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Time to Repeal the Disastrous 1965 Immigration Act

Article author: 
Selwyn Duke
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
January 15, 2018
Article category: 
Immigration Impact
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... Consider that when Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was pushing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 (S.500) on the Senate floor, he said, "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually."

Actually, he was right. We now absorb more than a million immigrants annually.

Kennedy next stated, "Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same."

The average yearly number of immigrants prior to '65 was 250,000. Even with Common Core math, that's still less than one million-plus.

Kennedy also claimed, "Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset."...

Yet as the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) wrote in 2015, "[i]n 1965, whites of European descent [constituted] 84 percent of the U.S. population, while [h]ispanics accounted for 4 percent and Asians for less than 1 percent. Fifty years on, 62 percent of the U.S. population is white, 18 percent is [h]ispanic, and 6 percent is Asian. By 2065, just 46 percent of the U.S. population will be white, the [h]ispanic share will rise to 24 percent, Asians will [constitute] 14 percent – and the country will be home to 78 million foreign[-]born, according to Pew projections."

Kennedy again: "Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S.500 will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia. In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think."

Since the 1965 act took effect, 85 to 90 percent of our immigrants have hailed from the Third World...

Kennedy summed up, saying the charges he was refuting above were "highly emotional, irrational, and with little foundation in fact. They are out of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship."

They were actually something else: true....

So can we finally recall this horrible 1965 immigration act?...

With a population 330 million strong, we have enough people. With 95 million not in the labor force and robots taking over low-skilled jobs, we don't need more workers. With America being balkanized, we don't need more diversity. So what does today's immigration provide?

Oh, yeah – Democrat voters.

Depending on the group, 70 to 90 percent of third-world immigrants vote Democrat after being naturalized....