Let's hear some numbers. How many illegal aliens would you allow into the country? How many legal immigrants should be allowed yearly?
posted on 12/17/2005 8:35:56 PM PST
("Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," prof. Vernon Briggs, labor economist Cornell Un.)
To: WatchingInAmazement; Accygirl
Immigrants and their children now account for perhaps one-half of United States population growth, and that proportion is certain to continue climbing into the 21st century. There are perhaps as many as 40 million more people in the U.S. today than there would have been if the annual average number of new immigrants under the old system had remained undisturbed, according to demographer Leon Bouvier. The immigration flows of the last 30 years have not only been larger but also less well-educated, since skills-based immigration accounts for only about 10 percent of the total flow. Family "reunification" and refugee and amnesty flows, acknowledged to bring people of lower educational attainment, account for the rest."
I would say we aren't exactly getting the cream of the crop anymore.
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