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Posted on 02/04/2014 9:35:56 AM PST by libstripper
Another important conclusion of our report is that there is no evidence that amnesty or inviting more immigration will produce Republican votes and abundant evidence that it will produce more Democratic votes. After Ronald Reagan signed the 1986 amnesty, George H. W. Bush received only 30 percent of the Latino vote in 1988, seven percentage points less than Reagan in 1984.
Those supporting a big increase in legal immigration point to the successful assimilation of Great Wave immigrants (roughly 1880 to 1920). But that wave was followed by a slowdown of immigration from the 1920s to the 1960s, which allowed newcomers to assimilate, learn our language, and adapt to our unique system of government. Also, Great Wave immigrants arrived before the rise of the grievance industry and identity politics. Moreover, it still took decades before a significant share of these immigrants moved into the Republican column. In the meantime, Great Wave immigrants and their children provided much of the political support necessary to pass and sustain both the New Deal and the Great Society.
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1920s to the 1960s,
the soon to be famous Forty Year Gap!
“This is a superb, well written article that fully explains and documents the horrors that will result from adoption of any type of amnesty.”
Bottom line is that you can have ‘amnesty/lax immigration’ with NO welfare/public services or continued ‘welfare’ with STRICT/ENFORCED immigration controls. What you can’t have is both. Republicans who think otherwise are either Dems in disguise or party suicidal.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!