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Sunday, November 05, 2017

You might wonder: Why do we do this? Why would the United States forswear the right to choose the people it admits, to assess them for what they can contribute to the welfare of the community to which they seek entry?

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Makes sense too me. Its like letting JUST anyone into our houses .....

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more is better

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-06 12:26 AM | Reply

people are tasty

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-06 12:43 AM | Reply

Hey, inspiration! Combine #1 and #2!

more people are better tasting

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-06 12:46 AM | Reply

It only makes sense to Democrats who want to import voters.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-06 09:04 AM | Reply


@#4 ... It only makes sense to Democrats who want to import voters. ...

Of course, that comment begs the question --- what is so repugnant about the Republicans lately, that cannot seem to get the votes of people who come to this Country for Freedom and Opportunity?

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-06 11:05 AM | Reply

It increases the diversity of thought and experience. The best will rise to the top. The best will recognize the best ideas and make them into successful endeavours.

It's kinda America's thing.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-06 01:37 PM | Reply

The Diversity Visa Program has brought in 50,000 people a year since 1990.

That's around 1.3 million people throughout three decades. And NOW people are freaking out about it?

It only makes sense to Democrats who want to import voters.

#4 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Aren't you an ancestor of immigrants?

#7 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-11-06 01:44 PM | Reply

Of course, that comment begs the question --- what is so repugnant about the Republicans lately, that cannot seem to get the votes of people who come to this Country for Freedom and Opportunity?

That comments begs the question: Why do Democrats support this idiotic policy that favors unskilled and uneducated immigrants?

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-06 01:47 PM | Reply

The "idiotic policy" was passed with a partisan vote and signed into law by GHW Bush.

#9 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-11-06 01:52 PM | Reply

Sorry - a bipartisan vote.

#10 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-11-06 02:15 PM | Reply

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The "idiotic policy" was passed with a partisan vote and signed into law by GHW Bush.

Democrats have been calling both Bush presidents "idiots" for decades. Kinda proves the point.

#11 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-06 03:39 PM | Reply

Peter King, R-NY, talks about diversity visas (about 4:15). He isn't against them, says they allow Europeans into the country:

www.youtube.com

History of diversity visa program:

Morrison also promoted the bill as a way to legalize Irish immigrants, according to a 1990 report ... The final bill passed the Senate 89-8 and the House 264-118.

In 2013, Schumer helped author the Gang of Eight bill that passed the Senate by a wide margin, which would have replaced the program... .The bill would have moved the diversity visas elsewhere in the system and introduced a merit system that took into account multiple factors like family and work skills.

"Actually, the Gang of 8, including @SenSchumer, did away with the Diversity Visa Program as part of broader reforms. I know, I was there," tweeted Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake on Wednesday in response to Trump.

www.cnn.com

What does Andrea have against Irish immigrants, I'd like to know as the daughter of one?

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-06 04:34 PM | Reply

If the US was a meritocracy; we'd have purged out conservatives by now.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-06 06:08 PM | Reply

--What does Andrea have against Irish immigrants,

That was mentioned in the article. Good that you read it.

#14 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-06 06:21 PM | Reply

#13

Conservatives are the ones funding your welfare checks.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-06 06:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Conservatives are the ones funding your welfare checks.

Citation necessary.

Especially since conservative (red) states are larger recipients of federal welfare than liberal (blue) states.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-06 06:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Aren't you an ancestor of immigrants?

We all are.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-06 06:39 PM | Reply

Clown,

That would be a relevant statistic only if a blue state was 100% blue.

Take Michigan: Bloomfield Hills is very red and has no welfare recipients. Detroit is almost exclusively blue and has a bunch of recipients.

#18 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-06 06:41 PM | Reply

"Welfare" meaning what, exactly?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-06 06:48 PM | Reply

You know what a welfare payment is.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-06 06:49 PM | Reply

Republicans receive more welfare but call them "subsidies".

#21 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-06 06:55 PM | Reply

You won't like my definition of welfare payment, because it includes SSI.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-06 06:55 PM | Reply

Take Michigan: Bloomfield Hills is very red and has no welfare recipients. Detroit is almost exclusively blue and has a bunch of recipients.

Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-06 06:41 PM | Reply

Your factually false memes aren't surprising anymore Jeff.

www.michigan.gov

For example, communities such as Dearborn Heights, Saline, Bloomfield Hills and Sterling Heights each saw more than 50 percent increases in the number of people coming to the MDHHS for food assistance. For Medicaid, it was more than 30 percent each.

Foreclosures are also impacting some of Michigan's more prosperous counties above the statewide average. Oakland and Washtenaw counties, for example, each saw more than a 75 percent increase in foreclosures from 2005 to 2009.

#23 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-06 07:02 PM | Reply

It's weird to me how he can't stop lying.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-06 07:16 PM | Reply

Still no democrats that can defend the ludicrous visa lottery.

#25 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-06 07:21 PM | Reply

"That was mentioned in the article. Good that you read it."

The original bill was passed on a bi-partisan vote. Good you addressed that.

Schumer and the Gang of 8 did away with the program in their proposed immigration bill. Good you addressed that.

King, a Republican, still supports the program. Good you addressed that.

Oh, wait. You can't because to do so would ruin your self-prescribed talking points.

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-06 07:47 PM | Reply

self-prescribed talking points.

Consider the source.

#27 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-06 08:01 PM | Reply

#27 Your lack of responsiveness is noted.

#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-06 08:04 PM | Reply

And you can't defend the dumb visa lottery except by saying the Republican establishment and the sainted Peter King is for it.

#29 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-06 08:13 PM | Reply

I'm not defending it. Is that how you are reading my posts? I'm pointing out that your raison d'etre for this thread ("It only makes sense to Democrats who want to import voters.") is inaccurate, or dumb as you might say.

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-06 08:28 PM | Reply

I'm not defending it.

Not many DR Dems are, probably because they know it's stupid.

#31 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-06 08:45 PM | Reply

Is that how you are reading my posts? I'm pointing out that your raison d'etre for this thread ("

Do you have any argument at all on the substance of the issue?

#32 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-06 09:33 PM | Reply

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