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.
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 Mexico.
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 reports, more than 1.8 million illegal immigrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last 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 would be 250,000 more than the next highest number recorded in the year 2000.
Since Biden has taken office, many months have seen over 200,000 border crossings. April 2022 marks the fourth time during the Biden administration that monthly border crossings have surpassed this mark. Each illegal alien who either reports to the authorities at legal ports of entry or tries to cross illegally and is caught is tallied as an encounter.
Numbers for May 2022 are so far consistent with April. According to data obtained by NBC News, CBP has been encountering an average of just over 7,400 migrants a day. If a rate of 200,000 per month continues for a full year, the number of encounters will reach over 2.4 million, up from the 1.8 million last year.
It has been reported that hundreds of thousands who crossed the southern border illegally have been released in the United States, many without a court date, and have even been provided transportation to their destination within the US by the government.
Since Joe Biden was inaugurated, a record number of ‘unaccompanied minors’ have been processed by his administration as well. All of them get to stay forever, and every one of them that crosses will inevitably become the nation’s next wave of ‘dreamers.’
Border officials say government buses have been dropping off families at supermarkets, gas stations, and shelters for possibly months. Many of the migrants were also transported to airports and bus stations to await further transport to the homes of family members in the interior of the US.
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 production to be done domestically.
Even the New York Times recently conceded this fact when they published video essays by Kahn Academy which 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 enhance 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 migrants are pouring into the country and having children, this is mathematically impossible.
Some warn that within this generation’s lifetime, a Republican President will soon never be able to win an election ever again unless drastic action is taken.