Re: The Wall and Immigration

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Subject: Re: The Wall and Immigration
From: dildo@gofuckyourself.gmail.invalid (Dildo Baggins)
Newsgroups: dictator.america
Organization: The Dictator's Handbook
Date: Jun 28 2017 19:51:43
On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:01:21 -0400
Dildo Baggins <dildo@gofuckyourself.gmail.invalid> wrote:

Barring that form of comprehensive reform, American taxpayers will
continue bankrolling an expensive, heartless crackdown on immigrants
for years on end. Meanwhile, employers will continue to quietly reap
the benefits of immigrant labor while looking the other way.



Interesting follow-up: Canada has a model that's working well.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/opinion/canada-immigration-policy-trump.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region&region=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region

If it seems weird that Mr. Trump would propose Canada as a model for
anything, that’s understandable. Americans, especially conservatives,
love to mock their northern neighbor: for its accent, its apologetic
manners, its food (oh, poutine) — and above all, for its supposedly
softheaded, pinko style of government. And no wonder: With its liberal,
tattooed prime minister, its universal health care, its enthusiastic
embrace of pot and gay marriage and its generous refugee policies,
Canada can sometimes seem downright Scandinavian.

Yet when it comes to immigration, Canada’s policies are anything but
effete. Instead, they’re ruthlessly rational, which is why Canada now
claims the world’s most prosperous and successful immigrant population.

....

But Canada’s hospitable attitude is not innate; it is, rather, the
product of very hardheaded government policies. Ever since the
mid-1960s, the majority of immigrants to the country (about 65 percent
in 2015) have been admitted on purely economic grounds, having been
evaluated under a nine-point rubric that ignores their race, religion
and ethnicity and instead looks at their age, education, job skills,
language ability and other attributes that define their potential
contribution to the national work force.

No wonder this approach appeals to President Trump. He’s right to
complain that America’s system makes no sense. The majority (about
two-thirds in 2015) of immigrants to the United States are admitted
under a program known as family reunification — in other words, their
fate depends on whether they already have relatives in the country.
Family reunification sounds nice on an emotional level (who doesn’t
want to unite families?). But it’s a lousy basis for government policy,
since it lets dumb luck — that is, whether some relative of yours had
the good fortune to get here before you — shape the immigrant
population.


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26.01. * [USA] the Trump Sucks ThreadRS Wood
26.01. +* Re: [USA] the Trump Sucks ThreadRS Wood
26.01. |+* The Wall and ImmigrationBold Fold
01.02. ||`* Re: The Wall and ImmigrationRS Wood
04.02. || `* Re: The Wall and ImmigrationBold Fold
22.02. ||  `* Re: The Wall and ImmigrationRS Wood
20.03. ||   `* Re: The Wall and ImmigrationDildo Baggins
28.06. ||    `- Re: The Wall and ImmigrationDildo Baggins
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12.05. |   | `* Re: [USA] Russian - Comey fired after requesting greatRS Wood
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15.05. |    `* Re: [USA] Russian - Comey fired after requesting greatRS Wood
15.05. |     +* Re: [USA] Russian - Comey fired after requesting greatJAB
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