Is immigration an economic issue? Our Establishment media says no


#1

We are told that the Most Important Problem which the America people are concerned with is the economy, as distinguished from immigration [legal and illegal] which is allegedly way down on the list in almost every recent poll.

But the truth is, immigration, both legal and illegal, is inextricable connected to America’s economy and in many specific cases it has a devastating financial effect. For example see:

Testimony about “51 Florida Hospitals in trouble” due to illegal aliens expenses:

Jun 10, 2008

”No need to editorialize. Here is a sampling of the sort of facts the politicians and pro-illegal lobby want you to ignore, yet expect you to continue to bear the burden of. Is it any wonder scores of hospitals in border states and elsewhere have shut down or closed their ER units!!!”

Also see: Texas Faces Rising Cost For Illegal Immigrant Care

Aug 19, 2010

Texas spent at least $250 million in the past year for medical care and imprisonment of illegal immigrants and other non-citizens.

And then there is this: The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer

May 6, 2013

”In 2010, the average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in government benefits and services while paying some $10,334 in taxes. This generated an average annual fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid) of around $14,387 per household. This cost had to be borne by U.S. taxpayers. Amnesty would provide unlawful households with access to over 80 means-tested welfare programs, Obamacare, Social Security, and Medicare. The fiscal deficit for each household would soar.”

And when it comes to legal immigration, businesses are now using the H 1B visas to bring in foreign workers who will work below the going wage while American workers lose their jobs to these workers and wind up on taxpayer financed welfare programs.

See: Disney Sacks American Employees, Makes Them Train Foreign Replacements

***"Disney is laying off hundreds of American employees in favor of replacing them with cheaper foreign workers. Adding insult to injury, the former employees have 90 days to train their replacements or risk losing their promised bonuses.

It’s a loophole many companies are exploiting in the H1B visa law that allows them to bring in foreign labor when there’s a labor shortage. According to an attorney who spoke with ABC7 in Sarasota, Florida, there are about 800,000 H1B workers currently in the United States. Their purpose is to “fill highly specialized positions for companies that are unable to find qualified Americans to fill those jobs,” Sara Blackwell said."***

The irrefutable fact is, legal and illegal immigration is very much an economic issue and should not appear in polls as being separate from the economy. It should be included as “economy, including effects from legal and illegal immigration.”

Of course, since Trump has raised the issue about illegal immigration and our popular media carries water for the Establishment which hates Trump, it’s no wonder why immigration has cleverly found its way to the bottom of these polls.

JWK


To support Hillary Clinton is to support a continuance of Obama’s illegal immigration tyranny which includes giving legal status and work permits to tens of millions who have invaded our borders!



#2

It is absolutely amazing how our media is so eager to report Illegal Immigrants Near Bottom of Gallup’s List of Issues Americans Worry About Most, especially when in truth and substance the assertion is a big fat lie!

See: Black Group Rallies Against Immigration Bill

”Anti-immigration activists demanded a stop to immigration reform during the D.C. March for Jobs Monday, saying the bill could take jobs away from black people.”

The sad truth is, Black and Puerto Rican American citizens, are paying the price for illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, and are the first to lose jobs, especially in the construction trades and service industry.

JWK

To support Ted Cruz, John Kasich or Hillary Clinton is to support our Global Governance Crowd and their Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority, WTO, NAFTA, GATT, and CAFTA, all used to circumvent America First trade policies, while fattening the fortunes of international corporate giants who have no allegiance to America or any nation.


#3

Immigration is a sovereignty issue … period!

If this needs explaining then … we have already lost the battle!


#4

I heard Trump use the word “borders” today, as in plural. It sounds as if he might be planning on putting the squeeze on the Canadian border too if he is elected. There was an article today that suggests he will use the Northern border as a potential bargaining chip.

To my American brothers and sisters, please spare me, I’m one of the good ones… :wink:


#5

Except the American legal system explicitly acknowledges the sovereignty of the individual.

The American experiment was meant to treat people, as far as was practical, as nations unto themselves.

Your gun is your military, your home your domain, your lawyer your ambassador.

It was for good reason that we began as an “open border” nation. Even if that state of business is no longer practical, failing to at least acknowledge Individual sovereignty in our immigration laws, means we have made ourselves incoherent.