Thank you GAgirl1912 for taking the time to prove your case.
You made some good points in defending immigrants and illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration is one thing, unrestricted immigration is another.
The US Chamber of Commerce has long defended migrant workers coming into this country. Migrant or temporary worker are mostly a good thng, illegal immigration is another.
So, in your estimate, we have no immigration problem on the southern border? You have repeatedly said this.
I suspect that you realize that if we fail to stop people at the southern border we will empty the whole of central America, much of South America, especially failed socialist country, Venezuela.
It is chaos down south of the USA.
I agree, a steady amount of immigration is good for our country. It must be a managed immigration. Admitting those that are needed, not those that want to come in and storm our borders.
Did you not see all those caravans of people coming up from Honduras, from El Salvador, from Mexico from South America, from the Middle East, Africa and from Eastern Europe. Yes, many people from all over the world would come here if they were allowed to.
You say this is not a problem. I am amazed.
Apparently, you believe the rule of law is meaningless.
You do not have a country if you do not have borders.
You cannot remain a Sovereign country unless you strive to make it one.
We are living on a fragile planet, filled with ~7 billion people. All needing food, clothes, shelter and a means of obtaining capital.
Science must rule our immigration policies not our emotions.
Keep in mind, there is good science and there is bad.
Facts and figures are one thing, accurate facts and figures are another. Facts have a way of supporting one cause or another. Remember that.
Give me a number, how many more people do we need in this country? We presently have about ~329 Million. That is an estimate.
Look around you, drive through our biggest cities and look at the squalor and poverty.
Any new people we invite in must very soon contribute to the economy, not to the ranks of poverty or crime figures.
We cannot bring in just any people and hope for the best. That is not realistic.
And, remember this. The quickest way for a country to fall, to fail is to Balkanize it. Bring in all sorts of people who speak different languages, have different cultures, have no sense of pride in their new home.
And, new people bring in their old prejudiced and bias's. All that baggage from their homelands.
I know, we did it at the beginning of our founding, but the bulk were Judeo Christians, plus some few atheists. I am not saying that these are the only decent or good people on Earth. But, it worked for us in growing this Nation.
There is a limit on how many cultures can successfully coexist. History proves this out. History is ugly. But, we must learn from it.
Sadly, we do not!
We may not be the richest country in the world, but few non-asians would be willing to move to Indonesia, or non muslims to Qatar. Indonesia is a modern country, but they too have their immigration problems and their laws are more stringent than ours!
No I don’t think it’s as big a problem as this administration has made it out to be:
“THE REALITY Illegal border crossings have been declining for nearly two decades. In 2017, border-crossing apprehensions were at their lowest point since 1971.”
“THE REALITY It is difficult to assess the president’s claims that illegal immigration leads to more crime because few law enforcement agencies release crime data that includes immigration status. However, several studies have found no link between immigration and crime, and some have found lower crime rates among immigrants.
Texas, which has the longest border with Mexico and has one of the largest populations of undocumented immigrants of any state, keeps track of immigration status as part of its crime data. The Cato Institute, a libertarian research center, analyzed the Texas data for 2015 and found that the rate of crime among undocumented immigrants was generally lower than among native-born Americans.”
“THE REALITY It is true that the majority of heroin enters the United States through the southern border, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. But the D.E.A. also says that most heroin is brought into the country in vehicles entering through legal border crossings, not through the areas where walls are proposed or already exist.” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...s-reality.html
And no, I don’t get it. It is not what this country was founded on (once you get past what the founders of this country actually did to the original inhabitants) and it’s not the way my God tells me to treat other people, especially those in need. But if you think building a border wall will help you sleep better at night, sweet dreams. I personally think it’s a huge waste of my taxes which could benefit other more pressing issues inside the wall.
And your comment about how many cultures can successfully co-exist, what history proves this? Many cultures can co exist. People have to be accepting of cultures to make that happen, unfortunately in the US, native born Americans increasingly have some superiority complex.
“There are various challenges that a multicultural society has to face. Among them acceptability is one of the most important ones. Further, the society wherein multiculturalism has to exist always generates a sort of fear of loss of national identity. This loss of national identity sometimes takes the form of political struggle through political platforms, while at other times it may take the form of violent measures. And on certain occasions it is also possible that the political parties themselves turn violent in the pursuit of their motto.” http://outlookafghanistan.net/topics.php?post_id=5350
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