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Forget About Family Reunification
National Review, by Charles C, Cooke

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Posted By:tisHimself, 4/24/2013 10:49:06 PM

n Emma Lazarus’s 1883 poem The New Colossus, the United States offers a “world-wide welcome” to the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” One suspects that, were the poem written today, it would be rather more prosaic. “The golden door,” Lazarus might surmise, is open principally to those who happen to have a family member in the country or are fortunate at lotteries. When discussing any aspect of immigration policy, politicians shrewdly chatter on about “skills.” An immigrant “inventor” — of which there is an apparently unlimited supply — will create manufacturing jobs for the natives;

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Note well the observation of Milton Friedman contained in the article.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/24/2013 11:52:06 PM     (No. 9295327)

The liberal Democrats will not give up the family reunification programs as there are too many potential new Democrat socialist oriented voters in that class of alien, that is why Ted Kennedy greatly expanded family reunification back in the 1960´s. The liberal Democrats will play bait and switch with the Republicans on this issue but usually end up getting more poor unskilled aliens into the USA after they outwit the Republicans. In fact the liberal Democrats in their current amnesty bill are all for removing the current family reunification quota system used to regulate the numbers of foreign family members that permanent resident aliens (green card holders) can bring to the USA each year, and allow unlimited family reunification of foreign spouses with new marriages to current permanent residents. Of course, related foreign children could also come. That could quickly amount to a huge mass of very poor aliens getting to enter the USA in the years ahead, as there are now probably 25 million permanent residents in the USA, along with quickly becoming a huge loophole in the immigration laws that is bound to create a lot of fraudulent immigration marriages between aliens.

The Republicans have usually always gone along to get along with most liberal Democrat immigration law liberalization efforts in the past, because they greatly favored all the cheap foreign labor that is generated through the family reunification programs. Now there are so many aliens involved in the immigration amnesty process that when the liberal Democrat make them US citizens and register them to vote in the years ahead that the Republicans will no longer be able to win national elections.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StuartL, 4/25/2013 3:37:53 AM     (No. 9295410)

One poster commenting on the NR article cited as an example Canada, "where a skills-based immigration system has led to an immigrant population that is now (get this, America!) actually voting conservative in major elections."

-- which, ladies and gentlemen, is precisely why the U.S. under its current political bosses will never, ever, ever enact a skills-based immigration system.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: tisHimself, 4/25/2013 11:09:01 AM     (No. 9296102)

Those with skills and education move to the front of the legal line. Express citizenship, as it were.

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