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Old 08-14-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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Multiple states of the Union grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants - New Mexico, Washington, Utah, etc - should we get rid of them too?
Since we keep being told that immigration is a federal issue only then why are some states allowed to give illegal aliens driver's licenses? Being here illegally is a federal violation. Why don't the feds step in and put a stop to it?
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: South Portland, ME
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All in all though this is a bad move, it is basically inviting illegal immigrants to go to Puerto Rico and steal jobs - on an island which already has the highest unemployment rate in the United States.
I always find it hilarious when people are worried about "stealing jobs" in places with high unemployment.

a) Why would someone move to a place with high unemployment in search of work? Don't you think they would go elsewhere, where it is easier to find a job?

b) If they ARE able to find a job in a place with such high unemployment, isn't that indicitive of how poorly skilled the local workforce is? That they are losing jobs to "outsiders" despite having so many "unemployed" that are theortically competition for said jobs? In that case, it should be celebrated that people who are actually skilled and able to do some kind of job are moving into the local community, these are the people who are going to turn it around, not the bums who already lived there.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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I always find it hilarious when people are worried about "stealing jobs" in places with high unemployment.

a) Why would someone move to a place with high unemployment in search of work? Don't you think they would go elsewhere, where it is easier to find a job?

b) If they ARE able to find a job in a place with such high unemployment, isn't that indicitive of how poorly skilled the local workforce is? That they are losing jobs to "outsiders" despite having so many "unemployed" that are theortically competition for said jobs? In that case, it should be celebrated that people who are actually skilled and able to do some kind of job are moving into the local community, these are the people who are going to turn it around, not the bums who already lived there.
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