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The blame does not belong with Mexico or any of the other Central American countries -- they are merely taking advantage of our stupidity. The blame belongs solely on the shoulders of our elected leaders in this country that continue to push for amnesty and the undermining of our immigration laws. The number 1 culprit is of course the President, but he has lots of collaborators including many Republicans. And even you Mr. Barr, with your inane comments about antiquated laws and bringing immigration into line with our business interests (AKA cheap abundant labor for the corporate kelptocrats) share some of the blame. We as a sovereign nation have the ability to control our borders and regulate all who enter -- we have unfortunately elected leaders who have chosen to ignore this responsibility to our great peril. The blame is not with some 3rd party like Mexico, it is with those within our country who have allowed this invasion to occur in the first place.
"Oh btw recent immigrants rarely vote for the GOP..." We can peruse the statistics and quotes from this article and see the insane costs that immigration wreaks upon our finances, but what about the economic devastation that is caused by importing an electorate inclined to support statism and the welfare state? How many trillions of dollars is sacrificed by electing candidates like Obama and Biden across our executive and legislative structure throughout the United States? So yes, we should be sobered by the very real costs of our current immigration system and non-enforcement of illegal immigration. But how much does it cost us in the form of electing more liberal politicians than otherwise would happen without the more liberal electorate we have imported? Incalculable of course, but it probably exceeds the direct costs.
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No-Way-Jose Wrote: Jul 03, 2014 1:18 PM
Jacoby is quick to point out whatever flaws and inconsistencies he believes are in the CIS study, but his assertion of immigration being some kind of super-charged economy-compounding machine are backed only by a few flimsy obersvations and statistics such as... More entreprenurial -- I don't doubt that they start more businesses, but what kind of businesses?. My guess is that almost all of these businesses largely serve the immigrant community itself and/or are service oriented businesses that don't grow the economic pie. Paco from Juarez is not going to start the next biotechnology firm. Complimentary instead of. Competing skills -- Sorry, but Mr. Jacoby offers no concrete evidence of this assertion. Mobility -- Even if there is some truth to this assertion (again no evidence to back it up) the benefits to the economy at large are highly dubious. Mr. Jacoby, show us the blueprints to this incredible economy compounidng machine that is immigration -- or is it all smoke and mirrors? If it really exists than how do you explain the poor economic performance of our country these last 20 or so years -- a time of unprecedented levels of immigration?
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No-Way-Jose Wrote: Jul 03, 2014 12:58 PM
:"But it is just as plausible to blame the long-term stagnation in the employment of "working-age" American natives on older employees as on those born in other lands. Should senior citizens who wish to work be forced to retire at 65? " To make this correlation is to infer that foreigners have as much right to those jobs as the older native born citizens that have been working them their whole life. I guess the Chamber of Commerce Republicans really do have a notion of nationhood being nothing more than a business construct allowing for the interchangeable management of assets to maximize return.
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No-Way-Jose Wrote: Jul 03, 2014 12:44 PM
Oracle, nice edits. We make a good team. Keep spreading the word.
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No-Way-Jose Wrote: Jul 03, 2014 11:25 AM
You can be sure that Mr. Jacoby lives in a gated community and his children go to a private school so as to avoid the riff-raff that Mr. Jacoby feels the presence of which the rest of us should accomodate
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No-Way-Jose Wrote: Jul 03, 2014 11:23 AM
"Legal immigrants are a completely different matter" Not true in all cases. Legal immigrants can take jobs from Americans and they are entitled to many of the benefits provided by the taxpayers. Also, the public charge requirement that is supposed to keep out immigrants that can't adequately provide for themselves is rarely if ever enforced.
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No-Way-Jose Wrote: Jul 03, 2014 9:49 AM
Mr. Jacoby is not right on any of the terms -- narrowly defined or not.
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No-Way-Jose Wrote: Jul 03, 2014 9:45 AM
If you don't have a problem with legal immigration then you and Ted Kennedy would have been simpatico on this issue. Legal immigrants take jobs from Americans in the same way as illegals. Study after study shows that most Americans want the levels of immigration reduced.
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No-Way-Jose Wrote: Jul 03, 2014 9:41 AM
I am against illegal aliens and against illegal immigration. I am not against legal immigrants, but I am against legal immigration as currently construed. Quite simply we don't need nearly as many legal immigrants as we currently take in -- currently well over 1 million a year. My opposition to legal immigration does not extend to hatred of the legal immigrants themselves. We just need to change our policy and tighten things up a bit. America really does have enough people already. If 300+ million is not enough, then please tell me how many we need. Do we desire a population denstiy of China or India? Why do we feel the need to overpopulate our country?
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No-Way-Jose Wrote: Jul 03, 2014 7:27 AM
"Which helps explain why immigrants can be depicted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays as indolent leeches who flock to the United States to go on welfare — and condemned on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for taking away jobs that would otherwise go to Americans." Poor immigrants, which account for most of our immigrants, can be both hard working job takers and welfare recipients. The problem is that even though many are hard working they lack the skills and education to command much of a salary. The money that they make and the taxes that they pay simply don't cover all of their costs and our welfare society is there to make up the difference. They are here in such high numbers that they lower wages -- their wages and the wages of the native born -- to levels that require the imposition of the welfare state. Restrict the supply of low wage labor (i.e. rduce immigration) and it will rise to a level that won't require the addition of welfare to allow so many of our native born Americans to live and prosper.
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