the amnesty program under President Obama? Why? Why not? There is an influx of illegal immigration to America as a result of this amnesty program. These illlegal immigrants have no skills nor education.Because they have no job skills, they are going to use our social systems which are going to cost taxpayer monies. America has more than enough socioeconomic ills as it is. In addition to that, some of them pose health risks as they have diseases such as scabies , dengue fever,and chagas. Many of these illegals have proven to be quite problematic to areas such as Texas, Arizona, and California.
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@MG you are probably correct. The world is changing. Some think too rapidly and perhaps for the worse. But, many people fight change in any form. There is a long evolutionary road to follow here until the world accepts humanity in all its diversity.
@Austinstar: I seriously doubt that there will be some mystical time in the future when the "world", by which I assume you mean mankind, will accept the abstract notion of diversity as a whole. Nice dream, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Yet all the things that happen to us in life (arguments, problems and issues with others) are very real and have great effect on all of our lives. Your ideas are nice but utopian and not in line with the reality of human life and human nature.
You are only looking at the short term, not the big picture. When you become 80 or 90 years old, it will make more sense. Eternity has a way of awakening people who think the earthly life or the material gains and world are overly important.
Very true! Thus far Obama has not done anything but obeyed the laws that George W. Bush signed into law after a "bi-patrician" congress (unanimously voted for it). Nevertheless Obama is the blame for everything that's wrong in this country! LOL!
O deports alright but then lets the crooks right back in which has been proven by two men who recently killed a border guard in front of his whole family. Yes they are deported a number of times! Making O look like he is doing something. Only a fool
Nobody is "letting" these people cross the border. They are crossing ILLEGALLY! Or does killing a border guard meet with your definition of "letting them right back in"??? WTF?
"They're giving up soccer and pig guts for American football and hamburgers." Yet more and more Americans are embracing soccer and giving up hamburgers. Illegal immigrants can only work illegally and get paid under-the-table.
There's an astounding number of logical arguments and facts to bury these ridiculous assertions. Assimilate? Really?
While I don't mind seeing immigrants come to this country, and you are right, they usually work harder to fit in, I think that we are basically full. Immigration didn't work out for Natives and it hasn't gotten much better for the rest of us.
NEWSFLASH, these illegals are neither educated nor skilled. They are not the creme de la creme. They have been proved quite problematic to the American economy. These illegals should be deported and the borders CLOSED.
NEWSFLASH: you don't know anything when you live in a bunker. War of the Worlds wasn't real. It was just a radio show. It is safe to go outside.
Illegals are dangerous, just ask those who have encountered them. Ask the Californians, Arizonians, and Texans whose communities who explored illegal influx in their communities. Go ahead ask them, I DARE YOU and then you 'll LEARN .
@gm - I have actually smuggled illegals across the TX border. I speak Spanish and have lived in Mexico. You are making a blanket statement that is a good 98% incorrect. Yes, SOME are dangerous, most of them are not. They just want jobs and freedom.
GM, you should stop relying on hearsay. Go visit the real world yourself some time. I already have and have spent a lot of time around immigrants and they are no more dangerous than anyone else, and much less dangerous than xenophobes and racists.
Not all immigrants are Latinos, so why should Spanish be an official language? Your view is the exact opposite extreme of what xenophobes say, and just as pointless. Immigrants come in all shapes, sizes colors and personalities.It's not black & w
Latinos and Spanish are by far the largest group of immigrants and the most common second language spoken. The point would be to strongly embrace our neighbors rather than treating them as invaders. There's nothing extreme about it.
At least America isn't part of a large gathering of nations like the UK is. Over here we are part of the EU and as such, citizens of EU member states can transit between and work in other member states without hinderance.
The real world? Really? Ever watch Gangland? Look at crime statistics? Look at how badly our public education has tanked? There's a new recent insurance category--Insurance for the "Uninsured" Hear of it? Yes, they hit and kill people.
The real world is the real world, not you in your bedroom watching TV shows about the worst of us. Yes, there are problems, but yes, there are lots and lots of good people around. Have some faith in that.