Immigration is a problem because the are two opposing forces at work. The rich,
wealthy business owners will get more cheap labor as immigration is increased.
The voters, the American workers, will see their wages and standard of living go
down as the supply of labor is dramatically increased.That is the
reason why there is such a divide in the USA over immigration. That is the
reason why immigration reform hasn't happened.
I love the way the democrats pretend they are for the people/workers while they
pander to the most corrupt corporations demands for cheap labor. This issue is a
clear illustration of who the democrats are in bed with.Overstaying
visas is where most of the border breech occurs, according to the government,
but our leaders pretend it can't be changed. E-verify is a token effort,
but won't help with overstays. But, with the surveillance capabilities of
the NSA, we should have no problem tracking those who are here on temporary work
visas, to make sure they either renew or go back when the visa expires. Then the
NSA would actually be doing something useful, and would be tracking people who
are not citizens and who are engaged in actual illegal acts.
Apparently there are still many people who don't understand that our
Immigration Laws don't need to be revised just because our Gov't has
failed to enforce them. If they did as poor of a job of enforcement on DUI, bank
robbery, etc. I would be willing to bet that most of you would be calling for
enforcement instead of change. And the current bill passed by the Senate
does not stop illegal immigration. In fact it is only supposed to cut it in half
which means we will face this same problem in the future. Unless we first
fix the enforcement problem we are doomed to repeat the last 25 years.
With all due respect to the President, I don't think our immigration laws
were ever broken. All laws need vigilant enforcement and timely amending to keep
them current. But America's established structure of immigration law is
basically sound and always has been.
"...corrupt corporations demands for cheap labor. This issue is a clear
illustration of who the democrats are in bed with...".Democrats
are simply trying to play catch up to Republicans who have been wed to and make
no apologies for being firmly ensconced with corrupt corporation policy for
In a different article today, we were informed that many companies are moving
towards part time workers. We would not have this problem if those here
illegally were not flooding our labor market.
Politicians don't have a very good track record on the problem of illegal
migration. As a result I don't trust them and I think they have an agenda
(cheap labor and votes) other than supporting legal immigration reform.
@cjf"The voters, the American workers, will see their wages and
standard of living go down as the supply of labor is dramatically
increased."Well... the illegal immigrants are already here and
working and making below minimum wage at times so I'm not sure this is
really as substantive an impact as you think it is and to some extent could see
counteracting increases in wages if Americans aren't competing with people
making below minimum wage.
talk about a low information moment.....Didn't the senate, not congress
pass the Immigration bill? Why confuse an issue with more confusion!
If you think your problem is that the immigrants are taking your jobs you will
always be close to working for minimum wage. Someone who can barely speak
English is at a serious handicap. If he is beating you to the job, it means you
are quite a loser. Stop being one! Use the gifts that were given you. Learn a
skill, get good at it. Maybe spend less time on Facebook, video games, etc, and
more time actually learning something marketable - e.g while you are sitting in
front of a computer you may just as well learn how to program one.