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The Central Fallacy Of Public Schooling
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USCIS Issues Revised Guidance For CSPA
USCIS issued revised guidance for the CSPA which modifies a prior interpretation of certain provisions of the act, including how the agency interprets the statute to apply to aliens who aged out prior to the enactment date of the CSPA.
USCIS Announces Enhancements To E-Verify Program
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It really does not matter who came first, the chicken or the egg, the indigenous population or the invaders (Robert Yang's letter (05/05/2008 ID), and it really does not matter whether there is or is not racial motivation in anti-immigrationists (Roger Algase's letter (05/04/2008 ID)) The debate in ID over these issues has become tiresome and irrelevant at this point in time. We are not talking philosophy here - we're talking practicality. All that matters is whether or not the United States of America can pass effective, fair and workable immigration reform and then thereafter enforce those newly revised laws, first by having sufficient methods of funding and enforcement capability built into the law, and second, obtaining the cooperation and respect for the new law by persons who are citizens of other countries, especially those from traditionally immigration-abusive countries. Notwithstanding "The New Colossus," a sonnet by Emma Lazarus, written in 1883 and, in 1903, engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the Statue of Liberty, no country, including the US, should be a dumping ground for the world's poor. It is time for countries, like Philippines, Mexico and India, to cut the corruption and take responsibility for their own people. And, it is time for people from those immigration-abusive countries to take responsibility for themselves and not violate the laws of our sovereign nation, just because they don't agree with them and can have a better life here. The world is not America's problem, America is America's problem. Let's solve the problems.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
With regard to Jim Roberts' letter's (05/05/08 ID) expressed surprise that I can claim to know something about the racist attacks that immigration opponents were making 150 years, 100 years or 90 years ago, I readily admit that I was not there at the time. I do read history books, however. Others who have opinions about immigration might do well to do the same. Some people might be surprised to learn how much of today's anti-immigrant rhetoric repeats that of earlier periods, with only the target race or ethnic group changed (and not always even that). If there is a difference between then and now, it is mainly in the increased level of hypocrisy about race.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
I'd be the last person to say that anti-immigrant arguments about America being at all crowded or Americans bowing unable to handle competition from new workers have any merit, but Ben's letter (05/05/08 ID) arguing that "Orville" wrote 1984 around the theme that "undesirables" were controlled is not correct and serves to illustrate the wrong-headedness of the rest of his argument. Orwell's nightmare was of an egalitarian dictatorship that oppressed Dravidians on "the Malabar front" and North Africans the same as it oppressed Englishmen. The argument that Orwell's dystopia is racist has as much basis in fact as the argument that we are witnessing the dawn of some new fascism in the United States. Only the most extreme American immigration restrictionists go as far in their plans as Switzerland. Most hard-liners advocate policies adopted in decidedly non-dictatorial France. Just because we shouldn't act like low-growth European nations doesn't mean we need to rely on semantic hysteria to make our points. Every nation was founded at some point on war or the threat of war. That doesn't make every nation evil, and certainly not the USA. If we were so terrible, people wouldn't be trying so hard to get in. Latin American indigenes get treated worse in their own countries than they do in all but the most fevered fantasy depictions of the United States, and few Latin American nations are quite up to the level of real evil rather than mere economic stupidity.
We live in a capitalist free market country but some of us demand that the government must regulate the labor market to "protect" our interests. We complaint about OPEC and cable/telcos monopolies that jack up prices by manipulating market and limiting competition but indeed we demand labor monopoly by regulation to again "protect" our interests. It's perfectly right to call anti immigrationists as hypocrite selfish double standard protectionists while they may justify their reasons to establish a monopoly and regulation to benefit their interests but they also complaint if others do the same to benefit their own respective interests. Zero immigration is not equal with zero competition in the globalized world and economy. Living and working in the USA is not a lottery jackpot, we can't treat our blessing and opportunity as something to be taken for granted forever. We must earn everything by our own merits, our economy prosperity and currency might must come from real output and productivity not just printing paper money as we wish. We must educate our citizens to survive and compete with foreigners, we must invest our tax dollars in our infrastructures, education and health care system instead of war machines and other wars for nothing. Seeking better opportunities and survival is not a monopoly of an American, but it's the right of any human beings in this planet. There's no illegal immigration, what exists is other selfish human beings trying to punish their fellows
just because they don't like others to survive and thrive and be their competitors. That's about it.
The "Pirates, invaders and thiefs" that the letter of R. Yang (5/5/08
ID) refers would also include the centuries old territorial conquests
and wars of China and their current designs on Taiwan as well as their
espionage efforts in stealing US industrial ideas. That foreigners:
"got better talents, skills and smarter brains" is disputed by
Norman Matloff whose CIS article debunks the myth that H-1Bs are the
"best and the brightest" but mostly: "are people of just ordinary
talent, doing ordinary work". While the RY letter rails against
history, reality and oppresors, it eagerly dances to the Globalists
masters tune today who also denounce borders in pursuit of profits to
exploit labor worldwide. In response to the J. Shorkey letter (5/5/08
ID), the reason US population projections would be increased more with
amnesty of illegals is that they could then sponser untold family
members and past amnesties have always induced greater numbers of border
crossers. While stranded in rush hour traffic, you really don't need any
studies to know that population levels are too high now. While Ben's
letter (5/5/08 ID) blames restrictionists for moving towards Orwell"s
1984, the truth is, lawlessness in failing to respect or enforce past
entry and other laws are the causes of the need for greater measures
now. We read in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 about "perilous times" when men shall
become: "covetous", "boasters", "blasphemers" and "traitors". A more
virtuous society would not need much more than the Golden Rule and the
Ten Commandments, not endless government laws or enforcement. We would
not need a Border Patrol without illegal crossers.
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