Open-borders advocates make strange bedfellows
April 26, 2012 § Leave a comment
BOTH GREEDY BUSINESS GROUPS and “ideologues on the far left” are joined in advocating no-borders, unlimited immigration for less than admirable reasons, said Daniel Stein of the Federation for American Immigration Reform on “Washington Journal.” (Despite the temporary lull in illegal border crossings due to our recession, by the way, expect the traffic to pick back up again as our economy recovers.)
How has it come that a large segment of the putative left — which used to stand up for workers — is now allied with Big Business, which wants limitless wage slaves who are cheap, easy to exploit, and help them drive down wages for Americans to boot?
As well, the Democratic Party — in an astonishing example of the very sort of stereotyping that supposedly only happens on the right — insists on rhetorically conflating illegal immigrants with “the Latino community” — which must insult many Latino Americans.
The Dems’ actions indicate:
1) They’re trying to lock in the Latino citizen vote, counting on their conflationary rhetoric to stir up “group identity” feelings amongst a Latino American population that is actually much more diverse than their calculations assume.
2) They eventually hope to add the illegal immigrant vote. The math is plain: NO BORDER + NO VOTER IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS = ALL OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA ARE WELCOME TO COME AND VOTE DEMOCRAT.
If that’s not the ultimate Democratic Party goal, why do all their actions telegraph it? That is the unmistakable direction in which their positions lead — aiding Big Government, Big Business, and the party machine all at once. It all looks pretty shady to me.
3) In the meantime, even before they get the masses of illegals hustled down the “path to citizenship and onto the rolls as party-line Democrats, the party knows that even noncitizens count when it comes to apportioning Congressional seats. You may not realize it, but as population shifts, seats in the united States House of Representatives are either added within the State where population is rising, and/or (since we have limited the number of House seats to 435 since the 1920s) taken away from the States where population falls or remains the same. This means that States experiencing net population increases due to waves of immigration — legal or illegal — will get new House districts, taking them from less populous places. And those districts, of course, are expected to vote Democratic.
Importing your own permanent majority isn’t how this thing is supposed to work. It’s a brute-force tactic that reeks of Tammany Hall, on a national scale.
Notwithstanding the above, there is a possible way out of at least the economic squeeze that unchecked illegal immigration has applied to American wages. But that would include smoothing the way for entrepreneurship by seriously reducing the crushing burden of dumb regulations and taxes. Unfortunately, that seems to be the last thing the Democrats want to do.