I never said all immigrants were/are riffraff. Many in recent years, however, are out for welfare, commit crimes, refuse to learn the language, have an enormous sense of entitlement, etc.
There are many good people among immigrants, and millions of good people would want to migrate to this country. The problems is numbers. This country already has too many people.
If this keeps up we'll end up a 3rd World country.
posted on 12/17/2005 8:08:12 PM PST
Forgot to ping you to post 37.
America isn't overcrowded:
- Europe is actually becoming less populated and much older because A. most women don't want to stay at home and pop out ten kids, like in the 1950s, and B. they don't allow immigration. In contrast, America isn't facing this problem because it's replacing its population through immigration.
- Certain states, like Nebraska and Iowa, are trying to encourage people to settle in their states.
Furthermore, in the 19th century, most immigrants lived in slums and probably would have been on welfare if such a thing had existed back then. However, these original immigrants' children and grandchildren became productive members of society.
posted on 12/18/2005 9:17:25 AM PST
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