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her209

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Originally posted by: BurnItDwn
If our immigration system wasn't "broken" and they all were able to legally immigrate, would you still want to deport them because they are immigrants, or because they are not skilled, or because they are not educated?
How's it "broken"? Have you looked at the numbers?
 

dchakrab

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Originally posted by: her209
Originally posted by: BurnItDwn
If our immigration system wasn't "broken" and they all were able to legally immigrate, would you still want to deport them because they are immigrants, or because they are not skilled, or because they are not educated?
How's it "broken"? Have you looked at the numbers?


The numbers prove that our immigration system works? What do the numbers show on the smartest, most qualified, and most talented workers internationally, and where they're heading?

Sure, the numbers work. Everyone on this forum is talking about immigrants as if they're all poor Hispanics mowing your lawns. No one's mentioned a Hispanic doctor, lawyer, website developer, actor, mechanic, technician...everyone's mentioned immigrants who are living ten to a house, starting gangs, and contributing nothing to society other than mowed grass. Oh, and drugs. And someone else says they want to invade our country.

So, judging by the perspectives on this forum, I'd say that there's a problem. For whatever reason, there are decreasing numbers of immigrants who come to the US and are phenomenally successful...and increasing numbers who aren't. And, for whatever reason, we characterize "immigrants" as being poor people who come here to mooch off America's goodness, when we should see immigrants as an opportunity to benefit from the most talented workers in the world.

Based on that, I think there are substantial grounds for calling our immigration system "broken".

Dave.