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American Opinion - On Murdoch's view on immigration:

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Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States:

From The Associated Press

On Murdoch's view

on immigration:

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Nobody, of course, actually expected this Congress to deal seriously with immigration reform. In September's short session, the Senate couldn't even deal with a defense reauthorization bill containing the Dream Act, which would allow immigrants brought here illegally as children to approach citizenship by serving in the U.S. military.

... (Recently), the committee usefully heard about the subject from an actual immigrant: Rupert Murdoch.

Murdoch, of course, owns the Fox network and the Fox News Channel, where the immigration rhetoric is sometimes not exactly a welcome mat. Until Murdoch's testimony, it sometimes seemed that the most plausible Fox immigration voice was Apu on "The Simpsons."

But Murdoch is himself a native of Australia who became a U.S. citizen in 1985, enabling him to own U.S. television stations. His experience put him in a unique position to tell the congressmen, "As an immigrant, I feel an obligation to speak up for immigration policies that will keep America the most economically robust, creative and freedom-loving nation in the world." ...

The Fox chief's position demonstrates again that the immigration issue can, and needs to, rise above the frozen red-blue trench warfare that has paralyzed progress on so many other issues. Murdoch also reminds us, in his testimony and in his example, that immigrants to the U.S. themselves transcend stereotypes, that newcomers can bring skills and energy that have powered this country for centuries and are still needed to power it now. ...

-- The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

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