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Pro-Growth Reform
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial Board

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Posted By:HPmatt, 7/5/2013 11:38:59 AM

Any legislation that runs 1,200 pages is almost by definition flawed, and the immigration reform that passed the Senate late last week is no exception. The bill would nonetheless improve America´s ability to legally attract more of the world´s human talent, and the Republican-run House now has a chance to make it better.

Second paragraph talks about border security provisions are ´an example of wretched excess, a case of the Republican Party letting its blood-and-soil wing trump its supposedly free-market principles´ - reference to the German Blut & Boden movement that found a home with the Nazis.

So if you are in favor of border security the WSJ Editorial Board is calling you a Nazi.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 7/5/2013 11:48:54 AM     (No. 9410008)

Human talent? I wonder if the WSJ has done a survey of how many rocket scientists have sneaked across the Mexican border.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: aasilver, 7/5/2013 11:57:49 AM     (No. 9410026)

I cancelled the WSJ 6 months ago when it became obvious to me that ´they´ had something on Murdoch and the WSJ had swung towards the middle.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 7/5/2013 11:57:54 AM     (No. 9410027)

Telling the presently , legally here in and under employed they are stoopid and unskilled?? Wsj is part of the ignorance . Big time.. I cancelled years ago..

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tnorling, 7/5/2013 12:07:01 PM     (No. 9410038)

Pro-growth for whom or what? Fat-cat employers wanting cheap labor and democrats who think it´s a privilege to hire these poor folk as au pairs/leafblowers (and save a bundle at the same time).

What of Americans without jobs and of the depressed wages and increased American unemployment engendered by these illegals? Why, pray tell, do we owe illegals anything, let alone eventual citizenship with, given their overall low skills and earning power, will bankrupt our social services in the not to distant future?

Utter nonsense from the formerly astute Editorial Board. And I like their what was it "blood and soil" epithet? Really, demeaning your intellectual opposition is more a democrat´s style than WSJ, but so is their entire argument.

You can advocate citizenship for highly educated productive foreign workers as I do and not allow hordes of uneducated and uneducatable rabble in as well. And if we were encouraging PhD´s from the Universita de Mexico or wherever, that would still fall within my encouragement of such, so "blood and soil" is not the point here.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/5/2013 12:10:49 PM     (No. 9410044)

OP, I cancelled my subscription to WSJ years ago because of their pro-H1B position also seen in this loathsome editorial.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: markinalpine, 7/5/2013 1:37:49 PM     (No. 9410160)

WSJ Plutocrats want their sources of cheap yard boys and house maids kept funtioning.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/5/2013 2:54:47 PM     (No. 9410245)

Only a very small part of the bill is designed to recruit top flight human talent, most of the tens of millions people who this bill would either legalize or allow into the USA will be poor, generally uneducated, and unskilled. Hidden in the so-called merit proposals of the bill that supposedly bring in top talent, is a provision to give a lot of preference points under that provision to aliens who are related to US citizens or permanent resident aliens. So they are just moving the deck chairs around a little bit, but in the end the liberal Democrats are going to make it easy as possible for anyone who is most likely to eventually vote for the Democrats, and that is usually through family based chain immigration.

Most employers looking for alien farm workers only need those workers for a few weeks each year. They could care less if those aliens go on unemployment for the rest of the year. Alien farm workers are among the most uneducated and unskilled of all classes of aliens, and also have big families. They should be given temporary visas to work their US farm labor employment contracts and then be required to go home. They should not be granted permanent resident status because they have done a few weeks of farm work each year.

Contrary to the WSJ position, an enhanced, mandatory, and competent e-verify type electronic employee verification system, underpinned by a modern social security card bearing a digitized photograph and having instant electronic verification capability, is the most important enforcement tool that the government has to stop most future mass uncontrolled illegal immigration, as if they can´t use bogus ID to get American jobs anymore, most prospective illegal aliens will no longer come here.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: gruntled, 7/5/2013 6:01:44 PM     (No. 9410487)

Like the other posters, I dropped the WSJ a very long time ago when I could not stomach their ever more leftist "reporting" which was not completely offset by supposedly conservative editorial page.

AL HUNT perched on the editorial page for years and could be counted on to produce the Democrat approved talking points every time.

And yes, they have been "give us open borders, hump the dumb American worker" proponents for as long as I can remember. The GOP "elites" are exactly the same. Useless except when you have their prized possessions in a vice. Can you spell "tea party"?

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