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Response to WilmywoodNCparalegal (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:31 PM

4. I wonder about this statement

"Most of these foreign nationals end up becoming lawful permanent residents and, in some cases, U.S. citizens. They contribute to their communities by paying taxes like everyone else, buying homes, sending kids to school, and adding some cultural variety. Most possess specialized skills or abilities that are uncommon, extraordinary or rare in the U.S."

What skills do these people you are talking about have that would be extraordinary or rare in the US. Are we going to be giving visas to the people Bill Gates has hired in Canada? Do other countries have education systems that teach more advanced skills than we do here in the US?

I'm not against cultural diversity, but I think we should look at the people in this country who are looking for jobs. And if they are not trained or educated correctly, we should be looking down that avenue. Then the people here in this country would be able to pay taxes, buy homes and send their children to schools that adequately staffed and maintained.

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