Amid a record surge of both legal and illegal immigration, the U.S. Census has issued a new report that estimates that within eight years the United States will host 51 million immigrants and immigration will be more than 80 percent of all population growth.
The figures underscore the importance of immigration to the country, and they should make clear why America cannot allow an uncontrolled flood of illegal immigrants or a president who willfully enables them by ignoring existing laws and making up new ones via executive decree.
The Center for Immigration Studies analyzed the statistics and issued a report that estimates one in seven American residents will be an immigrant by 2023. By 2060, that could go up to one in five.
Center Director of Research Steven Camarota said, “These numbers have important implications for workers, schools, infrastructure, congestion and the environment. They also may have implications for our ability to successfully assimilate and integrate immigrants. Yet there has been almost no national debate about bringing in so many people legally each year, which is the primary factor driving these numbers.”
Sen. Jeff Sessions, in a letter in the New York Times, said that higher immigration threatens to kill the existing middle class: “It defies reason to argue that the record admission of new foreign workers has no negative effect on the wages of American workers, including the wages of past immigrants hoping to climb into the middle class. Why would many of the largest business groups in the United States spend millions lobbying for the admission of more foreign workers if such policies did not cut labor costs?”
Indeed, groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and tech companies like Facebook have been among the biggest cheerleaders for more immigration, for the obvious reason that naive newcomers can be paid much less than longtime American workers.
In an economy that really hasn’t grown significantly in most sectors for more than six years, that means the influx of immigrants has two basic options: get low-paying or minimum-wage jobs (as has been happening), or take existing jobs from current American workers for less money, which applies downward pressure on other jobs held by middle-class wage earners.
Assimilation, however, is the biggest threat to American culture as new immigrants combine with the current crop of ignorant rubes being churned out by local high schools to further erode appreciation of America’s history and the beliefs that created this country.
We already have enough people born in America who hold it in contempt, the emperor occupying the Oval Office being the prime example. How is vastly increasing immigration going to strengthen the “fabric” of our country, or however Obama and his crowd of anti-Americans want to put it?
The answer is, it won’t.
Increasing immigration without addressing the enculturation of both those already here and those newly arrived is simply national societal suicide.