Dallas, Texas. That’s the foreign population equivalent that alights upon America each and every year legally. Or Albuquerque every six months if you prefer colonies with lighter carbon footprints. Approximately 90% of the arrivals are “minorities” just like 90% of the world’s population; which is still almost ten percent less than the minority percentage in Africa.
Under current legislation, this intake volume would continue without slightest abatement even if every single Amerindian ground mole was thwarted in its attempt to root under The Wall. Illegal immigration is by far the smaller pipe, and thus why the entire Washington firmament pretends it’s the only viable approach to the topic. And you know how to end illegal immigration for good: make it all legal. Problem solved, QE-fucking-D.
The notion that complaints about rampant illegal immigration are actually a form of public politesse never seem to occur to those who have a financial interest in things not occurring. Whether they consciously understand their own motivations, or bury them under a foot of PC silt, people only partially mean illegal immigration when they campaign against it. They deploy that term exclusively because it is the exclusive term they have available to avoid accusations of isms. You use the tools you have as our range of permissible vocabulary narrows by the day.
And so they fume at illegal immigration. But what they actually mean is: I am furious at watching my national inheritance sold out to a ceaseless tsunami of ungrateful foreigners who come here by-the-man to negate my vote, demand preferences and payouts, and accuse me of multiple moral infractions. I was never asked and I don’t want it. If illegal immigration were zero this intense dissatisfaction would remain, though I suppose we’d have to conjure a new oblique euphemism to skirt being called raysis and anti-immigrant. Or maybe we could borrow the one liberals use: We demand Good Schools!
Though the point is legal immigration must be dramatically decreased or illegal immigration will eventually become a moot point. And contrary to media cultivated perception, enormous legal immigration levels were not received on stone tablets at Mt. Sinai. It’s simply a series of legislation that can be revoked and overwritten at any time. Something I would suggest Mr. Trump should prioritize if he’d like to maintain his residence in 2021. Four new Democrat Dallases could complicate a tenuous political balance.
Fortunately for him, there’s at least one man in Congress who can see an inch beyond Adelson. That’s the 39 year-old senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton.
Overlooked in Donald Trump’s campaign crusade against illegal immigration was his vow to crack down on legal immigration, too.
Now, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a reliable Trump ally, is taking steps to execute that part of the president’s immigration vision — and it could provoke a showdown between two competing ends of the GOP: the working-class populists led by Trump and the establishment Chamber of Commerce wing.
The outspoken, 39-year-old Cotton has written the first in what may be a series of bills to revamp the nation’s immigration system. Cotton will start off with legislation being unveiled Tuesday that will dramatically slash the number of immigrants who can obtain green cards and other visas every year.
Right now, U.S. citizens and permanent residents can sponsor a variety of family members, including spouses, parents, siblings and married adult children. Cotton and Perdue’s plan would allow only spouses and unmarried minor children to get green cards, although they would permit visas for aging adult parents whose American children are their caretakers — a population Cotton expects will be modest.
The bill also dumps the diversity visa lottery, which allots about 50,000 visas per year for citizens of countries that traditionally have low rates of immigration to the United States. And it would limit refugees to 50,000 annually — in line with levels outlined in Trump’s controversial executive order.
All told, the number of legal immigrants allowed into the United States under the bill — named the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act — would plummet by 40 percent in the first year and by 50 percent over a decade, according to analysis by Cotton’s aides.
So one migrant doesn’t get to fishnet his entire extended clan, and the ludicrous diversity visa goes in the shred bin. That’s largely it. The serpentine Chuck Schumer faces an unenviable task in frothing up the masses for such tepid stuff.
But would the GOP intelligentsia actually bring itself to import only two million democrats instead of four before the next presidential election? Math is difficult, except when you’re counting campaign checks. And so the matter of achieving sufficient republican support to override monolithic democrat opposition is very much in question, even though it plainly shouldn’t be.
But these are men focused on the bottom line. And if every human on the planet migrated to America, our Economy would increase by over 300%. That’s 77 trillion dollars per year, divided by 7.4 billion people, which comes to about 10 grand per capita. Not too shabby…for Kazakhstan.
Did no one explain to Europeans how much the Mongols would increase their GDP? But that’s just being facetious. No one would be so deceitful as to seriously justify the misery of foreign encroachment because of its effect on a gross output metric.
“Economists overwhelmingly think that immigration is good for the economy. That’s not just true at the high-skilled, but low-skilled level,” said Jeremy Robbins, the executive director of the Partnership for a New American Economy, the pro-reform group led by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Robbins, who regularly meets with GOP lawmakers, added: “There is overwhelming support in Congress for the idea of immigration as an economic driver, including in the Republican conference.”
I stand corrected. You can almost hear the Republican Rainmen now: Immigration, it’s an excellent driver. Driver to where is what economists make sure to never mention.