Comments on: Why is immigration reform taking so long? http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2013/04/04/why-is-immigration-reform-taking-so-long/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2013/04/04/why-is-immigration-reform-taking-so-long/#comment-387 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:54:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=181#comment-387 Mine the borders inland for a mile. At least the problem of Amnesty for future fence-jumping wetbacks will be solved.

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By: Shamizar http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2013/04/04/why-is-immigration-reform-taking-so-long/#comment-386 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:58:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=181#comment-386 We do not need for immigration reform to be a prerequisite to stopping illegals from crossing our borders. How about the President starting to do his job, and that has nothing to do with saving Mexicans from their hellhole of a country.

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By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2013/04/04/why-is-immigration-reform-taking-so-long/#comment-384 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:45:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=181#comment-384 America was once an uncrowded land. The same with all nations. Every nation was once an uncrowded land.

But now the American population has exploded. America has become the 3rd most populous nation in the world, behind only China and India.

Largest Countries ranked by population:

1. China 1.3 billion people

2. India 1.2 billion people

3. United States 315 million

4. Indonesia 237 million (As a child, President Obama attended grade-school in Indonesia)

5. Brazil 193 million

6. Pakistan 182 million

7. Nigeria 166 million

8. Bangladesh 152 million

9. Russia 143 million

10.Japan 127 million

11.Mexico 112 million

12.Phillipines 92 million

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cou ntries_by_population

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By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2013/04/04/why-is-immigration-reform-taking-so-long/#comment-383 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:29:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=181#comment-383 The many advocates of immigration conveniently ignore the economic principle of supply and demand, which nature imposes.

Introducing more workers into any market increases the supply and thus drives down the wage rates.

It applies to any resource. If more medical doctors are introduced into a city, the existing medical doctors will find they have fewer patients, and their incomes will go down.

The same applies to agricultural workers. If a county imports foreign laborers, the existing local laborers will find their wages going down quickly.

Who benefits from immigration? The employers benefit and the immigrants benefit.

Who is hurt by immigration? The American laborer is directly harmed, and his family, home and occupation are, more often than not, destroyed forever.

Who can blame the American worker, whose career is destroyed, for speaking out against immigration? Or even for hating the American government, and immigration advocates, for such a brutal betrayal?

Who does President Obama and Congress represent, the multitudes of India and Mexico?

Who then is supposed to represent working class American citizens whose careers and families are quickly being destroyed by immigration?

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By: Pete_Murphy http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2013/04/04/why-is-immigration-reform-taking-so-long/#comment-382 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:36:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=181#comment-382 In 1989, our poverty rate was 12.5%. Today it’s 15.5%. This means that, of the 48 million people added to our population since 1989 – almost all of them due to immigration – 27% have landed in poverty and are drawing government benefits.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2013/04/04/why-is-immigration-reform-taking-so-long/#comment-381 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 05:55:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=181#comment-381 “…lawful permanent residents have access to many if not most of the federal, state and local benefits, including subsidized health insurance coverage, that are available to citizens…”. Unfortunately so do unlawful residents who have no intention of ever leaving. They can get fake green cards, Social Security cards made out with numbers of those who have died or just stolen. With these, fraudulent drivers licenses come easily.

It’s presently just too easy for these perpetual victim dependent “squatters” on American soil to enjoy a better life than “back home”. And yet “our representatives of BOTH parties rush forward with the welcome wagon to pander for future votes. That’s giving “aid and comfort” to the ENEMY! TREASON! We need to throw these bums OUT!

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By: Dabang http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2013/04/04/why-is-immigration-reform-taking-so-long/#comment-379 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:44:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=181#comment-379 I am a “Legal” migrant on H1b(High Skill Labor).
I am an MBA and also currently pursuing an MS.
I have been here for over 8 years. & I pay over $20K Fed + State taxes every year.

But I still can’t have Permanent Residency (aka – Green Card). I am in Que and it will take at-least 5 more years.

Is it fair to do everything for illegal only.

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By: COindependent http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2013/04/04/why-is-immigration-reform-taking-so-long/#comment-378 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:48:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=181#comment-378 We have no obligation, moral or otherwise, to import poverty.

Sponsorship of all immigrants is a critical requirement as you discussed. Whether it be a family member, church, social group or employer, we cannot afford to blindly allow anyone to enter the country and then fund their needs. Through a sponsorship, or bond as proposed, each immigrant and their sponsor has to have a financial stake in their success and assimilation.

If we implement work rules (like Canada) and remove the all the financial incentives, other than work, then we solve two problems (1) immigrants have motivation to esnure their self support and pursue their interests, and (2) we effectively eliminate illegal immigration as there are not any financial incentives to come here.

Now, if only the political elite within the Beltway have the fortitude to make the appropriate changes in our immigration laws we can end the stupidity of the past 20 years. (I won’t hold my breath.)

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