Why We Need More Immigrants
Households with children with the highest welfare use rates are those headed by immigrants from the Dominican Republic (82 percent), Mexico and Guatemala (75 percent), and Ecuador (70 percent) compared with 39 percent for native households with children -- and I wonder what that breakdown is.
All employment growth since 2000 went to immigrants. The number of U.S.-born not working grew by 17 million.
And then there is that old saw “We are a nation of immigrants.” Now that is a clincher. Let’s see. “We are a nation of people increasingly dependent on welfare -- therefore we need more people on welfare” or “We are a nation of people increasingly saddled with National Debt -- therefore we need more.”
The Age of Immigration is over. And if our benighted politicians can’t grasp the new reality and keep harking back to the way things were -- that’s not the only thing that will be over. The Good Old USA can no longer act as the safety valve for countries with failed domestic and economic policies, or we will join their ranks.