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According to a Rocky Mountain News news report, federal campaign records indicate that Rep. Tancredo, widely regarded as the leading anti-immigration advocate, received about $385,000 in contributions in 2005, down from 2004 contributions totaling $983,000. It must be borne in mind that 2004 was an election year whereas 2005 was an off-year. However, the notable absence of significant corporate contributions to Rep. Tancredo shows that American business recognizes Rep. Tancredo's anti-American leanings. For the full story, see here.
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In response to ID's recent comment entitled, "GOP says yes" (01/25/06 ID comment), Immigration Daily might also note that the President is reported to be emphasizing that the guest workers actually be that -temporary- and that they would have to return to their homelands to apply for permanent residency. Since it's the President (and Karl Rove) who got the RNC to add a guest worker program to the platform, any illegal alien who's viewing "guest worker" program as synonymous with "amnesty" will need to think long and hard about what he plans to do if the President's proposal is enacted.
In response to Richard E. Baer's letter (01/25/06 ID), it is not the US, nor its immigration laws, that make our Mexican neighbors poor, and it not US, nor its immigration laws, that are the remedy to Mexican poverty. As to the wish of her US citizen 1986 Amnesty recipient adult children to bring their mother to the USA, that can easily be accomplished by simply filing an I-130 and going through the consular issuance of a permanent residence visa. It's not voodoo, smoke and mirrors or magic, it's the law.
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My letter (01/24/06 ID) did not seek a "frozen point of time" as PGood's letter stated (01/25/06 ID) - it's not necessary to
physically return to any past era, reject the contributions of
technological advances by immigrants and others or to have open borders
and entry, to do this. Sebastion's letter's (01/25/06 ID) definition of globalism is virtually identical to the
one originally quoted, if slightly less descriptive. I agree with Sebastion's letter that there is much
about today's America that is not the best. Much of that can be
attributed to straying from our founding principals and allowing
excessive immigration that has brought some inferior political ideas
resulting in a far different government that our founders intended.
Sebastian's letter states he is not a globalist, but when he denies
allegiance to our sovereign nation and borders and endorses
"multinational enterprises" "profiting freely", he puts himself in their
same camp. Freedom does have limits as should immigration, and
when either acts to harm others, society can properly intervene.
Yang's letter (01/25/06 ID) also denies being a globalist, but his views also put him in this camp. Much of the "skills and merit" that is now seen
in foreign lands that Mr. Yang's letter refers to, is a result of technology from
US that has been given, stolen or borrowed. It is hardly "xenophobic"
or "resistance to new ideas" for true Americans to demand nativist
leaders who will stop selling US out and to limit immigration. Richard Baer's letter
(01/25/06 ID) is free to indulge his compassion for non-citizens as he
personally wishes and can afford within the law, but it is poor public
policy for US to take in all of the "huddled masses yearning to be
free", or to have services free. To the extent that America does this and/or follows the
globalist agenda, will be the sooner that we experience the present
conditions of China, Mexico and other oppresive nations.
R. L Ranger
Unless there is a political agenda behind the extremely slow processing of green cards, specifically employment based, and if shortage of labor resources is the primary reason behind it, why not outsource the processing to other countries like India which are already processing sensitive and confidential information like tax returns and financial statements for many large companies? Think about it: Except for the adjustment of status stage, both previous stages for employment based immigration are primarily backlogged due to the labor shortage, and if Congress becomes reasonable and passes some logical resolution like automatic adjustment of status for anyone who has worked legally for 3+ years, then the backlog could be eliminated in a dramatically shorter time than the current time projected. In fact, since the conversion to electronic processing for labor certification, this work could be done anywhere in the world. Another unusual solution: If USCIS and DOL asked for volunteers to help with paperwork, it is not unlikely that many would-be immigrants would be willing to donate their time and resources to working for free just to hurry the process along.
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