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To: Borax Queen
Those poor Irish farmers that came over during the 1840s potato famine must have been the real cream of the crop, with college degrees from Trinity University as an added bonus... snark off.

Frankly, most of the immigrants who have come to the U.S. are looking for economic opportunity. After all, if things are going well in their homeland, then they wouldn't have wanted to leave.
40 posted on 12/18/2005 8:32:50 AM PST by Accygirl
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To: Accygirl

Let's hear some numbers. How many illegal aliens would you allow into the country? How many legal immigrants should be allowed yearly?


44 posted on 12/18/2005 9:20:50 AM PST by WatchingInAmazement ("Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," prof. Vernon Briggs, labor economist Cornell Un.)
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To: Accygirl
After all, if things are going well in their homeland, then they wouldn't have wanted to leave.

My parents and relatives sure didn't want to leave, but the United States/FDR gave away their countries to Stalin and it was either that or Siberia. Many of my relatives went to the Siberian death camps, and most didn't come back. The rest waited in displaced persons' camps throughout Europe.

At any rate, they were economically much better off before the war than starting over in whichever country would admit them. Welfare and other socialist programs existed here, but there was no way, no how, not one that went on those.

But that was then, this is now, and it's interesting that you think we still need more people in this country. How many more "immigrants" do you think we "need"?

46 posted on 12/18/2005 12:06:44 PM PST by Borax Queen
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