posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 06:47 PM
Aside from the merit basis, I think the other piece is self-sufficiency. The US cannot indefinitely allow immigration of persons who immediately go
on the welfare rolls when they arrive, then make no effort to get off them or assimilate. That is one of the big draws to the US...come with nothing,
you and yours will be taken care of for life; food, shelter, phones, tvs, etc.
Add on the fact that every immigrant is a potential competitor for a US job (those that want to try), and it exacerbates the problem of US citizen
Once all American citizens (who want to be) are employed, and once US taxpayers aren’t expected to take care of all indigent non-US citizens in the
world who manage to make it to US shores, then maybe we can have a discussion about how we’re going to fit the world population within the borders
of the US.
When the huddled masses poem was posted, almost all immigrants wanted to legitimately try (which is why second/third generation off spring of those
immigrants seem to do okay). Now, not so much and the American populace should not be on the hook for never ending support. If we could bill their
countries of origin for their support maybe we could look at it differently.
edit on 13-1-2018 by Lab4Us because: (no reason given)