Originally Posted by El Minion
Updated 7/28/2006 11:08 AM ET
By Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY
The USA is closing in on a milestone that seemed unthinkable 25 years ago. Sometime in mid-October, we will become a nation of 300 million Americans.
We will then embark on a relatively quick journey to 400 million. Target date: around 2040.
More clutter from the minion man who supports the country being overrun by criminals and American taxpayers paying their way.
Richard Lamm On Harmful Immigration
Former 3 term Democratic Party governor of Colorado Richard Lamm lists some harmful effects of current American immigration policy.
4. We are told that illegal immigration is "cheap labor," but it is not "cheap labor," it is subsidized labor. The National Academy of Sciences has found that there is a significant fiscal drain on U.S. taxpayers for each adult immigrant without a high school education. Illegal immigration is something that benefits a few employers, but the rest of us subsidize that labor through the school system, the health-care system, the courts and in other ways that this form of labor imposes. With school spending of more than $7,000 per student per year, even a small family costs far more than a low-wage family pays in taxes.
5. America is increasingly becoming, day by day, a bilingual country, yet there is not a bilingual country in the world that lives in peace with itself. No nation should blindly allow itself to become a bilingual-bicultural country. If it does, it invites generations of conflict, tension and antagonism. America has historically demanded that its immigrants be self-supporting and English-speaking to join our polity. We vary from that rule that made us "one nation, indivisible" at great risk to America's future. Today, when over 40 percent of today's massive wave of immigrants is from Spanish-speaking nations, people can move to America and keep their language, their culture and their old loyalties. If the melting pot doesn't melt, immigrants become "foreigners" living in America rather than assimilated Americans.
My local cable TV service is now up to 5 Spanish language channels. A local AM channel that has been a news channel for many decades just changed to Spanish language.
If the poor scholastic achievement
of the Mexican immigrants did not persist across generations
the long term effects of this huge wave of immigration would not be so bad. But as Lamm points out, it does. Low scoring Mexicans are now getting almost as much in the form of racial quota preferences for jobs and university slots as blacks get. A highly developed first world economy does not need and can not afford the many costs of masses of poorly educated people. America's leaders are betraying their people by ignoring the wishes of the people that current high levels of immigration be reduced.