It takes 2.1 babies per family in order to replace a dying population. Most European nations are way below this statistic, thus committing self-suicide. Whether they are not having babies for economic reasons, selfishness, increase in cheap and readily available abortions, depraved lifestyles, lack of housing, lack of jobs, high unemployment encouraged by a generous welfare state, or education, the problem is that most Europeans are self-destroying through attrition, fast replaced by north Africans and Middle Easterners who do have lots of babies per family.
EU governments have tried to address the issue by opening their immigration floodgates to hordes that have refused to assimilate, not becoming good citizens, and in general a nuisance to a peaceful society by overtly trying to destroy it while the government and the police did nothing to punish the offenders or even address the multiculturalism gone berserk. Instead, they have punished locals for hate speech when citizens tried to point out the huge immigration problem.
In the United States, the replacement value gets a pass to 2.1 thanks to unchecked illegal immigration and anchor babies, otherwise Americans replace their dying population at 1.9 or less, not enough to keep the local population at current levels. The problem is the same here as in the EU, the illegals refuse to assimilate, learn the language, and become Americans. Instead, one demographic is pushing for Reconquista and another for the establishment of a world caliphate, advocating taking over the country in the near future.
The current U.S. population is around 316 million, the third most populous country in the world. The Census Bureau estimates that by 2050 the U.S. population will be at 422-458 million, the large range in estimate is possibly based on the number of illegal immigrants coming into this country. The U.N. estimates it to be at 404 million. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specialsections/40th-anniversary/The-Changing-Demographics-of-America.html#ixzz2f45FCJzO
To facilitate the influx of illegal immigrants whose numbers nobody seems to know exactly, let’s say twelve millions, with the potential of millions more coming afterwards who will claim asylum from the violence of Mexican drug cartels or family integration, our government is eager to give illegal aliens who broke our laws by crossing the border without proper documentation, blanket amnesty. Even criminals will be included in this amnesty largesse. Nobody asked the American people if this amnesty is a beneficial move and in their best interest.
Large corporations, however, are itching to have cheap labor legally. Byron York discussed in his recent article, Companies Lay off Thousands, Then Demand Immigration Reform for New Labor, the letter from chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations, sent to House Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, advising speedy passage of a comprehensive immigration bill. Companies like GE, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Coca-Cola, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills and many others want “increases in immigration levels to low-skill as well as high-skill workers, in addition to a path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants currently in the U.S. illegally.” http://washingtonexaminer.com/companies-lay-off-thousands-then-demand-immigration-reform-for-new-labor/article/2535595
These CEOs claim that there is a “global war for talent.” Although we have millions of unemployed, millions of discouraged workers who have stopped looking for work altogether, millions of unemployed college graduates who cannot find a job, it is hard to comprehend how we have such a shortage of workers that we must import them from other countries via the amnesty bill.
The Center for Immigration Studies said, “It is difficult to understand how these companies can feel justified in demanding the importation of cheap labor with a straight face at a time when tens of millions of Americans are unemployed.”
As a matter of fact, Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies reported that American universities graduate twice as many Americans as are needed for jobs created in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Companies have been enabled by laws passed by Congress to move many manufacturing plants overseas, claiming high corporate taxes in the U.S., burdensome regulations, and high union wages.
DreamActivist.org gives tips and teaches illegals how to lie about their status. The “Dreamers” are the children of illegal immigrants who were brought into this country by their parents. They are the main stream media’s propaganda platform. President Obama gave them legal status in 2012 on the condition that they met certain requirements and paid a $465 fee. The “Dreamers” were not content with the legal status, pushing for a borderless country with Mexico and stopping deportations entirely. http://www.alipac.us/content/dreamer-website-teaches-illegal-immigrants-how-lie-successfully-2241/
In a nine-page memo, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, urged agents to use “prosecutorial discretion” in arresting and deporting illegal immigrant parents of minor children. http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/23/new-obama-policy-warns-agents-not-detain-illegal-i/#.UhiuSNmayPs.email#ixzz2f1YcmKxE
To say that all “Dreamers” are model children would be an exaggeration. Texan Laura Wilkerson’s son Josh was brutally murdered by a “Dreamer” from Belize brought to the U.S. by his parents when he was 10 years old. http://www.alipac.us/content/mother-whose-son-murdered-dreamer-illegal-alien-breaks-down-rally-speech-2169/
Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia introduced a bill to stop illegal immigrants from receiving child tax credits, a move that could save the taxpayers over $4 billion a year. The system is strained by fraud – illegal immigrants have learned how to game the financial system to their benefit. One Indianapolis illegal household, under the IRS’s ITIN which was meant to encourage illegals to pay taxes, had claimed 20 children, 19 of whom lived in Mexico, and had received $29,000 in tax refund. (Melanie Batley and John Bachman, newsmax.com, August 1, 2013)
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) reported on August 27, 2013 that, while Congress was moving to “defund the position of President Obama’s special advocate for illegal immigrants at the Department of Homeland Security, the title was quietly rebranded to protect the position.” Initially, the position title was ICE Public Advocate. It was changed to Deputy Assistant Director Custody Programs and Community Outreach.
According to Judicial Watch, “the position was included in an agency file associated with the Obama administration’s new directive protecting the illegal immigrant parents of anchor babies from deportation.” Congress has no authority now to defund this position. Members of Congress were furious that taxpayers’ money was used to fund a DHS position that advocates for illegal immigrants. The DHS position filled by Andrew Lorenzen-Strait was called in Spanish the “people’s counsel.”http://www.alipac.us/content/dhs-rebrands-illegal-alien-advocate-avoid-congressional-ax-2213/
Amnesty will explode our deficit by making millions of illegal immigrants eligible for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, and other 80 plus welfare programs. According to Heritage Foundation, the average illegal alien is 34 years old and has a 10th grade education. Each illegal immigrant would receive over his lifetime $900,000 in government benefits, while paying only $300,000 in taxes.
Many workers’ wages would decrease as a result of amnesty. There will be more competition for low-skill jobs as the number of workers seeking such jobs will increase significantly, while supply of low skill jobs will remain relatively the same.
The amnesty bill would overwhelm the current immigration system which is already backlogged by as much as 19 years in applicants from certain areas of the globe. The Senate Bill 744 would force immigration to clear the backlog of 4 million people waiting to enter the country legally and to include the 11-12 million amnestied illegals into the mix. Arbitrarily set mandates would only worsen the backlog.
Amnesty will not be a “fair path to citizenship. Amnesty itself is inherently unfair” to all those who have waited in their countries legally and patiently in line for the resolution of their cases, it cheapens the respect for the law, treats law-breakers better than it treats law-abiding aliens, and encourages future illegal immigration through border crossings and visa overstay.
The employment-based visa programs process will be much worse. H-1B visa program for highly skilled positions would force employers to follow certain restrictions such as paying higher wages to most H-1B workers and not to current U.S. workers, creating a bureaucratic nightmare.http://blog.heritage.org/2013/09/06/the-facts-behind-the-white-houses-immigration-claims/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell
The Government Accountability Office reported last week that almost 3,000 sex offenders were released under some supervision in September 2012 in the group of 59,347 illegal immigrants the courts ruled could not be held nor sent back to their countries because their countries did not want them back. http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/15/us-releases-illegals-who-are-sex-offenders/
I fail to see how so many law-breaking illegal aliens among us are going to make our country safe. Is the immigration program not meant to protect Americans and do what is in the best interest of American citizens, not what is in the best interest of illegal immigrants who broke our laws and committed crimes while illegally in the U.S.?
The open borders progressive crowd is very busy and aggressively advocating for amnesty because they know, it will dilute the American population, and it will forever change the composition of our demographics and character of our society by forcibly admitting millions of lawbreakers into our society who have no intention of assimilating and becoming good Americans, fundamentally transforming who we are into something that nobody will recognize as the former exceptional superpower. We will become a third world banana republic dominated by failed European style multiculturalism and unassimilated ghettoes and barrios in which inhabitants only speak their native languages.