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The 14 Most Common Arguments against Immigration and Why They’re Wrong

https://www.cato.org/blog/14-most-common-arguments-against-immigration-why-theyre-wrong

 

1. “Immigrants will take American jobs, lower our wages, and especially hurt the poor.”

 

2. “Immigrants abuse the welfare state.”

 

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Won't get into personal views or argue against other's views, but not all people who are pro limiting immigration or immigration reform, believe in all these 'reasons'. Just stating so not everyone gets labeled a monster or something. There are plenty on this site who are pro immigration reform, and yet are dealing with the immigration system for their fiance(e) or spouse. So you can be pro immigration in some respects but still believe it needs change. You can't just be far left on open borders or far right on shut down the borders; majority of people are somewhere in the middle when it comes to this topic believe it or not.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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32 minutes ago, refugee said:

The 14 Most Common Arguments against Immigration and Why They’re Wrong

https://www.cato.org/blog/14-most-common-arguments-against-immigration-why-theyre-wrong

 

1. “Immigrants will take American jobs, lower our wages, and especially hurt the poor.”

 

2. “Immigrants abuse the welfare state.”

 

I see that you just want pump articles into this subforum and then leave after that talk we had. I just wanted to let you know that the same article link you posted refutes your claims and it cherry picks the data hard core. 

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One of our friendly mods will move this to the correct forum.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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OP isn't a current event (May 2018) and was posted with no apparent purpose other than to stir controversy for its own sake, so this thread is now locked.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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