Karachi or Lagos, which are near the top of cities as ranked by population density compared to San Francisco which is down at #104. Those high wage meccas, like Karachi and Lagos must be drawing lots of folks like you who are in search of all these great things that increased population density brings. So when are you packing to find more enrichment in the cultural and economic super cities of Karachi and Lagos? You should really leave dowdy ol' San Francisco behind, what with it being only #104 on the list of population dense cities.
Do you even stop to take a gulp from all of the liberal propaganda that is firehosed down your throat? A Western lifestyle has far more environmental impact than a non-Western lifestyle. It most assuredly matters where the people live and how they live.Now, overpopulation is a real problem- it creates strains on the planet that are tough to sustain. But that equation works out the same regardless of which country the people are in. As long as they're on earth, they're going to have that impact.
That said, you do raise a fair point. How people live definitely matters, but that doesn't really change all that much when somebody comes to the US. They don't like sudden get handed SUVs and 5 bedroom air conditioned houses as they cross the border. Also, people in the first world have far fewer children, so that potentially would offset the increased consumption.
Horrible question, because one doesn't preclude the other.
My option would be secure the border. Its what I feel like we absolutely need to do first nad foremost.
I'm fine with discussing forms of "amnesty" at some point after that, but no before. But they're not muturally exclusive.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
However, the reason why so many illegal aliens try to get past our border is because immigration and migration is so bureaucratic and expensive. This is what causes illegal immigrants to migrate illegally - because the legal routes are too difficult for most foreigners to navigate.
So I would have to say that stricter border control would have to come about at the same time as immigration reform. Dealing with the latter will exponentially help in dealing with the former.
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.
The lets feel sorry for them goes out the window when you consider all the american victims and the cost to us WHICH WE CANT AFFORD ANYMORE. The we need the labor goes out the window...because we have the ability to adjust the amount of LEGAL IMMIGRATION we allow so we can control it to a degree.
There are absolutely NO reasons that make any sense to let this rape of our border and country and in many cases our citizens continue the way it is.
The one thing I would add is that, to my knowledge, terrorists have never entered the US illegally. They tend to come here legally and then overstay their visas (in the cases where they were here "illegally"). Bringing up terrorism when discussing illegal immigration is relatively pointless because terrorism is an unrelated issue to illegal immigration, at least where the borders are concerned.
Overstaying one's visa is a different matter which would require a totally different solution than securing the borders.
Last edited by Tucker Case; 08-23-11 at 05:53 AM.