hard not to see that people coming from outside the country that lack the skills, education, and language are going to be on average net takers on the system retgardless of their hard work and determination? So we get a couple of tech titans and other succesful entrepreneurs in the mix, but they don't offset the millions more that are a net drain on society. And who really benefits? The connected big businessmen and their interests, that's who. These are the guys that you are constantly exposing for other corrupt insider deals but for some reason you choose to ignore them when it comes to their cheap labor lobbying and insider deals. The average American pays higher taxes to support the teeming masses of unskilled immigrants while sacrificing their own job opportunities and pay while the insiders are rewarded with a reduction in the cost of one of their greatest expenses. That's normally, the type of thing that you get all worked up about.
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