Fast Focus: 'What are your ideas for fixing the immigration system?' Keep the skilled and knowledgeable

April 21, 2013 

Immigration brings balance to diversity, technology and the job market. Unfortunately, those that circumvent law only cause monetary expense. The solution should involve multiple, but small step changes to produce the desired result. Step changes should include screening to identify those who offer skill and knowledge useful to strengthening America. Those that do not satisfy screening should be deported.

Yes, deportation is harsh, but America cannot sustain the magnitude of social welfare that bears heavily on the economy. And we certainly cannot sustain free education to train those lacking -- we have high unemployment, and bringing on additional burden is just not good business.

-- KURT LEWIS, Richland

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