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Where Is The Back Of The Line?
Where Is The Back Of The Line?

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AIR DATE: February 6, 2013

Both President Obama and the bipartisan group of senators proposing comprehensive immigration reform insist that unauthorized immigrants must move to "the back of the line." But what is the line? In fact, there's are many lines - limits on overall immigration but also limits on immigrants from any one country. And some believe that's the problem. Countries that provide big numbers of immigrants have a line that is so long it might encourage more unauthorized immigration.
 
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Mae Ngai, Professor of History, Columbia University
 
 

 

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    it seems that the mainstream media in general do not want to address the problem of millions of visitors and tourists who live here without authorization. Surely this is a taboo, or perhaps a willful omission of the mainstream media ignoring this issue of the million of visas overstayers. Marco Rubio has brought this issue to the conversation recently, that is, the fact that millions of these visitors disappear from the radar and map. One thing is certain, at least all these millions o oversayers will not be pursued by ICE authorities, because they don't look Mexican and because they dress with more class. So my question is this: Is this massive illegal immigration visa overstayers part of a hidden program for a population implantation directed to alter current demographics? In any case, it seems that the current policy-making on immigration is racist. Sadly, by the time the government starts the legalization for all undocumented people only a few Mexicans will benefit from it.(due to the fact that deportations of Mexicans continues without stopping ) and so at the end of the day, the ones who will benefit from any upcoming legalization will be the Europeans who are here illegally
    Rolando CarrilloJan 31, 2013 19:11:29 PM
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