|Authored by: Carlisle Cockatoo|
| Diversity : |
How Diverse is the United States and How Diverse is Diverse Enough?
| If we continue the path we are currently on, it is estimated that by the |
year 2060 there will 404 million people living in the United States of
America, with 95% of the growth due to non-native population
| The majority of this massive population growth can be observed to come directly from unchecked and unsustainable immigration |
| In 1965 when The Immigration and Nationality Act [Also known as the Hart-Celler Act] enacted into law the United States of America |
had a population of 194 million people.
Almost 100% of the population was composed of native- born
citizens. After 1965, it can be noted there was a vast increase in immigration. In 53 years, the population has grown from 194 million to an
estimated 328 million [cited :US census Bureau]. In a fraction of the time our country has been a country, we have nearly doubled in size.
| Quick Statistics to gain Perspective [ Cited: Numbers.org]:|
* 27 million people have been added to our population in the last
* In only 8 years (from 2002-2010) the country has lost 91% more of the
open spaces we once enjoyed.
* 72% of the US population growth from 2000-2010 was due to the
federal immigration policies.
*The Green area shows the US population size and growth as it would
have been if immigration levels had remained the same as the pre-1965 levels. If immigration levels had not been expanded. The United States
would currently have about a hundred million less people.
* The Red area illustrates the population growth caused by non-native
*The Orange line illustrates how the United States can curb non-sustainable population growth by instituting common sense immigration policies that are FAIR and beneficial to the native population of citizens.
The Bottom Line is this: We are admitting more immigrants today than any other time in our history, how long is this a sustainable plan?
|What Does the United States Gain by Mass Immigration?|
| If you listen to the mainstream narrative regurgitated by the media,|
textbooks, movies, and most politicians and even many religious leaders, they will tell you what America gains from unchecked immigration is
“Diversity is what we gain..and this diversity is our strength”
However, when it gets to the root of the issue…. what the ruling class
elite would rather you not realize is that the mass influx of non-native
citizens is not about furthering your cultural diversity.
|I would argue no. |
This is not about an ideologically rooted conviction of the benefits and
virtues of diversity. The inability and lack of desire to implement control
of mass legal and illegal immigration by those in charge, is directly due to the financial gain that lines the pockets of a select few (the “cultural diversity” is just an added bonus for all involved ).
| A frequent argument utilized by the politicians who push endless |
immigration is: “We need more workers, and the more immigrants we
bring in the greater the benefit to our economy.”
|Many people accept this at face value. After all, it sounds reasonable |
and it certainly looks good on paper ( more equals more and when your
talking the economy more is always better…right?)
Is that really an accurate equation though?
More people = More workers. More workers=more consumers.
More workers + more consumers = a better economy?
| How one views the economic contribution of immigrants depends on |
one’s perspective of how an economy is supposed to operate. As the
equations above indicates, the more people an economy has in it, the
larger it grows. So while it is true that immigration “grows the economy”
simply by it adding people to the population, it is deceptive to illustrate
this growth as helpful for all members of the population.
| As a side note, I would ask… is this what America seeks to become? A |
giant wasteland of an endless supply of “workers and consumers”? Do
the citizens of the United States simply desire an existence to earn a
“living wage” and then spend it on “goods and services”? When you close your eyes and invasion the future or your children, is that the image
that illustrates your hopes and dreams for their quality of life?
| But More Importantly, economic growth is not the same as |
It is simply untrue that a rise in a country’s GDP always equals a rise in
the economic prosperity or quality of life for the citizens therein.
| Overview on Immigration and Economic Contribution: |
* In the fourth quarter of 2015, immigrants accounted for 16.9 percent of
those in the labor force. If we make the standard assumption that labor accounts for 70 percent of GDP and the economy totaled $18 trillion in
2015, then immigration may add $2.1 trillion to the U.S. economy.
*However, we know that immigrants on average earn about 80
percent what natives earn [ Center for Immigration Studies]. Therefore, the actual increase in the size of the nation’s GDP is probably more
likely to be roughly $1.7 trillion.
*What is the estimated gain to the native population: There is a standardway of calculating the benefit from immigration, also referred to the as
the “immigrant surplus”, that goes to the existing population of natives.
study by the National Research Counsel (NRC), authored by many of the
top economists in the field, summarizes the formula for calculating the
| Basic economic theory predicts: |
That immigration should create a small net gain for natives, but to do so it must redistribute income from workers in competition with
immigrants to business owners, and those workers not in
competition with immigrants.
Economic theory also predicts that the size of the redistribution will bemuch larger (about $531 billion) than the net gain (about $54
[Note: redistribution is the word used to describe the money “taken
from” the native born American citizens. This means that the
amount of money taken from the middle class tax payers will be
much larger than the financial gain of a very small portion of the
| The outcome will be a $531 billion dollar loss for those workers in |
competition with the immigrants, while there is only a $54 billion dollar
gain to the very small segment of the native population that sees any
benefit at all.
|As the nation’s top immigration economist, George Borjas, points out:|
“contribution to the aggregate economy, however, does not measure the
net benefit to the native-born population. This is because roughly 98 % of
the increase in GDP goes to the immigrants themselves in the form of
wages and benefits. They are the ones providing the labor, so it is entirely
fair that they reap the benefits of their efforts. Immigration does make the nation’s economy larger, but that fact does not make natives significantly richer.”
Stated differently: the proposed financial benefits of immigration
are not bestowed upon the middle-class Americans, the immigrantsare those that benefit from immigration (well, the immigrants and
those who employ them).
| Furthermore, it should be noted that according to the laws of economics and supply and demand…..The larger the net wage loss to the |
population that directly competes with the immigrant labor, the
larger the net gain to the segment of the population that benefits .
|Overview of the “Diversity Winners”: |
Again, the segment of the population that benefits in this equation is
the wealthy business owners who employ the immigrants and the
politicians who continue to bring the migrants here and keep them
Why do most politicians fight so hard to keep the immigrant
numbers so high?
Because of the “donations” the non-government organizations bestow
upon those law makers who do their bidding.
And why do the NGO’S want more immigrants in the United States?
Because of the generous “grants” their non-profits receive from the
federal government (funded by your tax dollars).
What do the nonprofits do with your tax dollars (that are funneled
through them to the NGO’S)?
The nonprofits enjoy a myriad of funding from the federal government
for offering various services and assistance to newly arrived immigrants.A plethora of programs offering programs such as “Assimilation
Assistance Programs” to parenting classes and child care programs are
all made available to newly arrived immigrants from an astounding
amount of government funded programs.
|Main Takeaway: |
I would assert like so many other aspects of the United States
Government money (and the power often associated with it) is the
driving force behind the “Diversity Business” and it travels a fairly
1) It goes from your pocket via tax dollars to the federal government
2) then it goes from the federal government to the many “non-profit” programs for “immigrant resettlement, assimilation and assistance” in the
form of government grants.
* A large portion of the that money then travels from the “non-profits” to their umbrella NGO company that helps connect them to the governmentto obtain these crucial funding grants. Despite their name large
cooperate “non-profits” rarely make no profit. In fact, they must make
some profit in order to pay their employees (and they usually make a
very large profit at that). Conversely, part of their employee base must
work to continue to get the government grants to keep the “non-profit”
3) At this point some of the money stays with the NGO in the form of the paid employee’s very generous salaries.
4)While a good part of it travels straight to the politician’s pockets.
* The reason for this immigration related NGO’s know that in order to
keep their services funded (by government money) and needed (by more
immigrants) they must have an open supply of both money and mass
immigration. This open supply is gladly given by the legislators and law makers as long as the NGO’s make very generous campaign donations.
The outcome is this…Your money goes from your pocket to:
The federal government
Immigrant social and welfare programs,
And the politicians who provide legislation to keep it all going
Important to Note: Your tax dollars that are earmarked for federally funded social programs travels a very narrow path, and the majority of it never comes back to you
|The middle -class American does not benefit financially by mass |
In fact, it is proven in study after study that the middle-class Americans
are the largest negatively impacted group in the country [CIS]: Middle
class Americans are expected to finance the many social programs, extra
educational programs, and various benefits that immigrants partake of
at higher levels than the natives (CIS).
While their taxes are rising to pay for mass immigration, the middle class continue to see their wages stagnate or even fall. Furthermore, with the
rise of HB Visa category, which mainly encompasses technology related
jobs (like computer programming), many middle- income tech jobs are
being now being performed by immigrants as well.
However, it is important to remember that even though some immigrants do compete for employment in the middle-class job market, the majority
of the massive immigrant community, are taking jobs from the most
vulnerable of the American population.
|Of the one million immigrants we admit each year, only about 7 percent come based on their work skills [ Cited: USCIS].|
“Immigrants tend to be concentrated at the bottom end of the labor market in occupations that require modest levels of education. For example, half of maids and one-third of construction workers and meat packers are immigrants, compared to 7 percent of lawyers. Immigrants are not evenly distributed across the economy and this fact has important implications for those who win and lose from immigration.” [Cited: CIS]
| “But….We need immigrants to do the jobs that Americans won’t |
This is a common argument of many who argue for mass immigration.
But is it true? Are there really jobs that Americans refuse to do?
| I would argue no. There is no job in America that Americans are not |
currently doing, and we are doing them in large numbers. Native born
Americans work in construction, agriculture, and service positions ( the three most common employment of both legal and illegal immigrants).
*Maids and housekeepers: 51 percent native-born
*Taxi drivers and chauffeurs: 58 percent native-born
*Butchers and meat processors: 63 percent native-born
*Grounds maintenance workers: 64 percent native-born
*Construction laborers: 66 percent native-born
*Porters, bellhops, and concierges: 72 percent native-born
*Janitors: 73 percent native-born
[Center for Immigration Services 2014]
| As as a side note, many people are under the false pretense that illegal|
immigration is “not that big of a deal” because the illegals are “picking
the fruit and crops that no one else will pick.”
Again, according to multiple studies by CIS as well as documents
from Census reports, this is simply untrue.
Although illegal immigrants comprise a large share of workers in
agriculture, farm workers are only a tiny share of the total labor force.
Consistent with other research, just 5 percent of all illegal immigrants
work in agriculture. The rest of agricultural workers are either HA Visa
holders, or they are native Americans. Additionally, the majority of
immigrants legal and illegal are not working in agricultural labor.
| I would argue that these numbers prove that if there were fewer|
immigrants (both illegal and legal), there would be more native -born
Americans working in these lower paying jobs, and perhaps fewer
Americans looking for a job.
Additionally, as we face the future of technological advances,
opportunities for employment in this classification will be become more
and more limited.
| This means, at a time when we have an increasing population of low |
skilled immigrants coming here to do these jobs, we still have the same
number of natives here desiring these jobs.
And in the very near future we will have considerably less of these of
these jobs to be done. This puts the incoming immigrants and the low
skilled native population in direct competition for a dwindling job pool.
I fail to see how this is fair to the native- born citizens of the United
States of America
If we continue along this path we will not only have an entire segment of the United States population out of work, we will still be importing over 1 million people per year who will be out of work upon their arrival.
In short, according to Harvard Economist Steven A. Camarota ,Ph.D:
“Any suggestion that the nation needs immigration because there is a
shortage of labor is not supported by the available data”
What is the National Price Tag for Legal Immigration, and Who Pays it?
| According a recent United States Census 63% of Legal Immigrants |
are receiving some form of government welfare (SIPP 2015).
|The most Current (2015) Survey for Income and Program Participation |
The average household headed by a legal immigrant, costs taxpayers
$6,378 in federal welfare benefits each year.
Additionally, the SIPP results indicated that there are 4,684,784 million non-native citizen households receiving welfare.
This means that $29,879,552,352 Billion dollars are being spent annually in taxpayer dollars on non-native (but LEGAL) US residence and citizens.
| A common counter point from those who continue to advocate for the|
system of mass immigration that we currently support in the United
But native-born Americans use welfare, what’s the difference?
I would argue, yes native-born Americans do use welfare. However, the average immigrant household consumes 33 percent more cash welfare,
57 percent more food assistance, and 44 percent more Medicaid
dollars than the average native-born American household.
And, honestly when asked “what’s the difference?” I would respond, by referencing the numbers above…..”it is an almost $30 billion-dollar
| And, tragically…. Unlike some would have you believe, it is not as |
simple as offering newly arrived immigrants a brief financial “hand up.”
| The SIPP survey showed that welfare use tends to be high for both |
newer arrivals and long-time residents.
*Of households headed by non native-born citizens who have resided in the United States for fewer than 10 years; over 50% use one or
more welfare programs.
*For those here more than 10 years, the rate is 70 percent (SIPP).
Sadly, data shows that this is a multi-generational problem. Data
indicates that immigrant families who need social welfare programs
upon arrival, have a 60% chance of still being on the same social
programs three generations later (CIS).
|“ I would assert that the facts and data regarding the financial cost of|
mass immigration offers evidence that this immigration pattern we
have developed as a nation from 1965 on, is clearly NOT FEASIBLE
| If we continue on this path these are the challenges we will face: |
*In the next 60 years we will become a country overwhelmed with low
*As our society becomes more reliant on technology our need for low skilled workers will continue to diminish.
*The immigrants who lack the skills and education needed to compete for higher wage jobs will be forced to become even more reliant on social
welfare programs that will then have no choice but to obtain the
additionally needed FUNDING….. BY TAKING MORE FROM THE
POCKET OF THE MIDDLE CLASS TAXPAYERS.
| Despite the raw data that illustrates how impractical our current|
system is there are still those who will argue “ But, America has
always been a nation of immigrants…we can’t possibly keep people
out who need to come here for a better life”……
To that I would counter:
Facts are facts, and despite the emotional appeal of continuing to be the savoir of the worlds hungry and impoverished…. these facts show that by continuing to do things “the way we have always done them” (or at least
the way we have done them since the Hart-Celler Act)….we will no longer have a country that offers ANYONE a better life.
| The vast population increase expected over the next 40 years will|
see 95% of our population increase due to non-native born
immigrants. We will be a country of over 400 million people, (almost 100 million more than we have today).
| The outcome will be catastrophic: |
The schools will be overcrowded, the social programs will be stretched
thin, and the infrastructure will be overused and underfunded.
America is simply not able to feed, clothe and house the world, and thereare tragic numbers of native-born citizens in our cities (and rural areas
as well) in need of help.
Resources are not infinite, and decisions about how those limited
resources will be allocated must be made….
I would like to take a moment to iterate that my views on this topic do
not come from a place of hate for any group …only from a place of love
and concern for my fellow native-born American citizens.
We must take care of our own hungry, and clean our own house
before we open the door wide to all of our neighbors and invite them in.