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[–] 10939950? 10 points -9 points (+1|-10) ago 

How about making continued residency in the US merit-based?

Not for immigrants, but for everybody.

If you're a worthless fucking retard who can't (or won't) be a productive member of society, then fuck off on the next boat away from here until you can pass basic citizenship requirements, including being able to show how you would make a good American, just like all the other immigrant candidates.

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[–] Rotteuxx 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If a citizen is not being productive, he's your problem, not the rest of the world.

Take care of your own.

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[–] SJWsRuinedIt 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

The logistics of that are impossible. Send them where? We can't even get host countries to take their citizens back from Guantanamo.

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[–] rndmvar 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

Easy. Free helicopter rides for the rejects. Velocity and landing point of the reject are the responsibility of their home country. We'll guarantee health and wellness of the reject up until contact with their home soil.

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[–] ilikeskittles 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

The middle of the ocean?

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[–] Sullysq 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not sure why you're downvoated so much. Maybe because you didn't specify which merits should be required.

In March Trump was vague about which merits too but he gave some ideas of where he'd like to go with it.

“It’s a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially, yet in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon,” Mr. Trump said. “Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, we will have so many more benefits.” NY Times Article

NY Times also added,

Mr. Trump did not say how the government would carry out the changes he envisions. But he cited Canada’s merit-based system, in which immigrants are awarded points according to their educational and employment background, language proficiency and financial means, among other considerations. The highest scorers get priority for admission.

So to apply such standards to citizens already living here wouldn't be too harsh. Obviously education and work background would be age relevant. We're not going to punish children for not having a job, nor the retired. Language proficiency should not be a problem for anyone (except for 45% of California apparently, fuck 'em). Financial means could be over looked for citizens since education and work background are already being considered. If jobs aren't available then that's not necessarily the fault of the unemployed. However their ability to hold a job if available is and would be measured separately. I see nothing wrong with ridding ourselves of genuine bums who simply refuse to apply themselves and are happy to manipulate the welfare system and sponge off of tax payers.

I don't see a real problem except for the obvious question of what to do with those who don't pass standards.

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[–] 10942131? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I would say a 1:1 exchange with the home countries of people that are supplying immigrants...

50K people were let in from Dumbfuckistan? Great! We've got the latest round of lazy leeches filling up Arrowhead stadium; let's send them over there - they must have space for them since so many people have left!

In all seriousness, we're doing a pathetic job of taking care of Americans who actually contribute to improving our country by their sacrifice, desire, contributions, and effort. Until we can take care of our own, I don't see why we should be legally allowing tens of thousands more people into this country every year who will ultimately take away the opportunities of the citizenry.

When the one-legged veteran in the wheelchair in the rain by the exit ramp on my way in to work is no longer required to beg for quarters from passing traffic so he can pay rent for his one-room boarding house, then maybe we can start offering charity and handouts to foreign nationals as well.

But first, all the lazy blood-sucking leeches who are getting money from my paycheck from all of my hard work, need to either start contributing, or gtfo so we can care for our own people who actually do have valid reasons for not being able to support themselves.