Skip to comments.Amnesty Ends the American Dream
Posted on 01/29/2014 5:09:39 PM PST by dennisw
Black and Latino unemployment rates are already far higher than white unemployment rates. The Mexican-American unemployment rate is between 10 and 12 percent. If American companies cant employ the millions of Mexican-Americans already in this country, why do they insist on displacing minority workers born in this country, including Mexican-Americans, by legalizing 12 million more?
From 2000 to 2009, nearly 2 million Mexican immigrants obtained permanent legal status in the United States. Along with them came 200,000 Haitians, part of the more than one million Caribbean migrants, who have a higher unemployment rate than African-Americans. Those figures are unusually bad because immigrant minorities are more likely to hold jobs than domestic minorities.
Pro-amnesty politicians use that to prove that immigrants are more likely to contribute to the economy than the native population.
The dirty little secret however is in the details.
To quote the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, The unemployment rates for foreign-born blacks, Asians, and Hispanics were lower than for their native-born counterparts, while the rates for foreign-born and native-born whites were little different.
Talk to anyone who employs illegal aliens and that discrepancy between foreign-born minorities and native-born minorities stops being a mystery. They prefer first generation minority immigrants to second generation immigrants because they consider them more obedient, docile and responsible.
Like a man who keeps divorcing and remarrying every few years, they constantly want fresh immigrants, but they dont want to hire their American-born children. And so the social welfare system becomes a dumping ground for the children of cheap labor immigrants and the businesses head somewhere else to escape the taxes voted in by that second generation leaving behind bankruptcy, crime and despair.
Taking in millions of people whose children will be less likely to find work than their parents is a brutal reversal of the American Dream.
Its unfair to them and its unfair to us.
We arent doing immigrants any favors by encouraging them to trade Mexicos 4.25 unemployment rate for an unemployment rate that is more than double that for Mexican-Americans and has to be balanced out with a generous helping of subsidized everything from food to phones courtesy of the welfare state.
Thats not an investment in the future. Its an investment in voting blocs while stealing the futures of second generation Mexican immigrants who would be more likely to find work at home and the future of the United States which cannot afford to keep investing social capital that will never be paid back.
The traditional forms of immigration that worked were undone and reversed with disastrous results. There was more legal immigration from Mexico (pop. 120 million) in ten years than from all of Europe (pop. 739 million). 156,000 immigrants came from Guatemala and 15,000 from Ireland, 28,000 from Italy and 251,000 from El Salvador. This reversal might have been defensible if it had worked. It didnt.
These unbalanced numbers reflect very little concern for either immigration fairness or the future. Despite the statistics showing that white immigrants are less likely to be unemployed, our immigration system perversely favors bringing in immigrants who are more likely to be unemployed.
The Irish are coming. One Irish person emigrates every six minutes. 300,000 have left in the past four years. But they arent coming to America; not legally, though there are 10,000 Irish illegal immigrants in Boston alone. 1,371 Irish immigrants became permanent legal residents in 2011 compared to 19,662 Jamaicans, 22,111 Haitians, 46,109 Dominicans, 10,166 Nepalese, 15,546 Pakistanis, 21,133 Iraqis and 143,446 Mexicans. 60,000 Italians emigrate each year, but only 2,443 became US residents in 2011.
American immigration has been ingeniously designed to bring in immigrants who are less likely to be employed than the white native population in either the first generation or the second generation so that the first generation provides cheap labor while the second generation provides cheap votes.
Pro-amnesty politicians and business lobbies talk about investing in our future with an illegal alien amnesty, but what they really want is a first generation of cheap labor for disposable service and manufacturing industries whose employees will be so poorly paid that they will contribute little if anything in taxes and whose children will be more likely to be unemployed than their parents.
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I don’t think that you can work in a restaurant in Central California unless you speak Spanish. Most of the workers speak English to the clientele, sometimes unaccented, but they yell at each other in Spanish in the kitchen.
Shazbot! And I thought... they loved all us aliens--
I remember that series! Robin Williams was almost always funny in it!
Sure has been a long time ago!
...an unchangeable majority of Dem voters.
Why do you not understand this?
To be clear, bold second line (...an unchangeable majority of Dem voters) is not a quote (but it is obvious to most).
That’s about the most complete, no-bull explanation of the situation I’ve seen. They’re not going to prop-up Social Security or anything else. They’re unfunded liabilities from the second they set foot on US soil. And even if they themselves don’t get the vote, their kids will.
As far as I can tell, the taxpayer bennies are the only reason illegals are coming to the US anymore. Screw em all.
Latino unemployment rates are higher than average but the copious welfare which is hustled zealously to them makes that moot insofar as wetbacking goes.
I am sick and tired of the outright lie and/or disinformation on the 12 million illegals. figure. I am certain that it will be MILLIONS more than 12 million who will be legalized. In fact, I am going to say it is going to be AT LEAST 30 MILLION with total certainty.
I would say 25-30 million illegals are in America and I have been paying attention to this since 1990
“If American companies cant employ the millions of Mexican-Americans already in this country, why do they insist on displacing minority workers born in this country, including Mexican-Americans, by legalizing 12 million more?”
Phil Valentine has brought this up several times on his radio show. He thinks it has to do with Obamacare and the employer mandate. Illegals given amnesty won’t be allowed coverage with Obamacare so if businesses hire them, they won’t be required to provide health insurance for them. And they won’t be penalized for not providing it.
That theory makes a lot of sense, imho. It would explain why big businesses are lobbying Congress so hard to pass amnesty.
Fill your hands you tin bucket!