Immigrants become key to state growth and prosperity

  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 6, 2012 - 11:22 PM

With more native-born residents leaving, Minnesota's fortunes depend increasingly upon its unusually strong flow of foreigners, according new analyses and data.

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dentesterDec. 6, 12 9:55 PM

And they all vote democrat because they know where that free stuff comes from.

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workforit1Dec. 6, 1210:20 PM

Is there any wonder why "native" residents are leaving? Look at this influx of give me a check into the state. RT Rybeck and crew love to import failure... What value do any of these imports add? They dont want to simulate, they strain the system and dont add to our quality of life. Good god, only the Star could make this aritice look like sunshine and roses.

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tooty123Dec. 6, 1210:28 PM

This is what makes Minnesota such a great state to live in! We welcome people from all over the world and have enjoyed the talents and ingenuity that they possess. We educate them so they don't have to depend on dentester's "free stuff." They start businesses, employ people and guess what--pay taxes!

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rbaglipruDec. 6, 1210:34 PM

Then why do so many companies in MN require job applicants to be Mn residents. I am a former MN resident now living in WA ST with a daughter who is a recent graduate with a food science major who would love to move to Mn. She looked at four jobs that she would be qualified for and they all wanted Mn residents.

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jarlmnDec. 6, 1210:58 PM

Immigrants are indeed central to the vitality of our nation. LEGAL immigrants, that is! To all the border-jumpers: ... there is a line ... there are many good and deserving people already in that line ... kindly get in that line and patiently wait your turn. To do otherwise is to not only violate our laws, but to 'disrespect' those immigrants who are doing things right. Jumping the line is "unjust" and "inequitable" and "unfair" and all those other buzz-words liberals like to spout ... when it suits them.

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carlogambinoDec. 6, 1211:15 PM

Having worked with a social service provider to many immigrant communities in Minneapolis, I can unequivocally say that what draws them here isn't "Minnesota nice," and it's certainly not the weather. Many are quite blunt about coming here for the easy access to (comparably generous) state services.

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LauralundDec. 6, 1211:30 PM

This article describes two working women - where does it say anything about free stuff?

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nometcouncilDec. 7, 1212:03 AM

Could someone teach them how to drive! Only the red ---- could publish this.

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mblaineDec. 7, 12 1:15 AM

Too many Minnesotans are xenophobes.

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dazel21Dec. 7, 12 2:54 AM

There coming and taxpayeras and busineses are leaving,nice spin Star

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