cptjeff: Ishidan: That poem was probably the best joke France ever played on America.France gave us the statue, Emma Lazarus, a Jewish girl whose family's New York City roots went back to the revolution, gave us the poem.In regards to TFA: Sen. Hirono is dead on here, but I suspect that she'll find that for some of her fellow Senators, that's a feature rather than a bug. And by that, I mean to say that Republicans hate women.
JesusJuice: Men. We're obligated to address discrimination within our own country, not other countries. It makes choose candidates for immigration based on education and job experience because these people are most likely to contribute to our society. If discriminatory practices by other nations unfairly make certain foreign citizens ineligible for immigration to the US, the fault lies with their home countries, not the US immigration policy.
whistleridge: This is An incredibly salient point.It's hard to explain just how overwhelmingly disadvantaged women in developing countries are, unless you have seen it first hand. In many if not most developing countries, girls are less likely to be educated (if you have to pay school fees, and you don't have money for all your kids, girls are the first ones to be pulled), less likely to have employment history (if you start pooping out one kid per year at 17, you're not too likely to have much a of a resume, are you), and less likely to ever finish ahead of any men under this system.The only way many women would make it in would be as dependents, and I can think of few ideas LESS American than 'all men are created equal, except when they got shafted by the unequal system in their home country, then fark you...we don't want your kind here at all'. Not exactly 'give me your tired, your poor, your huddle masses yearning to breathe free', now, is it.
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