Unless Congress cuts immigration rates through legislation, Sessions said, the U.S. will “legally add at least 10 million new legal immigrants over the next 10 years– a bloc of new residents larger than the cities of Atlanta (population: 447,000), Los Angeles (3.88 million), Chicago (2.7 million), Boston (645,000), Denver (650,000), St. Louis (318,000), and Dallas (1.25 million) combined.”
This doesn’t include the many illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration has tended to increase in line with the increase in legal immigration. If you want to lose the Republic, this is the way to do it.
One in seven Americans will be a foreigner. That has to be a national security risk. During the 1950s, 60s, 70s, the foreign-born population in the U.S. declined and compensation for citizen workers nearly doubled.
The gang of eight Senate bill for comprehensive immigration reform legalized more than 11 million along with any of their families who remain in foreign countries. In addition, it would have increased the number here legally by 30 to 50 million, mostly low-wage workers who would then bring their families over. We were told that it would decrease illegal immigration but historically, the opposite happens.
All we hear from businesses and politicians is that we need more foreign workers. Sen. Sessions and a handful of others are lone voices pointing to the fact that this policy of handing out excessive work permits depresses wages for both Americans and foreigners.
Most of our low-wage immigration occurs legally. The U.S. gives out one million green cards a year according to DHS. These are workers who compete with Americans for jobs. These are workers who are then eligible for benefits, can invite their families to come and can then get on the line for citizenship. They are coming in at such a rapid rate that assimilation is not even part of the equation.
Sessions said that the last large-scale immigration began in 1880. President Coolidge argued for slowing the rate because “We want to keep wages and living conditions good for everyone who is nowhere or who may come here. As a nation, our first duty must be to those who are already our inhabitants, whether native or immigrants. To them we owe an especial and a weighty obligation.” Indeed, recent immigrants are among those most economically impacted by the arrival of large numbers of new workers brought in to compete for the same jobs, Sessions concluded.
A number of Immigration changes began around 1970 and have continued to this day. Sessions recall “Another trend occurred during this period, as reported by the New York Times: ‘The share of prime-age men — those 25 to 54 years old — who are not working has more than tripled since the late 1960s…since the turn of the century, the share of women without paying jobs has been rising, too.'”
We now have an administration, many in Congress, and billionaire business people who define our nation, not as a nation, but as a portal for immigrants, legal and illegal. Unless we change that way of thinking, we risk becoming a non-State. We have already erased our borders.
Finally, Sessions says that Gallup polls show Americans don’t want large-scale immigration by a two-to-one margin and the Kellyanne Conway polls show by nearly 10-1, Americans should improve wages for citizens before bringing in foreign workers.
Americans no longer have a say in who and how many immigrate to our shores, only the elite do.