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Old 11-07-2010, 05:33 PM
 
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A Place to Call Home:
What Immigrants Say Now About Life in America
By Scott Bittle and Jonathan Rochkind, with Amber Ott and Paul Gasbarra
Prepared with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York

"We've got one more chance to do this," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., after a White House meeting in June. "If we fail this time around, no politician is going to take this up in a generation."

Another truth is that if we're going to overhaul immigration policy, it only makes sense to listen to the people who will be most affected by it: immigrants.

A Place to Call Home: What Immigrants Say Now About Life in America | Public Agenda
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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It just sickens me when illegal aliens are referred to as "immigrants" especially when it comes from one our congressmen.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Well reading through the article and their survey questions, it appears that only 8% of those surveyed admitted to being "undocumented" so it's not really pertinent to illegal immigration.

That said, you're right, they will take what immigrants say and spin it to be what illegals say, and use that to try to "justify" a "path to citizenship" for illegals.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Well reading through the article and their survey questions, it appears that only 8% of those surveyed admitted to being "undocumented" so it's not really pertinent to illegal immigration.

That said, you're right, they will take what immigrants say and spin it to be what illegals say, and use that to try to "justify" a "path to citizenship" for illegals.
Sen. Lindsey Graham was talking about making illegals, legal and yet he refers to them as "immigrants".
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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Sen. Lindsey Graham was talking about making illegals, legal and yet he refers to them as "immigrants".
Yeah, as a legal immigrant I'm sick and tired of being regarded as equivalent to scumbag illegals.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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Another truth is that if we're going to overhaul immigration policy, it only makes sense to listen to the people who will be most affected by it: immigrants.

This is the statement that pissed me off. Why should they care how "illegal aliens" feel about any thing? What about how I feel about someone entering my country uninvited and making themselves at home at my expense.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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Another truth is that if we're going to overhaul immigration policy, it only makes sense to listen to the people who will be most affected by it: immigrants.

This is the statement that pissed me off. Why should they care how "illegal aliens" feel about any thing? What about how I feel about someone entering my country uninvited and making themselves at home at my expense.
I couldn't agree more. Why would our politicians listen to what illegal aliens have to say? I mean aren't they voted into congress to represent U.S. citizens and their best interests and not foreingers, especially those who don't even have a right to be in our country?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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Another truth is that if we're going to overhaul immigration policy, it only makes sense to listen to the people who will be most affected by it: immigrants.

Sheesh! Isn't this kind of like asking my neighborhood burgler to help pick out my new computer since he'll be the one stealing it later? Wouldn't want him to be disappointed, right?
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Erm hello - regardless of what the moron in the article states - 92% of those surveyed self identified as LEGAL immigrants. This was NOT a survey of what ILLEGALS think.
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