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GOP-Style Immigration

Terribly Frank Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 2:07 PM
Ms. Chavez is insane if she believes that the US needs to import more poverty. Simple law of “supply & demand” states that if we have a shortage of workers in an industry the wages will go up. In reality, we have seen wages decrease because these industries are flooded with illegal labor. The businesses love it because they can transfer the hidden social costs (approximately $5/hour) of their “cheap” illegal labor to taxpayers.

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...