An old arguement that has no solution.
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), Nov 26, 2009 10:18
The immigation debate has several parts, 1 they are different than us and will change us in ways we do not want, examples anti catholic feelings in 1840-1855, no irish need apply, the push for country based quotas in 1910-1922 as a result of southern european immigration.
2. They will work for nothing and improverish us. This is obviously related to the first. It starts with the fixed pie idea of the economy. If the economy is of a fixed size then this is true. So we are back to another old arguement as old as the hills, about the nature of the economy is it a fixed sized thing or can it grow. Partly this depends upon the time frame you look at the issue at. In the long term clearly it can grow, but short term the issue is less clear.
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