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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Huh? 2010 is two weeks away, and unless someone resigns or dies, everyone who is in Congress today will be there through the entirety of 2010.
    ...and campaigning their ever-lovin butts off. Other than blowing a lot of hot air, congress becomes pretty inactive during an election year.

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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Huh? 2010 is two weeks away, and unless someone resigns or dies, everyone who is in Congress today will be there through the entirety of 2010.
    There is elections in 2010

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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    I know on the surface it seems somewhat logical to draw a connection between illegal immigration and the unemployment rate, but I don't think it adds up that way. Are illegals part of the national census?

    The other thing is that businesses who hire them because of the lack of labour rights and the ability to pay sub-standard wages isn't going to change just because it's a recession; actually, in theory they would hire more because of the recession, if they're willing to hire anyone at all.

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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    I know on the surface it seems somewhat logical to draw a connection between illegal immigration and the unemployment rate, but I don't think it adds up that way. Are illegals part of the national census?

    The other thing is that businesses who hire them because of the lack of labour rights and the ability to pay sub-standard wages isn't going to change just because it's a recession; actually, in theory they would hire more because of the recession, if they're willing to hire anyone at all.
    But if businesses were charged with aiding and abetting a crime for employing illegal aliens.....
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    There is elections in 2010
    And the winners won't take office until 2011.
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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And the winners won't take office until 2011.
    They will be gone. The vote is in 2010 and little will get done in congress while they are in campaign mode.

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    Re: Immigration bill backers try again despite jobless rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    But if businesses were charged with aiding and abetting a crime for employing illegal aliens.....
    This should apply to Congressmen and Representatives as well. Isn't it already a crime to knowingly help someone to stay in the country illegally? (The short answer is yes, it is but the only person charged with this recently was a Border Patrol agent who had legally adopted his wife's nieces.)

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