Immigration will never be fixed because politicians do not have the will power. Business wants cheap labor and Democrats want new voters and screw the wishes of the American people.
Illegal immigants do not help the economy unless they are running a business. The cost of educating children of illegal immigrants alone would justify the cost of a plane ticket back to whatever country. They also depress the wages of the least skilled jobs. Employers readily mistreat illegals and this mistreatment then filters down to legal workers. I have worked for employers who openly refuse to even condsider blacks because " they steal and sue. " Every group has potential theives and the racial lawsuit industry does make some employers leery.
The notion of family based immigration should end. The notion that a persons brother or child is the best candidate is outmoded. The paperwork of many countries is so fraudulent and haphazzard that even in this area blood tests should be required.
Immigration fraud also needs to be more vigourously prosecuted including jail time and loss of citizenship for sham marriages. Adoptions should pay a greater fee for the amount of extra work required. An adoption requires the person do about at least eight times the amount of work. Adoptions require investigations of foriegn law and the examination of multiples of paperwork. The fee should start at 1000 and should require at least a paralegal representation. The lawyers in the adoption cases earn every penny and provide a critical service.
The country should move to a strictly vocational immigration system. Countries with historic US interests such as Liberia, Haiti, Philipinnes, Poland should get the majority of the spots. What historic ties does the US have to Ghana or Bangladesh ?
India and China are trade partners and should also get some slots.
The country should end the practice of granting citizenship to the parents of people who have children in the USA. Woman x from country y has a child in the USA 21 years later she gets a visa. Then all of her children become eligible down the road.
I am off to NYC and will be on the road.
Mr Beamish in 08, Ducky to be roasted ????? and 167 changing formats and names yet again.
I am considering roasting the Duck next Friday. We tend to do this anyway but this
would be more comedy based. I would like the opinions of regular posters . This blog does have some readers off the beaten path who are encouraged to express their opinions.
Should we roast the Duck ?