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  1. Annie
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    I liked this story. Unfortuately there is a real long registration process. So many think the US is against immigration, so little truth in it. Here's the real story, when the person enters LEGALLY. I just began working in a bank for the summer and part time in the fall. There is a woman from Albania, she came here with her husband at 22, 6 months pregnant. She now has 2 daughters, both born here. She misses her parents and siblings so much, but not enough to return. Why? "Her children will have a good life here, in Albania, not so good." Same story whenever one talks to most immigrants.

    Too bad some Americans aren't as convinced:

    http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/local_news/article/0,1406,KNS_347_3900530,00.html

     
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    I think you're buying into the Hollywood version of immigration. The truth is that immigration is killing America. We are sliding from a mostly-white first world country of peace and prosperity into a Third World non-white hell of crime, confusion and mess. Are 14 languages on every street sign the sign of a strong nation? By swallowing the liberal view that everyone everywhere is "equal" in every possible way, we are foolishly squandering the heritage our founding fathers delivered. Your children will be minorities in their own country --- in the country their ancestors bled for. What type of insanity is needed to make yourself a minority --- VOLUNTARILY?

    I think you need to concentrate harder on your avatar. The 19 brown-skinned MURDERERS who attacked our nation on Sept. 11 were all LEGAL IMMIGRANTS.
     
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    No they weren't. They used false identities.

    Our culture is not in danger because people come here. It is in danger because of illegals. Illegals rarely attempt to learn anything about us. They don't know the language, history, or culture. They expect us to change to fit them while they turn the town into a miniature version of the motherland. Legal immigrants are required to know English and a U.S. history test is required for citizenship.

    Oh wait, you're racist and assume that people of different cultures can't adapt to their environment. Never mind.
     
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    Maybe some did, but then, given our nation's treatment of immigration, you'll excuse me for blurring the line between legal and illegal --- because the U.S. doesn't seem to think it's that important. Here they are with their licenses:

    http://www.fairus.org/Media/Media.cfm?ID=2398&c=34

    And if we don't make the distinction, we can't defend it either way.

    Agree with the first part, not sure about the second. Race is important. Race is the necessary precondition for culture. "Adaptation" has its limits. A black Nigerian wearing a kilt is not a Scotsman. A Muslim terrorist who speaks English is not an American --- demonstrated by the very simple fact that he has interests that are, shall we agree, contrary to most Americans.
     
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    What you seem unable to grasp is that there is no American race. Since our founding, we have been a melting pot of races, religions, and cultures. Race is only a precondition for prejudice and bigotry on the part of the intellectually challenged.
     
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    William,

    Your understanding of "race" is as confused and backwards as your comprehension of immigration.

    MissileMan is exactly correct in his statement that "race is only a precondition for prejudice and bigotry." When the Irish first started immigrating to this country they were viewed as the worst type of slime...lower than dogs. Signs in the windows of businesses read, "Help Wanted: Irish Need Not Apply." Sound familiar? It should. Eventually the Irish became "White" as the Eastern Europeans began to immigrate in large numbers. Suddenly the Irish were the ones hiring...and guess what...they wanted nothing to do with the dirty immigrants.

    We should be pushing for safe, legal, documented immigration. But to state that legal immigration, one of the cornerstones of what has made this nation great, is the problem...is asinine.
     

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