Obama Mentions High Skilled Immigration in Innauguration Speech

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Obama Mentions High Skilled Immigration in Innauguration Speech

“President Obama made a brief mention about the need for high-skilled immigration reform during his inaugural address at the United States Capitol on Monday,” The Hill reports.

“In his speech, Obama argued that foreign-born engineers and graduates with advanced degrees should be able to stay in the U.S. and join the workforce rather than be forced to return to their home countries.”

Reid Says Amnesty Bill to be Introduced Soon

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that Democrats would introduce the first 10 bills in the 113th Congress.
Reid did not list all of the bills that would be introduced, but said some of them will be bills that the Senate passed during the 112th Congress that were left to ‘languish’ in the House,” The Hill reports.

“Reid said that undertaking immigration reforms, addressing gun violence, strengthening schools and helping jobless veterans would be among the issues that will be Democrats’ ‘North Star as we work to end wasteful tax loopholes and balance thoughtful spending reductions with revenue from the wealthiest among us.'”

Santorum Says GOP Ready to Do Something About Immigration

“Rick Santorum suggested on Sunday that Republicans are ready to tackle immigration reform. ‘I think the Republicans are ready to do something on immigration,’ he said on ABC’s This Week. He stressed that President Obama and the Democrats would need to be willing to compromise with Republicans, though,” the Huffington Post writes.

“They’re not willing to give the president everything he wants, because I think they believe the rule of law still matters in this country and that — and that we have to respect those who did it the right way, who waited in line, and did — and made sacrifices, and that they shouldn’t be treated the same as people who broke the law and came here,” he said.

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

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    THE IMMIGRATION REFORM THAT THE OBAMA ACTIVISTS AND A FEW MISGUIDED REPUBLICANS PUSH IS BAD FOR ALL AMERICANS WHO HAVE TO ACTUALLY WORK FOR A LIVING (IF THEY CAN FIND A DECENT JOB). OBAMA LET IN 438,000 ASIANS INTO OUR COUNTRY 1N 2010, TO TAKE AWAY JOBS FROM 15 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS SEEKING JOBS THAT HAVE BEEN SHIPPED OVERSEAS!! THIS IS PURE INSANITY — AND ACTUALY TREASONOUS TO ALL AMERICA! THESE ‘HIGH SKILLED ‘ WORKERS TAKE JOBS FROM OUR ENGINEERS, MEDICAL WORKERS, TECHNICIANS, ETC., ETC. I HAVE FOUND THE DENVER AREA FILLED WITH ASIANS AND AFRICANS IN ALL THE GAS STATIONS, PARKING LOTS, 7-11 STORES, ETC. THEY ARE NOT TAKING AWAY FROM THE PUSHY ACTIVISTS, DIMWIT POLITICIANS., ETC., ETC., REA;L IMMIGRATION REFORM WOULD DO AWAY WITH MAKING AUTOMATIC U.S. CITIZENS OUT OF EVERY CHILD BORN HERE TO ANY AND EVERY PHONY AND DEVIOUS ILLEGAL ALIEN—FROM ANY COUNTRY–PERIOD!! ALL OF THESE SO CALLED IMMIGRANTS KNOW THAT THIS SELF DEFEATING PRACTICE WILL GET THEM A LEGAL FOOTHOLD IN THE AMERICAN DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY—WHICH NONE THEM HAVE FOUGHT AND DIED FOR , LIKE MY SON’S FRIENDS FROM THE MIGHTY 101ST AIRBORNE HAVE DONE!! THEY HAVE NOT EARNED THEIR RIGHT TO BE HERE (FROM ANY COUNTRY). ALL THE POLITICIANS HAVE SOLD US OUT BY ONLY GIVING IN TO THE WELL FINANCED, INSISTENT AND LOUDMOUTH ACTIVISTS INSTEAD OF THE HUGE MAJORITY OF US/ THIS ‘AUTOMATIC CITIZEN’ PRACTICE IS THE BIGGEST SCAM IN OUR HISTORY. THEY ARE SUCKING THE BLOOD OUT OF OUR COUNTRY EVERY DAY. BESIDES MEXICO, WE HAVE ALL THE AMERICAN HATING ISLAMIST HERE, OVERPOPULATED INDIA,, INDONESIA,, AFRICA, ETC., SENDING THEIR POOR HERE SO THAT WE CAN SUPPORT THEM AS THEY HAVE BABY AFTER BABY. I LIVE AMONG THEM EVERY DAY. I KNOW WHAT THEY DO. THE REAL NATIVE BORN AMERICANS ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LIKE THIS, AT ALL!! THEY JUST FEEL POWERLESS TO STOP THIS. ALL BLAME ATHE POLITICIANS FOR LETTING THIS HAPPEN! PUSH ALL THE POLITICANS FOR THIS REAL ‘IMMIGRATION REFORM’.—NOW!!!

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    I have degrees in Computer Science, Electrical, and Computer Technology, and 20 years experience. I have been looking for a job for over a year. Just what we need MORE educated immigrants to fill what few jobs there are out there!

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    I know at least 20 unemployed registered nurses born and raised in the USA who are unemployed or underemployed solely due to how many foreign nurses we allow to come here and work! Our graduates deserve a chance to succeed, Every single foreign worker takes away an opportunity from an American Citizen.

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    I am so sick of all these politicians and their families who live off the working class saying we need more immigration to take more jobs not already shipped to the home countries of these immigrants that can’t seem to control their populations. I can’t find produce from our own country 90% of the time yet, we are supposed to keep taking in their people from where produce comes from and on top of it provide them with a red carpet of schooling, business loans, free care, and better treatment then a citizen gets. It is bull ****, so I wish nothing but payback karma for all those who open the doors to the immigration overload in this country.

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    And Where Does Obama Want Them to Work in America?

    He basically closed NASA, we don’t need engineers [we don’t make anything anymore] and 80-90% of the automotive engineers in America were eliminated through outsourcing.

    I know…..he wants the scarce few engineer jobs left with American still in them to fire the Americans and hire the IAs for 50 cents on the dollar….

    Look at where that hogwash thinking got us…..the basically 90% foreign outsourced 787 flop and the MSFT Operating Systems defects, built by a contingency of insourced foreigners on the cheap…

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    We have far too many slots in our publicly funded colleges going to foreign students when the children of American taxpayers cannot get in. Why are we using our schools to train the populations of other countries.