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Biden: Immigration crucial to American innovation
Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2014 5:08 PM EDT | Jennifer Kay

Posted on 05/03/2014 2:20:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Vice President Joe Biden extolled immigration as crucial to American innovation Saturday at a college graduation ceremony in South Florida. […]

Biden said a “constant, substantial stream of immigrants” is important to the American economy, urging citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

“That’s why we have to act to bring 11 million people out of the shadows and put them on a path to citizenship,” Biden said. “These people are already Americans.”

When someone in the crowd shouted “Stop deportations!” he replied, “We’ll do that, too, kid, but let me finish my speech.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; biden; illegals; plugs
For the zillionth time, if they were not illegal immigrants, they would not be in the “shadows”. Evil lurks in shadows, not good. (Unless in government.)
1 posted on 05/03/2014 2:20:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Look, take it easy on Biden, he hasn’t had an original thought in his entire life. I think his mind would explode if he had to pick out his own clothes.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 2:24:24 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

Mexico needs innovation more than we do.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 2:26:24 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Mastador1
Look, take it easy on Biden, he hasn’t had an original thought in his entire life. I think his mind would explode if he had to pick out his own clothes.

Vice presidents have never been one of our strong points.
The OUTSTANDING exception has been Dick Cheney...always one of my heroes.

He was VP when my husband and I were in the middle east in the early 1980's. Sadaam Hussein stated that the Gulf War would be the "mother of all wars."
HarHar. Cheney said that it would probably be the "mother of all retreats." He won my heart. That war got very personal to me. We weren't TOO far out of reach of Sadaam's missile range.

I was NEVER, EVER so glad of anything to learn that we (American forces) WERE in the Gulf at the time...a "top secret" deal that no one knew about. We only "knew" because we HEARD the jets all the time and saw the aircraft carrier at the mouth of the Gulf.

We also KNEW because we got REAL booze -- surreptitiously, of course, from the "not there" U.S. troops. One DOES NOT get "Johnny Walker Red Label" from ANY PLACE over there, unless it IS from the U.S. military.

What a difference from the swill we ARAMCONS made in our own bootleg still rooms. :o)

4 posted on 05/03/2014 2:42:34 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Olog-hai

ohhhhh yessss, Mr Biden....thank you for MS 13 and all of the cocaine and heroin overdoses in Oregon. Thank you for all of the gang shootings, crowded prisons and child rapes from all of these innovative illegals, you stupid, f’ing shiite for brains.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 2:43:15 PM PDT by doc maverick
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To: Olog-hai
Biden: Immigration crucial to American innovation

Yes, we need more engineers, mathmaticians, rocket scientists, great thinkers...........but somehow, I don't think we drawing many from Mexico.

6 posted on 05/03/2014 2:46:22 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Olog-hai

Biden please just shut up.

Both of our parties are out to lunch. We do not need more illegal immigration.

We need Americas hired.

Both parties are out to lunch. Both of them.

Americans have been losing jobs now for an entire generation.

Bring back American jobs here.

Hire Americans.

Stop sending US jobs overseas. Now!

One of our political parties will eventually wake up, and stand for Americans.

That political party will rule.

Don’t wait.

GOP don’t wait. Bring back American jobs.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 2:46:38 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Olog-hai
"..When someone in the crowd shouted “Stop deportations!” ..

a setup

8 posted on 05/03/2014 2:48:32 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Olog-hai

We are the descendants of immigrants Joey boy and they key here is not what anyone group or another brings but how each group assimilates into the common culture and herein lies the problem. Immigrants are not being encouraged to assimilate and we are fast becoming an unassimilated boarding house for the Third World.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 2:50:31 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: jmacusa

But he isn’t talking about immigrants.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 2:52:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: jmacusa

Needless to say there is virtually zero innovation coming from South American immigrants (from where most illegals hail) to the US.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 2:54:23 PM PDT by globelamp
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To: Olog-hai

“..immigration as crucial to American innovation..”

Legal immigration as crucial to American innovation. The US has over the years attracted the hardest working, brightest people throughout the world and they have made this nation great.

Today we attract people from the third world and innovation is not the word I am thinking of. (excuse grammar)


12 posted on 05/03/2014 3:00:42 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Olog-hai

I was just replying subrosa because the subtext with this hoary argument is always ‘’We’re a nation of immigrants’’. We’re not.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 3:04:55 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: globelamp

Got that right.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 3:05:47 PM PDT by jmacusa
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15 posted on 05/03/2014 3:17:13 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Olog-hai

Laws trump opinions with everyone ... but Democrats.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 3:24:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Both of our parties are out to lunch. We do not need more illegal immigration.”

Both parties know (and Americans citizens are in denial) that without these immigrants our population would be declining and aging rapidly; I don’t want illegals here any more than the next guy, but I know why both parties are on board with them coming here. Within a few decades most “Americans” will be able to trace their roots to immigrants that have come here within the last 20 years, since most Americans don’t think it is worthwhile to have children. They aren’t brought here to work as they were in the past; now they are brought here to rent apartments, buy homes (the legal ones), fill classrooms with their children, and CONSUME. If you don’t look at them that way then the government’s policy makes no sense; if you do look at it that way then “America” as envisioned by the Founding Fathers is already dead.


17 posted on 05/03/2014 3:28:47 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Olog-hai
Biden: Dirt poor, illiterate illegal immigrants ambivalent of their citizenship status (at best) are crucial to American innovation

More accurately stated.

No one ever accused Joe of being overly intelligent.

18 posted on 05/03/2014 3:31:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kearnyirish2

I disagree.

We are sending American jobs to foreign countries.

This is affecting America.

America needs jobs. America needs to bring back jobs to America, and America needs to grow again.

Neither party is paying attention to American jobs.

That is my point. For an entire generation we have been sending jobs to China.

China is growing. China however does not have America’s best interests at heart. China has China’s best interests at heart.

America needs to look out for America now.

Bring back US jobs.

We need to grow once again. Stop sending jobs away.

Now.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 3:34:55 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Olog-hai

Time for states to go on offense. Round up illegals and ship them by the busload to DC. Let’s find out how these “compassionate” left-wing commies and fascists deal with a few million illegals in their backyard.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 3:58:34 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Bring back US jobs.

I really wish you had a second trick.

21 posted on 05/03/2014 3:59:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Olog-hai
There are 93 million Americans who are no longer in the workforce because of a lack of jobs. These people will never find work if the politicians add 30 million people to that list. Pushing amnesty now is treason. America is at a point where it cannot handle an influx of unskilled and uneducated people. It will destroy what's left of the country.
22 posted on 05/03/2014 4:00:27 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: Lazamataz

Look I am focused on this right now, because it appears to me that both of our parties are in complete 100% sell out mode, and both are sheering off as much for themselves as they can, while the destruction of America continues.

Sorry but that’s the way I see it.

China is just about to pass us. For an entire generation we have been sending jobs to China.

Now that has changed.

It is now time to support America.

Neither of our parties is standing up for America.

Neither one. I am trying my darnest to point out to the GOP that this is the single defining issue of the future.

We need jobs.

American jobs. Neither party is standing up for America.

In just one generation, we have dissassembled what was at one point the most successful nation in the history of earth. I want us to continue to lead the world.

I don’t see that happening, by sending America’s industry to China.

I see that ending badly for America. One of our parties will eventually stand up for America.

I’m just trying to influence the GOP to be that party.

It is amazing, how much of America wants to sell out our very own nation.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 4:12:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Problem is, what you propose as an ACTION is actually a RESULT.

It would be like me posting over and over again, “I really need a house that’s worth more! My house needs more value! More money value for my house!”

No, that’s a result. What I need is to post ACTION suggestions. Things like, “I need to paint my house! I need to landscape my lawn! I should repair the electrical and plumbing in my house!”

Then my house would gain value.

You keep posting the RESULT you want. You need to be posting the ACTIONS you want, in support of your RESULT.


24 posted on 05/03/2014 4:30:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I said nothing about the jobs leaving; of course that is a horrible thing, and destroying our middle class.

These immigrants (legal and otherwise) are being welcomed to save other jobs: schoolteachers (whose unions are the de facto owners of the Democratic Party), cops/firemen, politicians, etc. - the whole public sector that can’t weather the exodus of taxpayers from Red (communist) states. At the same time they provide the wage suppression necessary to sink our standard of living to that of Red China’s rising middle class.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 4:42:05 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Lazamataz

I have posted how I feel we should respond, numerous times. However I have avoided focusing on that too much.

There are lots of areas which can become huge issues of disagreement. I don’t want disagreement. I want us to discuss what is currently wrong.

We need to discuss this however. Now. America is rapidly losing our national lead.

To a massive communist nation.

A communist nation, with 1.2 billion people. America wake up.

We need to compete. Stop selling out to China.

Compete with China.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 4:45:21 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Stop selling out to China. Compete with China.”

We were sold out when our leaders stopped referring to them as “Red China”; we need to revive that custom.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 5:19:08 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

I believe you are right.

We have over-reached toward China.

China may (or may not be) a friend. China is a competitor. Maybe not an enemy, but maybe they are.

We are being far too friendly right now toward China. China is looking completely out for itself. Americans cannot buy land in China. Americans cannot even buy businesses in China except as minority owners.

We need to stop being so idealistic.

America we are a great country. We need to act like it.

One or the other parties need to stand up. Or we need a new party to stand forward.

America needs to remain strong and on top.

I don’t see either party currently looking out for America above all.

Neither party is America-first.

Tea Party, stand forward on this.


28 posted on 05/03/2014 5:30:53 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Red China is not a friend in any definition of the word; there is no reason not to treat them as a hostile enemy. North Korea is Red China’s sword pointed at our allies and interests in the region; it only exists through massive subsidies from Red China, and is a completely dependent puppet state. Their views on human rights, reproduction (1 child policy), and religion speak for themselves as to how much of an enemy they are; our government today is starting to resemble theirs, and that may explain why we built them up while we hollowed out our own economy.

Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Thailand (for starters) should prepare an alliance to combat our ally Red China; we certainly won’t be helping them out in the event of a Red chinese attack. Our shopping malls wouldn’t be able to bear the financial brunt...


29 posted on 05/03/2014 5:50:40 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: doc maverick

Yeah all those illegal pulled Rosa ice cream bar carts I see all over town are soooooooo innovative.


30 posted on 05/03/2014 7:13:49 PM PDT by sheana
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