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  •  Define 'Immigrant' (0+ / 0-)

    Are you suggesting that we no longer have immigration law?

    That simply the act of walking across the U.S. border makes me an 'immigrant' in the U.S., and that it is somehow unfair not to grant me, because I walked across the U.S. border, U.S. citizenship?

    Horse . Shit .

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

    by superscalar on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 11:35:33 AM PDT

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    •  That's what my many-greats (2+ / 0-)
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      grandfathers and grandmothers did - just stepped off a boat and became residents.

      My grandmother and great-grandmother did pretty much the same thing getting off a boat from Scotland in the early 20th century. No naturalization papers required.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math? @AardvarkBlue on Twitter.

      by blue aardvark on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 11:48:57 AM PDT

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      •  And Your Grandmother And Grandfather (0+ / 0-)

        Likely paid no state income tax, no federal income tax, there was likely no Social Security, no Medicaid, no WIC, no school breakfast program, no school lunch program, etc.

        When your grandparents came I'll bet there was no federal mandate which said that schools had to educate whomever just happened to show up either.

        In other words, I'd be willing to bet that your grandparents were pretty much on their own.

        Get back to me when you are suggesting that we return to the economic and social order of the last century at the same time you are suggesting that we return to the immigration policies of the last century.

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

        by superscalar on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 11:56:01 AM PDT

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