Three billionaires, including the two richest Americans, wrote an article suggesting we need a new immigration bill. http://www.nytimes.com/BillionairesImmigrationBill
The term normally applied on this issue is “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”, especially by President Obama.
What is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?
Is it a meaningless phrase used for deception?
What Gates, Buffet and Adelson suggest in that article is very different than what Obama wants. It is in some ways old style “Brain Drain” immigration. Allowing the smartest and best educated of the world to come to America, as was done in the 1950s and 1960s. It was so beneficial that in the 1950s and 1960s immigration was not a political issue in presidential elections. Many countries, possibly most, still use a similar system. If you have money in the bank and a job waiting, they will allow you in. If they suspect you will be a drain, they do not allow you in.
America has a system that is radically different. The primary motivating factor is unpatriotic selfish politics. It is to benefit one political party without regard to the effect on the country. It has been extremely beneficial for the politicians that have pushed this for the last 40 years.
America is probably the only country with immigration policy that basically ignores the well being of the host country and citizens. This has been achieved by misdirection and deception. Hiding the real reason the border is purposely made ineffective.
The current primary deception tactic is to promise with the phrase “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” that a magical undefined new law will solve all our problems and have no downside. Just as the Affordable Care Act was attempted to be sold with phrases such as “You can keep your insurance if you like it, period” and that it would reduce insurance costs, even though both have proved to be lies.
Again what is “Comprehensibe Immigration Reform”. It can be having a 100% open border which would bring in over 100 million new people from India, Iran, China, Mexico, Nigeria, etc. in a short period of time. It can also be having a 100% closed border, with the death penalty for any illegal alien that is caught.
Both are comprehensive, easy to understand reforms. Yet the two would generate radically different outcomes. Hundreds of different comprehensive plans are possible.
In presidential elections over and over again for the last 40 years both major candidates have said the first thing to do is to seal the border, yet not one of them has done it, or even seriously tried to do it.
Americans have expressed their views on this for decades and government has done the opposite of what the majority of Americans want. The American people have been disenfranchised on this issue.
So the American people, against their will, have been the losers on this.
Who has been the winner? It is the Democrat Party.
Why has the Republican Party collaborated on their own suicide?