Skip to comments.The Effect of Mass Immigration on Population Change
Posted on 11/19/2006 11:59:20 AM PST by jaimdol
As the population of the United States passes 300 million, will the nations policy makers come to their senses and pause for a moment and think about where the country is headed? Our population was just over 200 million in the 1970 Census and the rate of population increase of about one percent per year indicates that with no change we may add another 300 million residents over the next 70 years.
A continuation of the current trend means that most of the future U.S. population increase will result from immigration. Yet immigration is a discretionary policy it can be either decreased, as recommended by the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, and desired by most Americans, or increased, as advocated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In 1970, less than one in every twenty residents in our country was foreign born. In 2006, the comparable level is nearly one in every eight residents is foreign born. This is a trend that will continue if immigration policy and immigration law enforcement do not change. Yet, the White House and the Senate are pushing to accelerate the process of change by opening the door wider to both immigrants and to foreigners coming as nonimmigrants to take American jobs. In contrast, the House of Representatives is focused on the estimated 12 or more million aliens believed to be residing illegally in the country and has voted for changes in immigration policy designed to dry up the influx and decrease that population.
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Immigration by the Numbers - This is REALLY an EYE-OPENER.
No one has ever explained it this CLEARLY. ( this is a video )
Thanks for the post. I hope people will take the time to read it.
Thanks for the post!
A Spanish speaking goat? I like it:-)
Anyone who thinks that multiculturalism allows for population stability is sadly delusional. There needs to be a homogenization and enculturation which frankly hasn't been happening.
Then you have liberals throwing overboard all the traditional moors of our society as quickly as they can in the name of multi-culturalism and tolernace, which just makes it worse.
It's tabboo to say that you believe that immigration should be more heavily favored in nations whose cultures are comparable to ours (which would make freakin' since, but you'll be demonized for it).
Wow, two thumbs up from here. A real eye opener.
I'd love to see anyone watch this and be open borders.
America was already homogenized with advances in communications technology (e.g., the telegraph, telephones, TV/radio, computer networks) and shipping/transportation technology (e.g., the automobile, the interstate highways, the airplane).
The problem is that certain elements of our society now seek to break down America using external (e.g., mass illegal immigration from Mexico) and internal (e.g., the diversity push, homosexual agenda) influences.
Immigration by itself is good for the country. In fact, it produced the greates generation.
The problem of today's immigration policy is that it prefers quantity instead of quality, as once was the case.
Another mistake is that the country allows immigration of people who have no intention of ever integrating in our society and from counties that downright hate us.
Apparently we have the urge to commit suicide.
Very true on both points. American governments and companies aren't helping matters by communicating in a bilingual way. You can see examples of this by looking at communications from government agencies and going grocery shopping, seeing the bilingual labels on products. None of that encourages foreigners in this country to learn our language. If anything, it discourages it. Major changes in the way many people conduct business in our country are necessary, and to this point we are failing to do what must be done.
Then another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has power over fire, and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe." So the angel swung his sickle on the earth and gathered the vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great wine press of the wrath of God." (Revelation 14:18-19 RSV)
Demos want the votes. Repubs want the cheap labor.
As we have seen, they will do or say anything to get what they want.
What do we want? Jobs, a viable retirement system (if we're compelled to contribute, it should be there for us, right?), freedom from crime, disease and south-of-the-border `quality of life'. Enforcement of our laws, not amnesty!
So, who's right?
79% (of the American people) believe (62% strongly) that granting illegal immigrants citizenship will cause a greater influx of undocumented workers in the future.
76% say that insufficient efforts to enforce current laws are to blame for the illegal immigration crisis.
75% have followed the issue of immigration either very (31%) or somewhat (44%) closely.
75% believe that the reason we have so many illegal immigrants in the country is because immigration efforts have been largely inadequate.
73% believe that enforcement efforts are lacking by the government and that too little has been done.
71% respond (45% strongly) that the way to fill undesirable jobs is provide higher wages and better treatment for American workers, not by the importation of immigrants.
70% would be less likely (48% much less likely) to vote for a candidate who supports doubling immigration.
68% feel that the number of immigrants who cross the border, whether legal or illegal is too high.
67% support the House of Representative bill that calls for greater across-the-board enforcement of immigration laws, while only 34% support the Senate Bill which would grant citizenship to most of the illegal immigrants currently in the country.
66% feel (40% strongly) that immigration has a potential to cause a negative impact on the American way of life with increased congestion, overcrowding and pollution.
64% believe that reducing the number of immigrants that come into the United States is essential when faced with a population explosion of 100 million people in the next 50 years.
62% say that the medias coverage of immigration is largely human interest and ignores or omits the downs-sides to illegal immigration.
59% believe that current immigration numbers should be lowered to allow immigrants that are currently in the country to assimilate.
53% say that immigration is one of their top three issues, with 9% saying it is their most important issue and only 8% who believe it isnt an important issue.
44% believe that the best way to solve immigration is enforcement, compared to 31% who think the answer is allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the country, and 20% who believe mass deportation is the answer.
"Remember, keep close to the people--they are always right and will mislead no one."
Amnesty is nothing more than a massive vote buying scheme by both parties.
What caught my eye in that movie clip was a county-by-county map of illegal immigration (specifically from Mexico). Obviously, the map would have more credibility if we knew who made it and what data they used but...
If you examine Virginia in the map, areas experiencing high (purple or red) rates of illegal immigration correspond to areas that voted 'Rat in the 2006 elections.
Perhaps the illegal immigrants have decided to vote for the group that will give them more entitlements?
But that begs the bigger question: how in the hell are we now allowing illegal immigrants to VOTE?
BINGO! Of course, the Repubs are nuts to think it will buy them many votes.
I wish someone would ask politicians to agree or disagree with the following principle:
Immigrants and would-be immigrants who seek to follow the law should be treated better than those who flout it.I would, frankly, find almost any form of immigration "reform" to be acceptable if it abided by that simple principle. Unfortunately, the present system seeks to make life miserable for those whose presence would improve this country, while openly inviting people who would instead undermine it.
I would expect that legal immigrants would probably tend to vote Republican if were allowed to. Of course, they're greatly outnumbered by illegals who vote Democrat regardless of what's allowed.
I do wish some politicians would explain why they need to attract the votes of people who aren't allowed to vote in the first place. Curious that nobody mentions that...
IMHO, if Republicans were smart they'd set out my primary principle (Treat those who attempt to obey the laws better than those who flout them) and then solicit plans for reform that abide by that principle. But for some reason they have no interest in doing that.