Skip to comments.America Is Stupidly Shutting Out Immigrants. Isnít It? [1.6 Million Immigrants Yearly!]
Posted on 04/24/2009 11:11:32 PM PDT by Steelfish
America Is Stupidly Shutting Out Immigrants. Isnt It?
By Katie Baker | NEWSWEEK
Published Apr 18, 2009
Ever since 9/11, the general perception has been that America is over-building wallsboth real and regulatoryto keep out immigrants.
Horror stories about Indian engineers getting strip-searched as suspected terrorists provoked business leaders like Bill Gates to argue that the U.S. is scaring away talent, to its own disadvantage.
Now the storyline has shifted, to focus on immigrants who are voluntarily leaving or avoiding America because the global financial crisis has tarnished its reputation as a land of growth and opportunity.
But the numbers tell a different story. According to a recent study by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), total migration flows have been steady throughout the current decade, despite tighter background checks and interior crackdowns following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and despite the slowdown of the economy starting in 2007.
Every year since 2000, the U.S. has attracted more than 1 million legal immigrants, including more than 1.1 million last year, and another half million illegal migrants. The walls are not as high as we thought.
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We’re actually very, very generous with legal immigration, Katie. Now go back to Newsweak.
...and in other news, deadly swine flu (that originated in Mexico) has been found in the US.
Have a nice day and keep voting Democrat. :)
Dude, it's a global crisis. Unless you have another globe available, leaving isn't really an option.
In fact, the economy isn't as affected here as in most of the rest of the world.
Try Bill Gates for the offense of “Flooding the US With Future D-rat voters, Changing American Culture for Personal Profit, and with MS aiding and abetting MSNBC”
So far, it hasn't been deadly in the US. No fatalities to date. Only 8 confirmed cases. Not (yet) a big deal.
This could change, of course, very quickly.
Didn’t Ted Kennedy write a law in the 1960’s that limited immigration from European Nations? and allowed greater numbers from 3rd world countries? We have diseases now that were once curable that are now showing strains that are resistant to medications. I say close the borders from 3rd world countries.
...at this point I’d settle for deporting Congress. To Antarctica, because it’s the only continent that could survive them.
I hope you’re right. I live in Mexifornia..I mean, California.
Well, there are 15 million ILLEGALS in the country. How much more “nice and friendly’ do we have to be?
In his book “State of Emergency” that follows “Death of the West” Patrick Buchanan, deals with five major areas to preserve Judeo-Christian civilization in the US.
He aptly summarizes them as:
1. A “Time-Out” on all Immigration, for the purpose of assimilating those already here
2. No Amnesty for Illegals
3. The Border Fence
4. Outlawing “Anchor Babies”
5. Ending Chain Migration and Dual Citizenship
6. Ending the Welfare State “magnets”
7. Remigration - making it undesirable, through many factors, for immigrants to want to remain in the United States
The point is that there are diseases coming over the border.
I’ve got a better policy than dumbass Pat Buchanan -
1. Selection of immigrants. Accept those who can pass a battery of tests - intelligence, health, aptitude.
2. Selection of sources - preferential immigration from populations known to be easily assimilated, such as East Asia, Europe, India.
The problem with the new immigrants is that many of them come here with their dumbass ideas about how America would be better if it were a Socialist or Communist state. The majority of them desire a government nanny state loaded with handouts and freebies and they end up voting that way. The Commie D’RATS are happy to oblige them in order to gain total power and control over the country.
Diseases like antibiotic-resistant MRSA / Staph origiated in the developed world.
It’s illegal immigration that is completely ruining America today. As for legal immigration, there are plenty of checks and balances, especially on the financial front, that the consular office in the origin-country scrutinizes carefully. You can verify this by going to any foreign US consulate website, and reading the complex procedure for immigration.
With the illegals, however, the entire mechanism is destroyed. Even the lottery system for specific African countries, aids this.
Reading newsweak is like splashing a bucket of garbage on your brain. How does this Trotsky rag stay in business? There aren’t that many doctors offices.
We have domestics like this also - 53% in the last election.
With increased cases of TB, swine flue, AIDS cases I would venture to say that the US is NOT shutting out immigrants. Well, then, maybe we are shutting out healthy Europeans and others who share our culture, respect our borders, and support our English language, all thanks to Ted Kennedy.