Faith Goldy Video: Immigration Moratorium Redux!

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Faith Goldy
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16 January 2020
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Our American Future
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No sane person is holding their breath for the resurgence of flapper skirts or a Harlem Renaissance redux now that the globe’s hit the Roaring 20s 2.0, but there is one movement from America’s 1920s that her 2020s would do well to imitate: An immigration moratorium. Despite what the ‘diversity is our strength’ Democrats and the ‘send us your cartels’ Statue of Liberty might say, America actually has a long history of restricting immigration—and that history proves moratoriums work! 
Take, for instance, the Immigration Act of 1924: America’s most restrictive immigration policy, which limited America’s overall number of immigrants and established quotas based on nationality.  Among other things, the 1924 Act sharply reduced immigrants from “undesirable” regions like Africa while completely restricting immigrants from Asia, with a few exceptions.
Congressional leaders at the time were concerned about the large influx of workers willing to do jobs on the cheap. However, the Act also made more visas available to people from places like Britain and Western Europe....
The generation that immediately followed the Immigration Act—the 1940s and 50s—were met with only very minor immigration policy changes, and it was during this period that America's Golden Age took place....
But then, in 1965—without a single ballot being cast on the issue—an utterly transformative policy befell the American people. Under pressure in part from the civil rights movement, Congress passed the Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the Hart-Celler Act. The Act eliminated the quota system based on nationality and instead prioritized immigrants who already had family members in the US, while also offering protection for so-called refugees. Instead of sourcing immigrants from Europe, most immigrants to the US by the end of the 20th century originated from Latin America, Asia, and Africa—and in far greater numbers...
Despite assurances by Hart-Celler advocates that the bill would add little to the immigrant stream, more than seven million newcomers entered the country legally during the 1980s alone, while that trend has only increased up until today. Meanwhile, illegal immigration began its decades-long surge, as culturally cancerous policies like: DACA, amnesty, dirt-right citizenship, tech overclass visas with pathways to Green Cards, and the diversity lottery, not to mention the lack of a substantial Southern Border Wall have only served to hasten America’s demographic headstand...
Luckily, a new generation of insurgent Republican Congressional candidates understand desperate times call for desperate measures....