Pres. Lincoln Passed Homestead Act, Citizenship for Illegals

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    Apr 11, 2015 4:30 AM GMT
    NYT: Today’s Republican Congress wouldn’t pass a Homestead Act, which provided a path to citizenship and prosperity for those who were neither citizens nor prosperous including former slaves, “famine Irish,” Russian Jews, single women, and wait for it ... Mexicans who didn’t speak a word of English.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/opinion/remains-from-lincolns-last-day.html?ref=opinion
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    Apr 11, 2015 8:06 AM GMT
    well considering that 600,000 just died in the Civil War (mostly men), the entire South had to be rebuilt and the total population of the US was 35 million - it was probably necessary

    in 2015 with a population of 320 million with many millions under-employed, mass immigration is not necessary in the least
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    Apr 11, 2015 9:34 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidwell considering that 600,000 just died in the Civil War (mostly men), the entire South had to be rebuilt and the total population of the US was 35 million - it was probably necessary

    in 2015 with a population of 320 million with many millions under-employed, mass immigration is not necessary in the least


    STOP OPPRESSING PEOPLE WITH YOUR FACTS!
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    Apr 11, 2015 2:27 PM GMT
    NYT: Do immigrants steal jobs from “Americans”? The notion is based not only on racial animus but to the faulty economic logic.

    Tthe economic benefits of immigration may be the ­most ­settled fact in economics. A recent University of Chicago poll of leading economists could not find a single one who rejected the proposition.

    So why don’t we open up? The chief logical mistake we make is something called the Lump of Labor Fallacy: the erroneous notion that there is only so much work to be done and that no one can get a job without taking one from someone else. It’s an understandable assumption. If there were suddenly a whole lot more oranges, we’d expect the price of oranges to fall or the number of oranges that went uneaten to surge.

    But immigrants aren’t oranges. It might seem intuitive that when there is an increase in the supply of workers, the ones who were here already will make less money or lose their jobs. Immigrants don’t just increase the supply of labor, though; they simultaneously increase demand for it, using the wages they earn to rent apartments, eat food, get haircuts, buy cellphones. That means there are more jobs building apartments, selling food, giving haircuts and dispatching the trucks that move those phones. Immigrants increase the size of the overall population, which means they increase the size of the economy. Logically, if immigrants were “stealing” jobs, so would every young person leaving school and entering the job market; countries should become poorer as they get larger. In reality, of course, the opposite happens.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/magazine/debunking-the-myth-of-the-job-stealing-immigrant.html?ref=magazine
  • tj85016

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    Apr 11, 2015 4:51 PM GMT
    ^^

    yeah right, the demand for cellphones by illegal immigrants is gonna increase the demand for truck drivers icon_lol.gif - only a moron would actually say that

    screw these criminals from Mexico, Honduras and the Philippines