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Immigration reform is coming

Immediately after Romney lost the election, I made the prediction that Republicans would take this as a sign to cave in on immigration.

The new “bipartisan” immigration bill being produced by the Senate, as described in today’s Wall Street Journal, will result in a massive increase in immigration. It will immediately allow immigrants here illegally to stay legally. Although they will have to go the “back of the line” to become citizens—unless brought here as children—the new bill is going to make the line move a lot faster, and it’s also going to allow new immigration.

Any company that can prove it can’t hire an American worker will automatically be able to hire a new immigrant, and the new immigrant will have a path to green card and citizenship. I should point out that it’s easy for a company to not be able to hire an American, all it has to do is offer a salary so low that no American would want the job at that salary.

There will also be automatic citizenship for anyone who gets a STEM doctorate degree from an American university. The easy prediction here is that immigrants will flood doctorate-granting diploma mills for the backdoor route to citizenship.

This is all happening at a time when the economy is not creating enough jobs for citizens, and I don’t think it ever will again because we are entering a new economic phase in which automation replaces jobs without creating new ones.

If this bill passes, there will be an immediate increase in the number of new citizens and new immigrants per year, and that will continue over a long period of time. Because new citizens are a lot more likely to vote Democratic than Republican, Republicans are signing their death warrant. Mitt Romney was probably the last Republican candidate who had a chance of winning the presidency.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 28, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Posted in Immigration, Politics

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  1. All the immigration bill shows is that the Republicans have decided to commit demographic and political suicide in the short term instead of waiting for the chronic issues of demographic change kill the idea of a conservative party in the U.S. in the long term.

    As the California of today shows there will be no room in the future for middle class whites. The U.S. will become a country for a small elite made up of whites and Asians and a massive underclass of blacks and Hispanics. Maybe political scientist should begin to look at countries like Mexico, Brazil, India, and Indonesia to see what the future look like.

    superdestroyer

    January 28, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    • The GOP will still be around; what will have to change is its policies to attract new voters. But that won’t be the first time that’s happened. It was originally a protectionist party, which was related to it being an anti-slavery party. The South was for free trade, because with slave labor, no one was going to undercut its cotton prices. But the North’s nascent industry would have been vulnerable to British mercantilism without tarrifs.

      Now, both parties are for unilateral free trade. If the immigration bill passes, the GOP may have to embrace the Dems’ faux class warfare (railing against the malefactors of great wealth while raising taxes on the upper middle class), and contest them on social issues they think might appeal to latinos and downscale whites. If would be ironic if immigration reform championed by the Chamber of Commerce passes and then the new electorate votes in pols who crush Chamber business owners with new taxes and regulations.

      DaveinHackensack

      January 28, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      • It is a myth that Latinos and downscale whites are about social issues. Do you really think that demographics groups where most children are born to single mothers is going to be interested in abortion or charter schools.

        You are correct that the cheap labor Republicans are going to end up being the one who pays the price for amnesty, increased legal immigration along with the continuation of legal immigration. Whatever benefits the Chamber of Commerce/Sheldel Adelson types get from cheap laobr will be lost to higher taxes, more regulation, more crime, and higher insurance costs.

        superdestroyer

        January 29, 2013 at 6:58 AM

  2. The PRI ruled Mexico for 70 years straight with only mild coercion, thanks to patronage, cultural appeals, and a passive citizenry. The same will likely happen here. Soothe the military and big business while gradually hollowing out the individualistic spirit and blaming all failures on “underfunding.”

    Fiddlesticks

    January 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM

  3. Getting a school slot or job requires an average white American citizen to compete with every human on the planet. These factors don’t make it any easier to get a girlfriend/wife. On the bright side, if you’re part of the rich/political elite life will get even sweeter!

    fakeemail

    January 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM

  4. I’m old enuf to remember a less crowded America. the increase in density softened manners so as to reduce strife. so America when less crowded also was a harsher society. as there is no return to the past, i must enjoy the present. personal details: 79, grew up in Brooklyn which isn’t so much psychologically formative in my regard (altho’ others have disagreed) as informational by giving me a bigger personal databank.

    Mike Eisenstadt

    January 28, 2013 at 10:03 AM

  5. It’s old news that Obamao wants to permanently pad voting with coloreds in order to create a Democrat Dynasty. ALL democrats have this dream.

    As hispanics continually reduce the numbers of the black, they’ll need more bodies.
    Republicans live in an insular, Elite Beltway Bubble, financed by other Republi-Crat Financiers living in an Elite Manhattan Bubble; both do not see a’merexiqa at street level.

    St. Reagan did not – which is why even this false god granted amnesty to illegal mexes in ’86.

    What do you (all) suppose became of those cute, cuddly, widdle 1986 Bambinos?
    Productive members of San Quentin – feeding the State Government Machine.

    Firepower

    January 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

  6. In addition to their leading role in robotics (Fanuc et al.), Japan is also ahead with regard to immigration. The Japanese policy on immigration is simple: “a snowball’s chance in hell”. Really, a dunce with a double digit IQ has a better chance of solving the Navier-Stokes equations than the likelihood of the Japanese allowing in third world immigrants who cannot assimilate.

    This Japanese hardline approach is much to the ire of liberals here, who constantly remind us of the impending demographic disaster Japan will face if they don’t open the immigration flood gates. If the aging population does prove such a problem, the Japanese will probably only allow in immigrants from East Asia, who are compatible with the culture of Japan, to replenish the population.

    Sanjuro

    January 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    • Most Japanese definitely not interested in most immigrants from China coming…and not many Koreans right now want to immigrate there, the current population of Koreans there are already treated lack crap (the Zaiichi)…the only people who will probably move there will be Southeast Asian

      GrassMudHorse

      January 30, 2013 at 11:28 PM

  7. The Republicans are being stupid backing this because the Democrats can always offer incoming immigrants more welfare goodies and get their votes. The Republicans can’t outbid the Democrats in this area. The Republicans might survive as a national party but only by continually moving to the left. This is already happening. A Reagan could never win the Republican presidential nomination today because he would be too far to the right of the current party. An Eisenhower advocating an Operation Wetback would be considered a reactionary racist and wouldn’t even be allowed as a candidate by the current party leadership. A Coolidge wanting to sign something like the 1924 immigration act would be compared to Hitler and vehemently denounced now by every current Republican leader.

    Mark

    January 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM

  8. LOL this is NOT a parody…look at what the Jeb/W crowd (probably still serving as Karen Hughes’ sock puppets) has cooked up now…

    http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/01/for-gop-immigration-reform-and-sweet-talk-are-not-enough/

    “They help invigorate our soul”…classic!

    Fiddlesticks

    January 28, 2013 at 11:57 AM

  9. Well, where can middle class whites go? Is this problem insoluble? Steve Sailer likens the attitude whites have on immigration and demographic change to their knowledge about continental drift — it’s just happening and can’t be stopped. But it can be stopped and even reversed. We just have to become more like a Coolidge. But of course, that requires a change in the cultural zeitgeist that we just can’t envision right now.

    DiverCity Jones

    January 28, 2013 at 2:36 PM

  10. There is already a huge surplus of STEM Ph.D.’s in the US and Canada. It is really stupid to give citizenship to more. There are no jobs for the ones already here.

    Melykin

    January 28, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    • True. But the greedy bastards want to hire PhDs cheap, very cheap. This can be accomplished with immigration that will result in permanent wage depression.

      norman

      January 29, 2013 at 12:29 PM

  11. […] a link to another blogger’s post on immigration reform, which you may find interesting: Immigration reform is coming, by […]

  12. I read an article about Texas going purple, meaning an influx of Democrats…

    Left-wing Latinos from left-wing Latino nations move to right-wing Texas and vote for the same left-wing politicians who ruined the left-wing nations from which the Latinos fled.

    Blog Raju

    January 28, 2013 at 5:03 PM

  13. The only plus is that immigration has been lower under Obama than it was under Bush. We can take some twisted solace in the fact that the more poor, uneducated immigrants America has, the less wealthy it will be, which means poor, uneducated immigrants from outside of our borders will find precious little reason to flock to it.

    For example, Hispanics will become more etched into the American landscape, but as that happens, they will see ever less reason to leave their homelands to a place which isn’t terribly different than their own. Why leave your home in Mexico if there is scant chance of getting a well-paying job in America?

    The effects of this bill will mean that America will have less and less of a common national identity. This won’t just be because of there being less native white people, but also because the white people remaining will be more SWPL as the common American identity erodes further, and hence will be even more averse to promoting a specific, “noninclusive” American identity and image. You can see that with how obsessed they now are about homosexuality. The Counterculture of the 60s and 70s was obsessed with sex and love. Modern SWPLs find that to be tacky and “heteronormative.”

    http://evoandproud.blogspot.com/2012/11/obama-white-americas-bogeyman.html

    Sid

    January 28, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    • “This won’t just be because of there being less native white people, but also because the white people remaining will be more SWPL as the common American identity erodes further, and hence will be even more averse to promoting a specific, “noninclusive” American identity and image.”

      SWPLs don’t have kids. Conservative whites have kids (Romney has 5, his oldest son has 6). Whites will become more conservative

      aki (@DSGNTD_PLYR)

      January 29, 2013 at 6:11 PM

  14. There is one ray of hope: the House. It’s no big surprise that McCain and Rubio are slobbering over this bill, but it might stall in the House. I’m probably being too optimistic.

    John

    January 28, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    • That’s were contacting your Representative and let him know what you think can really have an impact. Any immigration bill is going to fly through the Senate. The only possible chance to stop it is in the House.

      Mike

      January 29, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    • People here are apparently too young to remember 2007 We were told then it was a done deal and would pass. We fought and won that one. As someone else said, quit whining and fight.

      Mike W

      January 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM

  15. fortunately bills still need to pass the house and i hope “the rabble” can keep it together long enough to block this. otherwise i agree that the plan to flood the country with low-skilled democratic die hard voters was working, and the politicians were corrupt and or stupid enough to let it happen.

    lion of the lionosphere

    January 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM

  16. Correction: A Republican candidate might have won in 2012, but Romney never could have. A man who glorifies the 19th Century version of L. Ron Hubbard was never going to win the presidency, ever. Rs have not only been pussies about immigration but about religion as well. Instead of making hard but important distinctions between traditional religions and cults set up by scam artists (Mormons), Republicans went the broad route and did themselves about as much good as the Episcopalians did by embracing gays (declining membership). An overlooked article (I don’t have the link) discussed how native Ohioans who have been slandered for years as the aggressors in Mr. Smith’s 19th century sex scandal were unlikely to react well to Mr. Smith’s acolyte Mitt. Turns out the article was on to something.

    headownlow

    January 28, 2013 at 10:57 PM

  17. Just get off your butts and start calling and faxing NOW:

    https://www.numbersusa.com/content/

    We defeated it in 2007 and we can do it again. Whining does not help a bit.

    Activist

    January 28, 2013 at 11:41 PM

  18. There already is a de facto amnesty going on right now since we don’t heavily enforce our immigration laws except for illegal immigrants who commit serious crimes or for ones that are caught illegally crossing the US-Mexico border. The 11 million they are talking about legalizing are already here.

    I guess we should fight against amnesty to prevent them from voting, but that seems like the only real reason to fight amnesty at this point.

    Jay

    January 29, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    • Of course you want to keep them from voting. Once they have the demographic voting power, there will NEVER be immigration restriction in this country again. We are talking five million “new Americans” a year or more. We will be completely swamped.

      You need to do more than just join Numbers USA and phone and fax. Write them a check too while you are at it.

      Activist

      January 29, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    • “I guess we should fight against amnesty to prevent them from voting, but that seems like the only real reason to fight amnesty at this point.”

      No. Amnesty for the current illegals will bring a new wave of illegals to replace them. That’s a huge negative. Amnesty for the current illegals will let them import their extended families. That’s a huge negative. Amnesty for the current illegals will let them greatly expand their welfare utilization. That’s a huge negative.

      fyouell

      January 30, 2013 at 2:11 AM

  19. “Mitt Romney was probably the last Republican candidate who had a chance of winning the presidency.”

    True, and you did call it correctly post-election.

    I just wonder what will happen to the Republican Party. Will it dissolve?

    You should probably do a post on the future of the Republican Party.

    Jay

    January 29, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    • To be a Marxist about it, the Republican Party will represent white farmers and the petite-bourgeoisie (I’m thinking valuable, but overlooked groups like nurses, engineers, small business owners). The Democrats are continuing to garner the support of urban Rustbelt factory workers (the proletariat), the underclass (lumpenproletariat), and rich, upper middle-class whites on the Coasts (the bourgeoisie).

      Sid

      January 29, 2013 at 5:15 PM

  20. The current Senate proposal will increase legal immigration from 1.3 million to almost 3 million per year in addition to giving amnesty to 11 million to 20 million illegal immigrants (and their families under family reunification.)

    How so?

    400K “guest workers” per year for agricultural use–they will be offered a “path to citizenship” if they want it, plus their anchor babies and families..

    Triples the number of h1Bs to 300K per year,

    Offers a green card to any STEM masters or PhD. graduate of a U. S. university or college. This number could be limitless–maybe 500K per year if you factor in all of the diploma mills that will spring up in response to this legislation.

    400K + 300K plus 500K equals 1.3 million extra immigrants a year, on top of the ones who already come in.

    Then you have to factor in any changes to the “family reunifcation” laws that will speed up the arrival of their parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces and nephews, etc.

    These changes plus legalization of all illegals plus family reunification could increase our population by 100 million in a couple of decades, nearly all coming from third world countries.

    Activist

    January 29, 2013 at 3:27 PM

  21. The GOP can’t even win the Latino vote, and that vote is only in 3 swing states (VA, CO, FL) and Romney almost won 2 of them (VA and FL). He needed more white votes

    aki (@DSGNTD_PLYR)

    January 29, 2013 at 6:15 PM

  22. Will Senator Robert Menendez insist one of the immigration bill’s provisions included expedited visas for some of that sweet, sweet, underage Dominica pussy he’s a fan of?

    Behold, our elected representatives in their full glory:

    Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/25/emails-show-fbi-investigating-sen-bob-menendez-for-sleeping-with-underage-dominican-prostitutes/

    The Undiscovered Jew

    January 30, 2013 at 12:26 AM

  23. Rubio may be getting ready to abandon the bill. This “agreement” can most certainly be defeated.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    January 30, 2013 at 12:28 AM


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