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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Immigration to America

One of Rick's favorite rants is about illegal immigration. I tend to agree on the surface - it would be for the best if folks immigrated legally. But in the small brushes I've had with the INS, I can see what a morass it is, so I have a bit more sympathy for folks who've done their level best, but can't manage to work things out legally.

Anyway, there's a fabulous visual diagram of the process at Reason.com. Long long gone are the days of "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free". Now it's much more "Give us your husbands, well-educated folks, and millionaires, and they'd better like dealing with bureaucracy."

3 Comments:

  • My grandmother got in by marriage and my parents because they were related to her and my grandfather.

    By Blogger Chris, at 6:28 PM  

  • I don't know if it's any easier the other way around. For example emigrating to Canada or Europe is pretty tough.

    By Blogger Chris, at 6:29 PM  

  • Illegal immigration is supported by employers in the US who are more then willing to hire illegals at lower wages.

    By Blogger Chris, at 7:17 PM  

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