Skills for the 21st Century

“People get rejected for jobs for two main reasons, said Sharef. One, “you’re not showing the employer how you will help them add value,” and, two, “you don’t know what you want, and it comes through because you have not learned the skills that are needed.” The most successful job candidates, she added, are “inventors and solution-finders,” who are relentlessly “entrepreneurial” because they understand that many employers today don’t care about your résumé, degree or how you got your knowledge, but only what you can do and what you can continuously reinvent yourself to do. ” http://nyti.ms/ How to Get a Job

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Illegal Texans

I think Texans need to take a closer look at Mexico. When Texans won the war with Mexico, they originally incorporated as a nation state, but then later decided to become one of the already established American states. They realized that Texas did not have the vast resources that the continent had.

Ever since that time there have been Texans who talk about recession. If they had stayed or returned to a nation state, it is very likely they would be having the same problems that Mexicans are currently having with drug lords. Texas has even less resources than Mexico. It does not have the farmland or the water resources to feed it’s people.

Just imagine trying to build a fence around Texas to keep out all those illegal Texans.

Immigration Reform

People should not use the Boston Marathon bombing to argue against immigration reform. One cannot walk down a street in Boston without bumping into an immigrant. We are truly a city of immigrants.

Yes, the two bombers were immigrants, but so were many of the first responders: the police officers, emergency personnel, former soldiers and citizens who rushed to help the victims. Immigrants also fill our hospitals working as doctors, nurses and staff. Many of the victims would have died without the quick and professional response of all of these people.

The ranks of officers who finally tracked down the brothers and brought them to justice without harming a single Watertown resident also included many immigrants.

Studies have consistently shown that we would not be able to maintain our status as a world class city were it not for the many immigrants who bring with them to Boston their skills and dedication to hard work.

So if you want to use the Boston Marathon to argue immigration reform, your argument should be that immigrants are an important and necessary part of our culture. One that people here in Boston realize we need to nurture and encourage. We all benefit when people, who love this country, work so hard to become a part of it,