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  •  False. (30+ / 0-)
    IS allowing another 20 million immigrants to flood into our cities really the best solution to the crisis facing these people?

    Liberals. Don't you realize that the flood of immigrants into our cities is killing what's left of the social programs liberals enacted? Our public education system, our hospitals etc etc etc.

    Ask any mayor in any American city what a flood of undocumented, non-english speaking people does to their social programs. To their budgets.

    20 million? Where does one get this figure? From Fox News? What "flood" does one refer to? Last I checked, until this recent surge in unaccompanied children, the flow of undocumented immigrants had slowed to a trickle for the last several years. Non-English-speaking? What does that have to do with anything? More than 35 million Americans speak Spanish as their first language.

    Immigration isn't what is killing our social programs. Rather, that is much more attributable to austerity budgets & racial politics. Immigrants - documented & undocumented alike - contribute to our economy, society & culture.

    With regard to the present crisis, several mayors of American cities (liberal Democrats all) have offered to provide shelter for these refugee children & to treat them with the compassion & respect that they deserve.

    If one is trying to graft leftist sentiments onto an anti-immigrant screed . . . well, nice try, but it isn't going to fly around here.

    •  It had actually reversed since about 2008, nt (4+ / 0-)
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      Iron sharpens Iron. Normal is a dryer setting. STOP illegal immigration NOW! -- Make it LEGAL. If Corporations are People--Let's draft them.

      by benamery21 on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 02:50:41 PM PDT

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    •  There's some inkling of truth in the effect (1+ / 0-)
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      of immigration on social programs.
      Countries with robust social programs tend to have more strict immigration policies.

      Generally, there should be a balance. I think US can afford to take in more immigrant.
      Secondly, these children on refugees, not immigrants. And they're not numbered in the millions, more in the tens of thousand.

    •  I have to agree with it not being immigrants (1+ / 0-)
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      Causing economic collapse. Wall Street did that.

    •  Fact. In Shelby County, Ky. The clinics had to ... (0+ / 0-)

      Fact. In Shelby County, Ky. The clinics had to close due to the overwhelming immigration situation. The county could no longer provide service. So they simply closed. If America insist on policing the world they can start with South America rather then other countries solely for the interest of corporations. Put our military to good use and destroy these drug lords and their gangs. Legalize and tax drugs. Treatment for the drug abusers and leave the users alone. Not prison time. Leave the prisons open for violent criminals and corrupt politicians. We would have to build more prisons for the later.

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