I have heard from quite a few posters on this forum that the visa program for
foreign skilled workers is simply a ruse for companies to be able to bring in
the skilled (computer)workers they need and pay them MUCH less than their
American trained counterparts.As far as "making nice" with
illegal immigrant trespassers from across the southern border, this won't
help much.Write as many "new" laws as you want; it doesn't
help if they're not enforced.
80,000 people affected? What about all the US citizens, the ones who played by
the rules and are trying to bring their families? If you look at the visa
calendar for categories posted in uscis.gov, you will see that to bring your
single child over 21 takes about 7 years of waiting. If you want o have yor
married children, it takes 10 years. Forget about brothers and sisters. All of
this because there is a cap of 220,000 per year, so it is a too long line.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands cross the border making mock of those who are
in line waiting and trying to get here legally. And President Obama just award
them granting work permits to the children of the illegal.....
A safe bill that focuses on the privileged few who are at the upper crust of
society in highly sought technical jobs and benefits primarily American
corporate businesses because American education system is lagging?
It is far cheaper to “attract” high value workers from other
countries than it is to educate local people. That is a simple truth and an
economic real world fact.But there is a moral side also to this
issue. Is it moral to “attract” high value workers from the Third
12 million out of work and their going to make it easier for people to come
here. The insanity of Washington is rising exponentially. Are they so power
hungery that they will do anything, including selling out the legal US
citizenry, to get reelected? These are the very people who need to loose the
vote of the working class of America!
There seems to be no one left to represent those of us who feel that immigration
laws should be enforced & that no rewards of any type should be offered to
those who have cut in line & entered this country illegally. If you
can't lick 'em, join 'em, seems to be the sentiment from all
The problem with America's chronically unemployed and underemployed is that
they do not have desirable skills. America's education system has been
gutted for 30 years, and the results are showing. There are a ton of jobs out
there if you are qualified.
There ain't nothing wrong with our immigration laws. Those who wish to
migrate to the US are required to do so legally. Otherwise state put. Anything
else is amnesty.Furthermore part 1, treating a certain class in a
special way, such as math and science student immigrants, is unconstitutional.
The 'equal protection' clause says that all shall be treated equal
under the law. And that includes non-citizen residents. The guy picking
strawberries or apples should have just as much right to be here and obtain the
benefits this country might offer as a brainiac.Furthermore part 2,
our immigration policies/laws place quotas on countries of origin. I think we
have enough immigrants from our neighbors to the south. Proof? Our language is
starting to change. Seems everything has to now be in Spanish as well as
English. TV stations are now running about 20 percent Hispanic. A friend goes
to a cut-rate dentist for cleaning. He tells me the door mat says
'benvenuto' and the receptionist greets him in Spanish.
@Fitness Freak:"Write as many 'new' laws as you want; it
doesn't help if they're not enforced."The law they
plan to write takes no enforcement. It will be titled: 'Amnesty for
Illegals.'@mecr:"What about all the US
citizens..."They don't count. After all, they can sit home
collecting unemployment."Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands cross
the border making mockery of those who are in line waiting and trying to get
here legally. And President Obama just award them granting work permits to the
children of the illegal..."It's very simple... Obama needed
their vote to get reelected.
@William Gronberg:"Is it moral to 'attract' high value
workers from the Third World?"High value workers should stay in
their own countries to benefit those economies. How is it that the US thinks it
has a right to all the talent in the world? Furthermore, we have smart people
here who are actually bona fide citizens. If our government thinks it needs to
be involved, it needs to concentrate on our own citizens. Forget the
foreigner.@Littlebit:"There seems to be no one left to
represent those of us who feel that immigration laws should be
enforced..."Alotta people think immigration laws should be
enforced... including many politicians. But, the reality is, politicians need
the Hispanic vote to stay (or get) in office. Anyone with half a brain can
plainly see that our government has been taken over by foreigners. @Schwa:"The problem with America's chronically unemployed and
underemployed is that they do not have desirable skills."And
they don't have the desire to obtain those skills. Called laziness."America's education system has been gutted for 30
years..."It's not the system that's the problem.
It's lackadaisical, disinterested parents of the students.