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  • Totally distorted debate

    Both sides of this debate misleadingly trot out extreme examples to support their case. One side has anecdotes about immigrants who became billionaire business moguls, falsely suggesting that all (many?) of our millions of immigrants will perform similarly. The other side has anecdotes about immigrants who murder and steal, falsely implying that all (most?) immigrants are a bad lot that should be barred from the US. Arguing through anecdote is rubbish.

    Many studies have attempted to quantify the actual economic impact of immigration in terms of things like tax revenue, social expenses (health care, education, welfare), economic productivity, job market. Collectively they suggest that there is an overall positive impact - but more importantly, not extremely positive or extremely negative. I believe the US economy would thrive either with or without current immigration patterns. So I don't think the economic aspects of immigration should drive the debate.

    Over and over, people argue that the country was 1) built through immigration, and 2) therefore we should continue generous immigration practice. #2 might actually be a good idea - if it ain't broke, don't fix it - but it could also be wrong. It certainly doesn't logically follow #1. We should do what's best for us right now, not just knee-jerk continue what we've done in the past, out of habit or tradition. There is no fundamental obligation to do this.

    The toughest, most painful part of the immigration debate is the moral aspect. Is it a good thing for fortunate, lucky people to help out their brothers and sisters who are suffering and desperate? Of course it is. Does that automatically equate to allowing uncontrolled (or loosely controlled) immigration to the US? In my opinion the answer is No. Immigration to the US is not the panacea to the world's problems. Some people might think they're doing humanity a big favor by supporting liberal immigration policy. If they're really serious about helping out their brothers and sisters in need, maybe they should consider donating some of their money to worthy NGO's who are working hard to improve the world, or themselves do some actual work for these organizations. Not just lip service on the internet, in the cafe, or in the ivory tower.

    But, these genuinely admirable efforts improve the world work at a grindingly slow pace. They're certainly not going to help any suffering, desperate person who arrives at our border right here, right now. I believe that morally, that person should not be turned away.

  • Protect Our Country

    We have been letting in immigrants that seem to have no desire to assimilate to our culture. They instead want us to change how we do things, that is not okay. Sharia law is far from being okay. Not only is our culture in danger, but our very lives are as well. Whenever immigrants from Muslim countries are allowed in large numbers, the country in question sees a dramatic increase in rapes, thefts, murders, etc. Put our country, our people, first.

  • And here's why

    Immigration is not the problem. It's illegal immigration that we must be concerned about. We don't need to focus on restricting immigrants coming in, but rather, keeping those who by-pass the screening, documentation, and legalization of moving into America out of the United States until proper authorization has taken place.

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  • Protect our population from STD's

    In the first year of Obama's presidency, he lifted the ban on letting HIV positive immigrants into America. 1,073 - 6,409 HIV positive immigrants are let in every year. That doesn't include the number of people who get temporary entrance into the US. Due to this law 50,000 more people are getting infected. America has the highest number of people infected in any developed country. There are 1.2 million people are HIV positive that we know of, plus the people who don't know that they are infected, will equal an even higher number. This year Obama is lifting the ban on 3 more STD's.

  • Protect our population from STD's

    In the first year of Obama's presidency, he lifted the ban on letting HIV positive immigrants into America. 1,073 - 6,409 HIV positive immigrants are let in every year. That doesn't include the number of people who get temporary entrance into the US. Due to this law 50,000 more people are getting infected. America has the highest number of people infected in any developed country. There are 1.2 million people are HIV positive that we know of, plus the people who don't know that they are infected, will equal an even higher number. This year Obama is lifting the ban on 3 more STD's.

  • The American Culture

    America has it's own culture and traditions, as well as any other country. An overload of immigrants coming into the country means that many of them will bring in their own culture, religions, and traditions that can be very different from our own. America will be more of a salad, with different groups of people in different places, rather than one, joined together country that has a majority of the same American culture and heritage.

  • Yes we should

    Because the U.S. just lets anyone come into this country. That's why there are so many issues in America. Acts of terrorist committed the people that want to come to this country and do what they please to. There should be way more restrictions on immigrants. Not everyone coming here is coming for a better life.

  • We came as immigrants

    The only people this does not apply to is the native Americans, but most of us in our ancestors has come here and we need to support the rest of the people coming here. And it isn't the person's fault if they are in a terrible leaving condition and are here because it is needed for their well-being.

  • We don't need more restrictions on immigration

    I do not think we should have any restrictions on immigration. The people that are immigrating to America are just trying for a better life and a better life for their family. As long as the people that are immigrating are getting jobs and not milking the system, we don't need restrictions.

  • We don't need more restrictions on immigration

    I do not think we should have any restrictions on immigration. The people that are immigrating to America are just trying for a better life and a better life for their family. As long as the people that are immigrating are getting jobs and not milking the system, we don't need restrictions.

  • There should not be any restrictions on immigrants

    They come here from a hard life in another country and seek refuge here I the states. We shouldn't hold back on them just because their not from here. Wouldn't you want the same treatment if its was you? Not many immigrants are terrorist, you know. You should think about it.

  • And here's why

    Immigration is not the problem. It's illegal immigration that we must be concerned about. We don't need to focus on restricting immigrants coming in, but rather, keeping those who by-pass the screening, documentation, and legalization of moving into America out of the United States until proper authorization has taken place.

  • What about if something happens to you family.

    A black man could be married to a white woman or a black woman can be married to a white man or what ever color you are you are still splitting a family apart it is NOT! Fair it is just NOT! And that is why I do NOT! A prove.

  • There should not be a limit on immigrantIon Because what if something bad happen or there is a wedding.

    If something raily bad happen's ther ment be a finally what about if some thing raily good happen's like a baby was born so there should not have a limit on immigrant if inthing of this thing happen's maby someone want's to vist there family mebber there is a onther reason.

  • There should not be a limit on immigrantIon Because what if something bad happen or there is a wedding.

    If something raily bad happen's ther ment be a finally what about if some thing raily good happen's like a baby was born so there should not have a limit on immigrant if inthing of this thing happen's maby someone want's to vist there family mebber there is a onther reason.

  • There should not be a limit on immigrantIon Because what if something bad happen or there is a wedding.

    If something raily bad happen's ther ment be a finally what about if some thing raily good happen's like a baby was born so there should not have a limit on immigrant if inthing of this thing happen's maby someone want's to vist there family mebber there is a onther reason.

  • There should not be a limit on immigrantIon Because what if something bad happen or there is a wedding.

    If something raily bad happen's ther ment be a finally what about if some thing raily good happen's like a baby was born so there should not have a limit on immigrant if inthing of this thing happen's maby someone want's to vist there family mebber there is a onther reason.


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