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forkedlift1 - It's now 20/20 hindsight, that with that growth were labor needs. Demand exceeded supply, and as we've recently learned, immigration laws were ignored and enforcement of those laws supposedly non-existent.
When Regan signed the last and supposedly final Immigration reform bill, we were promised the open border days were supposed to end. A wall was supposed to be built along the Mexico border. The 1.5 million estimate turned into 3 million people allowed to apply for citizenship. This bill was going to be an end to letting immigrants cheat the system.
The passage of this bill put a strain on wages in Arizona. The influx of cheaper labor caused layoffs for many higher paid American workers. This was especially true in the construction business. Homes did not get cheaper, but profits went up for builders. Many American construction workers were forced to take 20 to 50% pay cuts if they wanted to work. Please explain how that was a good thing for America, unless you were a stock holder of one of these Slimy builders? How will adding another 20 million plus to our already overburdened welfare system and new health care system help anyone in America legally?
forkedlift1 you talk about kids who have grown up and gone to school to become college graduates. In my 49 years in Arizona I have known several illegal immigrants. Not one of them went to college, and on average recent stats say 40% never even finish high school. This is the biggest reason AZ schools lead the nation in dropouts. Either way if they are not in this country legally then they are breaking the law. It IS that simple. That is the reason for the "one size fits all" tenets. You either went through the legal process have documentation, or you are illegal. In case some of you are not familiar with that term...
il·le·gal /ɪˈligəl/ Show Spelled[ih-lee-guhl]
1. forbidden by law or statute.
2. contrary to or forbidden by official rules, regulations, etc.: The referee ruled that it was an illegal forward pass.
3. Informal . illegal alien.
We all know that ICE is under bodied and under brained, but that can be solved. In fact they could be cut out of the system. If we don't have to worry about attempting to grade the treat and crimes of the immigrant, which is the purpose of ICE, then we can just start putting them on buses back home. I am sick of hearing how hard it will be to make all of these people leave. Seems to me we have a 9.5% unemployment rate that could be helped greatly by putting some of these people in temporary positions assisting with the deportations. That is the only area of government growth most people would agree with, and only on a temporary basis. After these people get done removing the illegals there should be lots of open jobs these people vacated. If Mexico gets all of these educated people back then maybe they can help make Mexico a better place. Mexico surely needs a larger educated class if they want to come out of the stone age.
Jul 27, 2010
It's no wonder why the Tribune paper went bankrupt. The anarchist views being spread by your sensationalized news is not what most law abiding citizens want to hear. The papers WRONG VIEW that illegal immigration is not a problem, shows their lack of concern for the rule of law. Illegal immigrants are invading our nation from all over the world. Many of these invaders mean us harm. This illegal invasion needs to be stopped. In fact the law suit from the federal government over SB1070, makes the administration guilty of treason. They are supporting the actions of illegal immigrants, by stopping the US laws from being enforced by local law enforcement. This could be seen as aiding the enemy. Even though a war has not been declared on this invasion, it is an invasion non the less with 10 to 20 millions invaders already. The lack of Federal immigration enforcement has allowed this invasion to change the landscape of our entire country. Arizona is going to be mostly Hispanic VERY soon. They already out number American Indians in the state. You can drive through many parts of Phoenix and see the take over. Many neighborhoods have miles of business signs in mostly spanish, or spanish only. Many other areas of the country that have never before had much of a mexican populations are now seeing the same thing. I have no problem with Hispanic people. I do have a problem with people cheating the law, and they are the majority of the problem. The majority of Hispanics citizens I know are supportive of SB1070. They are law abiding citizens that have nothing to fear. Jul 26, 2010