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Old 08-04-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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If the US allows people to come here and work as unskilled laborers, why should this opportunity be limited to people south of the border? A deserving Indonesian, Filipino, Nigerian or Polish worker should have an equal opportunity to come here and be employed as a temporary guest worker. I can think of no reason why people in other parts of the world should not have the same chance to work in the US for a period of time and go home with a nice nest egg.
Just because we share a border with Mexico and Canada does not entitle those countries to have a immigration advantage over others.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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Just because we share a border with Mexico and Canada does not entitle those countries to have a immigration advantage over others.
Sure they have an immigration advantage. Can you imagine what a 'coyote' would charge to bring people in from Albania?...or Uzbekhistan?....or Mongolia?

Of COURSE Canada and Mexico are at an advantage....
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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Better yet: it is time to restore our immigration laws to pre 1965 levels to better reflect the ethnic makeup of the USA. If its means more Black Africans vs. Hispanics (of any race) legally immigrating here--------so be it.
The pre-1965 US laws were very lenient regarding Latin Americans while black and Arab African immigration was limited to the point of being almost banned. In fact the 1924 Immigration Act allowed for unlimited immigration from Latin America while severely restricting immigration from most European countries let alone Africa.

There were many black immigrants pre-'65 but they were from the Caribbean, NOT Africa, except for a few students once the Cold War began and the US realized the importance of exposing more future African leaders and professionals to the American way of life. (Diplomats don't count as immigrants.)

As a kid in the '70s I only knew one black immigrant African family (I'm talking about Africans, not African Americans or Caribbeans). They were political refugees from Congo from an elite family who had gotten on the wrong side of Mobutu and had to leave, and were hard working entrepeneurial people.
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