This immigration business

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    Re immigration.

    Those vehemently opposed to illegal immigrants: is it because they are here illegally or the attempt by some of them to usurp US culture and impose their culture on parts of the US?
     
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    Because they are here illegally. The government can, and should, set limits on how many immigrants from each country ought to be here legally. I have no issue with that. I have a huge issue with illegals coming into America and taking jobs from either American citizens or legal immigrants.
     
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    Fair enough. I agree. I do find it strange though, that both legal and illegal immigrants, in some quarters, do try and impose their culture on the place they have come to live. It doesn't make sense because,the logical conclusion being, if the neighbourhood they take over ends up like home, then their new home has become the place they were trying to get away from in the first place.
     
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    I'm opposed to letting them getting away with breaking the law. Why do I always hear we are a nation of laws when they are not enforced. The politicos and corporations are using these people for thier own benefit and dont give a damn what happens to the average american joe.
     
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    Not economically.
     
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    True. But I reckon within a generation or two it probably will due to the fact that a lot of third world countries are based on corruption and that is why a lot of these places are third world countries and remain so. I guess it is a matter of whether those attitudes are ingrained in those cultures for a generation or two
     
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    All the more reason for us to control our borders. Control the amount of people coming in and once and for all make english the offical language.
     
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    That's why I was querying the cultural aspects. I have heard (but can't remember where) there are some places in the southern parts of the country where you have to be bilingual to get a job...even at state level in some cases, which seems unfair to those who wish to do those jobs but are now no longer qualified..
     
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    Even if it "costs" us in the shortrun. I wanna see what America can do without depending on foreign labor. I wanna see if we can rise to the challenge or if we are a bunch of lazy MOFOs that deserve what we get.
     
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    I can guarantee you that if you are not bilingual, you cannot get some jobs in Texas.
     

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