Friday, December 21, 2007

Migrants Opposing Migrants

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"Sean Noble, chief of staff for U.S. Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., said his office has polled constituents who call to complain about immigration and found that 95 percent are people who relocated to Arizona.

"Those of us who are native Arizonans have grown up with immigrants all of our lives — for generations — and for us to have an influx of people from Mexico is not a challenge," Noble said at the immigration forum. "People who have not grown up here don't understand how that dynamic works."

The bias against immigrants seems to occur whether they enter the country legally or not.
Noble said that when Shadegg introduced a bill in 2006 to expand the number of H-1B visas given to highly educated foreigners — would-be legal immigrants — his office received 11,000 letters, faxes, e-mails and phone calls, most in opposition to the bill."

1 comment:

chief said...

Alicrap and co claim they are for legal immigration yet they oppose H1b's, visa lottery, guest worker programs and anything that allows people to come here illegally.