We have a huge immigration problem according to FOX News, and it’s getting worse. The Statue of Liberty in New York is the most recognizable statue in the world, and it defines our country’s past. Most Americans don’t see unlimited immigration as a good thing.
Time magazine’s January issue spells out the major issue facing the No. 2 and 3-rated economies in the world, China and Japan: declining populations and increasing bills caring for their elderly populations. A country needs 2.1 children per woman for a stable population. Currently, the U.S. has a ratio of 1.84, whereas China’s ratio is 1.45 and Japan’s is 1.38. Russia has a ratio of 1.68. All of these competitors have expensive policies to encourage women to have more babies, so far with little result.
Nobody is trying to sneak into Russia, China or even Japan and South Korea: Dictatorships and racist countries are not attractive destinations, even for “temporary” workers.
We have the opposite problem: crowds of young people trying to get into the U.S. This could be a huge advantage if we can figure out a system to integrate some of these people into our economy — perhaps special economic zones in areas of stagnant growth. We certainly should welcome engineers and scientists, because China has been using our universities to train their students in these scarce skills.
Congress needs to actually do constructive work to find a viable set of laws to deal with this potential bonanza. Currently, they are happy to use the issue of immigration to demonize the competition and keep it alive as a divisive political issue. We are better off than other competing economies and our “major problem” could be our major opportunity.
"The Statue of Liberty in New York is the most recognizable statue in the world, and it defines our country’s past. Most Americans don’t see unlimited immigration as a good thing."
While everyone likes to quote the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, it is not the basis for a credible or sustainable immigration policy. Neither is our current President's complete and total disregard for the Law as he flouts our current laws.
The only thing "Broken" about our Immigration System is the lack of intestinal fortitude to enforce its laws and statutes.
And while there will be shortages in certain professions, the wholesale invasion of illegal aliens is not going to be the solution to that shortage anytime within the next decade. In fact, it is a drain on an already failing public education system and all other "social relief" programs.
And who pays for all of this? That's right, our already shrinking, overburdened workforce.
No other country on the planet allows for this kind of unfettered invasion of its sovereignty. And for good reason.
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