Comments on: Counterparties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/23/counterparties-383/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: fyouell http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/23/counterparties-383/comment-page-1/#comment-28035 Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:39:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8745#comment-28035 Vargas story isn’t going to change too many minds. Here’s why? He isn’t exactly a typical illegal (or for that matter legal) immigrant. The vast majority are poorly educated and likely to be a burden on our nation as long as they are here (and for generations to come).

Don’t believe me? Read “Seeing Today’s Immigrants Straight” (http://www.city-journal.org/html/16_3_i mmigration_reform.html)

Simple summary

“Pay attention to facts on the ground. If someone proposed a program to boost the number of Americans who lack a high school diploma, have children out of wedlock, sell drugs, steal, or use welfare, he’d be deemed mad. Yet liberalized immigration rules would do just that. The illegitimacy rate among Hispanics is high and rising faster than that of other ethnic groups; their dropout rate is the highest in the country; Hispanic children are joining gangs at younger and younger ages. Academic achievement is abysmal.”

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