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Babel_17 Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-17-07 11:47 AM
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124. Fwiw, I work with many legal immigrants
Edited on Sun Jun-17-07 11:51 AM by Babel_17
It's always been a non-issue for me. In fact, most of my time has been spent with foremen who were immigrants. The issue is when a very large unregulated wave of illegal workers is enticed in by illegal employers. Legal immigration is basically great because it's planned to benefit everyone.

I'm going to guess that this issue affects people personally and directly depending on where they live and work. The overall issue is one we all have to face. I'm just hoping this congress does a better job with this complex conglomeration of legislation than the other congresses did with the legislation Bushco was pushing at their respective times.

Imo it should be a total compromise. And it should be based on truth. The truth is that we are here, now, faced with this tough bill because government has consistently dropped the ball on this over these last several years. Well, it's time to do hard work and admit to the american people, and businesses, and the workers who've been in limbo, that they're not going to get everything they want. There are conflicting demands and responsibilities.

This is an accountability moment and I'll be damned if I'll accept a half-assed piece of legislation that ignores the reality on the ground and which is based mostly on political positioning. Politicians, as a class, shouldn't be allowed to screw over the people this legislation affects because they are afraid of the consequences to themselves. Cliff's Notes: Sometimes you have to kick and scream to get good government.

P.S. This better be the last time we have to do a major fix of the system as a result of criminal negligence.

Edit: Changed "foreman" to "foremen", the poor grammar was beyond fixing. :)
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