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May 2nd, 2006
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Iron Pundit: Day Without Immigrants

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Date:May 2nd, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
Not being in the U.S.A., I imagine I don't really grasp the size of the problem, nor all its ramifications, but a couple of thoughts come to mind.

"people who have to routinely ignore one law in going through their lives are much readier to ignore other laws"

That's something that keeps nagging at me: if a person's first interaction with a country is breaking one of its laws...very Catch-22.

Another reason, I imagine, why the system would need fixing (first!) is the economics. If employers are willing and able to get cut-rate illegal labour, then a fair number of the 12 million people acquiring legal status would also get 'unemployed' status to go with it, while their jobs went to the next incoming wave.
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