Originally Posted by patteeu
Leaving aside whether or not it could ever happen, do you guys think it would be a good thing for our country to give those who have gone to the effort to learn our language preferential position when it comes to legal immigration? If not, why not?
How about preference for skilled/educated people over the unskilled/uneducated?
I would agree that preferential treatment for those passing a basic language test and having education would be a good thing. I don't know about the skilled because you would have to compare the skills they acquired to our standards.
I think the most important thing, and I might get blasted on this, is for them not to be a drain. What I don't want to see is people crossing the borders and squatting on welfare . I don't have a problem with some initial help and I do realize that in some situations it might be more than others, but all things being equal they shouldn't come here to go from unsubsidized poverty to subsidized poverty.