Web Wealth: Immigration

Posted: May 27, 2007

As the debate continues over immigration, border security, and the impact of illegal workers on the job market and the economy, we found these Web sites helpful.

Wharton knowledge. This article draws a big frame around the debate for the business community. At stake, it says, "are the lives and livelihoods of as many as 12 million undocumented workers, the companies they work for, respect for the rule of law, and the job opportunities of millions of low-skill American citizens - both native born and immigrants who became naturalized by going through the proper channels." (Site requires registration.)


U.S. welcome. "Welcome to the United States" is the cheery hello on this Web page at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The online guide is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Portuguese, French, and Haitian Creole.

Immigration reduction. Some activist groups that oppose looser immigration standards - and support tighter borders - encourage people to report illegal immigrants to the authorities. This site shows in detail how to drop a dime on illegal immigrants and their employers.

Delete the border. Way, way down at the other end of the spectrum are groups that oppose immigration rules and don't like the idea of borders at all. The group, deleteTheBorder.org, even sponsors "No Border Camp" demonstrations at national frontiers around the world.

Bringing the wives? Here's an interesting discussion on the cool reception polygamists get if they apply for immigration to the United States. Most interesting: The issue was deemed "negotiable" at one point in recent history.


Going somewhere? Turning the tables, the AARP gives advice for U.S. citizens considering moving abroad. We think the typical American question here is, "Can I move my pets overseas?"


Contact staff writer Reid Kanaley

at 215-854-5114 or rkanaley@phillynews.com.

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