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Immigration reform: a bid to attract
workers who will boost the economy

Christian Science Monitor, by Mark Trumbull

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/30/2013 9:41:32 AM

As a bipartisan group of US senators and President Obama lead a push to enact sweeping immigration reform this year, they are boosting the idea with a rationale that is economic as well as social. Reform isn’t just about reuniting families, better securing the border, or dealing pragmatically with immigrants who have been in the country for years but lack legal status, they say. It’s also, importantly, about helping the US economy continue to prosper in the years ahead. It’s an argument that many economists support. In fact, some policy experts say that welcoming more immigrants with advanced degrees

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As if there isn´t already 10 million people unemployed, and another 10 million underemployed. And the people flooding into the country are not exactly rocket scientists and biochemical engineers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 1/30/2013 9:56:35 AM     (No. 9148232)

Yep!

Nothing will supercharge the economy like another 10 to 20 million uneducated, unskilled, half starved, disease ridden foreigners who can´t speak English and breed like rabbits.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/30/2013 10:00:03 AM     (No. 9148244)

For the last few years, I´ve been reading that the illegal immigrants were doing the jobs that Americans won´t do? I just googled "immigrants jobs Americans won´t do" and got more than 119 million hits.

Now they want foreigners to compete for jobs that Americans can do, as if there wasn´t enough competition for those jobs already?

Next, I suppose that employers will be given tax credits for hiring an immigrant! /s





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Reply 3 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/30/2013 10:03:25 AM     (No. 9148252)

How stupid is this argument? An ever expanding labor force is squeezing the American worker. Same with the loose money policies of the FED. Workers have no disposable incomes, and that is the problem. Illegal workers send all of their earnings back to Mexico, via Bank of Amigo. They suck cash out of this economy and they keep wages artificially low.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilko, 1/30/2013 10:12:29 AM     (No. 9148276)

Yeah, because we´re just swimming in jobs here. How is this even being discussed when our people are out of work and Obama´s laser focus on jobs has gone a bit dim lately. Better put Joe Friday Biden on the case.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/30/2013 10:13:53 AM     (No. 9148282)

The problem is, most of our illegal immigrants don´t have advanced degrees. They do serve to keep wages in non-white-collar fields depressed, and they put a huge burden on our medical system by walking away from their medical bills. What they pay in sales taxes doesn´t quite cover it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 1/30/2013 10:28:13 AM     (No. 9148319)

"Selling off" our assets of Constitutional liberty, sovereignty, and (t.b.d.) physical property to prop up an unsustainable spending pattern - that´s what it´s all about. Devaluing our citizenship, independence, and our dollar. Short-term stimulus (if that); long-term bankruptcy on several fronts. What they´re (not "we" - they) doing to our children and grandchildren is simply immoral.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/30/2013 10:29:09 AM     (No. 9148323)

"Now, my friends. I´ll offer anybody here $50.00 an hour if you´ll pick lettuce in Yuma this season and pick for the whole season. So...OK? Sign up. OK?"

Senator John McCain
April, 2006

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/30/2013 10:29:55 AM     (No. 9148326)

#5, see H1-B visas for info on how foreign high-tech and hard science workers can come, legally, to the US and work for less than their American counterparts (not just code jockeys, also doctors, engineers, math professors, etc.).

Bill Gates is one of the most vocal of those pushing for MORE of these visas. Last time I checked I think the number of H1-B visas was around 60,000 annually.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/30/2013 11:07:53 AM     (No. 9148439)

Common sense will tell you that flooding the country with what amounts to a glut of cheap foreign labor is going to hold down US wages big time, and the people who are going to suffer from such activity are US workers who are trying to maintain their customary US standard of living.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 1/30/2013 11:08:08 AM     (No. 9148440)

# 8, care to comment on the fees involved in that visa, or the waiting time?

We have a better count of the bottles of Mexican beer that come into this country, never mind the numer of people who come in from Mexico.

The same for Chinese goods, vs. Chinese people.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Iconoclast, 1/30/2013 11:13:44 AM     (No. 9148463)

More like a bid to attract an 11 million strong democrat voting block.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/30/2013 11:18:24 AM     (No. 9148481)

EVEN IF Obie agrees to the enforcement provisions in the new bill, he will NEVER implement them.

Are you people FOOLS or just STUPID?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/30/2013 7:46:20 PM     (No. 9149439)

This is such bunk and propaganda.

I live in a sea of shades of brown taking jobs from America citizens. Many work for cash and no way will they come forward unless it moves them to the front of the food stamp line. They won´t pay taxes, like the their family that employs them.

What about the highly educated here that can´t find jobs and still losing their homes and cars or apartments ? Remember the woman who told Zippy her husband was an engineer and would he help her husband find a job ?

How many part time jobs that seniors used to get like baggers at the supermarket have gone to immigrants? A friend that moved to Key West said Haitians that can´t speak English took those jobs and more.

As far as the agricultural jobs, they are told it is beneath them, so your tax dollars pay for anyone who worked in ag for ten minutes to go to school and get paid a stipen for going.

Our nightly news is filled with crime by immigrants.

Only those that live in gated communities or politicians that don´t live in the Sun Belt believe this BeeS.

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