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ERROR! Electronic Employment Verification Systems: What Will Happen When Citizens Have To Ask The Government For Permission To Work?
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The Congresional Research Service issued a report on the US immigration policy on temprary admissions. According to the report, DOS has issued around 6 million nonimmigrant visas annually over the past 12 years.
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Jim Roberts' letter (06/03/08 ID) claims that even if the infamous anti-Semitic hate document, known as the "Protocols" (so admired by Hitler) was forged, its contents could still be valid. Is this supposed to mean that the Jews are allegedly plotting to take over the world anyway, even if the "evidence" for this is admittedly fake? Iranian President Ahmedinejad would no doubt agree. According to several of Mr. Roberts' other letters, it can also be "valid" to say that Mexican immigrants are plotting to "take back" the American Southwest, even though no rational person could possibly believe this, despite the fact that there may have been a few Mexicans who have allegedly engaged in empty rhetoric to this effect. No one would deny to Mr. Roberts' letters the right to express even the most obnoxious and offensive opinions. The only question is whether disseminating false and degrading racial stereotypes is the best way to formulate immigration policy. Unfortunately, judging from America's current one-sided obsession with "enforcement only" many people would appear to think so.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
I have been out of work for some time and I have been in the technology field almost 15 years. I completely agree with the lawsuit/challenge (06/03/08 ID Comment), in fact, has anyone considered making a signed petition? Something that one can take to this administration and say "Hey, there are a lot of us depending on these jobs, cut the nickel & dime game..."
First of all, many thanks to David D. Murray's letter (06/03/08 ID) for his kind words of agreement about my letter (6/2/08 ID). It's always rewarding to know that there are others standing with me, advocating to address the daunting issues facing us in our immigration debate. As to Jim Roberts' letter (6/3/08 ID), I have a few additional comments. In his letter, his letter condemned my letter's extreme "egalitarianism". Truthfully, I have always considered myself as something of an egalitarian. However, since I had never before seen the word used in a negative context, I decided to look the word up, just in case I was experiencing a somewhat premature senior moment. Wikipedia describes it thusly: "Egalitarianism (derived from the French word egal, meaning equal) is a political doctrine that holds that all people should be treated as equals from birth. Generally it applies to being held equal under the law and
society at large... The United States Declaration of Independence includes a kind of moral and legal egalitarianism. Because "all men are created equal," each person is to be treated equally under the law." Mr. Roberts' letter said: "...America which originally celebrated liberty, not multiculturalism." Okay, herein lies the problem with that little gem. America celebrated multiculturalism long before it celebrated liberty, not the other way around. The national celebration of Thanksgiving predated the writing of the Declaration of Independence by about 150 years. Of course, the Pledge of Allegiance does require us to pledge for "liberty and justice for all",
not some, or most, or those that we like, or those that look like us, or those that speak like us, or those that fit in "cohesively" with the rest of us. I'll wear the egalitarian label proudly. More importantly, why wouldn’t everyone?
"Enough is enough" is a "superb analysis of the issues"? It is sad to
see the often factual letters of D. Murray (6/3/08 ID) degenerate to the
level of those of R. Algase and R. Gittleson (6/2/08 ID) in which name
calling, wrong comparisons, intolerance, ridicule, false statements,
and agenda driven comments are the norm, all seen
through the clouded lens of an impractical ideal of equality. In the
land of the blind, the one-eyed man would always be different. The true
ideals of liberty and free choice allow men to seek their own equality,
to the degree possible, subject to the rights of others without stifling
"politically correct" dogma. Limited entry is not "separatism",
"bigoted" or "biased", it's only reduced numbers for a variety of
objective and valid reasons. If there is anything that is
"exposed", "embarrasing", "elitist" or a "distortion of reality", it
would be the lack of substance in this trifecta of letters under the
guise of "serious minded debaters", while demonizing the
restrictionist's prudent positions. I'm sure that Mr. Foxman of the
ADL's position is that the "Protocols" are forgeries, but many others
don't know that or don't believe it and I will not be apologizing for
that or for the similar agendas that are being promoted today, some by
Jews and many others. The RA letter's credibility is further damaged by
extending his letter's "myth" charge to the Atzlan movement which is well
underway thanks to those who allow non-citizens equal or more rights
than citizens and the letter has much in common with the Chico Marx
line: "Who ya a gonna believe, me, or your own eyes?"
In response to Mr. Utterback's letter (06/03/08 ID), I'd like to point out that the Americas, Australia and New Zealand were not the native lands of white European race. Europeans were infact the invaders and colonialists. This is an inconvenient truth but the truth. Those dark brown skinned "latinos" are actually the true natives and owners of this land and their DNAs are closer to their cousins here, and ironically, it's that these illegal European settlers and their descendants later on who drew the artificial political borders to divide the Americans and to deny the rights of the Natives their rights of free movement in their own ancestors' lands.
Mexicans and many "illegal" immigrants don't have any intention to harm Americans, they simply want to work for better wage. The Jews were in diaspora because of
oppression from their colonial powers like Romans, Babylonians, Persians etc. And shamefully we turned them away when they seeked safe haven in the WWII from Nazi Germany persecution because of our "wonderful" immigration laws. Many conservatives claim they're pious and believe in God, Jesus and the Bible as literal truth, and yet they don't show as true believers in deeds, that's why many become atheists and liberals instead including myself. We're sick and tired of this parade of hypocrisy and selfishness. It's God given rights for any human beings to survive, pursue happiness and better life and opportunities. Any attempts to violate these rights are in fact violation of human rights and dignity.No human should be illegal for seeking survival, better life and opportunities.
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