Skip to comments.Do you want LEGAL immigration stopped too?
Posted on 04/03/2006 2:16:16 PM PDT by clawrence3
The question has come up on different threads here - we know everyone who wants all ILLEGAL immigration stopped, but who is for stopping all LEGAL immigration as well? Whether it is just for a "short" time or permanently, let me know.
Our legal immigration levels are just fine.
I wouldn't stop it, but I would lower it. And, I would substantially revise it.
Legal immigration is fine
Nope. Not stopped, but perhaps, reformed.
I may want to see them changed, but not stopped.
I say you're insane. America needs immigration, always has. It just doesn't need *illegal* immigration.
I think all immigration should be stopped until officials can get control of who is in this country and deport the illegals.
Heck no.. at that, we need to get the legal immigration laws updated as they are still full of red tape going back to the LBJ administration. There would be less illegal immigration if legal immigration was easier (and safer)..
So, basically, stopped forever then?
Controlled, legal immigration should be allowed only when it is in the best interest of the United States. The emphasis should be on the best interest of our country, not the best interest of the immigrants.
Yes, shut down legal immigration as well.
I'd rather see legal immigration doubled or tripled from current levels. I'd like to see legal immigration being higher than the current legal and illegal immigration combined.
Immigrants made this country great. I'd like to see it spread around the world and biased toward educated people who want to become Americans.
Do you think that "antiunion person" is insane?
Legal immigration should be stopped until all those here illegally are deported.
Welcome to our wonderful country. Now get a job and assimilate.
legal immigration is fine.
I would prefer some enforcement of assimilation were actively pursued.
So, that's THREE votes so far - anyone else?
I'm not sure how you even compare the two.
One is a group of people who show open contempt for our laws, sovereignty, and our country. Those who are here to grab as much as they can, through any means necessary, and send it back to their home country to which they maintain loyalty and citizenship.
The other is willing to respect our country and rules and wants to join the Greatest Nation on Earth, to share our freedoms, benefits, and responsibilities.
Your question is kind of like "You don't like being raped, but do you like making love to your spouse?"
(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
I think legal immigration needs to be increased, with the process much more streamlined and expedited.
This country was founded on "give us your tired, your poor," etc.
I think we should be a lot more carefull about who we let in. After all, do we really need the taliban at Yale?
I agree on this, that makes our politicians responsible for seeing to it the border problem is resolved or admit they cannot protect us.
In fact, if we get illegal immigration stopped, or at least greatly curtailed, we may be able to increase the level of legal immigration. It also could then be more evenly distributed among various nations.
Legal immigration should be streamlined so that those willing to work can be here legally, enrolled and engaged in the system, paying taxes and assimilating.
Agree, but I would get rid of bogus programs like the "diversity immigration lottery" which does nothing to select the quality of immigrants we get. A point system like most other rational countries in the world use would be far better than drawing from a pool of favored countries. For example, from an Allied country +8 points; from a hostile country -8 points; math professor +9 points; political activist -20 points; service in the U.S. miltary +25 points, etc.
I want to increase legal immigrant levels, AFTER we throw out the illegals. There should be room for doubling the legal immigrants with the illegals out of the way.
We should be able to handle a million new people a year, properly registered and tracked.
I hope not. We are barely at the replacement rate right now. I suspect we do our best to birth control ourselves out of existance. Just looking at Russia and Europe shows that.
That little socialist poem came over 100 years after the founding of this nation. Let's deal with the tired and poor already here before we let any more in.
Depends on what kind of legal immigrants one is talking about. A foreign-born professor at, say, Princeton or an equally foreign-born organized crime figure? And if it is easy enough to choose between these two poles, then there are intermediate [as for an immigrant's desirability] situations.
Beautiful women should be allowed entry at all times followed by instant citizenship. Also baseball players, NFL capable athletes etc.
security profiling of all candidates for legal entry makes perfect sense. then... enforce assimilation.
1. no "dual language/polylingual" ATMs, no non-english ballots, no bilingual public education, no tax-funded translators, etc... full English immersion: swim, or sink.
2. break the law, be expelled. any law at all. expelled permanently. including zoning ordinances, housing regulations, noise odinances, LITTERING... full lawful requirement: behave, or go home.
actually, that isn't even on the statue - it is from an ode to that statue written by a soft-hearted fool.
I'm getting the impression that you were the guy who liked to stand up in the middle of the high school cafeteria, and shout "FOOD FIGHT!"
I say no. Legal immigration is just fine. Actually we probably need more legal immigrants. But first - very important to make it first - we need to expel every last damned illegal we can find. Immigration to the US ought to be capped at a million per year tops.
Not at all - I was very respectful - senior class president, in fact.
1)I want to see a complete halt to all immigration at least for the time being.
2)I want to see *all* illegals,of *Even* race and nationality,expelled from the country.
3)After #2 is complete,a small,*very* selective immigration plan *might* be in our best interest.Such a plan should *only* include people who have *already* demonstrated a skill of which we are in serious need.Nursing comes quickly to mind as a skill that might qualify.Also,anyone of good character who honorably serves in any branch of our Armed Forces for at least one *full* hitch should qualify for serious consideration.No guarantees.
I never started beating her.
Should read "of *every* race..."
Four votes - do I hear FIVE?!
My question assumes stopping ALL legal immigrants, including the ones who would teach at Princeton, rich ones, or even the one who finds the cure to cancer.
"actually, that isn't even on the statue - it is from an ode to that statue written by a soft-hearted fool."
Nope. It is actually an inscription on the Statue of Liberty.
A giant statue on an island in the harbor of New York City; it depicts a woman representing liberty, raising a torch in her right hand and holding a tablet in her left. At its base is inscribed a poem by Emma Lazarus that contains the lines Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.