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  •  What I'd argue is that the whole immigration (0+ / 0-)

    regime is un-Constitutional since it seeks to apply U.S. law to individuals who aren't even within its jurisdiction and only, perhaps, thinking about coming here and settling on a permanent basis. Moreover, if they have enough money to sustain them without earning more, they can stay as long as they like. Persons are being treated differently before and after they arrive.
    The invention of the nation state has not prevented territories from being invaded; it does fairly well prevent individuals from migrating as they please.
    Importing people on the basis of their skill set is demeaning. It is treating people like things to be exploited for their usefulness.
    Immigration is a can of worms the lawyers do not want to open up in another context.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:58:44 AM PDT

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