- And it doesn’t matter. Responsibility is Gov’ts, in every decade.
Further, Goldwater maintained the same position on immigration right up until he died in the 90s. Bring. back. Bracero.
That’s what he wanted instead of amnesty in 1986; he knew it wouldn’t work. You can’t throw a bandaid on the problem, then just go back to what were doing, and expect it to “work this time”.
You need to address the root cause, not symptoms, and the root cause, is a dysfunctional bureaucracy mismanaging immigration.
It’s a more than that. $504 million net fiscal cost for the State & localities in 2005. $17.7 billion added to the State’s GDP in 2006. They cost$ 2.60 billion, they gave $2.09 in taxes. You can change welfare to fill that gap, absolutely.
And your logic for rejecting them, doesn’t follow.
A net boon is a net boon, it’s still giving us a boost, and having a boost, small or large, is better than not having a boost.
All you’re doing is stating a preference; you would prefer “some other” immigrant was here. Not dissuading the fact that these immigrants we have contribute. Which is the point, It means the economy is doing its job, and should be left alone.
Immigration correlates with increased productivity, and increased employment, even for natives.
CWolf, 2nd order effects on labor, pay attention to them, how the economy allocates labor, pay attention to it.
Immigrants spur on labor demand, they create services that wouldn’t otherwise exist, and they go to places that Americans in the cities don’t.
They serve a purpose; to the economy, they’re oil lubricating the gears. They’re a mobile workforce willing to move from place to place when natives prefer to be sedentary. And Americans are very sedentary right now.