Immigration Quotes (285 Quotes)



    Immigration is good for the United States ... it's important for us to keep our doors open, but we need to keep an eye on the people coming in, ... While initially it will be a state problem, eventually it will be a national issue, and education is the best way to deal with it.


    One of the most critical issues facing agriculture right now is the immigration reform that was just taken up by the U. S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The House passed an immigration bill at the end of 2005 that could be very harmful to agriculture.

    Whatever their motivations, lawmakers on both side of the aisle have certainly discovered that immigration is one of those issues that resonate strongly with the public.


    Honduras is a beautiful country but the poverty is devastating and the issues of poverty are difficult to solve. It gives you a different perspective on life and on the immigration issue.


    What the WGA has endorsed is not an immigration plan 'based in reality,' but a surrender plan based on capitulation to cheap labor interests. What is needed, and what the American public is demanding, is a true enforcement plan that is based in reality and the political will to enforce this nation's laws.

    The consensus view is that immigration has a negative impact on the real wages of native workers. We have shown that the effects of immigration on the average wages of (U. S.) natives indeed turn positive and large.

    He noted that under the federal system, local police departments that want to be involved in immigration enforcement may go through a training process that allows them to become deputies ... is further indication that Congress intended to preclude any local efforts which are unauthorized or based on other than federal law.

    There's widespread agreement that there's a problem with immigration. That's not what we're here to discuss today. We are trying to keep it focused on the solution-oriented proposals before us.

    The Center for New England Culture is pleased to continue its partnership with the Center for the Study of Community at Strawbery Banke Museum. The two centers have worked together over the past year with English as a Second Language teachers in area high schools and with local students from Indonesia, China, and other nations on an oral history project to document their experiences. The work of these students will be featured at the conference, making it truly a community project, and the keynote presentation by Charles Simic will bring the insights of one of Americas preeminent writers to the theme of language and immigration.

    If we are to believe that our immigration laws simply have no value, as our current policies would have us believe, should we then simply throw them all out, the entire lot of immigration law? I hope not.


    The meaning for the average person watching the ... demonstrations is that this is a very serious movement, a large issue, and it's not going to go away. People now have a face and they have a story that goes along with what they had previously viewed as a pretty abstract concept, illegal immigration.



    I hear regularly from schools, hospital administrators, law enforcement, government officials and a host of other citizens throughout the second district about the need to enhance border patrol and crack down on illegal immigration. The costs to our education, health care and criminal justice systems are overwhelming.

    Gilchrist has the most emotional issue. A lot of people hate illegal immigration. And on that issue alone he is going to be able to motivate (voters). There's a lot of frustration and nobody is coming up with any answers.

    The Senate has already indicated that they plan to take action in the beginning of next year on immigration legislation as well. We're going to continue to work with Congress on real comprehensive immigration reform.






    If our lawmakers are to effectively address immigration, international trade, the war on terror and other pressing matters, an understanding of the peoples of the world is vital.




    Where our Southern Border battles a great deal of illegal immigration, the Northern Border's threats are more often drug, gun, and money smuggling by criminal organizations, ... These unique threats call for trained law-enforcement professionals who are skilled in dealing with organized crime and our border's unique geography.



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