Sam Smith, 2006 - Those wishing to test the extent of the immigrant problem might want to conduct this quick test: 1. Has a Mexican ever fired or laid you off? 2. Has the plant you worked for until it was sent overseas been bought by Mexicans or is it still owned by the same … Continue reading When was the last time a Mexican cut your pension?
Sam Smith, 2013 - Make it illegal not only to be an undocumented immigrant but to be the descendant of an undocumented immigrant. Since our first immigration law wasn't passed until 1875 (and that only applied to Asians) this would allow the better part of the country to be deported (including much of the Republican … Continue reading How to solve our immigration problem
Sam Smith - There is major concern over the effects of immigration on our economy. It is also badly misplaced. The foreign born population in the US - as a percentage of the total - is about what it was from 1860 to 1910: 13%. It has ranged from a low of 5% in 1970 … Continue reading Elite emmigration
Sam Smith Best estimates of unsanctioned immigration to this country puts the total at 3-4% of the total American population, or roughly twice as many people as support Mike Gravel, who can't even get into the presidential debates, let alone become a major topic of them. While it is clear that immigrants are being used … Continue reading IMMIGRATION: WHAT ARE WE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT?
SAM SMITH, 2006 - Whenever a new crisis develops in an election year and it's not nature's or the stock market's fault, the odds are pretty good that it's not a crisis. Witness the sudden discovery of immigrants, a much more comfortable topic for some than Iraq, global warming, globalization, or runaway corporate greed. The … Continue reading When was the last time a Mexican cut your pension or health benefits?
Sam Smith, 2006 IT IS taken as a given in the immigration debate that our current system for dealing with the issue has some sort of historical logic. It doesn't. The story of immigration in the U.S. is a mishmash of hospitality and hatred, encouragement and restriction. The Naturalization Act of 1790, for example, said … Continue reading Immigration myths
1600s Most of various tribes scattered throughout the continent didn't know whether they were Americans as there was no one to tell them 1774 Continental Congress leaves it to each state to decide who shall be a voting citizen 1776 Full citizenship to white male property owners, with six states granting it to all white … Continue reading Who’s an American citizen?