Squaring the Culture

"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

02/08/2008 (3:14 pm)

Grasping the Impact of Immigration

The YouTube link below explains in graphic terms how much immigration is adding to the burden of infrastructure in the US — how many schools, roads, buildings, hospitals etc. need to be built to accommodate the new immigrants at the rate we’re receiving them. He also illustrates graphically just how much impact this is having on poverty worldwide. It’s information everybody should have when discussing immigration, legal or illegal.

The speaker is Roy Beck, Executive Director of NumbersUSA. You can review his credentials here.

Keep in mind that about 200 million people are off the graph below the bottom. He’s using the upward extent to emphasize the problem; this is not dishonest, but you do need to keep it in mind.

The movie is 9 minutes long.

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1 Comment »

February 10, 2008 @ 6:41 pm #

This, Phil, is outstanding stuff. Assuming the picture is true (and I do), whis kind of presentation should be easily enough to compel action from the lawmakers.

Thousands of businesses need immigrant labor to function, but this is no excuse for what functions as an open-door-with-a-welcome-mat policy. I think W’s immigration reform reflected his loyalty to those businesses who use the cheap labor; however, there MUST be a way to allow that labor to work without handing over all the priveleges that should go with citizenship.


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