Why all Americans should be in favor of immigration reform

I got my green card last Saturday. It's been a long wait -- my first application for a work visa to the US was in November of 2006, and started applying for a green card in 2008. Since I got it, I've been trying to think of a constructive way to discuss my feelings about the US immigration process. Specifically, I've been talking to dozens of friends, trying to come up with a reason any citizen should be in favor of immigration. My thoughts finally crystallized tonight in a thread on Hacker News about a recent immigration bill. Immigration is an economic phenomenon Fundamentally, immigration is a market response. Demand for labor inside of a country exceeds supply -- or, more accurately, the demand for labor in the receiving country exceeds the demand in the sending country. One of the biggest political problems with immigration in America is people who do not understand this fact. There is a sense that America, as the greatest, best country God has ever given man on the face of the earth, is a magical...
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