A handful of Americans residing in Gainesville, Georgia say they’re “sick” of mass immigration to the United States, telling Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post that they “feel like the minority” in their own country.
The Washington Post‘s latest profile by Jenna Johnson interviews nine Americans about their views on immigration. While six of the Americans said they supported amnesty for illegal aliens and didn’t have an issue with current legal immigration levels — the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million immigrants a year — three Americans interviewed for the piece voiced their opposition to the current immigration crisis.
Susan Henthorn, 61-years-old, said her neighborhood is rapidly changing because of immigration and wants to see it stop.
“I’m sick of it,” Henthorn, 61, said of immigrants illegally coming to her community, where she has lived for 30 years. [Emphasis added]
“You get tired of it,” said Henthorn, a retired cardiology scrub nurse. “You. Get. Tired. Of. It. I feel like the minority.” [Emphasis added]
Another American, Art Gallegos Jr., said he supported President Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and wants to see illegal immigration stopped. Gallegos is a first-generation American from Mexico.
“A wall could be looked at as something that’s going to prevent you from getting somewhere — or it’s going to protect you from danger, from threats,” said Gallegos, who helped found the city’s Latinos Conservative Organization last year. “It has never been to deter people from reaching the dream.” [Emphasis added]
As Breitbart News has reported, Americans are supportive of Trump’s plan to enact a merit-based immigration system, where legal immigration is reduced by at least half.
Trump’s plan to transform the current U.S. legal immigration system to one that is in keeping with the work of Civil Rights icon Barbara Jordan, who fought for reductions to legal immigration to boost black Americans’ wages and job opportunities.
The massive importation of low-skilled foreign nationals to the U.S. has translated to a cheap labor economy that has aided in keeping American mens’ wages stagnant for at least 44 years, as Breitbart News reported. Median earnings for American men working full-time were actually lower in 2016 than they were in 2007.
As mass immigration has continued, with border surges of illegal immigration occurring over the past few months, wages for American workers have continued to be nearly flat, growing by less than o.5 percent this month.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.