Cultures & immigration beat: 'Dreamers' may be the next hot topic

  • Article by: Allie Shah , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 2, 2013 - 7:11 PM
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jarlmnJan. 2, 13 8:21 PM

Immigrants make our nation and society strong. We welcome them. Legal immigrants, that is! There are immigrants that are doing the right thing, properly applying and patiently awaiting. How is it that we don't acknowledge that illegal immigrants totally DISRESPECT these decent and law-abiding people? If liberals were *truly* all-about respect and dignity and community like they posture, they should say to the border-jumpers, "There is a line ... kindly GET IN IT and await your proper turn!"

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bgronniJan. 2, 13 9:24 PM

Most unskilled, uneducated "immigrants" do not strengthen our society they consume more from it. Blanket amnesty is what BHO wants. the dems want the voters. Our country is in a fiscal nose-dive and we cannot just open the doors to everyone what wants in.

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amsennyJan. 2, 1310:39 PM

No amnesty - been there, done that. Secure our borders and go after the businesses that hire illegals. The only people working in this country should be Americans or those with (very) limited work visas. People here illegally wouldn't stay if they didn't have the means to do so. Make all businesses use E-Verify for all employees and slap them with huge fines if they hire anyone illegal to work here.

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lgjhereJan. 3, 13 1:06 PM

A new book/ebook explains the role, struggles, and contributions of immigrants and minorities: "What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z: How to understand crazy American culture, people, government, business, language and more." Endorsed by ambassadors, educators, and editors, it paints a revealing picture of America on numerous subjects for those who will benefit from a better understanding. Immigrants and the children they bear account for 60 percent of our nation's population growth and are 60 percent more likely to start a new business than native-born Americans. It identifies "foreigners" who became successful in the US and contributed to our society. However, most struggle in their efforts and need guidance. Perhaps intelligent immigration reform, concerned citizens and books like this can extend a helping hand. Here's a closing quote from the book's Intro: "With all of our cultural differences though, you'll be surprised to learn how much our countries—and we as human beings—have in common on this little third rock from the sun. After all, the song played at our Disneyland parks around the world is 'It's A Small World After All.' Peace." www.AmericaAtoZ.com

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BrittanicusJan. 4, 13 4:05 PM

If President Obama is going to use his presidential concessions to pass new laws allowing millions of illegal aliens to stay and the Congress going along with this outrageous policy issue then we have no alternative as taxpayers to fight back. To return some commonsense to the hierarchy in the Senate and House we must demand the political parties re-energize the LEGAL WORKFORCE BILL (H.R.2885), that exerts mandatory E-Verify on businesses giving them no excuse for using unauthorized workers, when 24 million Americans have no employment. Harsh examples should be publicized of prosecutable accountability with prison sentences applied. The U.S. populace is forced by court orders to financially support foreign nationals once they slip through our border or the other 46 percent who just fly in from other countries misrepresenting themselves as tourists. Another bill that has been swept under the rug by both political parties is the smuggling of unborn children into the United States. This 14th Amendment misconception has been applied to every new child here, but has been distorted from the original intent for the freedom of slaves to inherit citizenship after the Emancipation Declaration. For decades automatic baby citizenship has been drowning this sovereign nation in the most expensive aspect of illegal immigration, which is costing well over a hundred billion dollars annually, which is a conservative statistic; much of this debt has been unloaded on the 50 states.. It is a unique scheme that once an undetected pregnant woman arrives here, that the taxpayer becomes the breadwinner forever. The United States proffers food stamps, aid to these dependent families and free education to citizen children of illegal parents. The Mothers come for free baby delivery and then collect a lifetime of welfare allowances. The BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP BILL (H.R. 140) can end citizenship for babies and this will also retire “FOOTHOLD CHAIN MIGRATION “of bringing in even other family members that in most instances become public assistance charges. This tax money should be spent on citizens and legal residents for their safety-net. Illegal aliens are not immigrants and should not justify being called anything but that term, even though the well-oiled Liberal Progressives has determined that?

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