When legal immigrants from other cultures influence the existing U.S. citizenry in positive ways it’s admirable. Concurrently, the “nation of immigrants” or “xenophobia” arguments, used by those on the Left to justify the staggering toll of fence jumpers and anchor babies born in the U.S., are disingenuous and miss the mark. Likewise is attempting to enforce PC language, as in shunning terms such as “anchor babies,” while ignoring reality: a nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation.
Who Come First? U.S. Citizens
In August 2020, on the second night of the virtual Republican National Convention, it was uplifting to see the secretary of Homeland Security swear in five new American citizens and each new citizen then recognized by President Trump.
The process of obtaining American citizenship was educational. Since then, the feckless Biden Administration has wreaked havoc on America, enabling virtually anybody who crosses our borders to do so easily, without penalty, and to quickly be given an array of benefits.
The ill-conceived policy exacerbates a problem that has been years in the making: In April 2015, testimony before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, of the U.S. House Judiciary Committees, revealed that hundreds of thousands of children are born annually to an illegal-alien mother residing in the United States. Nationwide, in some years, as many as one in ten births are anchor babies.
All told, more than five million children born in the U.S. and younger than 18 are living with at least one unauthorized immigrant parent. Five million anchor babies in the U.S., in a family of only four, means that, possibly, as many as 6,000,000 people benefit from deportation immunity.
Did you get to vote on this transformation of American society? Was this the intent of the 14th Amendment? How about the additional millions of illegals having babies here?
What is a Sovereign Nation?
Data from the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that “An estimated 49% of households headed by legal immigrants used one or more welfare programs in 2012, compared to 30% of households headed by natives.” Illegal immigrants typically access welfare programs via their U.S. born children, to whom federal government programs and assistance are guaranteed.
American-born children of illegal aliens wantonly have been given health care, education, and other benefits by the federal government at a staggering economic and social cost to U.S. citizens. Meanwhile some many illegal-alien households don’t pay taxes. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that between 50% and 75% of illegal immigrants pay federal, state, and local taxes – thus between 25% and 50% of illegal immigrants do not pay taxes.
Despite the non-stop propaganda from the Left, during his time in office President Trump advocated for sensible immigration policies, while observing that:
* Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages, and security for all Americans.
* A nation without borders is not a nation.
* A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
Considering all unfunded liabilities, we are a nation with $168.8 trillion in debt. We vehemently need an immigration moratorium or at least a reduction in immigration for a lengthy stretch, and not an opening of the floodgates.
A Party of Weasels
Sixteen years ago, every prominent politician on the left, from Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and numerous others in the House, was a staunch advocate for limited and tightly controlled immigration. Each of them made statements, wrote on the topic, and informed their constituents of their viewpoint.
Thereafter, Democrats began to fear the erosion of their base. Unless they recruited immigrants en masse, and cheat in historic ways, they might not win another major election. So, in the intervening years, they became pro-open borders advocates, knowing that flooding the U.S. with immigrants would work in their favor.
More than 80% of immigrants who become citizens vote Democrat in their early years of citizenship. When you know that most of the invading hordes will punch a ticket for your side, why not invite even more of them?
Battering the Border
By 2016, Democrats claimed that open borders and waves of immigrants were part of “who we are.” The vile Nancy Pelosi, in her most pseudo-earnest terms, would step behind the lectern and speak to the cameras convincingly. In 2020, every Democratic presidential candidate announced during a debate, recorded forevermore, that they were in favor of giving illegal immigrants full health benefits. Let that sink in.
All you have to do is cross the border and make your way into the country and you hit the health benefits jackpot. Never mind that tens of millions of Americans have already paid in for years. Never mind that millions or people who want to become legal citizens have been patiently waiting in line.
Biden’s immigration ‘policy’ represents treason, and he and his henchmen should be charged accordingly.
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