Republicans passes immigration reform, Democrats yell:"How about Africans?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. House passes GOP visa reform bill over Dem objections
    By Pete Kasperowicz - 11/30/12 11:44 AM ET

    The House on Friday approved legislation aimed at providing more visas to foreign nationals with advanced degrees from U.S. universities. Members approved the STEM Jobs Act by a 245-139 vote. While most Democrats opposed the bill, 27 of them joined Republicans in support of the measure, just a little less than the 30 Democrats who voted for it earlier this year.

    The bill creates a new category of visas for foreign students with science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) degrees. Republicans said the bill would reorient the visa program toward people who can stay in the United States and help create jobs.

    Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said. "For each person we welcome to America with one of these high degrees, we create jobs, net jobs," said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). "We create opportunity for expansion of the kinds of businesses that in fact Americans are prepared to work in, but often we do not have enough engineers, scientists or math professionals."

    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) took the argument a step further by charging that the bill is outright "racist" in its intent because it would necessarily shut down visas for people in African countries."That is racist, if not in its intent, then certainly in its effect," Johnson said.

    The STEM Act gives green cards to foreign-born graduates with advanced science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees from U.S. universities.

    Surely any country would want talented immigrants instead of uneducated ones?:confused:
  2. Lucrum


    Any country but us.
  3. pspr


    Harry Reid will never let it come up for a vote in the Senate. It makes too much sense and it came out of the House.
  4. Lucrum


    Reid an obstructionist? Don't tell "not so free thinker". He'll have a coronary.
  5. The bill offsets these STEM visas by reducing an equal number of the lottery visas that mainly go to africans. So of course the democrats will never go along with it. The whole lottery program is a bad joke to begin with.

    Just what we need, more somalis here.
  6. 377OHMS


    Bringing a somali here means 2 or 3 votes for the Dems. It efficient.

    I just like the word "Mogadishu", my dogs go crazy when I say it. It must mean something in dog language.
  7. Lucrum


    Some dogs do like to eat shit you know.
  8. ~~~


    All countries in the world Welcome talented and rich Immigrants regardless white, black, yellow or green, purple or pink. :D