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Illegals can tunnel under a wall, but the approximately 1 million per year of legal permanent resident immigrants don’t have to bother to tunnel under. The Trump Admin gave out over 3,000 immigrant legal permanent resident “Green” cards PER DAY in 2017; Over 1.1 Million total in 2017.
To put this in context, Dallas, Texas is the 9th largest city in the United States and has a population of 1,341,075.
Greencards easily turn into citizenship and so the insane numbers of new US citizens per year will continue, or again worsen, if nothing is changed. Each new citizen dilutes democracy, too, because each vote is of less value.
Even if a wall were effective, it is futile with such huge numbers being let in legally. The USA is already filled up with Americans, many of whom have no right to return to their place of origin.
The graph, above, shows numbers becoming US citizens are a flood without historical precedent. It is environmentally unsustainable and unfair to Americans.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, April 5, 2012 San Diego tunnel to smuggle drugs discovered on US-Mexico border
The Trump Admin gave out over 3,000 Immigrant legal permanent resident “Green” cards PER DAY in 2017; Over 1.1 Million Total in 2017. 38% of the recipients were from Asia; 36% from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. See official details at the bottom of this blog post.
Green Cards easily convert to citizenship and hence the insane numbers of new “Americans” being created per year – from approximately 750,000 to over 1 million per year, in recent years.
Too many people is too many people, whether because they are taking jobs from Americans, or destroying the environment from sheer quantity. America has an immigration crisis and it is a legal one. Over 1 million people per year is the equivalent of one large city per year.
There is no equivalent graph for green cards, but citizenship is generally the next step. H1B is dual intent for a green card and hence citizenship. There’s no job that an American won’t do to feed their families. There are separate categories for truly talented immigrants. H1B immigrants take jobs from regular educated Americans.
[Update note: Washington Post created (or found) a green card graph, which is a similar style to the new citizen graph above, and shows greencard holders as one million and higher in recent years. Some green card holders continue to stay in the country without getting citizenship, perhaps because some countries don’t allow dual citizenship. They quote Trump at SOTU: “I want people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally,” and point out that many illegals came legally but overstayed. But, they trot out the same bizarre argument that it has to do with percentage of foreign born. “Trump’s ad hoc embrace of a new immigration peak is entirely at odds with his policies” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/06/trumps-ad-hoc-embrace-new-immigration-peak-is-entirely-odds-with-his-policies Apart from national security and the direction of the country it does not have to do with percentage foreign born. The fact that there are more people than the past makes more immigration a huge problem. In past immigration peaks American Indians were removed to make way for new immigrants. Who will be removed in the future?]
Don’t be fooled. The Republicans want tons of immigrants:
How the H1B Visa Effects American Workers: http://youtu.be/2O-zMEchEwM This is about the impacts on IT workers, but there have long been impacts on the academic world. These immigrant visas have caused the value of education to fall, due to basic market forces – too many of anything makes the value fall. We suspect that it has caused academic quality-standards to fall, as well, for reasons that are beyond the scope of this post, but include foreign professors who cannot speak English which can be understood by students, and/or who obtained undergrad or grad degrees in low tier foreign institutions. The nature of most US grad degree programs tends to assume an undergraduate background, which some foreign students may lack. There are known US universities who specialize in foreign students, too – becoming effective H1B diploma mills. For decades US university students have complained that they couldn’t understand their math and science teachers, but this problem has increasingly spread out into other disciplines, as well, and now even into high schools.
Non-American born are more likely to be employed than American born, according to recent stats. This is in thousands. The US government has been bringing in approximately one million immigrants per year for decades. Only around 10% are refugees or asylum seekers.
The Trump Administration Gave Out Over 3,000 Immigrant Green Cards PER DAY In 2017; Over 1.1 Million Total In 2017. 38% of the recipients are from Asia; 36% are from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
Over 1 million people per year is the equivalent of one large city per year.
Americans may be mostly immigrants but those who have been in the country the longest do not have the right to return to their indigenous homelands, and some are too old to go, or their parents are too old. There is no historical reason, either, that Americans should have to leave and give their jobs to new Asian immigrants. Our responsibilities to Latin Americans are complex, but Europeans have exploited Latin America since the 1500s, and continue to do so. Middle Easterners continue to exploit and now Chinese, Canadian and Australian mining companies do so. There are ethnic German and Middle Eastern elites in Latin America and the Caribbean exploiting the natives who are never discussed.
Don’t believe the Republican lies. They aren’t seriously addressing immigration. They have worked to increase immigration:
“The annual LPR [Lawfully Permanent Resident, aka Greencard] flow has exhibited a general upward trend since 1945, increasing from an average of 250,000 new LPRs per year during the 1950s to averaging over one million per year since 1999. These increases are partly explained by changes in immigration law, including the elimination in 1965 of the National Origins system,and an increase in the annual immigration ceiling in 1990. The spike in lawful immigration from 1989 to 1991 resulted from the legalization of 2.7 million unauthorized immigrants under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. The increases in the number of new LPRs in 2005 and 2006 primarily resulted from changes to employment preferences in the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) and the REAL ID Act, along with backlog reductions of applications at USCIS (see U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2006 Annual Flow Report)… The leading regions of birth of new LPRs in 2017 were Asia (38 percent) and North America (37 percent) (Table 4). Together, Asia and North America have been the regions of birth for at least 70 percent of new LPRs each year since 2009,...” On p. 7, we see Mexico (15.1%), Central America (5%), Caribbean (15.5%), i.e. 35.6% which rounds up to 36%. https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Lawful_Permanent_Residents_2017.pdf
Dallas, Texas the 9th largest city in America has a population of 1,341,075 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population
2005 and 2006 was Bush Jr and a totally Republican controlled Congress. The head of the House was pedophile Republican Dennis Hastert later convicted of abuse of young boys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/109th_United_States_Congress
Who amnestied 2.7 million in 1986? Oh, that would be Reagan.
There was this too for Central American Refugees (and others): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaraguan_Adjustment_and_Central_American_Relief_Act
In 1990 Bush Sr was President and the US Congress was majority Democrats.
The Republicans hate Americans more than the Democrats, but they just lie about it. It would help if the Democrats would realize that 1 million per year is unprecedented and unsustainable and stop seeing every immigrant as their grandmother escaping Nazi Germany.
And, there are already people in America who are poor and need jobs and opportunity and have no place else to go. Many of these are children. Why do people only care about the children at the border, but not those born and raised American?
America has still failed to adequately help African Americans who came against their will hundreds of years ago. Affirmative action has too often gone to new immigrants, instead of African American descendants of slaves, over the course of the last half century.
Trump’s mother immigrated to the USA in May of 1930, after the 1929 stock market crash, when unemployment had already risen to around 10%, and a lot of rich people had gone bankrupt, and even committed suicide. The US had no need of Trump’s mother as a domestic (maid) in 1930. Trump’s mother, Mary MacLeod, was not persecuted. She was not banished by the UK like so many Scots were. Born into a huge family, on an island, she was simply one less hungry mouth for Britain to feed during the depression and one more for the USA to feed when there were many hungry American mouths already. What’s more, Trump’s father was made in Germany though born in America to parents who Germany threw out because the father was an apparent draft dodger. Trump’s wife Melania, her sister and parents, immigrated from Slovenia, which is a very lovely and nice European country. They are not needed and they are not needy. There are, and were, lovely Americans who are aspiring models and artists like Melania and her sister. There are even ones who are beautiful but congenitally hunched like Melania. Ones who love to shake Clinton’s hand, too. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/01/13/poster-child-for-faulty-us-immigration-policy-trump-should-be-banished-to-his-maternal-island-in-the-uk-which-once-belonged-to-norway/