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Old 07-29-2008, 10:10 PM
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I think the best immigration policy is to favor employer sponsored immigration but not just for the purpose of bringing in tons of cheap labor so the employer makes a quick profit.

The employer should be expected to have made a serious effort to recruit American citizens, even to the extent of offering employer-provided training, scholarships and so on. Where there is a real shortage, then the employer could sponsor an immigrant but be required to provide basic necessities like a health care insurance plan, and be held financially responsible for his immigrant -- workman's comp, wages the immigrant can live on and so on. If the immigrant doesn't work out as an employee, then the option should be to return home. A retirement plan also so that the immigrant doesn't just pay into social security a couple of years and then collect a full check.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:38 AM
Location: Arizona
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Originally Posted by Californio View Post
Is it time to point fingers? Since when I have said I was pro-illegal? I have stated before I am not, I'm not even pro-amnesty. I have other things in mind, realistic things. Not things like "YEAHH DEPORT THEM!! WHO CARES!! THEY'RE CRIMINALS!!". I have much more realistic opinions than that.
Having read Californio's posts, I have to jump in here in his defense. He has stated plainly that he's against illegal immigration AND amnesty, multiple times in fact, and I believe him. My take is that his issue here is the amount of over-generalization that happens on this board. I must agree with him there, as well.
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