America Needs Merit Based Immigration
“But Canada does it” is often the childish cry to action of the left. Particularly when it wants us to mimic ill-conceived ridiculous policies such as government run health care. Indeed Canada & Europe are the wet dreams of the left. Bernie Sanders mentioned them no less than 50 times during his presidential campaign. Now the Trump administration is introducing legislation that is congruent with those places the left should be breathing a sign of relief from the policy reprieve. Of course not. Despite the fact that Trump’s merit based immigration proposal mimics Canada, Australia, and the UK to some degree the left and its main stream media cohorts responded with its tired talking points . They called it racist or just outright lied.
CNN Trump is fixated on bashing Mexicans, Muslims, and the Media
NYTimes made an incredibly misleading line of Surveys show most Americans believe legal immigration benefits the country” it then contradicted itself in the very next sentence “In a Gallup poll in January, 41 percent of Americans were satisfied with the overall level of immigration…’
Bloomberg Challenging Diversity
All of these statements are, of course, incredibly stupid. A merit based immigration system would probably benefit Indians and other Asians more than anyone as they constitute the bulk of highly skilled immigrants to the United States. In fact Australia receives the lion’s share of its immigrants from the UK, China, the Philippines, India, and Pakistan. I guarantee most of those people are not white. But even if they were so what? We should want only the best and brightest to come to America. As an expat (immigrant) in the Philippines I had to provide the Philippine government with proof of my Bachelor’s degree and that I had the means to support myself while living here. Why? Well in the words of the immigration officer I talked to “we no need no more beggars here”. The Philippines even requires a deposit of up to 50 thousand dollars for a retirement visa!
Let’s look at the Trump administration’s proposal. He wants immigrants that speak English, have a record of achievement, and likely to engage in entrepreneurship. All of these things would would benefit Americans. Why is that bad? Would you rather marry someone that can help make you more successful or some bum that will just burden you and demand you take care of them? The same NYTimes article said that there is actually a shortage of workers that can only be filled by immigrants. Right; go to the former manufacturing towns of Michigan or Ohio and tell those people there’s a workers shortage. RINO and failed presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said that the agriculture and hospitality industry depend on immigrants. Well it doesn’t have to. Why not get some of the 50% of young black men in Chicago that aren’t working or in school to do those jobs? Why not get some of those 2.2 million prisoners that are being rewarded for their misdeeds with free food and clothing to do those agriculture jobs?
This goes back to the left’s trope that for some reason we need immigrants; specifically illegal Hispanic immigrants. It’s just not true. Also don’t think that the corporations’ support of massive immigration has anything to do with compassion. The reason businesses like immigrants is because no matter what skill level they are a source of cheap labor. Period. Cheap labor in the tech industry is probably a good thing. Highly educated and high skilled immigrants benefit American society immensely. Google was founded by one of these immigrants. In the low skilled arenas, however, immigration is bad. Even the liberal NYTimes had to admit that illegal immigrants do lower wages, take away jobs from Americans, and in areas like southern Texas and Arizona and even parts of Brooklyn, undocumented immigrants impose a substantial net cost to local and state governments…
In short there’s simply no good reason to keep open the flood gates massive amounts of poor, unskilled immigrants, that make little or no net contribution and demand we pander to them. Merit based immigration is the right solution for America just like it was the right solution for Canada and Australia