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  •  That sounds like a diary (1+ / 0-)
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    Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

    by blue aardvark on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:39:03 PM PST

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    •  I could talk about work permits, too. (2+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark, Judge Moonbox

      A system that creates a permanent underclass of people who work and live in that society with basically very little hope of ever gaining citizenship and also an ever present threat of being booted out for pissing someone off - and hoping that they won't be victimized by a citizen and have to fight back because that was pretty much a way to get deported - the head of immigration was said to have raped a number of non-citizen women who submitted because he had the power to send them away.  As well as the fact that marrying a citizen is also not a path to citizenship and divorcing means that the partner who isn't a citizen better be prepared to leave - often without their children.

      I know that people really want to see immigration addressed in this term, but after the last round of extremely BAD ideas I saw from a less evil Republican House in 2005, I am loathe to think what this crowd could do to make people's lives much, much worse than they are even now.  That's just my 2 on this front.

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