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  •  Well, 50,000,000 people are hired each (0+ / 0-)

    year in the USA.

    so even if ALL the immigrants take a job, there are still 98 out of 100 left for "real" Americans . ..

    just saying, statistically things aren't so dire.  

    especially considering that most economists (yeah, I agree that they're quite a disreputable lot) agree that each immigrant on average creates greater than one net job, thereby increasing overall employment.

    •  Conflate WalMart workers and IT workers (0+ / 0-)

      That's idiotic. The two are not the same. A job that pays 60K-70K-80K is not comparable to one that pays 8.40/hr for <30 hrs week.

      The H-1b, L-1, F-1, O-1, B-1, and J-1 are sucking high-paying jobs away from the US worker. The J-1 brings in physicians. Every foreign physician that we steal from a 3rd world country kills people in those countries, and costs a US kid a shot at med school.

      •  Do you know what is really idiot? (1+ / 0-)
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        This:

        Every foreign physician that we steal from a 3rd world country kills people in those countries, and costs a US kid a shot at med school.
        Every single medical school in this country has a set number of admissions slots available, and each year every single one of those slots are filled.

        Foreign physicians coming, or not coming, to this country has absolutely no - i.e., zero - impact on this process.

        •  BS (0+ / 0-)

          Total BS. Because foreign physicians fill higher level positions as well. You become a cardiologist by getting a fellowship.

          Since you don't know anything about the physician training system, you should learn something

          •  You had a valid point about the adverse (0+ / 0-)

            effect t on public health in countries that lose physicians to the USA.

            Otherwise, not so much so - statistically, medical school enrollment has NOT expanded in the past 30 or 40 years to keep up with either the expanding US population or the looming increase in health care needed for an aging population.

            One solution is to have other countries train physicians for us.  Again, there are problems with that, but not insofar as taking away employment opportunities from domestic physicians.

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