View Poll Results: Where do you stand on legal immigration?

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  • We should close our borders to skilled immigrants

    1 3.33%
  • We should reduce the amount of skilled immigration

    0 0%
  • We should maintain the amount of skilled immigration

    9 30.00%
  • We should increase the amount of skilled immigration

    15 50.00%
  • We should open our borders to skilled immigrants

    13 43.33%
  • We should close our borders to unskilled immigrants

    9 30.00%
  • We should reduce the amount of unskilled immigration

    9 30.00%
  • We should maintain the amount of unskilled immigration

    3 10.00%
  • We should increase the amount of unskilled immigration

    6 20.00%
  • We should open our borders to unskilled immigrants

    6 20.00%
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Thread: Legal immigration

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    Re: Legal immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Right, which would mean those with the most couldn't have all immigrate, and those with very few could have all immigrate.

    The ones with the most, such as the more high-tech and developed countries (the EU and area come to mind), might not even have enough want to immigrate to meet a quota.

    Whereas the ones with very few, like the conflict-torn African countries, could have all immigrate - a downside for the countries involved, as all their best and brightest are fleeing, but...

    If anything, such a quota system would seem to be biased/racist against those from “white” nations.
    But why would we differentiate? We are trying to benefit our own country, not anyone else's.

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    Re: Legal immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Whereas the ones with very few, like the conflict-torn African countries, could have all immigrate - a downside for the countries involved, as all their best and brightest are fleeing, but...
    I'm skeptical if it would truly harm the nations in question. The so-called "brain drain" might be a negative for them in the short term, since they will lose some of their most talented people. However, this is offset somewhat in the short term via cash remittances to their home countries. In the long run, I think immigration is beneficial to their home nations as well. Rather than a permanent brain drain, many workers eventually go back home with the knowledge and experience they gained here, and go on to make their home countries a better place. Even if they do not do this directly, having them in the country increases our network with talented people abroad. I think we've really seen this with India over the past 20 years. Yes, a lot of talented Indians are coming here...but the Indian economy is booming as well, partially due to the people with contacts in both countries.
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    Re: Legal immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    But why would we differentiate? We are trying to benefit our own country, not anyone else's.
    I personally don't care much, although don't like the idea of a quota - I was simply arguing against someone who had claimed the idea would be racist, if I recall correctly
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