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We Need Meaningful Immigration Reform – Not “Obama-Gration”

qlobata Wrote: Nov 21, 2013 11:40 AM
Another let's let them in if their legal/skilled argument. BS. The US currently has no shortage of labor skilled or unskilled. We have plenty of citizens who have education and skills that are not employed. The old argument of I like legal immigration and dislike illegal immigration is nothing more then spin. Simply put legal immigration affects this country with just as much negative consequences as does illegal immigration. Because we no longer require legal immigrants to have a sponsor who is financially responsible, millions of legal immigrants are now using social services. They come and because they are legal, they qualify. While the top 10% in this country will never feel the impacts of increased immigration, most certainly the lower 90 will. Any surplus of labor regardless of legality increases unemployment and wage depression. At current population growth rates, the US can expect to top 400 million in 35 years. Most of US population growth is due to immigrants and their children. Illegal immigration should be stopped and made impossible. Legal immigration should be halted for a period of no less then 10 years. Then a sustainable rate of no more then 100,000/year. No more family reunification/chain migration. All immigration should be based on skills and financial independence.
dfiscus Wrote: Nov 22, 2013 6:40 AM
No foreign students sucking up slots in American colleges when citizens can't get admitted.