Immigration Implications …

Immigration Implications …


Interesting read and perspective on implications of the recent “immigration reform” legislation …


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  • Justin Gardner

    It’s difficult to gauge the implications of LEGAL immigration, but ultimately I think it’ll be a good thing. Frankly, we’re losing hundreds of thousands of valuable people everyday to outsourcing, etc. We need to open up the US in a common sense way so we can truly compete in this new global economic model or else we’ll be left behind.

    One thing I did like about this article is it basically admitted that the media failed to report significant facts about the immigration debate. And honestly, that’s the media’s biggest problem right now. It’s certainly not liberal bias, it’s single-mindedness on a particular issue. It’s group think. Sometimes that can be perceived as liberal, and sometimes it can be perceived as conservative. But it’s still a problem and I think blogs and emerging alternative news sources can help remedy this before it’s too late…whatever “too late” means.

  • DosPeros
  • http://www.safetyman.typepad/diner_wisdom GN

    Dos – A truly thoughtful article and a conversation that should be happening … in the real political arena … I don’t agree woth everything he says but a good bit of it deserves consideration.

    Justin and Denise – The whole immigration thing is going to blow up in our faces because … not enough thought has gone into the “solutions” and the lack of drive to enforce the laws on the books for the past 18 years or so. It is a rarity that we write new legislation at the behest of those individuals who are breaking current laws. We certainly do not engage in that kind of lawmaking for our own citizens. I think that there is so much that is NOT being considered in this issue because :

    * elections are near
    * other issues (Iraq, scandls, etc. etc.) are in need of hiatus from the public
    * Hey look, we passed something trough Congress mentality

    This just seems like “too simple” a solution to “too complex” of a problem. I don’t know the answer … but two months and a couple of marches dedicated to a problem that is years old?

  • wj

    “…it is rare that we write new legislation at the behest of those individuals who are breaking current laws.”
    Rare, but certainly not unheard of. To take the most obvious example: the repeal of Prohibition.

    It might be enlightening to look at what _kinds_ of laws get re-written in this manner. Maybe there are some common features which could guide us around getting into similar messes in the future.