Thread: Immigration Enriches Us All
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03-03-2009, 12:13 AM
If it makes he feel better my grandparents were white immigrants..."Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives."
Life is a story; if you stay on the same page forever you will never finish it.
"There are days you are the pigeon and days you are the statue."
03-03-2009, 01:40 AM
Remember, my wife is a foreign national who had overstayed her visa when we met. We had to jump through a number of hoops to change her status, and it cost us a great deal of time and money, so I don't think that I'm particularly unsympathetic to immigrants, but there are legitimate arguments for curbing legal immigration numbers, or at least overhauling the system, that have nothing to do with racial attitudes. For example, we're in a serious economic downturn. Does it make sense to continue to encourage immigration when the job market is tightening? Also, is it racist to point out that some nations' expatriates will be easier to assimilate than others'? Simply advocating changes in policy doesn't make you a racist.
SonnabendGuest03-03-2009, 06:08 AMBoth legal and illegal immigration are completely out of control. We need to stop both, especially now.
You're a Ron Paul fan...arent you?
03-04-2009, 09:29 PM
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Craig Nelsen of NumbersUSA once posed a good question to Bush II: "How many people in America would be too many?"
Needless to say, Bush had no answer, and neither do the immigration idiots.
Here's an immigrant who enriched us by killing Chandra Levy:
The media, of course, was desperately hoping it was a white congressman.
Last edited by Hugh Lincoln; 03-04-2009 at 09:41 PM.
03-04-2009, 10:36 PM
There is a limit to the resources any country has and during times of economic upheaval, it makes sense to concentrate resources on current citizens. Adults with college degrees are actually competing for fry cook jobs in some areas. The competition for higher level jobs is obviously very hot at the moment. We clearly have enough people to do the jobs that Americans previously didn't do.
Legal immigration issues are worth talking about at this time. Talking about these things certainly doesn't mean the discussion is racist or nativist or whatever other "ist" or "ism" seems most inflammatory.
(Now play nice. ;))
03-05-2009, 12:37 AM
SonnabendGuest03-05-2009, 05:20 AMHere's an immigrant who enriched us by killing Chandra Levy:
Oh and, read this, troll
Does the name DeBakey ring a bell?
DeBakey, the Louisiana-born son of Lebanese immigrants, was still a student at Tulane University in New Orleans in 1932 when he created the roller pump, which would be a critical component of the heart-lung machine that helped make open-heart surgery possible.
Like the new techniques for burn surgery and treatment that will save lives in the US, invented by an Australian doctor
Oh BTW..the words you are looking for are are thank and you.
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