Would you accept an IQ test as part of amnesty for illegals?

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    This is a great idea as it would avoid the charge of racism unless liberals want to say that hispos and blacks are born mentally inferior. Require all applicants to take an IQ test (in english of course) and get a score above say 120 , a good but not super-high score.

    Obozo has an obligation to make sure immigrants are intelligent capable people and not just idiots looking for handouts.
     
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    Uhhh no

    IQ has nothing to do with it

    Going thru the legal process, not being a criminal or insane person, etc.. THAT is what should be focused on

    Oh.. and no amnesty at all.. no rule breaker should get an advantage over, or the same treatment as someone who followed the rules
     
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    I doubt you could pass it.
     
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    Insane idea, and I suspect that you don't know much about intelligence testing to be even suggesting this.

    First of all, a score of 120 means different things depending on which kind of test is administered. But the one thing that will always be true is that you're demanding a score that IS pretty high and is by definition well above the average. For example, if we assume that you are referring to a score of 120 on the Weschler (the most commonly used, and what most people think about when they hear "IQ test") then you're demanding scores above the 90th percentile.

    Third, immigration policy should not be based on IQ, period. Being intelligent does not change the fact that you are here illegally. Should we start granting amnesty to murderers just because they are intelligent? The LAST thing our country needs is to start setting precedents that intelligence creates an entitlement to simply do whatever you want. Fourth, studies indicate IQ tests may be biased against some minority groups, including Hispanics. While the causes and nature for this apparent bias is not entirely clear at this point (and in truth, it may not even exist, but we don't now yet) such a policy will only serve to further alienate both sides of the fence on the immigration policy, leaving us even farther from an effective reformation of immigration policy.
     
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    would you accept it as a condition of your citizenship?

    think, to the extent that you're capable, before you answer.
     
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    Only if we pass one for libertarians, who when they score low, are deported to Tierra del Fuego.
     
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    A high IQ does not necessarily make some one a good citizen. I can think of a lot of qualifications for US citizenship or residency, but IQ would not be one of them.
     
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    120! Are you nuts? That's better than almost 98% of the population. If you're an idiot for being below that number, we need to deport a lot of out native born citizens. :lol:
     
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    No one is saying the IQ test should be the only determinant. Of course we want to look at things like criminal record. But an IQ test should be a part of the process and there should be a minimum.

    If we grant citizenship to people with an IQ of 82, they're just gonna go on welfare.
     
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    No, it's approximately the 90.5 percentile. The 98 percentile is at about 131.
     

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