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Squidboy December 27th, 2016 4:59pm

New England States need younger workers to fill jobs & pay taxes for their aging population. The Maine chamber of commerce wants to increase immigration to fill jobs. Do you think increased immigration is a good idea in this case?

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Suzan Hawaii
12/28/16 1:37 am

Hire the out of work Americans.

missmorganmarie ...
12/29/16 2:39 pm

yes! newly released prisoners and homeless and vets

Korosensei Maine
12/27/16 7:30 pm

As a guy who lives in Maine yes we need more people to move there and set up businesses

catpillow Florida West Coast
12/27/16 6:32 pm

I'll trust them to know what is best for their area.

12/27/16 5:27 pm

Don't we have lots of millennials that need jobs?

Sicilian New Orleans, La
12/27/16 4:39 pm

Why not just stop requiring college degrees for every job and instead provide actual relevant job training for people? Someone with an irrelevant college degree shouldn't be hired over someone with no degree just because having one "shows commitment".

There are many people out there that are hard workers and bust their asses but can't get jobs simply because they're not good with tests. Immigration will just bring more people in while keeping the unemployed people we already have unemployed. Work with what we have first, then bring in people from the outside.

12/27/16 1:55 pm

Sounds like a 'forced' economic strategy which will most likely not work out in the long run...and as soon as some companies leave the area they'll have the opposite problem.

Jazzy5 USA
12/27/16 1:36 pm

Didn't Belgium do something like that?

12/27/16 12:21 pm

Advertise your jobs on college web sites. They will come. We do not need more immigrants.

ProudCentrist Chicago, Illinois
12/27/16 12:08 pm

I guess, but they have to be legal.

cpaswr just say the letters
12/27/16 11:52 am

This is ironic for Maine and New Hampshire.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/27/16 11:11 am

For sure. I want a higher immigration rate.

McMurphyJohnson say what now
12/27/16 11:09 am

Immigration is always good as long as no criminals come in.

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
12/27/16 10:48 am

Maine might not be the first choice of most immigrants, especially those from warm climates.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/27/16 10:19 am

I think increased immigration is a good idea in every case, except for the undesirable effect of increased crowds. But I'd much rather the crowding was due to immigration without an increase in total numbers than due to breeding run amok.

12/27/16 10:09 am

Immigrants usually take low paying jobs which contributes very little in taxes. The reason the population is declining and new people are not coming is more about high taxes and a government hostile to businesses. That's what they should fix instead.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
12/27/16 10:06 am

No, we already have too damn many people in America

12/27/16 10:05 am

Americans have proven time and again that their professed work ethic is bulls#it. They won't really take any job and they won't move where the jobs are.