You’re talking about an edge case, not the norm.
The money California spends is overwhelmingly Californian money.
Something like federal grants for high speed rail is a far larger, far more costly concern, yet even that is something the Government can stop when it feels like it.
The answer there wasn’t banning or controlling the supply of trains; likewise, you can spend less on benefits, while doing nothing to immigration or refugees or asylees. Surprisingly, that is possible qix.
As Nick Gillespie says, I don’t care about the gov’t **** sandwich.
I care about economic growth, job growth, and uplifting living standards.
They drive all of the above. Meanwhile, declining demographics hurt those things.
Along with a few other important qualities.
I have these people as coworkers and customers. I’m not seeing the threat; do you talk to them?
It’s easy to be paranoid about people you don’t communicate with. That’s part to why the left vs right divide has become so toxic.
Russia as a nation has higher gdp per capita and productivity than the Ukraine.
Take that away, Russia fails to make these gains. e.g. No similar moves were made in the far smaller Baltic States, because ethnic Russians living in those places know that they have a better deal within those countries, than being apart of Russia.
Ergo; your frame doesn’t work, because you’re not accounting for cultural-economic differentials.
Even outright Balkanization can only happen among cultures of near-equal status.
We don’t have that with Latin Americans.
I hope you read Thomas Sowell, and learn more about how cultures actually come to dominate one another.
There’s observed patterns that these things follow, he can help you see that.
He’s not pro-immigration, so you have nothing to lose by looking into it.
No qix, full stop.
“Attack” implies intent, whereas the only “intent” here is people looking for safety.
You offered the truth right there in your own article. This is due to a crisis unfolding in these countries, it has nothing to do with our internal politics. It has nothing to do with showing up the country or Trump.
To imply otherwise is like saying the Irish Potato famine was just a ploy to open the U.K. up to foreign competition and make the Tories look bad.