Nevada Assembly urges Congress to fix immigration

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Updated: 4/30/2013 5:39 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers in both houses have overwhelmingly said it's time for the federal government to ensure current and future immigrants have the same opportunities afforded to America's founders.

The Assembly on Tuesday voted 37-3 to pass SJR15. The Senate approved the same measure earlier.

With their votes of approval, legislators are stressing the importance of immigration as an integral component of the United States and urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

The resolution says the reform must include a path to citizenship for current and future immigrants, appropriate border security and a funding plan.

Democratic Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick of North Las Vegas says the resolution is part of a coordinated national effort by state governments to enact federal action.

 

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Mystified1 - 4/30/2013 2:51 PM
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LISTED BELOW are several of the arguments that have been used by misguided people to try and justify illegal immigration. Next to each is the reason why that argument has no merit. 1) They are an economic necessity - Not true. The idea that a bunch of desperately poor, uneducated, unskilled, non-English speaking foreigners are an economic necessity is ludicrous. In fact, when you compare cost vs. benefit, it is obvious that they are not only NOT a necessity, they are not even an asset. Rather, they are a liability and a huge one at that. 2) They do work Americans won’t do - Not true. They do work Americans won’t do for $7 an hour (especially if Americans can collect welfare and unemployment instead). Of course, if you got rid of the illegals, the jobs wouldn’t pay $7 an hour. The people who wanted the work done would have to pay a wage that was attractive enough to get Americans to do the work. And it might even be enough to get Americans off the unemployment and welfare dole and back into the taxpaying workforce! 3) We benefit from all that “cheap” labor - This is nonsense. The only people who benefit from the cheap labor are the unscrupulous people who hire illegal immigrants. Taxpayers are left holding the bag. Ultimately, it is they who must pay to support all the Americans who have been put out of work by illegals and must also provide billions of dollars in services and benefits to the illegals themselves. 4) They are just trying to make better lives - Aren’t we all? The difference is that most of us understand that we DO NOT have a right to acquire by illegal means those things that we find difficult to acquire by legal means. And we certainly don’t have the right to do it in a foreign country. 5) It is impossible to round up and deport the illegals - We don’t have to. All we have to do is remove the incentives that brought them here in the first place. No jobs. No housing. No taxpayer financed services or benefits (including education). Once
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