(03-10-2017, 01:05 PM)Kreeper Wrote: This lady sure is!
I'm a little left leaning myself and living in the US, but I'm getting a bit tired of all the 'bleeding hearts' who want to help those trying to flee one country but are unwilling to observe laws and/or customs of where they are going to. Thinking this way (and sort of agreeing with Trump and republicans about tighter immigration control and building a better wall) may make me kind of an asshole, but I don't see why citizens in their own country have to put up with people unwilling to go through either the same process as they do (which means growing up in their country) or put up with another process (which is whatever laws are in place to become a legal visitor or citizen) in order to be in that country. If a US citizen goes somewhere where THEY don't belong I sure as hell don't have much sympathy for whatever happens to them if they don't observe the laws and customs where they go so I don't see it as that I have something against people from other countries.
If someone is a genius and/or has some other important talent I'm more than willing to let them come here and have some or most of the privileges as we do; if it is a given that they have a sponsor when doing so and they do their best to fit it. While this could hurt people here looking for jobs (which it likely does) it can help a little from keeping some companies from moving some of their operations overseas. Plus I'm pretty sure it is all is more or less legal in how it is done, most of the time anyways.
I'm also at unease with the idea of people that come from other countries that often mistrust and dislike the people in the country that they move to and then getting all upset that people in this other country mistrust and dislike them because they are unfriendly and different.
Anyways I think sometimes national security and social cohesion trump being trying to be 'nice' and political correctness, even if saying so is a bit Machiavellian.