Will America become a third world country in 2014?

Article author: 
Joseph Cotto
Article publisher: 
Washington Times
Article date: 
30 December 2013
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

...How do you compromise with those who support amnesty for millions of illegals? That position is radical from the start. It does not ignore moderation; it’s an assault on the very concept.

As with other extremist crusades, important facts are unmentioned for the sake of perpetuating a narrative...

“Amnesty and the resultant increase in immigration would be highly injurious to America’s Hispanic community,” explains Dr. Stephen Steinlight of the Center for Immigration Studies.

“...A tsunami in immigration would greatly intensify competition for scarce jobs, increase unemployment, drive down wages, and make upward mobility even harder for second and third-generation Hispanics whose socio-economic advancement has stagnated. For reasons previously cited, it would also slow assimilation.”...

Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, says that “(i)f illegal aliens understand that they will not benefit by violating U.S. immigration laws, many fewer would come here and many who are here would respond rationally and, over time, return home on their own...

“There are both conservative and liberal reasons for reducing legal immigration and stopping illegal immigration,” says Jo Wideman, the executive director of Californians for Population Stabilization...

“The fact is that the founders of some of the nation’s leading immigration restriction organizations are environmentalists first and foremost and are deeply concerned about the injurious effects of mass immigration on U.S. population growth and the environment.”