Obama emphasizes economic benefits of immigration overhaul

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CountryPride wrote:

Please tell me who pays for the children of these illegals once they are legalized? That’s right, the US taxpayer. So all the sudden it is right and just to rob an American citizen who lives paycheck to paycheck and strongarm him through his taxes to pay for the support of a criminal foreigners children? They call them DREAMERS when they are really just SCHEMERS!

When an American citizen goes overseas to work and has children and those children are raised in that foreign country and maybe years later suddenly they can’t get a visa by that country to stay, they will return to their home country and it is their job to help their child adjust back to life in their home country. The same thing should apply to all illegals and their children. The government should force the parents to take their children back and get in line. Our country is one of the most gracious in the world when it comes to immigration. We allow millions a year from countries around the world and when you berate the American people for that same generosity saying we are unfair and unjust by our laws you not only become unwelcome in our eyes.

Feb 13, 2013 4:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
AZreb wrote:

Fine to help intelligent, educated, hard-working IMMIGRANTS (those who have obeyed our laws on immigration) – BUT how will dumping 12-20 MILLION illegals into the job market help our own citizens and LEGAL immigrants?

We have lost 60% of middle-class jobs – those paying $13+ per hour. The increase in lower-paying jobs has increased by 58%, with millions still unemployed since they cannot obtain even the lower-paying jobs.

Seems like the votes from the Hispanics are more important to one party than what is best for our nation as a whole.

Feb 13, 2013 7:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
BillDexter wrote:

The law of supply and demand still exists even when political speeches omit it.

Feb 13, 2013 11:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
barb3000 wrote:

Join NumbersUSA since Obama was reelected bent on giving the illegals amnesty their membership has climbed to more than 1 million. These are the people that stopped the last amnesty and with your help they can do again.

Feb 14, 2013 2:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
Alitoo wrote:

Amnesty for illegal aliens may be at the top of Obama’s agenda, but it’s way down the list of concerns for AMERICANS. JOB CREATION is at the top of that list and this administration is woefully lacking on that, particularly since it’s letting 8 million illegal aliens keep the jobs they’ve stolen from Americans and wants to amnesty all illegal aliens so that they can better take yet more and better jobs. And of course, amnesty is a trade off with Republicans for MORE immigration of both unskilled and skilled workers, also NOT in the interest of Americans.

Feb 14, 2013 9:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
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