Former President George W. Bush urges `benevolent spirit' as US debates immigrant policy

  • Article by: JAMIE STENGLE , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 4, 2012 - 5:25 PM
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bootareoDec. 4, 12 2:35 PM

With the US unemployment rate pushing 8% I think our representatives are totally tone deaf as they lobby and support the continued flooding the US labor market.

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bootareoDec. 4, 12 2:36 PM

Where is that "benevolent spirit" for unemployed US Citiznes that compete with imported foreign labor for jobs, wages and benefits?

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bootareoDec. 4, 12 2:40 PM

We need to attract the best and brightest and keep them here: OK...so let's keep the college educated and deport the rest of them.

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scottyhomerDec. 4, 12 3:58 PM

On this I commend George W. Bush. He got shot down by his own Party when he tried to do immigration reform while in office, and look where it got the Party. People like bootareo made their voices heard in the GOP, and the GOP did it their way. Now the GOP is thinking that wasn't such a good idea. We'll have to wait and see what they do. This is one thing I do think Bush has tried to do right.

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bootareoDec. 4, 12 4:49 PM

Sounds like Geoge W. and Al Franken see eye to eye on amnesty for people that compete with unemployed Americans for jobs, wages and benefits. What jobs are they doing that Americans won't do?

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immigroovyDec. 4, 12 4:57 PM

Is he talking about legal immigrants or people that are in/entered the country illegally? Both parties are obiously tone deaf on this issue and continue to ignore the almost 8% unemployment this country currently faces because of outsourcing jobs and importing too much cheap foreign labor. The best and the brightest didn't crawl over the border so go ahead and deport all illegal aliens in the country with less that a high school education and you will free up million of jobs for US blue collar workers.

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royal2012Dec. 4, 12 8:49 PM

Millions of able-bodied adults are on welfare collecting food stamps, subsidized housing, free health care, and free monthly cash payments. Why do we need immigrants to do the work when we've got all those welfare recipients sitting around doing nothing? Put them out in the fields picking crops and in buildings cleaning toilets. They they can earn their own way instead of leeching off the taxpayers.

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dmay88Dec. 4, 12 9:05 PM

Jobs that Americans won't do? Excuse me! When we are paying someone 99 weeks of unemployment because they won't do certain work that they feel is beneath them. I don't think so scooter!

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boris123Dec. 4, 1210:47 PM

Hey, when you pay people not to work you should not be surprised at high unemployment!

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comment229Dec. 5, 12 5:43 AM

"Jobs that Americans won't do? Excuse me! When we are paying someone 99 weeks of unemployment because they won't do certain work that they feel is beneath them. I don't think so scooter!" Ron! Ron White! Is that you? Thanks for saying this before I got a chance. See that cliff up ahead? It is going to end the unemployment benefit extensions which means some of my neighbors who sit home all day collecting a check and playing X box are now going to have to find a job or go hungry. Sorry that you cannot find a job in your chosen field, and I am sorry you refuse to move to get a decent job, but that's life. I don't like that fiscal cliff up ahead, but there are some really good things at the bottom of that cliff, and this is one of them.

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