Monday, July 22, 2019

Common Sense on Immigration

Thomas Jackson, American Renaissance, November 2008

(Editor's Note:  This article almost eight years old, and it's still profound.  I've long reached the conclusion it's time to temporarily stop all migration to this country in order to reevaluate our thinking and views, no matter where they're coming from.   After a couple of years we may decide to open it up again or stop it entirely.  RK)

Mark Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, and probably the most frequently quoted spokesman for immigration restriction. His group does excellent research—from how H-1B visas really work to whether immigrants will bail out the Social Security system—and it was entirely to be expected that Mr. Krikorian would make strong arguments in his book, The New Case Against Immigration. As we will see, one of his basic points—the very one he calls “new”—is hopelessly wrong, but it hardly matters. The more people read this book, the better the country will be.

One powerful reason to oppose immigration is that it has driven 80 to 90 percent of our population growth over the past several decades. As Mr. Krikorian points out, Americans have, in effect, made a collective decision to have just enough children to keep the population stable. Our government has overruled that decision by importing more than a million people a year, making us the one developed country that is growing at Third-World rates. In 1945, we had a population of about 125 million, and no one thought that wasn’t enough. There are now 300 million of us crammed into the same country, and the Census Bureau predicts 500 million by 2050..........To Read More....

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