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  • Implications of this Presidential election to foreigners in the US

    My suggestions to aspiring immigrants:

    a. no president will be kind enough to let you be in American with ease.
    b. Pro-immigration is most unpopular public policy and that's why Bush played the trick: he gave a speech about kind of pro-immigration policy at off season without any policy proposal in the Congress. He did it to fool Mexican President Fox as if he has plan to do something for immigrants. But at election time, he hardly made any statement about it.
    c. Kerry has talked nothing about it either except in one question answer session.
    d. Kerry sounds a bit more pro immigrants than Bush but don't be fooled. Even the most compassionate sounding and broad-minded Clinton brought the harshest immigration policy in 1996 although Republicans were the champions of this policy in particular.
    e. Aspiring immigrants are not voters and those who are voters do not like to hear about pro-immigration statements. So, it is understandable. Most of the naturalized ones are the most anti-immigrants.
    f. Economists know that the future of this country holds on immigrants a lot. But politics is different thing. Canadians exploited the Chinese but did not let them earn legalization at earlier time. When the country faced serious population shortage and skilled worker shortage because of low fertility and huge immigration to the US of its White population, it now accepts all skilled workers of India and China in particular.
    g. America for some reason has not faced it so and majority of America will not entertain immigrants until China dominates the world economy and America fails in its competition with the European Union, China and India mainly because of its rising obesity and aging and problems like social security, health care and high wage.
    h. So, for coming 20 to 30 years, US immigration policy will be no better than today's. It may go worse.
    i. I know America has hard days ahead because of :
    . Moslem fanatics of the world
    . obesity which cause too much allocation of resource to health care and loss of productivity
    . severe inequality in income distribution which will cause more street crimes, unsafe neighborhood, possible political unrest if the rise in inequality persists and if the poorer find it harder and harder to live.
    . huge failure to bring the Black and Hispanic population to the mainstream of educational, economic and political system
    . too much technological dependence (e.g. internet which is prone to attack from anywhere of the world)
    . identity theft
    . loss of privacy
    . too much crackdown on people's rights in the name of terrorism control

    j. So, I think it's better for today's generation of aspiring immigrants not to be desperate to settle for the longer term in this country. When you retire, who will care you? The system is made so difficult to survive: rising health care costs, loss of social security and medicare, higher cost of living, almost no public support, rising identity theft, skyrocketing tuition fee of your children to pay the royals of the college system will make life difficult in America too.

    k. Aspiring immigrants, I know your home country is no better. But one thing is better there and that is you will not face the uncertainty of visa status. Also you will not be too worried about greencard. You will not need to wait for many years for Greencard. Nobody will intermediate you of deportation. You will not need to worry too much about being caught by the INS officer or police. Your quality of life may be higher because of this in real terms if not in monetary terms.

    So, let us make plan to leave this country in a reasonable period of time. If we plan well to live a simple and humble life, life may not be too hard at our motherlands too!! Let us not blame American people either. American people are the hardest hit by the ongoing trends of this country. Their anti-immigrant sentiment is the reflection of their fear of future hardships.

    (I know at least Michael loves my conclusion if not all the content !!)

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    My suggestions to aspiring immigrants:

    a. no president will be kind enough to let you be in American with ease.
    b. Pro-immigration is most unpopular public policy and that's why Bush played the trick: he gave a speech about kind of pro-immigration policy at off season without any policy proposal in the Congress. He did it to fool Mexican President Fox as if he has plan to do something for immigrants. But at election time, he hardly made any statement about it.
    c. Kerry has talked nothing about it either except in one question answer session.
    d. Kerry sounds a bit more pro immigrants than Bush but don't be fooled. Even the most compassionate sounding and broad-minded Clinton brought the harshest immigration policy in 1996 although Republicans were the champions of this policy in particular.
    e. Aspiring immigrants are not voters and those who are voters do not like to hear about pro-immigration statements. So, it is understandable. Most of the naturalized ones are the most anti-immigrants.
    f. Economists know that the future of this country holds on immigrants a lot. But politics is different thing. Canadians exploited the Chinese but did not let them earn legalization at earlier time. When the country faced serious population shortage and skilled worker shortage because of low fertility and huge immigration to the US of its White population, it now accepts all skilled workers of India and China in particular.
    g. America for some reason has not faced it so and majority of America will not entertain immigrants until China dominates the world economy and America fails in its competition with the European Union, China and India mainly because of its rising obesity and aging and problems like social security, health care and high wage.
    h. So, for coming 20 to 30 years, US immigration policy will be no better than today's. It may go worse.
    i. I know America has hard days ahead because of :
    . Moslem fanatics of the world
    . obesity which cause too much allocation of resource to health care and loss of productivity
    . severe inequality in income distribution which will cause more street crimes, unsafe neighborhood, possible political unrest if the rise in inequality persists and if the poorer find it harder and harder to live.
    . huge failure to bring the Black and Hispanic population to the mainstream of educational, economic and political system
    . too much technological dependence (e.g. internet which is prone to attack from anywhere of the world)
    . identity theft
    . loss of privacy
    . too much crackdown on people's rights in the name of terrorism control

    j. So, I think it's better for today's generation of aspiring immigrants not to be desperate to settle for the longer term in this country. When you retire, who will care you? The system is made so difficult to survive: rising health care costs, loss of social security and medicare, higher cost of living, almost no public support, rising identity theft, skyrocketing tuition fee of your children to pay the royals of the college system will make life difficult in America too.

    k. Aspiring immigrants, I know your home country is no better. But one thing is better there and that is you will not face the uncertainty of visa status. Also you will not be too worried about greencard. You will not need to wait for many years for Greencard. Nobody will intermediate you of deportation. You will not need to worry too much about being caught by the INS officer or police. Your quality of life may be higher because of this in real terms if not in monetary terms.

    So, let us make plan to leave this country in a reasonable period of time. If we plan well to live a simple and humble life, life may not be too hard at our motherlands too!! Let us not blame American people either. American people are the hardest hit by the ongoing trends of this country. Their anti-immigrant sentiment is the reflection of their fear of future hardships.

    (I know at least Michael loves my conclusion if not all the content !!)

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    • #3
      The problems you identify are problems in the rest of the world, too. Want identity theft, crime, etc.? Try Moscow, Brazil, Mexico, and so on. We have less tolerance for it than they do, too. America doesn't have a lock on obesity and the health issues associated with it. It's an increasing problem in India, China, and a good chunk of the globe. Development brings changes in lifestyles among at least part of the population, such as less physical activity and more fatty, sugary and salty food. Also, because of immigration and falling birth rates, countries such as Mexico and China are actually aging more quickly than we are. Because they are not developed, and have little in the way of social programs, their older populations will be every bit the problem of the U.S.'s and then some.

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      • #4
        bye bye

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