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Should the US immediately cut off immigration since there's plenty of Americans who need jobs now?

For centuries, the US immigration policy was lenient in boom times, restrictive in hard times. So now, when immigration is at record levels, should the US close the gates for a while so Americans can be the first to get jobs while the unemployment rate is so high? Otherwise, wouldn't we still be mired in recession if immigrants kept sucking each new job produced by the post-recession time frame?

Asked By: Samian's Eighteenth Account - 2/9/2010
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while i am sure there are many americans who are scrambling to get and keep a job, like someone else pointed out, it's going to be a job commensurate with their education and skill and experience - this is also due to the fact that those americans are trying to pay off a mortgage, a couple of car notes and afford... More
Answered By: Goddess 5.0 Returns - 2/9/2010
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yes, close the borders to all immigration legal and illegal
Answered By: Miss Williams - 2/9/2010
 
The tourist industry wouldn't like that idea
Answered By: Wise Guy - 2/9/2010
 
Only if we're also going to send the illegals home (one way or another, whatever works). It wouldn't be fair to let them stay while denying people that are trying to come the right way.
Answered By: Lucille - 2/9/2010
 
I don’t know about cutting off immigration, but perhaps we should be a bit more selective about who comes & goes... More
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Answered By: Subject 2 Change - 2/9/2010
 
Yes, because I just wouldn't know what I would do with myself if I wasn't able to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a gardener for some rich twit... More
Answered By: MJR - 2/9/2010
 
nice thought doubt it will ever happen
Answered By: WS killed by a cat! - 2/9/2010
 
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