The United States is the most popular destination for migrants in the Western Hemisphere, new reports indicate.
Foreigners from as many as 27 countries brave oceans, mountains, and deserts to cross the American border and enjoy the generosity of U.S. immigration policies, welfare benefits, and economic opportunity, according to Vox, which cribbed the map from Reddit and 2013 United Nations data.
Latin American foreigners are especially eager to stream into the United States. Every Latin American country, from Mexico to Panama, sees its citizens enter the U.S. legally or illegally in order to work and send remittances back to their home countries. Guatemala, for example, is propped up by money taken out of the American economy by foreigners: 10 percent of its total GDP comes courtesy of American consumers. Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador combined rake in $12.2 billion in remittances.
A February 2015 report published by the left-leaning Migration Policy Institute revealed that the U.S. attracts 20 percent of the world’s migrants, despite holding a mere five percent of the world’s population. One quarter of current U.S. population is comprised of first- and second-generation immigrants, including the offspring of illegal aliens who were automatically granted U.S. citizenship regardless of their parents’ lawlessness. That’s 81 million foreigners.
Both the Bush and Obama administrations, along with Congress members of both parties, encouraged mass immigration, especially low-skilled foreign labor. Under President George W. Bush, Congress failed to pass a 2007 immigration reform act that would have cost American taxpayers $2.6 trillion dollars, paved a pathway to citizenship for as many 20 million illegal aliens, and slammed programs such as Medicare and Medicaid with sudden, extreme financial burdens. A related bill that would have created a “Z visa” to likewise grant 12 to 20 million or more illegal aliens a permanent right to U.S. residency and a Social Security number, also failed to reach Bush’s desk.
President Barack Obama took up similar plans to expand immigration levels once he took office. His administration dismantled immigration law from 2009 to 2013, greatly encouraging illegal immigration. The 2014 southern border crisis was driven by rumors of a permiso, or a free pass, that would allow migrants to remain in the U.S. At least 57,000 aliens stormed the border after October 2013, once Obama unilaterally extended his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
After Democrats lost a congressional majority in the 2014 elections, Obama used an executive order to grant 5 million illegal aliens a stay from deportation, plus Social Security numbers and tax refunds that will cost taxpayers $175 million in 2015 alone. Despite their electoral victory, Republicans folded and agreed to fund an order that Obama himself declared illegal.
Obama also told illegal aliens that they should expect to seize control of the highest branches of American government. At a Florida town hall, Obama told the beneficiaries of amnesty that Americans do not have a right to determine who enters their country and Republicans should stop opposing his executive amnesty order.
“Over the long term, this is going to get solved, because at some point there’s going to be a President Rodriguez or there’s going to be a President Chen,” Obama told his audience, hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC. “The country is a nation of immigrants, and ultimately it will reflect who we are and its politics are going to reflect who we are.”
The U.S. government should seek to secure jobs for Americans first, a source inside the Beltway said to Breitbart News.
“Our friends in Great Britain have been sharing their own experience with this and warning us not to go down that road. Just as they can’t, America can’t be the world’s employer,” a GOP congressional staffer told Breitbart News. “Our politicians are elected to look out for and represent the American people, not the entire world.”
The U.S. saw all of its newly-created jobs from 2007 to 2014 go to foreigners rather than unemployed Americans, Breitbart News has reported. In the past twelve months alone, Hispanics have enjoyed five percent job growth — while non-Hispanic whites have seen only 1.4 percent growth, and black Americans 3.8 percent. Legal and illegal Hispanic immigrants are expected to take 75 percent of every newly-created American job by 2020.
Thanks to current levels of immigration, Hispanics will continue to enjoy explosive population growth and will number 119 million by 2060, up from 55 million in 2014, according to the Census Bureau. The total foreign-born population is set to increase an astonishing 85 percent by 2060. Non-Hispanic, native-born whites, however, will see their numbers fall by 16 million and their fertility rates by 23 percent. They will be a minority in the country founded by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other statesmen within the next 45 years if current immigration levels continue, making up 44 percent of the population by 2060. Native Americans, who have also suffered immensely since the recession, are the only other group expected to see a similar decline in fertility.
These dramatic demographic changes transformed the country a mere 50 years after Congress introduced the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Native-born Americans of every ethnicity are struggling to compete in an economy that brings in two immigrants for every job it creates.
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