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Old 12-05-2012, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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For legal immigration, the US picks who they let in.

But what if each state could create criteria for who they let move into their state. I'm thinking, generally speaking, they would reject applicants that would cost them money. So, if you are on some state program, you'd be rejected. Do you agree? But can you think of some qualities/skills a person would have that would make them attractive to any particular state? Or can you think of some qualities that would make them unattractive or create disinterest to a particular state? Can you see any states wooing particular people or groups of people to live there? For example, would Vermont and Texas want the same kind of person?

If states could pick and choose who they let live in their state, what state(s) would want you?
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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No state would accept me, because I question their policies and administration. Nobody wants anyone like me. They just want sheep. Shut up or get out.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Spain
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For legal immigration, the US picks who they let in.

But what if each state could create criteria for who they let move into their state. I'm thinking, generally speaking, they would reject applicants that would cost them money. So, if you are on some state program, you'd be rejected. Do you agree? But can you think of some qualities/skills a person would have that would make them attractive to any particular state? Or can you think of some qualities that would make them unattractive or create disinterest to a particular state? Can you see any states wooing particular people or groups of people to live there? For example, would Vermont and Texas want the same kind of person?

If states could pick and choose who they let live in their state, what state(s) would want you?
Each state would choose wealthy and/or skilled people. In terms of immigrants, ever state would want the well-educated, highly skilled, and entrepreneurial type that populate places like Silicon Valley.

Now of course agricultural and blue collar states would need to allow in a minimum amount of cheap labor to fulfill their particular industry needs, but on the whole there's really one type of immigrant every state wishes it could attract.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Then Austin wouldn't be a city in Texas.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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This thread is stupid .... and dangerous.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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This thread is stupid .... and dangerous.
I think we all know how to deflect the danger, and get through the thread without any significant harm.

There is always 911, that can be dialed if harmed by this dangerous thread, and rescue personnel will be there shortly. I think C-D also has a support group, for people who are harmed by dangerous threads. It's over at Politics and Other Controversies.
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