The staunchest immigration advocates out there essentially want open borders for all.
When pressed for their reasoning, there’s typically not much substance there. There will be the requisite talking points aimed at tugging at the heartstrings, as well as an implication that anyone that doesn’t agree with that policy is an awful human being.
Absent in their rambling answers will be an acknowledgement of the effects that such a policy would have. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a whole host of problems associated with an open door policy.
For confirmation of that, we need to look no further than the effects that illegal immigration is directly having on our own nation. Mind you, these effects have still happened with crystal clear laws on the books in regards to entering the country in the appropriate fashion.
Washington Examiner has the details.
A huge boom in immigration, legal and illegal, over the past 16 years has jumped the immigrant population to over 43 million in the United States, according to a new report.
And when their U.S.-born children are added, the number grows to over 60 million, making the immigrant community nearly one-fifth of the nation’s population, according to federal statistics reviewed by the Center for Immigration Studies.
Allow that to sink in for a moment. What kind of effect do you suppose that such a surge in population has on our nation’s infrastructure?
The answer is a massive effect, but good luck getting an immigration advocate to recognize that glaringly obvious fact.
Steven Camarota, the Center’s director of research and co-author of the report, said, “The enormous number of immigrants already in the country coupled with the settlement of well over a million newcomers each year has a profound impact on American society, including on workers, schools, infrastructure, hospitals and the environment. The nation needs a serious debate about whether continuing this level of immigration makes sense.”
We can solve the debate in succinct fashion: it makes zero sense to continue this level of immigration.
Our nation’s resources are strained as is. While the economy has made some massive improvements under President Donald Trump’s leadership, there’s still a long ways to go before things return to pre-recession levels.
As opposed to welcoming even more people into the pool, it’s high time to focus on the needs and futures of those that reside here legally.
Frankly, it’s pretty sad that such a simple point needs to be made. The fact that it even needs to be shows us how far the warped reasoning of immigration advocates has spread.
We finally have a leader in charge that isn’t shy to point out nonsense when he sees it. Based on the findings of this report, that’s happened in the nick of time.
Source: Washington Examiner