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  •  Yes, you are missing something (2+ / 0-)
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    IT Professional, janemas

    The Democratic Party has decided to commit suicide collectively, that's what you are missing. We USED to be a party that supported good jobs for good wages, for students, blacks, American citizens.

    Today, the Democratic Party doesn't give a crap about students, except during elections. This immigration bill is going to really harm students. The H-1B influx of cheap-ass scab labor - really equivalent to indentured servants - already owns 25-30% of the IT/STEM market. Other areas, teaching, nursing, etc., are under assault as well. Why is the Democratic Party supporting legislation which will make it HARDER for OUR OWN CHILDREN to find good jobs?

    On the bottom end, where many jobs are filled by blacks, 11,000,000 newly legalized illegals will be competing like hell for better jobs. They are going to displace a lot of Americans at the bottom end.

    It's a fucking disaster. Why are Democrats supporting it?

    •  I Think You're Misreading..... (1+ / 0-)
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      IT Professional

      I think his post is being critical of the level of immigration being permitted in the legislation currently under debate.

    •  Or Maybe I'm Misreading Your Reply..... (1+ / 0-)
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      IT Professional

      ....in which case I apologize for the confusion.

    •  WIUSA, my snark is a bit delicate at times (1+ / 0-)
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      Mark27

      I took the info ("36 million...in 20 years.") and did some math and am asking where the 83,000 jobs a month those new immigrants are going to need "created"(?) for them each month are going to come from,  and why  couldn't these "jobs" be done by people already here without bringing in more to compete for the few jobs there are?

      That doesn't read to me as supporting  legislation, which I know nothing about.

      I agree with the diarist that future immigration policy should be discussed and examined with regard to impacts on the existing US population and job availability.  I think it is reasonable to ask if we actually need any more people at the present time?  Especially if those people are coming here to get a job, rather than to do something that makes some jobs for the US population.

      Democrats doing the wrong thing again? Yup, and that's why many of us are here hassling to try to get them to do the right things, frustrating as that attempt is.

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      don't always believe what you think

      by claude on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 09:29:04 PM PDT

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