"America is made stronger by the presence of immigrants, not walls"

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Feb 6 83 Comments

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  • Microsoft *cW2x91p
    legal immigrants, sure
    Feb 6 17
    • Apple EXQB54
      So enlighten us about what legal immigration is supposed to do. What reason does America have for allowing someone from another country to come here?

      What reason does any country have?
      Feb 6
    • New TKpg12
      Legal immigration is first and foremost to help people in need, like escapees of a genocidal dictatorship, before those simply seeking better opportunity.
      Feb 6
    • TripAdvisor owlwise
      ^he said it. People immigrate to the US since its inception to escape war, poverty, persecution. That immigration ethos is built into the fabric of this nation its history and its culture. In turn, that melting pot has allowed the US to prosper and grow vs turning into a stagnant inward looking economy and culture.
      Feb 6
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Migration is a fact of human existence and mass migration to job centers is a fact of modern existence under capitalism. Capitalism modernizes feudal and small-farming and with ties to the land broken, people have to migrate to areas with lots of jobs in order to survive. This was true of London, true of cities in India or Mexico or China or the US today.

      So it’s not like governments “decide” to have migration or not - they just decide how the government should respond to migration. The US didn’t police migration much until recessions and a series of depressions hit in the late 1800s and newspapers tried to blame Chinese and Southern European immigrants for economic problems caused by the recessions. Now they use immigration status to control individuals - keep “legal” immigrants dangling for a long while and keep undocumented immigrants precarious and vulnerable to authorities.
      Feb 6
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      @rfrw82 yes and it needs to not be allowed. What’s your point?
      Feb 6
  • Compass / Eng
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    FUPayMemore
    America was founded by immigrants, built by immigrants, and maintained by the children of immigrants.
    Feb 6 14
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      Glad you agree with me.
      Feb 6
    • Microsoft rfrw82
      @ToKL28 - please don't judge the entire company based on a few assholes. Like always minority of shit stains are always loudest.
      Feb 6
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      Seems like majority of people at Microsoft are busy working. Yet all the idiots are on Blind.
      Feb 6
    • Oracle acvbgh
      @Whitemail Ahh yes - "the All men are created equal" part of the constitution -drafted by someone who owned 600 slaves. Every opposition to immigration is as hypocritical as the person who drafted the statement.
      Feb 6
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      @oracle, I'm sorry, but blaming the founders for not abolishing the slavery before establishing the country is a bad argument. Big things can't be done overnight. Founders were not perfect.
      We can learn from them and be better.
      Some twist their teachings to justify being assholes. But that's different story.
      Feb 6
  • Chase fxJk28
    This is true except h1bs are really paranoid and ruin work culture by working too many hours..just my experience
    Feb 6 13
    • Chase fxJk28
      It’s just funny how all these guys are complaining but yet don’t return to their Home Countries. If it’s real that bad then why not go back?
      Feb 6
    • Nutanix DCNo42
      It's inertia. Good job, decent pay, have a life here, why should I uproot myself and family and resettle back home? You know these choices are personal. I don't expect anything special from this country. A bit more certainty would be nice.
      Feb 7
    • Chase fxJk28
      Yea but this implicitly means they have it better here than their alternative already...
      Feb 7
    • Nutanix DCNo42
      Marginally better in some aspects, sure. Worse in others. For me it's a balance. Incentive for me to put a stop on life here, uproot and resettle is not worth it. It's a lot of work.
      Immigration system that doesn't put people on a leash and gives them a certain answer quickly would be much better.
      Imagine a person applying for PR. Based on their skills and qualifications tell them in a reasonable time frame if they get it or not. Either answer is fine, but just tell them in maybe a few months. A No would mean pack your bags and leave. There are many good places on this planet to live and work. They will just move on to either back home or elsewhere. Don't drag them on a leash for two decades and not give them an answer. That's exactly what's happening now.
      I have applied for PR a decade ago. I am still waiting.
      Feb 7
    • Chase fxJk28
      I understand where you’re coming from I think there should be upper bound of years they should be waiting for cases like yours..if you lived here like 20 years it’s hard to imagine a life elsewhere but companies usually help retaining employees in remote locations across the world
      Feb 7
  • Apple mowat
    One of the political parties deliberately conflate legal and illegal
    Feb 6 9
    • Dropbox 99+
      OP
      From what I understand asylum requests are only legal at a port of entry.
      Feb 6
    • Amazon ury6t
      Asylum requests are legal everywhere on the border and not only at approved crossings. There are no limits on the number of asylum requests at the border.

      But I understand the Republicans have been lying to you guys about this and you may be confused.
      Feb 6
    • Apple bqdp
      Was listening to NPR. They were trying to rebut Trump’s claim that illegal immigrants come here and commit crimes by citing a statistic that legal immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than natural born citizens.
      Feb 6
    • Dropbox 99+
      OP
      If you apply at the border you can be turned away by an officer (no court) and cannot request amnesty again for 5 years. That's not the case at a port of entry.

      So technically it's not illegal, but it's a really bad idea if you actually want asylum.
      Feb 6
  • Walmart.com ToKL28
    Wall is a dumbest idea ever ventilated
    Feb 6 3
    • New / Eng leet4job
      On the bright side, it helps me realize not all people in the US are smart and educated.
      Feb 6
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      Lol, you don't need a wall to realize that
      Feb 6
    • TripAdvisor owlwise
      The Iraq war and George Bush should have been enough.
      Feb 6
  • Google / Mgmt Lovedoo
    Apply this back to 250 years. 100 years. 50 years. Would your answer change just because you have more brown than white people immigrating? We are a country of immigrants unless you are Native American, your ancestors came here on a boat and most likely illegally
    Feb 6 10
    • Chase fxJk28
      Your opinion is not the common check the news for back home country dude
      Feb 6
    • New / Eng leet4job
      Huh what? Where is my home country? You mean USA?
      Feb 6
    • So, fxJk28, where are you coming from? You said you are an immigrant.
      Feb 6
    • Chase fxJk28
      India
      Feb 7
    • Thx
      Feb 7
  • Google rw55hq
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    Feb 6 0
  • Apple EXQB54
    Let's not forget PC for illegal is undocumented
    Feb 6 0
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  • Amazon imaven
    America is made stronger by the presence of hardworking, legal immigrants who pay taxes and don't overload the welfare system.
    Feb 6 0
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    It’s bizarre that democrats will talk endlessly about social justice and systemic discrimination but then fully endorse and subsidize an unjust system like illegal immigration
    Feb 6 1
    • Amazon ury6t
      So far I haven't seen Trump do anything about illegal immigration but boy has he cracked down hard on legal immigration
      Feb 6
  • Microsoft Hyad70
    The question should not be binary...
    Feb 6 0
  • New UHtz31
    depends on the skill level of said immigrants
    Feb 6 0
  • LinkedIn engdir
    America is made stronger by liberty and capitalism, resulting in prosperity. That's why immigrants want to come here.
    Feb 6 0
  • Apple bqdp
    Legal immigrants
    Feb 6 0
  • Facebook / Eng weba
    TC or gtfo America
    Feb 6 0