Facing up to the new US immigration policy, one only has to look at Europe to see what’s in store. Europe after all, is the immigration nirvana where the overwhelming percentage of immigrants are streaming in from either the Middle East or North Africa, mostly exclusively men of military age with relatively few being women or children. They don’t (or refuse to) speak the language of their adopted country, have no marketable skills, and are largely unemployed. In some countries such as Germany or Sweden, the employment rate for these immigrants is less than 5%, numbers inflated by special government programs meant to allow them to perform ‘busy work’ created simply to engage them in something.
Did I miss something along the way? Just when did America enter the European Union? [sarc] .. EU policies “ensure” the free movement of people throughout their 28 member states, but from where did the quota of 50,000 immigrants come in the US? Did Obama and his illegal immigrant acolytes pull 50,000 out of the proverbial hat on a whim? That my friends is quite an army, especially when made up of fine strapping Islamic Muslim invaders hellbent on taking over the nation.
Leave it up to the liberal-progressive DemoMarxists to demand the borders of the nation be erased so people can come and go as they please. There are communities in this country where “no go” zones are already in place; where Shari’ah law is being enforced; where illegals refuse to learn English; an America importing more immigrants every year than there are jobs being created, putting more and more immigrants on welfare. This is both unsustainable and unaffordable.
On top of that, as we witness almost on a daily basis, terrorism in Europe is on the rise from these immigrants, and in many cases their welfare payments go to fund the terrorism! Clearly, this is a lose-lose situation, but governments in Europe are refusing to stem the tide of immigration even though the indigenous populations are becoming more and more alarmed and concerned about it. Undoubtedly, this is not going to end well.
Richard F. Miniter, and his short, sharp hard-hitting piece from American Thinker, “Stop with the Nation of Immigrants Mantra”…
I have a strong stomach, but if I hear one more Democrat justify the government’s importation of Syrian, Roma (Gypsies), Somalian, Afghan, and Libyan peoples, and their grandmothers, by mindlessly chanting that we’re a “nation of immigrants,” I’ll retch.
An immigrant is my great grandmother trotting off a sailing ship in a snowstorm in Lower Manhattan with nothing in her purse, surprised that she couldn’t walk the miles to where her aunt had a job for her in Brooklyn and having to spend a day hungry and freezing until a priest paid her ten-cent ferry fare. An immigrant is the very successful Chinese woman I did some business with who came over in the nineties with her extended family. She was on public assistance “two weeks,” she told me proudly, before they founded “two corporations” making things by hand for the aircraft aftermarket in their tiny apartment. An immigrant is the Jew jammed into a tenement on Lower East Side (then the most densely populated place on Earth) at the turn of the last century – a worker in the “needle trade” who lived cheek by jowl with the other workers in order to save the few dollars necessary to bring his family over. These are families who, once they arrived, all went to work themselves. An immigrant is the Palatine German clearing a farm in the Mohawk Valley in the 1700s and starving until he and his wife and children could bring a crop in. It’s the Cuban who fled Communism and labored sixty hours a week in the building trades in order to pay his son’s freight in law school.
An American immigrant is not someone supported by government funds in a “relocation” center; flown over here at government expense; given a cash allowance, free housing, and medical care; and then eased onto local public assistance: Section 8 rental grants, food stamps, WIC, AFDC, clothes from one government-sponsored charity or another, Medicaid, and public schooling, with free lunch and breakfasts and even help with furniture.
That’s not an immigrant. That’s a future Democrat voter.
The American immigrant was never a burden – which is why we raised the lamp beside the golden door for them. They made us all richer with what they gave, with how they gave of themselves in America. But transporting a class of people here who believe we owe them a good living has nothing to do with what made America great. That’s doubly true when so many of these “immigrants” despise our most closely held beliefs and insist we acquiesce to certain ugly practices.
So stop already.
They’re not immigrants.
True immigrants come to this country legally and become citizens. True immigrants are happy to be in America, the land of opportunity. True immigrants strive, work hard, have ethics and raise their children with the same sense of purpose and ethics. True immigrants learn to speak English and teach their children to do so. True immigrants love and appreciate America.
America is a nation of LEGAL immigrants who learned English, worked hard, became AMERICANS, and raised their children to have a brighter future. America still needs such LEGAL immigrants. America does not need more welfare recipients.
In closing, I exit with this prescient, prophetic word from Senator Pat McCarran, co-author with Congressman Francis Walter, of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952
Speaking in the Senate on March 2, 1953, McCarran said:
“I believe that this nation is the last hope of Western civilization and if this oasis of the world shall be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished. I take no issue with those who would praise the contributions which have been made to our society by people of many races, of varied creeds and colors. … However, we have in the United States today hard-core, indigestible blocs which have not become integrated into the American way of life, but which, on the contrary are its deadly enemies. Today, as never before, untold millions are storming our gates for admission and those gates are cracking under the strain. The solution of the problems of Europe and Asia will not come through a transplanting of those problems en masse to the United States. … I do not intend to become prophetic, but if the enemies of this legislation succeed in riddling it to pieces, or in amending it beyond recognition, they will have contributed more to promote this nation’s downfall than any other group since we achieved our independence as a nation.” …
Mmmmmm .. a mite prophetic wouldn’t you say??
See: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (The McCarran-Walter Act)