The Mexican flag flew over a crowd of pro-amnesty marchers in the photo above. The scene is played out throughout the country. Amnesty is the goal by this administration which is refusing to follow immigration law or close the border.
The Center for Immigration Studies studied the 13 years post-welfare reform and determined that the share of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) with a child (under age 18) using at least one welfare program continued to be very high.
It was due in part to the large share of immigrants with low levels of education and their resulting low incomes — not their legal status or an unwillingness to work.
In 2009, 57 percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal and illegal) with children used at least one welfare program, compared to 39 percent for native households with children. They continued on welfare for decades after arriving in the United States.
Households with children with the highest welfare use rates are those headed by immigrants from the Dominican Republic (82 percent), Mexico and Guatemala (75 percent), and Ecuador (70 percent).
These are some of the countries responsible for much of the current rush of illegal immigrants.
Welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents. In 2009, 60 percent of households with children headed by an immigrant who arrived in 2000 or later used at least one welfare program; for households headed by immigrants who arrived before 2000 it was 55 percent.
The United States is becoming a welfare state and will be for a long time to come because more than half the people coming in expect that and like it.
That study was then and this is now.
We now have a president who reversed much of the welfare reform, is flooding the system with illegals who are poor and uneducated, and he is providing welfare to new illegal immigrants.
Undoubtedly, the president is enthusiastic about the illegal immigrants coming in because they believe in big government.
According to Pew Hispanic Research Center, when it comes to the size of government, Hispanics are more likely than the general public to say they would rather have a bigger government providing more services than a smaller government with fewer services. Some 75% of Hispanics say this, while 19% say they would rather have a smaller government with fewer services.
Pew Hispanic Research found that 54% of Latinos eligible to vote identify as Democrats as opposed to 11% for Republicans.
In the 2012 presidential election, according to the National Election Pool, Latino voters favored Democrat Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney by 71%-24%.
We have a president who is inundating the United States with Latinos who will vote Democratic.
He is also – wantonly – allowing drug dealers and terrorists to come into the country and they too will be Democrats.
They are not being assimilated.
A recent compilation of government studies analyzed by The Center for Immigration Studies shows that only immigrants – legal and illegal – benefitted from the net gain in jobs since 2000 and the jobs included middle-skilled and high-skilled jobs as well as low-skilled jobs.
The government is currently busy changing zoning laws to allow for an over-saturation of high-density, low-income housing, which is heavily subsidized by taxpayers. I think we know where all these illegals will be placed.
When our government says we need far more immigrants – meaning illegal – it’s hard to understand why.