From the time this country was founded immigrants have served as the backbone of this great nation. We are a country founded on the hard work and determination of those immigrants and have since evolved into the greatest country on the face of the planet. “Yes I said the greatest country on the face of the planet even though many “elite progressives” like to think otherwise.” As the country grew there came a point in time where limits had to be placed on immigration and as a result places like Ellis Island were constructed to ensure this country was taking in only those individuals who could contribute to society.
Fast forward some two hundred years and we find ourselves in a situation starkly different than the one our forefathers faced. This situation is ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and the fact that those in power today are using the idea of immigration as a political football to ensure their reelection and continued control over the political system in this country. You may ask how exactly are they turning immigration into a political football?? One word AMNESTY!!!
The democrats have become the party of the handout and “free stuff”. This is precisely why they are so in favor of amnesty. If this amnesty bill does indeed pass the roughly 30 million illegal immigrants will fall directly into they hands of the welfare system. Once this occurs the democrats will play off of this and continue to offer more and more free stuff at the cost of the tax payer. Increasing the “free stuff” class in this country will lead to higher taxes for those of us in the real working class and in turn continue the demise of our economy.
The enormous illegal immigration problem in this country is much larger than politicians and the lame stream media would lead you to believe. They constantly throw around differing numbers in regards to how many illegals are living here, there current favorite number happens to be 11 million. That number may have been the case some 5 years ago, but according to recent statistics from the Center for Immigration Studies, “If immigration continues at current levels, the nation’s population will increase from 301 million today to 468 million in 2060, an increase of roughly 167 million people or 56%.
Take into account the family and friends that would also arrive here as a result of the proposed amnesty bill and you have nearly 60 million additional American citizens. We currently have an unemployment rate of around 7% with nearly 90 million AMERICANS currently out of the workforce and we want to add another 60 million people??? Where is the logic???
Another issue many progressives have trouble coming to grips with is the idea that giving amnesty to illegals will in turn become a burden on the social welfare systems already in place in this country. When these people become citizens they automatically become eligible for Obamacare and many other social welfare programs.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, “Amnesty for illegal immigrants will cause costs to increase significantly from $10.4 billion a year to $28.8 billion. This is because an amnesty program would transform an illegal immigrant to an “unskilled immigrant with legal status” who could access various government programs. However, due to low income, these “unskilled immigrants with legal status” would likely make very modest tax payments.”
Lets face it, amnesty for illegals won’t only be a burden on the welfare systems in this country, it will bring down society as a whole as it continuously erodes American values, it will expand the welfare state as these individuals will continue to vote for “free stuff” like we have seen over the last 6 years, and it will be a burden on the already fragile economy.