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50 percent of LA workforce are immigrants

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  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    This is really, really sad. This is a prime example of why immigration has to be legal, regulated, controlled and documented. What we have here is an invasion of uneducated, illiterate, red ink. Immigrats need to be a predetermined mix of skilled, unskilled, educated, and demographically advantageous people, who will provide a benefit to the country, and not be a long term liability. You don't want elderly people, diseased individuals, criminals, nor large families with unskilled providers. You need a overall balance of entrants that will not be a bane to the American people. This is why an undocumented, uncontrolled, open invasion on our southern border is so disasterous. Instead of bringing a percentage of individuals who know the language, have a skill, or are educated, i.e. can provide for themselves going forward, we've simply cloned our poor, only, with the added problem of not speaking english.


    50 percent of LA workforce are immigrants

    Published: April 21, 2008 at 12:48 AM

    LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Los Angeles is at the leading edge of a U.S. demographic trend, with half of its workforce immigrants, many of them unskilled and speaking little English.

    As baby boomers retire, the same pattern will emerge across the country, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Demographers estimate that by 2025 most of the growth in the workforce will be from immigrants.

    Ernesto Cortes Jr., Southwest regional director of the Industrial Areas Foundation, said Los Angeles is at a crossroads.

    "The question is: Are we going to be a 21st century city with shared prosperity, or a Third World city with an elite group on top and the majority at poverty or near poverty wages?" he asked. "Right now we're headed toward becoming a Third World city. But we can change that."

    The Migration Policy Institute used U.S. Census data to determine that one-third of immigrants have not graduated from high school and 60 percent do not speak English fluently
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    http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_News/2008/04/21/50_percent_of_la_workforce_are_immigrants/3251/
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    #91 Jersey

    Looks like their bringing the whole family. Maybe they think they can trade the goat for something like in Mehico, As part of a dowry possibly. Anyways the jackass looks like he wants no part of it,he'd be an easy target for drive-bey's or dinner if his family can't find work right away.
    MMMMMM,nothing like barbacued jack-ass. :rocker:

    The bottom line even the dumb jackass knows he's breaking the law. ;)
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    I don't know, I don't agree that we need only admit those that would be advantageous to us right away, I'm OK with admitting anyone that wants to come here to build a better life, provided they are not criminals, and are willing to speak English, at least at a basic level to be understood in everyday conversation. Think about the waves of immigrants from Ireland and Italy back in the day. They were a largely unskilled group but wanted to make a better life, and were tremendously successful in that over time. The difference is back then we weren't giving out any bennies to those that came.
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    Oh, I'm not saying you can only let in smart people, or someone with a specific skill & money. I'm merely saying that there has to be an organized balance. Right now, we not only have no control, but we don't even know who's here. Castro could open up his jails and send the inmates across the border, and we'd have John McAmnesty waiting at the Alamo with a Z visa.

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