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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 6 months ago

Is there a right or wrong answer when it come to immigration? What kind of experts might know?

Update:

What kind of laws SHOULD exist? follow a BAD LAW? sure! we know that's a right wingers dream!

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Economists, urban planners, labor experts and sociologists might have actual facts on this. For the rest of the population opinions are largely anecdotal and emotional without much hardcore evidence either for or against the concept.

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  • 6 months ago

    Only an experienced immigration attorney is fully qualified to advise, once they know complete details. Here you get laypeople (often very knowledgeable, but not necessarily), or personal experiences of one person. Most questions are pretty clear cut, but there are complicated situations which can even flummox an experienced, qualified immigration attorney.

    Do you want general info? Want pointers to sections of a country's immigration law or govt websites? If you need specifics for your individual situation, you have to hire a specialist attorney.

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  • BB
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Illegal Alien Invaders need to be deported immediately......all 10 to 15 Million of them (maybe more).

    Asylum-seekers need to wait in their home countries while their requests are considered.

    Squat Babies....also known as Anchor Babies.... should not be given automatic citizenship. That scam has to be stopped....retroactively.

    All who apply for immigration need to show that they have the means to support themselves completely. If they do not demonstrate that, then they are tossed back across the border immediately....no exceptions.

    All immigrants should be required to speak fluent English.

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  • 6 months ago

    Immigration is a large and complex topic. And there are alot of reasonable people who can disagree on it. Let's pop a few myths though.

    1) Immigrants are coming just to coast on our entitlements.

    This is false. Study after study shows that immigrants are LESS likely to use entitlements than native citizens by a considerable margin. Further, the US actually has laws preventing some (not all) entitlements from being used by newly arrived immigrants (often up to 4 or 5 years). That doesn't mean it never happens, especially with illegals who often have fake identities, but that's not as common as the anti-immigrant groups like CIS claim.

    2) Immigrants are a net drain on our economy.

    Not even close to accurate. Economists study this issue quite widely and immigrants are a huge net gain for our economy.

    3) Immigrants take jobs from Americans.

    I'm sure there are a few, but this is not generally true. Immigrants tend to either be very high skill (such as those coming from Asia and Europe) or very low skill (such as most of our Latin American immigrants). The very low skill workers tend to take jobs that pay very little and require lots of manual labor. Jobs Americans with our expectations of high wages don't accept. And the high skill jobs are in demand to the point where we don't have enough qualified people to fill them. In both cases, immigrants COMPLEMENT our workforce, not replace it.

    4) Immigrants are more likely to commit crime.

    Again, the opposite is true. Immigrants are actually LESS likely to commit major or violent crimes than native born. Even illegal immigrants are less likely to do so, though obviously illegals are committing some low level crimes to work and be here illegally. But while their major crime rates are obviously not zero, they are lower than natives.

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  • 6 months ago

    Free trade and the abolishment of national borders are going to be the natural evolution of humanity.

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  • 6 months ago

    The wrong answer is keeping out immigrants. The right answer is letting in enough immigrants. The U.S. needs more immigrants than it has, so it makes no sense to expend any resources on building walls, border patrols, or anything else to keep out immigrants, which makes the problem worse.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    What kind of experts might know? None here that's for sure

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    There are experts on immigration.

    We have a serious issue with immigration here in Canada, we let over 300,000 per year from Muslim countries and other African ones... they are infesting the nation, especially Quebec. They don't even speak English or French.... they live off the state... they live off the rest of us Canadians....

    Immigration is generally wrong when they are not skilled people

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  • 6 months ago

    The Left works hard to falsely combine the separate issues of legal immigration and illegal aliens. Don't fall for it.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Like we need experts to know we like fences.

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