“I think it’s easy for people like you and me who wear suits and ties and work in offices to cast aspersions on those with a tenth-grade education . . . But let’s talk about some of these folks with a tenth-grade education . . . I have had the opportunity to meet over the years many farmworkers who have had families die under brutal conditions in the heat so that you or I can have less expensive orange juice, cheaper artichokes, or less expensive garlic . . . and I just want to suggest that these people have given far more to American society than you or I ever will.” - Congressman Ted W. Lieu
More on Immigration
One of the barriers to comprehensive immigration reform is the misguided belief that talented foreigners willing to work for less are taking jobs from American workers. To address this problem, some suggest that the number of H-1B visas that allow people with special skills to work here should be reduced. This argument is wrong.
Celeb: Actress Kelly Rutherford might be best known for her role on CW’s “Gossip Girl,” playing the chic matriarch of an Upper East Side clan prone to affairs, faked deaths and other scandalous dealings. But in recent years, she’s been engulfed in her own real-life drama — a high-profile, multi-jurisdictional battle with her German ex-husband for the custody of their two children.