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Old 06-28-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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But why are these Iraqis trying to come here instead of working to save their own country?

This is the problem -- just like with Cuba, we invite all those who might work for reform and improvement in their homeland and might bring stability to pack up and move here, we entice them with dollars, so they come and then we wonder why those countries end up doing so poorly.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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No, these Iraqis worked to assist the United States in Iraq and now are facing retaliation for their assistance to the US.

There is a right way to make a better life for your family and a wrong way and I made this post to highlight immigrant families who are struggling to do it the right way. I have no problem with illegal alien families wanting a better life, my problem is that the wrong way they are doing it is making it tougher for legal and US families to do it the right way.
Maybe so, but they should continue to work to build their own country. Why should good Americans be dying in Iraq, why should we be fighting their battles while they eagerly pack their bags and come over to take good jobs and when the good Americans return, there will be no jobs for them.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Maybe so, but they should continue to work to build their own country. Why should good Americans be dying in Iraq, why should we be fighting their battles while they eagerly pack their bags and come over to take good jobs and when the good Americans return, there will be no jobs for them.
You have a point. But still i'll welcome these folks in place of the common illegal immigrant.
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