By cutting all immigration to 250,000 green cards and focusing on skills-based
admissions we would tighten up the labor market and wages/benefits would
increase. Couple that with real interior enforcement and removal of illegal
aliens and the poorest citizens would see more jobs and higher wages.A
glutted labor market holds down wages.
This is how it use to be before the flood.We now let in their
parents, siblings, and adult children. Adult children can, in turn, sponsor
their other children, parents, etcIt's why some countries have
a backlog of people wanting to come here.
If the family-reunification component of immigration policy is limited to
immediate families, that's as it should be. Immigrants should be grateful
for that much, since they are the ones who separated their own families in the
first place because they thought the money they could make here was more
Supposition piled on innuendo. What was the purpose of this article. There is
no bill and until there is a bill this all should be called brainstorming.I want to know if my great grandparents who spoke two languages with him being
a railroad engineer could get in. They couldn't under this gosh awful law
that Ted Kennedy foisted on us.
As a British parent of an American citizen, (my daughter married an American)
should I make the choice to, my moving to the US would not be an economic one,
as I make enough in my own country. My choice would be to spend time with my
daughter, son-in-law and my grandchildren. I would be retired and be no burden
on the American tax-payer. The condescending attitude of some on
here makes me realise that, apart from the native American "Indians,"
all of you have forgotten that all other Americans are there because of
immigration in the past or present generations. In my Ancestry I
have three former Governors of Rhode Island, (Two Angell's and Benedict
Arnold) a Senator in Iowa, a Senator in Indiana (both Laird's)the head of
the Methodist Church in the whole of the US, and over twenty that fought on your
side in the Revolutionary Wars, That makes my American "credentials"
more credible than many of yours, but I guess I am the kind of "alien"
that many would object to.My current choice is that I will stay
where I am, but visit often. I do love your country.
Perhaps you could show us the condescending attitude? Or was that just a general
insult to try to discredit those discussing the possible changes.
The United States government has failed to effectively enforce our immigration
laws and protect the US border for decades. We have eliminated the Guest Worker
program. We have made it very difficult to come here legally unless you are
wealthy or are from a refugee country. During this prolonged period many people
have come here illegally. Many came as children and have grown up here. We
ignored the problem and now it has become much more noticeable. Finally we are
taking action. Our corrective actions should reflect our current situation, not
the situation in the 1970s or 80s. Undocmented residents should be fined. They
should not have all the rights of someone who came legally. However, the should
not be mass deported. They should be allowed to come out of the shadows so they
can improve their lives and in doing so improve our society as a whole.
Question. Just how do we determine who is actually part of an extended family?
DNA blood tests?
Why does this even matter? If they didn't obey the law before, what does
another technicality really matter? Besides, the powers that be in this state
want this pool of illegal immigrants to continue to funnel into the state. And
they'll call for compassion, keeping families together, etc.