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Velshi: America Needs Immigrants | MSNBC

 

The Biden administration’s new immigration bill creates a path of 8 years to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country, and an expedited path for DREAMERS to become citizens. The bill’s approval has a tough road ahead in Congress, but there is broad support among Americans. The United States has been a beacon of innovation and creativity due, in large part, to America having attracted the best and hardest-working immigrants. America’s immigration story is what actually makes America great.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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    1. @Adrien St-Julien : $15/hr will bring on more kiosks at the fast food places, and more self check outs at places like Wal Mart. Your smaller businesses will just go by the wayside. The small towns like I am NEED those businesses !

    2. @Gary Campbell So you think only small business is effected? Or is the Scrooge in you can’t stand
      parting with those pennies. It’s applies to all businesses.

    3. The argument against a living wage is it will hurt business….

      Here’s some arguments on the other side.

      Every business will have more customers.

      Every American would be able to save up something to start a small business.

      We should stop subsidizing, Wal-Mart, Amazon and every other company by allowing them to pay less than a living wage, requiring additional expenses by tax payers.

      We pay for food stamps, we pay for state Medicaid… And we pay increased health costs because Medicaid patients have to repeatedly visit hospitals for treatment, because D student doctors are who state Medicaid assigns people to, and they routinely refuse to help people with no physical examinations, no tests, and no care… Because they can still charge the state for the visit, while using zero dollars in medical supplies.

      American medical insurance is a con game that deliberately doesn’t pay for covered care, can change your contract any any time… And drops people for being too sick.

      Every other first world country gets more care for less money.

      Oh and instead of artificially keeping people poor, we can actually improve everyone’s standard of living… Except for the extremely rich, who already have everything they’ll need for the next thousand generations.

  1. Seventy five percent of illegals pay local, state and federal taxes.
    And pay about seven billion annually into Social Security.

    1. @B. T. the precious market fills the demand for labour people don’t want to do as they whinge is big clue. Qatar & Kuwaits exploited immigrant labour from the subcontinent is not dissimilar to our problem, except the US birth rate is a real worry. In decline, lowest in 35yrs & unable to sustain growth = future taxpayers. Just lost 500,000 adults to the virus. The US needs lots of immigration if it wants to maintain growth. Like years ago to be honest.

    2. @Charles Brown of course you shouldn’t just take the word of a YouTube comment. But you DO have access to Google, so… I mean, you might be able to pay someone to find the stats for you, if it’s work you don’t want to do…

    3. @Rodney adam Shortnacy I am a gardener. I work alone now because it’s impossible to get a crew. All trades have severe shortages. Fruit rotted in orchards this last summer because picking is a very hard job and nobody wants it.

  2. The land America was founded by European immigrants an built by migrants since the 16th century
    That help made the American dream come true all today

    1. @Paul Wilson they pay taxes that some will never get back,they pay into social security. They shop for goods. Shall I go on and paint you a picture?

    1. @30.06 on a Grassy Knoll aww, did the liberal baby get upset? Poor thing, need a safe space?
      Gotta love when CNN’s own headlines trigger the ignorant, then they deflect and project, while tears run down their soft, weak faces.

    2. @Mike Ditka the polls were mostly within the margin of errors in 2016. only a few states were outside of that and most polls were before Comey reopened the email thing 10 days before the election. the last polls showed the 2016 election as a virtual tie. hillary did lose the electoral college but had 3mil more votes.
      more AMERICANS voted for hillary than trump…just sayin.

      you are uneducated and you are misinformed so you do not have any clue wtf youre talking about. its a very clear conclusion when 5 yrs after the fact youre still repeating factually untrue statements.

    3. @30.06 on a Grassy Knoll LMAO you can make up all the excuses you want, the facts prove those “polls” were completely wrong. You think you’re so smart but all you did was repeat word for word what liberal media sites say LMAO.
      Can you not think for yourself? It’s not that hard kiddo, double digit win, umm no…it was double digits loss HAHA.
      No go lay down, and dont forget, the ONLY place you can talk like this is here…online…we both know in public…you wouldn’t dare to say anything other than “hows the weather” LMAO

    4. @BostonBruins 88 Everyone in Massachusetts hates Biden really? Biden got 2,382,202 popular votes, 65.6% of the votes in MA. When you post lies that are so easily fact checked, it just makes you appear stupid, but maybe that’s the look your going for.

  3. How about making this country great to live in again so the people here aspire to have a family and kids??
    Ask yourself what are the reasons people here are not having children??

    1. @Mandi Mae Yes. It’s not as easy to support a family now as it was in the past. Heck, most people struggle to buy a house!

    2. @Carrie Ullrich America cannot afford a living wage at the moment. Even progressives such as Bernie Sanders admit we can’t even afford a $15 wage, right now.

    1. Most of those were killed off by Custer and the militia and in South America, by Cortez and the Portuguese. If you mean made up more of existing generations of Irish immigrants, English immigrants, Italian immigrants, Spanish immigrants, Jewish immigrants and African-American immigrants, that’s different.

    2. @Andrew Atwill If you were born here you are literally a native to the country.. how hard is that to understand… now ANCESTRY is different than being NATIVE to a country

    3. @NBK How hard is it to understand that indigenous to any country means the original inhabitants? If you do understand that, then anyone after that is an immigrant. You can put any label you like to try and justify otherwise but that’s a fact. Tell history to change its meanings and definitions if it’s that important to you.

    4. @Andrew Atwill No matter what race you are if your born in the USA this is your native landstop the bs from 200 years ago

    5. @Aztec Blood when everyone loses the systemic racism I will. Columbus came to America in 1492 so it’s more like 530 years ago

  4. I mean, is all good, but can I also become a citizen after 3 years? I came here legally with a work visa and waited 6 years for my green card and now I need to wait 5 years

  5. I’m an international student at a top public college in the US with a 3.9 GPA. I wanna work for the USA. Sadly the people here are hellbent on sending me back. It’s 100x harder to get a job for non-immigrant student visa holders given the covid situation. But I’m strong. I’m fighting. I’m not among the mediocre. I got a job offer from Apple. But wait, the xenophobes at US Customs and Immigration Services won’t grant me my legally rightful 1 year of employment time for getting technical training after graduation due to “processing delays”. I’m dead . Still fighting an increasingly uphill battle though.

    You Americans with a US citizenship have a sea of opportunities, mind you. Yet many don’t even value it, perform crimes, take drugs and whatnot. Please make good use of your citizenship and of the time you’re alive and functioning .

  6. Thank you so much for explaining I couldn’t understand what the fuss was about since we are all immigrants one way or another

  7. Trump and McConnell’s wives are immigrants. Amazing that this subject is even up for debate, especially after the past 4 years.

  8. Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

  9. The same Latinos moved to Texas and vote for Republicans for insults and low taxes.
    There needs to be some exception to this policy this blanket policy

  10. The people born here as citizen do everything they can to avoid taxes and yet immigrants and illegal immigrants pay taxes because they are grateful to be here !

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