American citizens had no say in the immigration act that was passed in 1965.
Nevertheless, since the act was passed, the US has taken in nearly 100 million
The immigration act, dubbed the Hart-Celler act, is the sole driver behind
the population surge America has experienced since 1965.
Because of the Hart-Celler Act, the population of the US went from 225 million in 1960 to around 325 million today., and is expected to grow to over 400 million by 2050. Without the act, the population of America would have remained around 200 million people.
Since the late 1960s, the United States has been below replacement birth rates, therefore it is mathematically impossible for Americans to have grown the population to over 300 million people
based on their posterity alone.
The population surge has been driven by immigration and the children the high-birthrate immigrants are having within the US.
At the time of the passage of the 1965 Hart-Celler Act, the foreign-born population of the country was around 9.6 million people, today it is around 45 million people and expected to reach over 72 million within the next 25 years.
One of the strongest arguments against the reform bill was presented at a Senate
hearing by Myra C. Hacker, of a group called the New Jersey Coalition. Warning against lowering the barriers to entry at a time of a worldwide population boom, she told a Senate hearing:
“In light of our 5 percent unemployment rate, our worries over the so-called population
explosion, and our menacingly mounting welfare costs, are we prepared to embrace so great a horde of the world’s unfortunates? At the very least, the hidden mathematics of the bill
should be made clear to the public so that they may tell their congressmen how they feel
about providing jobs, schools, homes, security against want, citizen education, and a
brotherly welcome … for an indeterminately enormous number of aliens from
Because of the 1965 immigration act, the demographic makeup of the immigrant population
has completely changed. In 1960 only three states received their main source of immigration
from Mexico, but in 2018 over 35 states were receiving most of their immigrants from
Today, the countries that send their immigrants have changed a bit, but the vast
majority of immigrants driving the foreign-born and total population surge are coming from
South and Central America. Because of many changes in immigration laws over the decades, it has become nearly impossible for immigrants from Europe to migrate to the US legally and become citizens.
Even though Americans had no say in this massive change for the country, the senator who
was the face of the bill – Ted Kennedy – promised Americans a few things at the signing
ceremony of the bill.
“It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It
will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”
The bill did all of those things.
The Truth About the Border
According to a new forecast, more than 1.8 million illegal immigrants are expected to cross the U.S.-Mexico border this year, making it the “worst ever” on record, highlighting President Joe Biden’s failed policies.
The projection from Princeton Policy Advisors showed that a high of 1,864,000 illegal immigrants could cross the southwest border based on current trends and past averages.
The report, provided to Secrets, said that would be 250,000 more than the next highest number recorded in 2000.
A video from September provided by a source within the CBP showed over 9,000 Haitian migrants being held in a makeshift camp under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas. In the footage, the mostly Haitian migrants can be seen entering the Rio Grande from Mexico.
It was recently reported that about 50,000 migrants who crossed the southern border illegally in just the past few months have now been released in the United States without a court date according to a recent Axios report.
Under the Biden administration, we witnessed a record surge of illegal crossings at our border. According to Biden’s own officials, the projected crossings for the fiscal year of 2021 surpass 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined.
Since Joe Biden was inaugurated, approximately 60,000 unaccompanied minors were processed by his administration. All of them get to stay forever, and every one of them that crosses will become the nation’s next wave of ‘dreamers.’
California foster parents were being asked to care for a staggering 26 or more unaccompanied migrant children per household despite the legal limit being set at 6 by the state
Foster families were also being told to vacate their homes to make room for migrant children.
In Washington state, Edmundo Serena Sanchez said he and his wife were notified by letter in February that they would have to vacate their Renton house where they have nurtured and raised foster children for nearly seven years.
The letter said the house would be used “…to provide a different scope of services in support of unaccompanied youth.”
Unaccompanied youth is the term the federal government uses to describe the more than 60,000 children who crossed the US-Mexico border under the Biden administration without an adult accompanying them. Parents have been sending their children to the U.S. in hopes that the Biden Administration would be more accepting of migrant children than the Trump Administration.
According to another report, Biden is spent $86 million on hotel rooms for migrants as his administration struggles to handle the surge of families and kids trying to come to the US.
The contract is with hotels near the border in Arizona and Texas to hold thousands of migrants, and will allegedly last six months. The deal was made through Endeavors, a non-profit with programs that include housing services and disaster relief.
Biden’s administration is also looking to fly migrants arriving at the US southern border to processing facilities in northern and coastal states.
The Washington Post spoke to two Department of Homeland Security officials and reviewed an email that showed US Customs and Border Protection is using planes to transport thousands of migrants who crossed the Rio Grande in the past few months.
It’s not clear which states they want to send the migrants to, but The Post reported many northern states are on the list.
According to another report, Delta, United Airlines are providing African migrants free flights to the U.S.
Teachers from San Diego Unified School District are also being transported to the border to give thousands of migrant children in-person classes according to another report.
During the spring, SDUSD students were learning in an online-only format according to the school district’s website.
“We have 130,000 kids who haven’t been allowed in a classroom for over a year in the San Diego Unified School District. It’s great that there’s in-person learning for those unaccompanied minors from Central America, but I wish every child in San Diego County was allowed the same opportunity for in-person teaching,” San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond said.
If you have the most basic understanding of supply and demand economics, then you understand that if you increase the supply of something, the cost, and the demand decrease. The same principle can be applied to immigration. Immigration is like trade, Immigration simply allows the production to be done domestically. Even the New York Times recently conceded this fact when they published video-essays by Kahn Academy who explains that immigration and globalization are the main drivers behind the decreasing wages, and the massive gap between wages and the GDP, which coincidentally started to occur around 1965.
According to economists like Edward Lazear, Paul Collier, and George J Borjas, mass immigration of low-skilled workers has been a major drain on the American worker. In his estimate of the immigration surplus, Borjas finds that the total surplus is around $50 billion dollars. This number is negligible in America’s multi-trillion-dollar economy, but the good news ends there. Borjas concluded that the majority of the benefit went to the immigrant workers themselves, and the native firms who push to bring them in, in order to drive down the cost of labor in the first place. The $50 billion-dollar surplus though is completely wiped away when you control for the welfare benefits most immigrants receive, as well as their public education. In terms of economics, mass immigration statistically has been a net-negative on the American people.
On Welfare and Public Education:
The majority of the immigrants that have come over since 1965 are not only causing a loss to native workers regarding wages, but are also a major economic drain in terms of government benefits. The demographic that makes up most of our immigrant population use more government services than the amount of taxes they pay into the system, and more than half of all immigrants are on some form of welfare for decades.
Start throwing in public education, public transportation, ESL, cash and non-cash welfare, the criminal justice system, and other public services, and we arrive at the controversial deficit the media refuses to talk about. Federal welfare spending breaks records every single year, and welfare is the biggest portion of the annual federal budget. There are over 80 different welfare programs according to the CRS.
It costs the US taxpayer approximately $15,000 per year per student to educate just one of these children. For the total 60,000 unaccompanied minors that have crossed under Biden’s administration, it would cost over $7 billion dollars in taxpayer money to provide these children with an 8-year education. For the approximate 6 million illegal alien children living within the United States right now, it costs the US taxpayer nearly 1 trillion dollars just in education costs alone.
Add on top of this the welfare most immigrants receive, public education, public transportation, and criminal justice costs, and the US Taxpayer is footing a multi-trillion-dollar bill in the name of ‘diversity.’ According to data, ICE spent an average of $10,854 per deportee during the fiscal year of 2017, according to ICE spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe. “This includes all costs necessary to identify, apprehend, detain, process through immigration court, and remove an alien,” she said in an interview. If the US were to deport all of the estimated 11 million illegal aliens living within the US, the federal government would save trillions of dollars of taxpayer money that could be going to enhancing education for American citizens or infrastructure.
On the changing political Landscape:
Outside of Cubans, who only make up 0.5% of the entire American population, the Hispanic demographic has voted approximately 70% for the democratic party consistently in every election. The recent decline in Hispanic support for the Democratic party Republicans have applauded accounts for a small percentage of Hispanics, and only in certain parts of the country. Around 1 in 10 Republican voters are White non-Hispanic every single election season.
According to Pew Research, 75% of Hispanics say it’s more important to institute gun control than to protect gun rights. Pew also finds that 72% of Hispanics say that hate speech is violence, and 52% of Hispanics say we should criminalize hate speech. A recent poll published by Campaign for Free Speech showed that over 51% of millennials support a “hate speech” exemption in the first amendment. When that poll is broken down by race, it is almost identical to the Pew research study results.
Some conservative pundits demand that conservatives should work to do a better job winning over minority voters of all varieties, but at the rate that minorities are pouring into the country and having children, this is mathematically impossible. Within my lifetime, and to deny this is to deny simple mathematics, a Republican President will soon never be able to win an election ever again unless drastic action is taken.
If conservatives truly want to win over a bigger percentage of Hispanics, they need to focus on the social and crime policies mentioned above in the ‘Statewide Policies’ section.