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    It doesn't matter whether stevej is an 'evil immigration attorney' or not, just as it doesn't matter whether IT Professional is a 'racist xenophobic immigrant hater' or not.

    What matters are the facts, everything else is just non-sequitur bullshit.

    By the way, I have an electrical engineering degree, which I would consider a science degree, and what's more I understand what the word xenophobia means.

    fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign
    The crux of the 'immigration debate' today isn't about fear, and it isn't about hatred, and it really isn't about people specifically -- it's about economics.

    I won't be coming home tonight, my generation will put it right - Genesis 9:3

    by superscalar on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 07:41:57 AM PDT

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    •  Well part of it is about economics (0+ / 0-)

      When the discussion focuses specifically on H1B, it usually is more about economics, and less about xenophobia.

      But identity politics has a whole lot to do with the immigration debate.  When you hear people say that lawbreakers should suffer, and that people who want to immigrate should do so legally - without any real understanding of the barriers in place - well, yes, sometimes xenophobia is hiding there.  

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:41:41 AM PDT

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