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  •  And please keep in mind (8+ / 0-)

    that the anti-H1B fervor here is being created  by a group of people who come in and stir this up and are not otherwise members of this community.

    They "whitewash" their issue with crap like how worried they are about the poor H1Bs, but that's not actually the case.

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    Be sure to read the comments about this individual.  This person is a big supporter of the tech ed screeds.

    And the SPLC says the place where they get some of their posts and support, NumbersUSA, is a gateway drug to the hate groups.

    To be sure, this was no grassroots effort. Nor is NumbersUSA, in any sense of the word, a grassroots organization.

    Despite attempts to appear otherwise, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Inc., a sprawling, nonprofit funding conduit that has spawned three anti-immigration groups and underwrites several others, many of which were represented at the NumbersUSA conclave.

    What's more, this interlocking network of supposedly independent organizations is almost entirely the handiwork of one man, a Michigan ophthalmologist named John H. Tanton.

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    by mem from somerville on Sun Apr 05, 2009 at 07:20:21 AM PDT

    •  Oh, that can't be true-- (0+ / 0-)

      Michigan isn't a Southern state!

      [/xenophobic ignorant 'liberal' counterpart to Freepers]

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      by bellatrys on Sun Apr 05, 2009 at 08:03:27 AM PDT

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    •  I think it's a real stretch (6+ / 0-)

      to conflate the legitimate concerns that people have about the H1B issues with the rise of KKK membership.  In fact I think it's more than a stretch, I think it's wrong because by doing so you risk painting people who have a problem with the abuse of the program as hate groups.

      "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." --Samuel Johnson

      by joanneleon on Sun Apr 05, 2009 at 08:48:48 AM PDT

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      •  I agree (1+ / 0-)
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        Even though the diarist mem linked to is quite an obnoxious ass.

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        by yet another liberal on Sun Apr 05, 2009 at 08:55:33 AM PDT

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        •  Agreed on the fact (4+ / 0-)

          that some people arguing this issue are questionable.  But there are plenty of others looking at the facts of the situation and seeing what's really going on with that program.  Many of them  have lost jobs to the result of the abuse of the H1B program.  It's just like any other program gone bad -- lobbyists from corporate America buy off politicians and use the program for the short term improvement of their bottom line at the expense of American workers and the country in general, in the long term.

          These people are not hate groups.  They are fighting against abuse and corruption just like other Americans.  It's just that anytime a minority group is involved in an issue, there are those who will claim that it's xenophobia, racism, etc.  It's unfair and this type of thing should be called out everytime it happens.  That being said, there will always be other groups with more nefarious purposes who will try to latch on to issues like H1B and we have to watch out for that too -- I do understand that.  But while calling those groups out, IMHO, one has to be really careful not to paint the legitimate groups as hate groups too.

          "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." --Samuel Johnson

          by joanneleon on Sun Apr 05, 2009 at 09:08:57 AM PDT

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