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    Colin Powell is the right's voice of reason on immigration

    By THE VOICE OF AURORA
    The Aurora Sentinel
    Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010 Sometimes it takes restating the obvious to break people free of their rabid misconceptions.

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell did just that this weekend on a Sunday morning news show by imploring his fellow Republicans to return to common sense about immigration reform and find a way to bring millions of hard-working illegal immigrants into legal status, because they are an integral and vital part of the U.S. economy.

    “They’re all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house,

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    Once upon a time the Republican Party and MSM sold this guy as a conservative!

    What a joke! What a shame.

    To the left leaning wingnuts: You like him? You can have him!

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    But what the United States and especially Congress can no longer ignore is that many, if not most of these people, are firmly entrenched in our societal and economic community, and even if the government were to find a way to round them up and deport them, the effect on the country’s already unstable economy would likely be catastrophic. That’s for two reasons: First, these immigrants do millions of jobs that Americans will not do. Whether it’s because jobs such as roofing, mowing lawns, cleaning motel rooms, dressing carcasses or laying bricks are too hard of work or don’t pay enough, the jobs, even when unemployment is so high, go wanting.

    Second, filling those positions with immigrants willing to work for lower wages keeps the rate for many services low. Millions of businesses across the country would struggle or fail if their cheap labor pool were to wither.
    Here's the problem with this asinine theory: If amnesty is ever passed -- no more cheap labor, no more willingness of the newly amnestied to do the jobs Americans supposedly won't. We will then just need MORE cheap ILLEGAL labor. And the cycle continues, endlessly. How do these people not see this?? It makes no sense.
    <div>Number*U.S. military*in S.Korea to protect their border with N.Korea: 28,000. Number*U.S. military*on 2000 mile*U.S. southern border to protect ourselves from*the war in our own backyard: 1,200 National Guard.</

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    The discussion about illegals is usually about the ones doing jobs "Americans won't do", yet fails to acknowledge that even if true, most of them have illegal dependents and anchor babies that taxpayers are forced to support.
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    builditnow wrote,
    It makes no sense.
    No it does not..........to you and me, but, it does make $cents$ to others, and the cronies that legislate.

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    Second, filling those positions with immigrants willing to work for lower wages keeps the rate for many services low. Millions of businesses across the country would struggle or fail if their cheap labor pool were to wither.
    Puts other American workers out of jobs you mean.

    Millions of businesses didn't fail in the 1950's, 60's, or 70's and they employed American workers. It was only after this country started importing cheap goods from other countries and unions bargained for high cost benefits and wages that they did.

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    I can't believe these scumbags are still arguing this tired BS......First of all, Americans are the majority of every field of employment in our econmy -- there are no "jobs Americans won't do." In the regions that Americans aren't the majority in certain fields, it is only because the wages have been depressed by the illegals to an undesirable level. And if some companies can not compete without illegals, then they should fail. They are simply criminal enterprises and if you can't compete without slave wages then I don't think you should compete at all.
    Serve Bush with his letter of resignation.

    See you at the signing!!

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    COLIN POWELL HIRES ILLEGALS...

    [quote]“They’re all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house,

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    Once again, the mighty Colin Powel has spoken! He endorses the expenditure of "our" tax funding to educate those who break the sovreignty of our country. What a joke! Socialism and Progressive all wrapped into one man. Please let this stop!!!
    "Throw every eligible*politician out of the Federal Govenment this November!* If their replacement doesn't do the job, then throw them out the next go around."

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