Here's the problem with merit based immigration (IMHO)

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    Here's the problem with merit based immigration (IMHO)
    If only the best qualified are allowed to immigrate to the US, then they will compete only for the best, highest paying jobs available. Leaving the menial jobs, the low paying jobs, the back breaking jobs, for the native born.

    Is that really what we want?

    How good are you at picking lettuce?
     
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    Oh, so you like slavery then?
     
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    So immigrations goal is to import slaves .......
     
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    Spending time on my grandparents farm growing up I picked peas,corn, and tomatos among other's it's not for the out of shape but if I needed a job and someone offered it to me I would do it.
     
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    flipping fry baskets and picking corn seems about equivalent to me. Good jobs for teenagers
     
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    Afraid that some foreigner might be willing to do that teaching, nursing, accountant, journalist, doctor, technician, information technician, lawyer, business management, etc,.. job for a lower wage?

    They're just doing the jobs you're unwilling to do.

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    For some reason there were several copies of this thread, and when I tried to delete it just made more. I think I have it back now. Sorry ScienceRocks


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    Farm workers can still come here on temporary work visas, that way they don't need to be separated from their families and their money will go MUCH further back in their home. Hell, they are always sending it back via western union anyway. Perhaps that system can also be re-vamped so it is more convenient and organized for them, and maybe children of farm workers who have worked here 5 years or more can get special consideration for their kids in getting student visas later on.

    What is wrong with bringing people here who know the language and are good at math? Those are the people who will actually be more likely to start their own auto repair shop or taqueria or some other type of business. Why must you assume immigrants just come here to take jobs and not create jobs? Why don't we invite people here who have money to invest in the system?

    Another thing is, the more poor people we invite in en mass, who cannot speak English or have no skills, the harder it is for them to fit in, and their kids more likely to end up in a gang. Not always of course, and maybe not even at huge percentages, but definitely at higher percentages than children of highly educated parents.

    There is something to be said for both arguments so maybe there is a compromise to be found. And something better than we have now
     
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    The idea is to accept people who can and will work for a living instead of draining working Americans of what they have worked for via welfare..
    Those Americans with lower paying jobs need to earn a living at least as much as those with higher paying ones.
    The availability of illegal aliens is in fact why some jobs pay as little as they do. Why pay more for labor than employers have to?
     
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    The real problem is that immigrants who get in on merit might not immediately go on welfare and food stamps, and, as a result, might not vote Democrat.
     
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