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View Poll Results: Should we increase, decrease, or keep the number of legal immigrants entering the USA?
Increase the number of legal immigrants entering the US 4 11.43%
Decrease the number 23 65.71%
Keep it the same 8 22.86%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-06-2010, 12:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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so whats your answer
My answer is NO. We have enough ppl here already. Once an optimum number of citizens have found jobs, then the country should accept temporary visas for workers to fill those job slots that are still in need of labor.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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Maybe part of the reason why companies are hiring illegal immigrants is because there is a demand for them. If that is the case do we need to increase the amount of legal immigrants. Legal, not illegal.
There is only a 'demand' for illegals insofar as employers want to not pay fair / living wages to Americans. The same Americans who's patronage, and wages, allow their business to exist at all.

This is unethical in the extreme, and its cheating the economy that the business owners, themselves, benefit from.

In doing this, the business owners cheat and leach from the economy rather than participate in it.

More people, legal or illegal, drives down the labor wages and quality of life for everyone.

Its as simple as that. There is no denying this fact.

You must have a personal stake in legal / illegal immigration.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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This poll to me does not address the issue at hand, today, due to the major influx of illegal aliens pouring into the country. We first have to regain balance in this country, then appropriate a system to allow legal immigration. So I would suspend any migration at this point to be resurrected after we address the current illegal immigration problem. So all those waiting can thank illegal aliens for this as well.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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D. stop it all together.

And throw the trash out.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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This poll, by the way, is probably a great metric for determining the number of illegal aliens we have currently posting on this forums.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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This poll, by the way, is probably a great metric for determining the number of illegal aliens we have currently posting on this forums.
How so? Explain
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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There should be NO immigration of any kind until Americans are back to work, period
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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Tally so far,

2- increase
19 - decrease
2 - no change
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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I've decided on decreasing migration until our laws become more stringent.

Last edited by getout; 05-06-2010 at 07:14 PM..
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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Ask this question in another 20 years when the population of folks over 65 will double. America is NOT a crowded nation. There is plenty of space to go around and with the graying of America and the bare minimum of babies being born then yes the US govt will have to come up with a realistic solution. It is The next 20 years will see a total demographic shift. The US, Europe and Japan are all experiencing the same problem - the aging of the population plus no or barely replacement fertility rates.

Japan has voted against immigration so it's robotics for now but the Japanese government acknowledges than in another two centuries their nation may be a thing of the past. America will have no choice but to negotiate with the Latin American countries who have much higher fertility rates because in 20 years there will be a demand for younger persons who take care of all of us (I will be one of them) graying seniors.
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