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Re: “(Update 6) The horrifying case of Pedro Guzman: His ordeal is over as the government drops its appeal

Interesting pdeblin, I argue facts and you argue using personal attacks...

I'm aware Pedro came here as a child (read earlier posts of mine). That does not change the fact that his mother broke the law and by extension, so did he. You may be sympathetic to him, but those are nonetheless facts.

I also am aware of the the various refugee and asylum programs that the cruel, draconian US immigration system offers to people like pedro and his mom. Unfortunately for him, since he was a minor when he came here, his immigration status was tied to his mothers'. When she failed to pass her interview, that's why he lost his eligibility for work permits. Because he and his wife failed to comprehend that is why he was placed on a a deportation track.

Actually, the US has had immigration laws since 1798.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unite…

Even if they were started in 1920, however, so what? People used to ride horses then. Now they ride in planes, trains and automobiles. Things change. Laws change. The US is far more densely populated now than it was previously. Makes sense that immigration laws will increasingly become more important.

Numerical limits started in the 1920's based off country of origin. So, if 2% of the current population was from country X, 2% of new immigrants could come from country X. The idea was to preserve the distribution of the US as it was at that time.

That system has since been abolished in favor of immigration from the third world to achieve diversity goals. Here are the totals for legal immigration to the US, 2009.

REGION Total
ALL 1,130,818
Africa 127,050
Asia 413,312
Europe 105,398
North America 375,236
Oceania 5,578
South America 102,878
Unknown 1,366

So, I think we sort of agree, there are only so many slots available in American universities. This would seem to back that up:
http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/16/120…

Where you and I disagree is you would substitute chinese students who followed the laws we established in favor of illegal aliens south of the border. Doesn't seem much value then in following the law, does it?

As far as the genealogy research I've done, I've never found any ancestors that were illegal. Additionally, since I am part American Indian I supposedly am "entitled" to be here and everyone else must leave. A silly argument, however. ;-)

A hypothetical on my ancestry, however, does not mitigate in the slightest the obvious, brazen and clear illegal nature of those running across our borders presently. They KNOW what they are doing is wrong and illegal.

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Posted by LegalImmigration on 05/20/2011 at 8:42 PM

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