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  •  This is not one of those problems with (7+ / 0-)

    no good solution. The solution is to let in every kid who has relatives or others willing to sponsor them. We're a country of 350 million people, and absorbing a few hundred thousand kids is not going to hurt anybody. While they may require some economic subsidy from the public (e.g. for education, health care, etc.), we know that immigrants are net positives for our economy over the long term. Many of these children will grow up to be entrepreneurs, or teachers, or scientists. I know that many in this country simply don't like brown people, but as for the rest of us, the solution is quite simple - let's let them in.

    •  I don't know. (1+ / 0-)
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      That sounds like a good solution to me. Sure it would be better if they weren't forced here in the first place but there's nothing* we can do about that.

      *While not actually true-- there's quite a few things we could do to make Central America more stable-- I don't see anything happening any time soon while half our politicians are busy trying to find a way to demonize children fleeing poverty.

      "...So the world might be mended"

      by Cofcos on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 10:16:37 PM PDT

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