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Old 10-20-2007, 11:54 AM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:41 PM
 
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Legal immigrants should have a path to citizenship. Ilegal immigrants are in fact unfit to be Americans and should be punished under the law.

Having said that, we have just about doubled our population in the last fifty years. I say it's time we cut off legal immigration as well, which will force companies to start hiring Americans. There are very few jobs Americans won't do. Most companies just want to cut their labor costs so they hire illegals.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:43 PM
 
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Legal immigrants should have a path to citizenship. Ilegal immigrants are in fact unfit to be Americans and should be punished under the law.

Having said that, we have just about doubled our population in the last fifty years. I say it's time we cut off legal immigration as well, which will force companies to start hiring Americans. There are very few jobs Americans won't do. Most companies just want to cut their labor costs so they hire illegals.
Agreed!!!! The illegals shoulod be rounded up and deported. PERIOD!!!! The employers that hire them should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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How do more "legal" immigrants help the U.S.?
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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How do more "legal" immigrants help the U.S.?
Graduate schools have quite a few immigrants. My medical doctor in Ohio was originally from China, and came to Case Western Reserve for medical studies, and many of the medical folks I have met in California also came to the USA to study and stayed.
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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How do more "legal" immigrants help the U.S.?
LEGAL immigrants, admitted in an orderly fashion and checked out, and deemed worthy of COMING here (no felons, etc) provide "new blood" and keep things "developing" in a society that has a falling birth rate. They help form bonds with the world at large, and prevent us from becoming a closed, stagnant society. Please note once again this is ideally a LEGAL process, carried out according to the needs of this nation. Its purpose is NOT to provide a "default" destination for the world's downtrodden--that's the world's responsibility. The "wide open spaces" and endless jobs that once made us "need" immigrants in huge numbers, are now becoming a thing of the past.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:14 PM
 
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LEGAL immigrants, admitted in an orderly fashion and checked out, and deemed worthy of COMING here (no felons, etc) provide "new blood" and keep things "developing" in a society that has a falling birth rate. They help form bonds with the world at large, and prevent us from becoming a closed, stagnant society. Please note once again this is ideally a LEGAL process, carried out according to the needs of this nation. Its purpose is NOT to provide a "default" destination for the world's downtrodden--that's the world's responsibility. The "wide open spaces" and endless jobs that once made us "need" immigrants in huge numbers, are now becoming a thing of the past.

We've doubled our population in a little over fifty years. I don't think we're going to have to worry about falling birth rates for a hundred years or so.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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Graduate schools have quite a few immigrants. My medical doctor in Ohio was originally from China, and came to Case Western Reserve for medical studies, and many of the medical folks I have met in California also came to the USA to study and stayed.

That's unfortunate. Perhaps if we didn't have such liberal immigration policies those medical school slots could have gone to an American.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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That's unfortunate. Perhaps if we didn't have such liberal immigration policies those medical school slots could have gone to an American.
I'm OK with it going to a best qualified individual, I think new folks bring new ideas too, so I welcome their presence.
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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That's unfortunate. Perhaps if we didn't have such liberal immigration policies those medical school slots could have gone to an American.
Please consider compared to; say, 40 years ago, physicians today do not have as much prestige hence part of why fewer Americans wish to deal with the 'drama'.
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