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GOP-Style Immigration

Terribly Frank Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 2:07 PM
Big O7: Sorry that you are having problems, but why is it so difficult to obtain a visa from Mexico? You realize that about 40% of our illegal aliens came into the US on legal visas and simply “overstayed” (illegally). So who is at fault? The US with one of the MOST generous legal immigration policies, or Mexicans (58% of illegal aliens are Mexican) who continuously abuse our immigration laws? Pew Hispanic Center Facts: 1) The U.S. today has more immigrants from Mexico alone (12.0 million) than any other country in the world has from all countries of the world. 2) Some 30% of all current U.S. immigrants were born in Mexico. The next largest sending country—China (w/ Hong Kong & Taiwan)—accounts for just 5% of the US’s 40M immigrants.

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...