Why is everyone answering yes or no based on permanence. I am not against properly regulated legal immigration. Giving the right type of people, regardless where they are from, oppurtunity to make the most of their abilities can only benefit our country. With that said I believe putting a hold on any and all immigration including jus soli for 10 to 15 years would allow us to time clean up our immigration policies. As well numerous other government concerns indirectly affected by immigration. You can't just let everyone or anyone come here just because they want to. That it wouldn't be deleterious to our country is neither a researched nor well informed opinion. This country was founded on an idea. That idea isn't always intuitive. When people come here they must understand freedom comes with a hefty portion of personal responsibility. This was better learned by immigrants 50 years ago. Things have changed. We need to fix this. When you take a commercial flight the attendant goes over emergency protocol. During which people with children are instructed to place oxygen mask on themselves prior to assisting with their children's mask. Most if not all of you know that if you try to help the child first but pass out before positioning your own mask then you can't help the child. We must maintain and strengthen ourselves first, then we can attempt to save the world.
Their object is a takeover of the US. If you can't see that then your a fool! Have you seen how they run Mexico! Thats how it will be here. The people of the United States did not ask for this Immigration into our country. It will only lead to violence of the worst kind.
Making white people a minority in the nation our ancestors built is racist. Filling white nations with replacement levels of non whites is a hate crime. White people have the right to be in charge of their own destiny. Giving away our children's birthright because we are afraid people who do not like us will call us racist is just dumb. White people who are not smart enough to figure out that white people will be second class citizens if we are not the majority cannot be allowed to give our nation away. Homogenous societies simply work better. Societies with more than one culture end up with a dictator or laws restricting freedoms. They also are not safe if there is a problem with resources.If the economy goes bad and their is not enough to go around multi-cult populations break up along ethnic lines and start killing each other for what is left over. Borders sprung up along language and ethnic lines for a reason and nothing has changed. Already in the USA white people are the victims of non white criminals in giant numbers. The hostile elite that controls the West blames white people for all the non whites problems and teaches this to their children. We already have enough non whites in the West and do not need anymore. They will never assimilate if they are allowed to become the majority.
Immigrants should be able to speak the mother tongue of the country they are entering with our it being an expense to tax payers. It has been done and we should stop the handouts in Canada and screen people better so that we have decent neighbours and not people coming here with high school mentality's. Why would you go to a country and not be able to talk to your neighbour I feel in Canada that we are going to regret this one day very very soon it we do not pull on the reigns.
I am Swedish so excuse my English Muslims have been shipped over here for years on end and don't show any signs of stopping their religion is sinful and is completely against the Scandinavian cross seen on our flag not only that but what bothers me the most is the ethnic diversity Swedish people should be descended of primarily vikings, sami and last but not least Swedish African slaves as they were forced here and have every right to be here that we do so I guess the message is stay out of Sweden if you are not Swedish so that means no to you Americans and Englishmen and especially you Muslims and Asians.
We cannot afford the ones that are here already and you people really want more people put into an economy that has an 8 percent unemployment rate not to mention all those people who want full time jobs but can only find part time jobs or the people that want better paying jobs. Give me a freaking break!! America at least should hold off immigration for 5-10 years until Americas economy can heal. Illegal immigration needs to stop indefinitely.
The health service is crippled. Schools are full, the police are stretched, the roads are overcrowded, as are our cities. Housing is in shortage and there are too many single mothers having eleventeen kids on the state. Taxes are too high because we have to pay for all of the above. Anyone claiming immigration is still a good idea hasn't considered all the facts.
No more immigrants legal or illegal for a minimum of 10 years. Return foreigners that refuse to assimilate to their countries of origin. America and other Western Nations are suffering from high unemployment rates. Letting foreigners come these lands makes no economic sense as the natives in these countries are competing for scarce jobs. Uncontrolled immigration also lowers wages ruining the quality of life in Western Nations. Also, Western culture is being ruined by letting persons from third world countries immigrate. Diversity of cultures is not an very effective way to unify a nation. A nation must have a common language. A nation must have a unified culture. A nation must be unified to be strong. Thus, stop all legal and illegal immigration now.
There are too many cultures and languages. Most the people who come here are poor and uneducated. They want the opportunities but don't want to learn our ways and laws-much less respect them. We have no common core or unity in this country anymore. We have lost our national identity and common values. We are becoming a nation of alienated strangers. Kindness and humanity is slipping away. Immigration is destroying our country.
As white countries become increasingly faced with the prospect of becoming a " minority " in their own country we should take measures to prevent this. We let people from non white countries come here to live who don't necessarily share the same values and morals we do, like Muslims. I Worry that in 20 or so years when there are more of them than us what our country will look like. Will our children and grandchildren vstill be afforded the same rights as we do or will they be living under Muslim sharia law. Stop the influx now and preserve our culture...And there is nothing rascist in that.
Without a doubt, the United States shouldn't stop legal immigration because it's beneficial in so many ways. Legal immigrants come to this country with degrees and other skills that can improve the United States in so many ways. We should focus on ending illegal immigration and improving our legal immigration system.
Most people make the assumption that more people coming in means more jobs taken away. On the surface this appears to be common sense.
HOWEVER, when you consider each person's role as not only a worker but a consumer and that consumption creates jobs this assumption becomes shaky. In fact in some cases immigration increases the number of jobs. Not all the time. But it can. And sometimes it may reduce jobs in the short-term while helping in the long-term because children tend to do better than their parents and have more money to spend as adults.
In our case I'd wager that outsourcing is a much more serious problem and because of outsourcing many immigrants will be taking our jobs even more so by staying home. When they stay home they aren't consuming in America and so not contributing as much to our economy as they would have but they still take our jobs, in fact it becomes much easier since wages and benefits are typically lower in their home countries.
If we deal with outsourcing and correct our trade imbalance letting in more immigrants would probably yield a large increase in not only jobs but the quality of jobs in this country because they would not only be new consumers but would be consuming a larger quantity of American-made products.
Another important issue is that America is predicted to enter a demographic transition where we stop having as many babies. That also happened in Europe and Japan. Some of those countries are practically begging women to have children. Why? Because if not enough new children are born it becomes harder in the future to provide social security. Social security already has problems. We need more people in this country to provide the population base to support social security in the future. You will be old someday. You want your golden years to be good ones.
Letting in more legal immigrants would also greatly diminish the incentive for illegal immigration. Right now it can take up to 20 years to get approved. That's not to justify illegal immigration. I'm AGAINST amnesty unless you are a child in which case you had no choice. Any adult who was an illegal immigrant before should be excluded from legal immigration. Doing so would send a message: We're not anti-immigrant and we're not racist. We just prefer that immigration be a lawful, orderly process! That would make people in the future think twice about trying to immigrate illegally.
Legal immigration should not be stopped. Illegal immigration is what needs to be stopped. If some one comes here legally and earns their citizenship I am fine with that. I do not like it if some one just comes here and lives on the US because they are playing the system.
I get very angry when I see rude comments about immigrants and how they shouldn't be allowed to immigrate even if it is legal, and that they should stick to their own country. Another thing which bothers me is when people say that immigrants should be allowed into the country, to help the economy. Is that all you would miss out on when it comes to legal immigrants? The money? I don't think so. What would the world be like if the British stayed in Britain? If the Indians stayed in India? If nobody left the country they were currently living in? I think I have a fairly rough idea of what the world would be like. Many British, Americans and Europeans enjoy curry, am I correct? So imagine, no Indians or Pakistanis or any Asians for that matter, left their country, and could not share their exotic, unique and different recipes with the rest of the world, and vice versa. That is only one example out of many but imagine being sick of the country you are living in and not being able to immigrate. I'm sure that would be painful knowing that there could be much better places or areas to live in than the place where you are living, and not being able to do anything about it. We would be missing out on so much and without immigrants, our lives would not be the same as what they are today. Rant over.
In America we have a huge shortfall of Math and Science graduates. This is causing problems for our IT industry to hire qualified workers. Companies like Microsoft have two choices, move the jobs overseas or move the workers to the US. The workers they migrate legally to the US pay US taxes on high paying jobs and help create other jobs as these workers eat at US restaurants, buy from US stores, and rent/buy US houses. We would be hurting ourselves more than we know if we stop importing the one product we need....Employees.
Many American citizens including myself marry citizens of other countries and bring them here to the US. It costs between $2500-3500 each and takes 0.5-1.8 years just to bring a spoise. I make over 4x the poverty level and my wife will never be a cost to the US. Will she take your job? If she wants a job, if she is more educated and qualified, and if she interviews well. If so, she will pay taxes like many of us do. Should my wife bring her parents or siblings? No! But she should be able to bring her children. The problem is spouses and fiancés are only a tiny percentage of all immigrants. That is where the problem lies...
Legal immigration should not be stopped because many ppl come to this place for freedom and they dont do nothing bad to the people here. The usa is made up of immigrants this land does not belong to no one but the native americans everyone comes here for a better future abd life style why cant mexicans come and do the same they work and pay bills pay taxes whats sobad about that.
Btw we are the ones who gave yall tacos and mexican food
Were all the same were all equal why would you say immigration should be stopped. This was never a problem until Trump decided to run for president. Their is already a wall even before Trump decided to build one.. If you were an immigrant and in their same situation how would you want to be treated? I can tell you right now not like all of you who want immigration to stop I wouldn't treat them like that. You have an opinion to your own rights but don't take advantage of those rights because a lot of people don't have those rights. Immigrants flee because they want a better life for them and for their children. Why would you want to stop that? You would the same for your children. Am I right?
You might get think I am being impractical but nature has provided us with all the basic amenities we need,sky is our shelter and soil is our floor.It is us the humans who have drawn lines and dived the world. Shouldn't anyone have the liberty to go anywhere as long as they are not causing harm to others.Stopping immigration divides us and distances us from other natives of other countries.Isnt unity important not just in a country but all over the world?
These undocumented aliens keep wages low, which keeps prices low. It's better than low taxes because at least someone is able to actually work and contribute to society. We, as a country, should be okay with "new" people coming here to work, support their families, and find their way. Common sense!