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Immigration is pro-democracy.
Immigration is pro-market.
Immigration is pro-family.
Immigration is pro-faith.
Immigration is pro-personal responsibility.
Immigration is pro-hard work.
Immigration is pro-America.
Immigration is pro-globalization.
Immigration is pro-broadband.
In this day and age of globalization, immigration has to be reimagined. We have to invent new rules for a new century.
Immigrants come on their own. You don't have to pay them airfare. They work often below minimum wage, and they work like demons. They send money home. If they did not, you would have had to send foreign aid. They love America. If they did not, they would not be here. They understand the idea that is America. Or they would not be here.
To be anti-immigration is dumb. To be anti-immigration, to be hostile to immigrants is anti-security.
There are citizens. There are dual citizens. There are permanent residents. There are work visa workers. And there are to be guest workers. All such arrangements have to be pro-family. Immigrants should not have to choose between work and family. Freud said to be happy in life you need two things, love and work. He did not say just work.
So don't provide a guest worker program that in the process breaks up families, and if you do, you are turning all of America into one giant Guantanamo for immigrants. There are Republicans who, when they realize they can't block the guest worker program, then go on to want a work environment for those guest workers such that they can't take a break to go take a leak. They want to add poison pills to a deal they feel they can't outright block. That is evil. That is not the spirit of America, a country of immigrants like no other.
Ultimately you are looking at stabilization. Each country is a democracy with a basic market economy. There is near universal broadband. Most people don't want to go to foreign countries to go work and study. And we can speed that process up by being pro-immigration.
I don't think anyone has the option to really be anti-immigration. There are only two camps. One is of those who want to manage immigration well. Another is the losers who want to deliberately mismanage immigration. That second group needs help, if you know what I am talking about.
Being pro-Hispanic comes naturally to me. When Bill Clinton first saw me, he thought I was from Puerto Rico.
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