Comments: This is what Emma Lazarus had in mind

I suspect that a majority of the electorate supports a system where promising immigrants have a legal process to join.

Rather, there concerns revolve around illegal entry, and whether amnesty schemes result in unforeseen consequences and misguided incentives.

Posted by pixelshim at June 16, 2007 04:33 AM

This reminds me that almost every 'test' I've seen to rate whether you would be a successful entrepreneur asks if you are an immigrant or first generation. You are statistically more likely to be successful if the answer is yes. (That's right - one more generation and you've become a lazy American.) Damn my ancestors for immigrating in the 1800s. Pass the potato chips...

Posted by CmdrSue at June 16, 2007 03:53 PM