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Subject: Note on immigration Date: 11/15/2012 7:25 AM
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I strongly support a new immigration policy for this reason: Us folks who are going to be taking Social Security need to fill in the base of our ponzi scheme. No base and the pyramid collapses. We're to busy aborting babies to increase or even maintain population organically; therefore we need folks coming in.

Here's what I would recommend.

1. Throw the gates open, but do it via consulates. Eliminate quotas entirely (but see #2). Open them in desirable countries, like the Americas, Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea.

2. The main bottleneck would be background checks on those coming in. The immigrant will have to pay for that. That will create a nice source of jobs both in the US and abroad.

3. There will likely be a bottleneck even after upgrading background checks. We therefore allow people to the front of the line who present either (A) the deed to a stateside house, or (B) a business plan plus capital to finance it (or both A and B).

4. This will create a foreign policy flap. Most countries don't like or won't like wide open doors to the US, because they, too, are busy aborting their babies, and because a properly constructed policy will take their makers and leave their takers. We therefore encourage reciprocity (which in many cases doesn't exist). That would enable our elderly to live abroad and be served by their medical systems.

5. Existing illegals can go back to a consulate in the home country, pay for the background check, etc., like anyone else. Many will already own homes and have businesses, so it will be easy for them. That way, makers get citizenship; takers can either go home or learn to become makers.

Slick, eh?

Kat
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