U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 08-03-2008, 09:00 AM
7,020 posts, read 9,900,435 times
Reputation: 1094


But sentiment is not a sound basis for public policy. Instead, we should recall that the purpose of the U.S. - including its immigration laws - is to benefit American citizens, as it says in the Constitution's preamble: " ... to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." And today's mass immigration doesn't benefit us. In fact, it is a great detriment, as I witnessed in detail before I escaped Southern California:

The flood of immigrants drives wages and living conditions in our central cities toward those of the Third World.

The influx imposes both sprawl and gridlock on our metropolitan areas.

Immigrant families needing services overwhelm our schools, taxpayer-funded health care facilities and other public agencies.

Those requiring services don't assimilate and, instead, expect to be served in their native languages.

American civic culture frays as each ethnic group establishes its own grievance lobby and pushes for preferences.

Illegal aliens bring us fearsome diseases such as tuberculosis (new, drug-resistant strains) and Chagas.

BillingsGazette.com :: Letter: Base immigration policy on facts, not emotions (http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2008/08/03/opinion/letters/22-base.txt - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top