Monday, June 24, 2013

Quote of the day: Immigration edition

And by "immigration" I mean "illegal immigration amnesty":
... part and parcel of the case for allowing unrestricted immigration is that immigrants are poorer than the average American. They’d have to be, wouldn’t they? After all (or so we are told):
  • Lots of American employers ‘want to hire’ immigrants. Why would this be?
  • Because, presumably, immigrants are cheaper/more efficient to hire. Why would this be?
  • Because, presumably, they’re willing to do the same job(s) at a lower wage than natives would. Why would this be?
  • Because they’re poorer.
I mean hey, if you’ve got a better explanation, let’s hear it.
For added they're lying to us points, there's this:
Okay, so again, we see that if we take pro-immigration arguments to heart, they make sense only on the assumption, belief, expectation, or empirical observation that the immigrants we’re allowing to enter are poorer than the average native.

Poorer. But at the same time they don’t use social services at any higher rate.

How can this be? Why would it be? What is the open-borders explanation? Do you believe it?

Do immigrants, as a rule, have social strictures or taboos against making use of government services? That’s almost like you’re saying that immigrants are somehow culturally-different than Americans, which would be Racist.

Is the idea supposed to be that in the U.S., government social-service providers are, as a class, really good, motivated and efficient at weeding out immigrants and withholding taxpayer-funded benefits from them? (RELATED: IRS Sent $46 Million in Tax Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens — All at the SAME Address in Atlanta.)
This whole amnesty issue has scraped layers of libertarian coating off of me, exposing the core of liberal values I grew up with.  From a liberal perspective, this amnesty is horrible public policy because it further impoverishes the poor.  And quite frankly, it's all the evidence you need to refute the dumb What's The Matter With Kansas silliness.

The Democrats have breath taking contempt for poor minorities - especially African Americans who like Rihanna keep voting for their Democratic Chris Brown - and care only about new potential votes rather than their existing clients.  The Republicans are stunning in their stupidity here - if they can't cause some internal fractures with the Democrats, they deserve to go the way of the Whigs.  Of course, they don't do this because the Chamber of Commerce donations to the Gang of Eight would dry up.


Anonymous said...

Yet I expect it's okay to have a few million come in via the H1B visa program, bring in the missus knock her up and you have instant anchor baby. Then after 5 years they start to bring over their entire extended families. So for one indentured IT worker working for peanuts and depressing wages you have let in about 300 other people. Most of which have few skills.

Dave H said...

knottedprop has it. That's how it works in Canada right now. (I don't know if the anchor baby trick works, but I don't believe it's necessary there.)

TOTWTYTR said...

Apparently black community leaders aren't that happy with this bill since it will further depress the job prospects of poor black Americans.

This is turning out to be one of the most racist Administrations ever.

I wonder what Obama has against poor black people?