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America Is Stupidly Shutting Out Immigrants. Isnít It? [1.6 Million Immigrants Yearly!]
Newsweek ^ | April 24, 2009

Posted on 04/24/2009 11:11:32 PM PDT by Steelfish

America Is Stupidly Shutting Out Immigrants. Isn’t It?

By Katie Baker | NEWSWEEK

Published Apr 18, 2009

Ever since 9/11, the general perception has been that America is over-building walls—both real and regulatory—to keep out immigrants.

Horror stories about Indian engineers getting strip-searched as suspected terrorists provoked business leaders like Bill Gates to argue that the U.S. is scaring away talent, to its own disadvantage.

Now the storyline has shifted, to focus on immigrants who are voluntarily leaving or avoiding America because the global financial crisis has tarnished its reputation as a land of growth and opportunity.

But the numbers tell a different story. According to a recent study by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), total migration flows have been steady throughout the current decade, despite tighter background checks and interior crackdowns following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and despite the slowdown of the economy starting in 2007.

Every year since 2000, the U.S. has attracted more than 1 million legal immigrants, including more than 1.1 million last year, and another half million illegal migrants. The walls are not as high as we thought.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 2million; aliens; illegalaliens; immigration; legalimmigration
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1 posted on 04/24/2009 11:11:32 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

We’re actually very, very generous with legal immigration, Katie. Now go back to Newsweak.


2 posted on 04/24/2009 11:15:40 PM PDT by wastedyears (Iron Maiden's gonna get ya, no matter how far!)
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To: Steelfish

...and in other news, deadly swine flu (that originated in Mexico) has been found in the US.

Have a nice day and keep voting Democrat. :)


3 posted on 04/24/2009 11:16:23 PM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: Steelfish
Now the storyline has shifted, to focus on immigrants who are voluntarily leaving or avoiding America because the global financial crisis has tarnished its reputation as a land of growth and opportunity.

Dude, it's a global crisis. Unless you have another globe available, leaving isn't really an option.

In fact, the economy isn't as affected here as in most of the rest of the world.

4 posted on 04/24/2009 11:16:36 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: wastedyears

Try Bill Gates for the offense of “Flooding the US With Future D-rat voters, Changing American Culture for Personal Profit, and with MS aiding and abetting MSNBC”


5 posted on 04/24/2009 11:19:05 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Tzimisce
...and in other news, deadly swine flu (that originated in Mexico) has been found in the US.

So far, it hasn't been deadly in the US. No fatalities to date. Only 8 confirmed cases. Not (yet) a big deal.

This could change, of course, very quickly.

6 posted on 04/24/2009 11:20:47 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: Steelfish

Didn’t Ted Kennedy write a law in the 1960’s that limited immigration from European Nations? and allowed greater numbers from 3rd world countries? We have diseases now that were once curable that are now showing strains that are resistant to medications. I say close the borders from 3rd world countries.


7 posted on 04/24/2009 11:25:22 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Steelfish

...at this point I’d settle for deporting Congress. To Antarctica, because it’s the only continent that could survive them.


8 posted on 04/24/2009 11:27:44 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I hope you’re right. I live in Mexifornia..I mean, California.


9 posted on 04/24/2009 11:35:34 PM PDT by max americana
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To: wastedyears

Well, there are 15 million ILLEGALS in the country. How much more “nice and friendly’ do we have to be?


10 posted on 04/24/2009 11:37:10 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana

In his book “State of Emergency” that follows “Death of the West” Patrick Buchanan, deals with five major areas to preserve Judeo-Christian civilization in the US.

He aptly summarizes them as:

1. A “Time-Out” on all Immigration, for the purpose of assimilating those already here

2. No Amnesty for Illegals

3. The Border Fence

4. Outlawing “Anchor Babies”

5. Ending Chain Migration and Dual Citizenship

6. Ending the Welfare State “magnets”

7. Remigration - making it undesirable, through many factors, for immigrants to want to remain in the United States
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11 posted on 04/24/2009 11:42:45 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Sherman Logan

The point is that there are diseases coming over the border.


12 posted on 04/25/2009 12:01:58 AM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: Steelfish

I’ve got a better policy than dumbass Pat Buchanan -

1. Selection of immigrants. Accept those who can pass a battery of tests - intelligence, health, aptitude.

2. Selection of sources - preferential immigration from populations known to be easily assimilated, such as East Asia, Europe, India.


13 posted on 04/25/2009 12:22:35 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: Steelfish

The problem with the new immigrants is that many of them come here with their dumbass ideas about how America would be better if it were a Socialist or Communist state. The majority of them desire a government nanny state loaded with handouts and freebies and they end up voting that way. The Commie D’RATS are happy to oblige them in order to gain total power and control over the country.


14 posted on 04/25/2009 12:27:56 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud charter member of Napolitano's rightwing, nutcase American, watch list.)
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To: Steelfish

Boo.


15 posted on 04/25/2009 12:31:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Ballygrl
We have diseases now that were once curable that are now showing strains that are resistant to medications.

Diseases like antibiotic-resistant MRSA / Staph origiated in the developed world.

16 posted on 04/25/2009 2:00:05 AM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: buwaya

It’s illegal immigration that is completely ruining America today. As for legal immigration, there are plenty of checks and balances, especially on the financial front, that the consular office in the origin-country scrutinizes carefully. You can verify this by going to any foreign US consulate website, and reading the complex procedure for immigration.

With the illegals, however, the entire mechanism is destroyed. Even the lottery system for specific African countries, aids this.


17 posted on 04/25/2009 2:04:51 AM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: Steelfish

Reading newsweak is like splashing a bucket of garbage on your brain. How does this Trotsky rag stay in business? There aren’t that many doctors offices.


18 posted on 04/25/2009 3:12:46 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

We have domestics like this also - 53% in the last election.


19 posted on 04/25/2009 3:44:55 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Steelfish
America Is Stupidly Shutting Out Immigrants. Isn’t It? [1.6 Million Immigrants Yearly!]

With increased cases of TB, swine flue, AIDS cases I would venture to say that the US is NOT shutting out immigrants. Well, then, maybe we are shutting out healthy Europeans and others who share our culture, respect our borders, and support our English language, all thanks to Ted Kennedy.

20 posted on 04/25/2009 4:13:08 AM PDT by olezip
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