Let's Stop Welcoming Undocumented Immigrants

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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  • Vernon M. Briggs Jr.

    For

    Vernon M. Briggs Jr.

    Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University

  • Mark Krikorian

    For

    Mark Krikorian

    Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies

  • Heather Mac Donald

    For

    Heather Mac Donald

    John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal

  • Daniel T. Griswold

    Against

    Daniel T. Griswold

    Director of the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies

  • Enrique Morones

    Against

    Enrique Morones

    Founder of Border Angels

  • Karen K. Narasaki

    Against

    Karen K. Narasaki

    President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center

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Vernon M. Briggs Jr.

For The Motion

Vernon M. Briggs Jr.

Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University

Briggs' research has been on such subjects as minority participation in apprenticeship training, Chicano employment issues, and immigration policy and the American labor force. In addition to the extensive publications of his research, he has served as a member of the National Council on Employment Policy as well as on the Board of Directors of the Center for Immigration Studies.

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Mark Krikorian

For The Motion

Mark Krikorian

Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies

The Center for Immigration Studies is a think tank that promotes stricter immigration standards and enforcement. Krikorian is a regular contributor to the National Review as well as a regular participant of National Review Online's "The Corner."

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Heather Mac Donald

For The Motion

Heather Mac Donald

John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal

A non-practicing lawyer, Mac Donald has clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She was recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize for Outstanding Intellectual Achievement. Her writings on national security issues have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, the New York Post, National Review Online and the Washington Post.

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Daniel T. Griswold

Against The Motion

Daniel T. Griswold

Director of the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies

Griswold's 2002 paper "Willing Workers: Fixing the Problem of Illegal Mexican Migration to the United States" was used in the Flake-Kolbe-McCain immigration bill in 2003, which President Bush drew upon in early 2004 as the basis for his guest worker program. He has testified on immigration and border security before House and Senate subcommittees.

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Enrique Morones

Against The Motion

Enrique Morones

Founder of Border Angels

Border Angels is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to saving migrant lives by placing place water, blankets and food in the desert around the border areas. Among other accomplishments, Morones was the first director and founder of Mexico's Border Commission, an advisory group to Mexican President Vicente Fox. He was named one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the U.S. by Hispanic Business Magazine. for his guest worker program. He has testified on immigration and border security before House and Senate subcommittees.

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Karen K. Narasaki

Against The Motion

Karen K. Narasaki

President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center

The Asian American Justice Center is a non-profit civil rights organization whose mission is to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans. An outspoken advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, Karen is in the leadership of the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and chair of the Rights Working Group.

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Declared Winner: For The Motion

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  • Comment Link Mariana Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:50 posted by Mariana

    First of all Susan, immigrants ARE tax payers! They get taxes taken off every check they get. When tax season comes around, they pay some more! How are you helping them raise their children? If you didn't know, ONLY US citizens get government help. Undocumented children don't even get a penny from YOU! They take away jobs? Maybe they have the will to get up every morning and actually search for a job. They accept anything even if its minimum wage. Tell me, would you work as a janitor, would you work as a maid, would you work at McDonald's, in some cases, for less than minimum wage!? Probably not! These people are not taking jobs away from you, they are simply accepting the job that YOU would not do. just for your information, Legal immigarants DO speak English. Every document and test they get towards their green card IS in English!

  • Comment Link susan Wednesday, 23 October 2013 21:25 posted by susan

    Yes, we should stop welcoming them! They are nothing but a burden to the American tax payers! They have multiple children that they can't afford and expect us tax payers to pay for them! Next, they overcrowd our schools and take away jobs and because there are more people, taxpayers have to pay more for city services like garbage pickup (there is more trash), ESL classes, and all welfare programs have to cater to them by hiring translators and printing up extra forms so they can understand! All immigrants, legal ones included should be required to speak English by law! Their businesses' sign should be written in English and they should be able to comprehend the English language when they come here!! Or else they should be charged extra money for forms given to them by federal and state government agencies is they want that form in a different language ! English is our official language and just like everywhere you go, if you want to live in a country, you should learn their cultures and the official language of the land, which in the USA is English!!

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