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  •  The President may be talking up Immigration Reform (2+ / 0-)
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    But the racists and xenophobes hiding in their hateful corners of the country still control the debate. Congress is still too afraid of losing votes (from the racists and the xenophobes) and funding (from businesses who exploit labor from undocumented immigrants--I'm looking right at you, Big Agriculture).

    The only way the US will see any comprehensive reform in this area is what will solve a lot of the current problems that we have: Time. Time is the only thing that will sweep away the racists and xenophobes.

    This President and this Congress will not do it. This President shrinks away from any form of legislative battle. The Congress is too corrupt, too cowardly, and the members of it who would do the right thing are too few.

    Unless there are enough people in the streets, people willing to get batoned and tasered and worse fighting for the rights of people who want to live here and work.

    Time is the only way this fight will be won.

    "Deals come after we fight for ideals -- let's do that first." -Rep. Anthony Weiner

    by cybrestrike on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 12:07:48 PM PDT

    •  The Racists And The Xenophobes (0+ / 0-)

      But the racists and xenophobes hiding in their hateful corners of the country still control the debate

      Don't control the debate. The people who control the debate are the people who are asking the questions that nobody can answer:

      1.) Why did we pass NAFTA to then import 10% of Mexico's population (the least educated and the least skilled)? And why is NAFTA not part of the debate at all?

      2.) Why is it that for almost two decades now both the majority of all illegal immigrants in the U.S. and a plurality of all legal immigrants to the U.S. are from Mexico?

      3.) What is the difference between exporting a job to cheaper labor, and importing cheaper labor to a job?

      4.) What does 'comprehensive immigration reform' mean beyond granting all those currently in the country legal status?

      I could go on here, there's are dozens of questions for which there are no answers.

      Quick Guide to Kennedy- McCain Immigration Bill

      Two Random Responses On The Subject Of Illegal Immigration

      I won't be coming home tonight, my generation will put it right - Genesis 9:3

      by superscalar on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 01:01:01 PM PDT

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