Comments on: Pushing the immigration debate to the next level Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: DanCorleone Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:15:45 +0000 Still waiting on a reply to my question of 6/24.

By: IronMan4X Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:37:46 +0000 Funny how a few decades back, individuals from other countries had to become Naturalized citizens to work, enjoy some of the benefits of living here, etc. and now, all the illegals, etc want everything for nothing. It’s no wonder many of the border states are fed up with the influx of crime, loss of revenues, etc. Keep it the way it was, go thru the approved process and quit expecting everything for nothing, without giving back. US soon to become an entitlement country/nation, but who will fund it?

By: Pete_Murphy Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:00:02 +0000 Not mentioned in this piece is the inverse relationship between population density and per capita consumption, and its role in driving up unemployment. Every densely populated nation on earth is either dirt poor or leans heavily on manufactured exports – primarily to the U.S. – to employ their bloated labor forces and boost their standard of living.

There is no other “U.S.” out there that we can lean on as we grow more densely populated. Worsening unemployment is inescapable and will only exacerbate our nation’s fiscal problems.

Pete Murphy
Author,”Five Short Blasts”

By: takeapill Tue, 25 Jun 2013 03:33:59 +0000 PS, I love America. Stay American. If not, where else can I run back too? (How ironic is that!)

By: takeapill Tue, 25 Jun 2013 03:23:36 +0000 Agree with Adam Smith and Yooper, and I am Canadian. There are days when I yearn to return to my American Great Grandfather’s homeland because I’m not sure Canada feels like home anymore. Was a 4th generation Vancouverite but joined the diaspora due to Asian money/immigrant influx off the chart increase in housing expenses. The article is ideological. What I have learned as a Canadian: look after and respect your countrymen, women and children first. If they are not educated enough to make your country productive then your government policies and education system have not looked after its own people and country. Immigration reduces quality jobs and wages, it causes cultural tension. It does only benefit big business and those getting the bonuses at the top. The ones with all the education and rhetoric to make it sound like a good idea. It’s not. Immigrants and those importing immigrants are doing the same thing. Their not looking after their problems and expecting someone else to fix them. Stay put, fix the problem where you are.

By: rikfre Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:01:30 +0000 I wonder how many people leave the USA for other countries..?

By: DanCorleone Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:49:00 +0000 “There is a broad consensus that the U.S. ought to integrate the current unauthorized immigrant population into our economic and civic institutions.” Mr. Salam, where did you get this?

The recent CNN poll has 51% favoring a the current bill, “Based on what you have read or heard about this bill.”
But when asked “What should be the main focus of the U.S. government in dealing with immigration policy?” , 62% chose “Increasing border security to reduce or eliminate
the number of immigrants coming into this country
without permission from the U.S. government.”

Here is the link to that survey:  /06/18/rel7f.pdf

Please cite a credible survey that supports your statement. I will check back for your answer.

By: MarkPine Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:45:40 +0000 Salan has carefully avoided the true meaning of the phrase “nation of immigrants.” It is an idea of the United States that I hold dear. The second generation of my family born in this country, I remember being educated in the public schools of New York City and learning to know by heart and revere Emma Lazarus’ poem on the Statue of Liberty:

Give me your tired your poor
Your troubled masses yearning to breath free
The retched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-toss to me,
I lift my lamp beside the Golden Door!

If Salan wants to understand the meaning of the appellation, it is in this poem. The light that statue in New York Harbor shone across the world to struggling starving people everywhere. It is light does not dim with distance or time or circumstance — or even with budget deficits. But we Americans can turn the light off, if we become a nation of the privileged living behind walls, like the wealthy who live in gated communities.

By: yooper Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:16:47 +0000 The “border surge” is a sop to border states to the south and does nothing to address the other half of the problem. Illegals fly in from Eastern Europe and India to “visit relatives” or “go to school” and overstay their visas. The H1B visa program has been abused by employers to bring in cheap and docile foreign labor as well. Employers aren’t satisfied with the current quota, they want more. In the meantime, we have unemployed and discouraged workers here already who speak the language.

By: JL4 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:45:14 +0000 As long as we allow companies, large and small, to hire illegal immigrants without fear of prosecution, immigration laws will remain unenforced no matter what they are. Cut off the job supply, and you cut off the immigrants’ desire to come here. Until we do that, all the laws in the world won’t make one bit of difference.