Citing the Senate’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest report obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, Rush Limbaugh said that assimilating the deluge of mostly backwards, low-skilled Third Worlders isn’t a “national effort”—even though current U.S. immigration policy will continue to dump at least 10 million more foreigners onto American communities within the next decade.
“‘The overwhelming majority of immigration to the United States is the result of our visa policies,'” Limbaugh read from the report, adding: “Improved border security would have no effect on the continued arrival on these foreign workers and refugees, and permanent immigrants. This is a visa program… set up in addition to whatever illegals are crossing the border.”
“‘The most significant of all immigration documents issued by the U.S. is, by far, the green card. When a foreign citizen is issued a green card, it guarantees them the following benefits inside the United States: Lifetime work authorization, access to federal welfare, access to Social Security and Medicare, the ability to obtain citizenship and voting privileges, and the immigration of their family members and elderly relatives,'” he read.
“Now: ‘Under current federal policy, the U.S. issues green cards to approximately 1 million new Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) every single year. For instance, Department of Homeland Security statistics show that the U.S. issued 5.25 million green cards in the last five years, for an average of little over a million new, legal permanent immigrants, every year,'” he continued. “If Congress does not pass legislation to reduce the number of green cards issued each year, the U.S. will legally add 10 million or more new permanent immigrants over the next 10 years,’ in addition to whatever numbers of illegals that come across the border and apply for them.”
Now, this — there’s a way of characterizing this number of 10 million permanent immigrants over the next 10 years. That is a number larger than the populations of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina combined. So, just to restate this: The United States gives legal residency status, green cards, to over a million legal immigrants, each and every year. Do you know that that is more than the rest of the world does combined? That’s a revealing statistic. Over a million—1.05 million green cards a year. Legal, residency status is more than the other nations in the world combined, in a year.
And yet it still isn’t enough for some people. The article points out… how immigration was curtailed in the earlier twentieth century to give the country time to assimilate. You know, I mentioned this a number of times — people don’t — I don’t think it registers. You realize, from, I forget the exact years, but through 1924 through 1965, there was no immigration? Not legal, anyway. Zilch. And you know why? Because we stopped everything in order to assimilate the masses of immigrants from Europe. That began in the late 1800s and all the way through the Ellis Island group, and so forth. It was time to assimilate them into the American culture.
“Now, you can say whatever you want about immigration today,” he continued. “That’s one thing that is not happening, as a national effort. I mean, some of them assimilate; some of them come here wanting to become Americans. But many do not. They want to come here for other reasons, but maintain their own culture and cultural identity. Back in the twentieth century — it was huge! Decades and decades of no immigration. And look at the arguments we are having now. I mean, the numbers were nothing like what we have today, if you count legal and illegal immigrants, but still, it was a huge number.”
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