- Part 1: immigration drives unemployment and undercuts
wages in the USA
- Let's face it, immigrants over the past 300 years swarmed
this pristine continent with reckless abandon. They crushed the Indians
and their way of life. Immigrants built mines, factories, cities and constructed
a gargantuan civilization.
- "We are a nation of immigrants," shout those
in favor of relentless immigration.
- However, you never hear, "We are a nation of 300
million immigrants on our way to 400 million and beyond that, we're headed
to 500 million and then, 600 million. What exactly will we do with 600
million people trying to eat, drink and grow food for survival as resources
such as water and oil dwindle?"
- NOBODY LOOKS DOWN THE ROAD TO THE END RESULT OF RELENTLESS
- In the winter publication of The Social Contract, www.thesocialcontract.com ,
notable economist Edwin S. Rubenstein, president of ESR Research, wrote,
"The Economic Case for a Moratorium." Vol.XX, No.2, Winter 2009-10,
The Social Contract Quarterly.
- In it Rubenstein said of earlier immigration, "In
economic terms, immigration was a win-win proposition-benefiting immigrants
as well as natives. Our immigration policy reflected thisuntil the 1920s
there were no limits on immigration. Eventually the frontier vanished and
American lives became overcrowded. Our physical capacity to absorb new
arrivals eroded. Immigration became a zero sum game: the gains accruing
to immigrants were more than offset by losses suffered by natives."
- Today, in March 2010, over 20 million Americans cannot
procure a job, but the U.S. Congress imports over 100,000 legal immigrants
every 30 days. At the same time, 35 million, yes, you read that number
correctly, 35,000,000 Americans subsist on food stamps because they cannot
secure a job. CBS' Katie Couric reported that 13.4 million American children
live in poverty.
- Yet, as we import millions of immigrants, they record
even more children.
- "In 2000, native-born Americans averaged 13 births
per 1,000 population, while immigrants averaged more than 28 births per
thousands," said Rubenstein.
- Thus, U.S. population projections show this country adding
100 million people in the next 25 years and hit another 38 million in 40
years to reach 438 million by 2050. Does anyone possess an ounce of fright
or even terror at those numbers-given the problems we already suffer in
2010 as to water, energy, toxic air pollution, gridlock and crowded cities?
- THE CRISIS OF 2007, 2009 IN JOBS
- "This gargantuan rate of increase since 1965, [100
million people added to USA in 40 years], has led to an immigration disaster
that adds an immigration dimension to every public issue-government debts,
health care, the housing bubble, crime, school overcrowding and cost of
living," said Rubenstein. "Nowhere is the immigration employment
more evident than in employment. Nearly eight million jobs vanished since
December 2007. Economists estimated 100,000 new jobs must be created each
month just to absorb new labor force entrants."
- Tell me how we can put to work 20 million unemployed
American workers by only adding 100,000 jobs monthly when we add 100,000
immigrants every 30 days. As a math teacher, I can tell you unequivocally,
it doesn't add up; it cannot be done; and in the end-it means we are screwing
ours own citizens.
- "In 2008, 1.1 million new immigrants and 400,000
'temporary workers' were allowed to enter and take up residence in the
United States," said Rubenstein. "Most will receive work permits
and look for jobs. This translates to 125,000 new immigrant job seekers
per month, 29,000 per week and 4,100 per day. Implication: one year's
worth of legal immigration could easily take most of the 650,000 jobs the
Obama Administration claims were saved or created by its stimulus package."
- THE WISDOM OF A TOTAL IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM
- "Perhaps the most compelling reason for a moratorium
is to protect native workers from job and wage losses," said Rubenstein.
"Economics 101 teaches that an increase in the supply of labor will
reduce the price or wage of labor. Immigrants accounted for nearly 50
percent of the U.S. labor force growth between 1996 and 2000 and as much
as 60 percent of the increase between 2000 and 2004."
- In the end, you cannot continue adding workers for less
and less jobs. You cannot expect to raise the standard of living for American
workers by lowering the wages to reflect the growing numbers of immigrants
competing for jobs. You cannot maintain the American Dream if 10 percent
of Americans cannot secure a job. Thus, we need a total moratorium on
all immigration to give American workers jobs, homes and the ability to
sustain America as a viable and sustainable civilization.
- Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents
from the Arctic to the South Pole as well as six times across
the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from
the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming
Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic
clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring
about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He
is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million
Americans. Copies available 1 888 280 7715