Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Do we really need to add to the 'Second Great Wave' of Immigration?

If Congress passes immigration reform legislation this year, it would dramatically add to what the Census Bureau is calling the “Second Great Wave” of immigration in U.S. history.
Opponents of the legislation have seized on the Census Bureau’s analysis of migration patterns to warn of an explosion of the foreign-born population over the next few decades.
“Once again, the country is approaching a percentage of foreign-born not seen since the late 1800s and early 1900s,” the Census Bureau wrote on its blog this week. “Will this proportion continue to increase, perhaps exceeding the high of nearly 15 percent achieved in both 1890 and 1910?” The agency estimates that 40 million people living in the United States in 2010 were born elsewhere, approximately 12.9 percent of the population. That is the highest population of immigrants, percentagewise, since the 1920s, according to the Census Bureau.
Here is the Jeff Session's speech if interested. His
immigration remarks begin at about the 30:40 minute
mark so you will need to fast forward.
“After 40 years of large-scale immigration, rising joblessness, failing schools and a growing welfare state, would not the sensible, conservative thing to do be to slow down for a bit, allow wages to rise, assimilation to occur and to help those struggling here today?” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said Thursday, when he delivered the keynote address to commemorate the Tea Party Patriots’ fifth anniversary.
Read the full story HERE.

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

1 comment:

BOSMAN said...

With Team Obama's Entitlement mentality ... our Jobs situation Here ... Do we really need to add more burden to an already over stressed economy? I don't think so!