Obama says immigration overhaul possible by first half of 2013

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Sensibility wrote:

It can definitely get done, it should get done, and it will get done… if he just shuts up and stays out of the way.

The Senate is compromising. Both sides have come off their original positions and met in the middle to lay the groundwork for sensible, comprehensive reform. This is what progress actually looks like.

Mr. Obama: please do not interfere and screw this up.

Jan 30, 2013 9:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AdamSmith wrote:

Immigration is destroying the American middle class.

Nature has not yet rescinded the law of supply and demand.

The plain fact is that immigration into any modern country has two serious, lethal effects on the native-born citizens:

1. Immigration sharply drives down wage rates.
2. Immigration sharply drives up housing costs (rent rates).

Thus employers and landlords benefit from immigration.

Thus common workers are greatly harmed by immigration.

Today in America, apartment rental rates are skyrocketing. I’ve lived in the same apartment building about 8 years. When I moved in it was mostly native-born Americans.

I’ve watched it change. Today it is about 60% foreign-born people. There is now a waiting list to move in. More and more foreigners every day.

The rental rates go up, and up and up. The large company that owns it greatly benefits from immigration, and of course gives great political support for further immigration.

But the native-born Americans, working class, already in financial straits, see their rents go up and up and up. Often they go from an apartment to being homeless.

The immigrants, coming from poverty, squalor and violent crime in Latin America, end up causing the native-born American working class to fall into squalor and destitution in America.

Immigration is a giant crime against the American working class, while the wealthy reap more profits, and spend political lobbying funds to push for immigration.

Jan 30, 2013 11:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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