Comments on: Where is the GOP heading on immigration reform? http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/#comment-1116 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:59:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=571#comment-1116 The proud Mexican flag waving Mexicans taking over my American town has caused me to become a “second class” citizen.

I can’t access services that my tax dollars pay for because they are hidden in SPANISH ONLY documentation. Money from the town seems to get funneled into FOR “LATINOS” ONLY organization.

The schools here are paid for by 80% state and federal funding. The people claim 90% low income at the schools yet seem to have the money to drive new or late model vehicles in the $20-$40,000 range. That’s hardly an indication of poverty.

The town passed THE SAFE SPACE ACT in 2008 vowing not to have anything to do with enforcing immigration laws and preventing federal immigration authorities from using town property, a year or so later, it sets up a OFFICE OF CITIZENSHIP that give aid to any “RESIDENT” of the town, legal or not. Considering that our town borders Chicago and those same services are only 5 miles away, this is a total waste of AMERICAN MONEY!

I visited the building where these services are being conducted and asked a few simple questions like “What do you do when the person who is requesting these services can’t speak English or Spanish?” I was told that I would have to leave the building!!!

I am a 60 year old, disabled, 3rd generation WHITE AMERICAN whose family has lived in CICERO, ILLINOIS since 1920.

My grandfather was drafted into the US Army during World War One.

My father was drafted into the US Army and spent 4 years there during World War Two.

I missed being drafted into the Vietnam War by one year.

This is how the AMERICAN GOVERNMENT shows its loyalty to AMERICANS.

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By: EconCassandra http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/#comment-1110 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:06:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=571#comment-1110 “Immigration reform” should mean the active exportation of ANYONE in this country who cannot prove he is a US citizen.

THAT is what this country did after the financial crash in 1929. It made sense then and it still makes sense now.

What is wrong with you people?

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By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/#comment-1109 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:08:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=571#comment-1109 How much has immigration hurt the American engineering profession?

I just came across a report which can be found by typing its title in your favorite search engine:

“How Record Immigration Levels Robbed American High-Tech Workers of $10 Trillion”

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By: OkieRedux http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/#comment-1108 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:54:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=571#comment-1108 Speculation about immigrants is worthless.

“Seven in 10 Latino high school graduates in the class of 2012 went to college, according to a by the Pew Hispanic Center.

“That’s a record-high college enrollment rate for Latinos, and it’s the first time Latinos have surpassed white and black students, even as they lag behind Asian-Americans. The Latino high school dropout rate has fallen by half over the past decade — from 28 percent in 2000 to 14 percent in 2011.”

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013  /05/14/183813129/Latino-High-School-Gra ds-Enter-College-At-Record-Rate

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By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/#comment-1107 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:12:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=571#comment-1107 Unprecedented, large-scale immigration under the H1B Visa Program has destroyed the American engineering profession.

It’s really a simple case of supply and demand.

CONSIDER AN ANALOGY

Consider an analogy. Consider, for example, what would happen if H1B were applied to plumbers instead of engineers.

Pick any city, let’s say, Denver, Colorado. Now, bring in 100 busloads of freshly graduated Indian or Chinese plumbers (4,000 new plumbers), who want to enter into the plumbing business in Denver, and make a living.

The result? Wage rates for plumbers will become depressed. The existing 960 American plumbers in Denver, once busy every day, and making a good living, will now have much less work, or no work at all.

All the Denver high school kids hear from their fathers and uncles that plumbing is no longer a good way to make a living. The plumber wages are going down, down, down. In droves, they choose some other path in life. Who can compete with impoverished hordes of plumbers from India who will work for any price? India has 1.17 BILLION people, and many of them are coming here, flooding our labor markets.

The H1B visa law was created, written and lobbied for by large American corporations as a means for decreasing their engineering labor costs. Indeed their corporate profits have zoomed up, up, up — while the wage rates paid to their American engineers have gone down, down, down.

The H1B law has already brought in over one million foreign engineers to America, thus driving down American wage rates.

People ask, Why don’t more American kids major in engineering anymore? The reason is that American kids aren’t blind. They see a flood of foreign workers displacing American engineers in every corner of the American economy. The see that the wage rates dropping.

If America wants more American kids to major in engineering, the solution is simple supply and demand economics: Stop immigration of H1B foreigners, and allow the wage rates to rise and rise until American kids say, “Hey, there’s good money in engineering!”

That’s what American kids used to say back before the H1B Visa program was enacted by Congress at the behest of American corporations.

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By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/#comment-1105 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:41:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=571#comment-1105 A headline in the Financial Times (of London) today says that a new poll shows more British voters now favor the UKIP party over the Tories.

The Mirror says: The rise in public support for the anti-immigration policies of UKIP will be a major blow for both Tories and Labour ahead of the looming European elections in May, when UKIP could top the polls.

In America, the Republican party should watch, because anti-immigration mood among the American people, just like the British, is growing quickly.

The same thing is happening in almost all advanced nations. Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark. The elites are pro-immigration, whereas the middle class is growing anti-immigration.

Technology – Today, the poorest of slum dwellers in the most populous impoverished cities of the world routinely use the internet, cell phones, credit cards and discount airfares to move a whole neighborhood to America or England in a few days. The movement of people is unprecedented.

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By: actnow http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/#comment-1104 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:17:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=571#comment-1104 Get into the fight and help stop this nightmare. We all know that mass immigration hurts workers, drives down wages and expands the welfare state. NumbersUSA dot com is a great site to help assure that our reps truly represent the needs of citizens. Only action matters…the fight is now….get involved.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/#comment-1103 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 01:05:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=571#comment-1103 @tmc,

Then let’s “…take the H1-B visas out of the immigration bill…! Works for me.

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By: baroque-quest http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/#comment-1102 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:55:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=571#comment-1102 @tmc “If you take the H1-B visas out of the immigration bill you will lose ALL republican support”

Yes, because screwing the American worker is the only true bi-partisan issue in Congress.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/01/17/where-is-the-gop-heading-on-immigration-reform/#comment-1100 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:29:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=571#comment-1100 If you take the H1-B visas out of the immigration bill you will lose ALL republican support. It’s as simple as that.

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