More Misinformation from the Media:
The efforts by President Trump to keep America white are getting increasingly dark. . . . The dispute is really about the Trump proposal to reign in legal immigration by undoing the family-based approach that has always been at the heart of U.S. immigration. Though details aren’t yet known, estimates are that the legislation would cut legal immigration, currently 1.1 million per year, by 300,000 to 500,000 annually. Republicans may be acting out of self-interest rather than racial animus. But if one were to devise a diabolical plan to suppress nonwhite votes, it would look much like what they are doing. – Trump Won’t Stop Trying to Keep America White, Dana Milbank, The Washington Post, 2/13/18.
Fact Check: When immigration advocates can’t make a cogent case for their position, they commonly default to race-baiting. In an obviously insincere effort to appear fair, Milbank says that Republicans may not be acting out of racial animus—and then suggests that they have a diabolical plan to do just that.
Is it just possible that there might be some sound reasons to cut legal immigration which have nothing to do with hostility—reasons which should appeal to any sensible person? Indeed there are. Let’s begin with the simple numbers. If the current trends continue, our current population of 325 million will increase to 438 million. Eighty-two percent of that increase will be due to immigrants and their descendants.
Do we really want to grow this much—and most particularly—so fast? It’s not as if we have too little traffic gridlock, too little urban congestion and too little sprawl. Do we really want to live in an ant-hill society, like some places in Asia, where our American tradition of wide-open spaces is only a memory? We might legitimately question whether our already stressed infrastructure can withstand a flood tide of more than 110 million people in the next 30 years. And we should consider the likely impact of that flood tide on our natural resources and environment.
Then there’s the issue of national unity. Shouldn’t we digest the diversity we have instead of trying to devour more? The type of diversity we’re developing is not our strength, despite what the silly propaganda slogan says. Solid research indicates that diversity is weakening the ties that bind us, even if its author tries to hide his finding. With less immigration and more assimilation, racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. might actually improve.
If Mr. Milroy wants to find some real racial agendas, he need look no farther than the mass immigration movement he espouses. Leading cases in point are Latino supremacists who want immigration to boost their ethnic clout at the expense of other Americans. They are prominent well-heeled. One is Congressman Luis Gutierrez (R-IL), the most outspoken advocate of illegal aliens in he House. He once stated, “I have only one loyalty and that’s to the immigrant community.” That evidently leaves no room for loyalty to America. Another prominent supremacist is Jorge Ramos, the Univision anchor who regularly bashes immigration control. In his book, The Latino Wave, he clearly reveals his agenda for Hispanic power.
Behind these and other like-minded individuals is a well-funded network of Latino organizations that works to prevent any effective steps to curtail illegal immigration. One is the National Council of La Raza (The Race). The name says it all. Recently La Raza changed its name to make its purpose a little less obvious.
The Democratic Party finds this supremacism most congenial to its aims. A prominent Democratic strategist, Robert Creamer, revealed in his book How Progressives Can Win that amnesty for illegal aliens and mass legal immigration are the keys to his party gaining control of American politics. A party that caters to lawbreakers to get power is truly diabolical. But Republicans are far from blameless. A lot of them cater to lawbreakers for cheap labor—something pretty diabolical too.
Don’t expect The Washington Post and like-minded papers to point out these scoundrel behaviors. They’re too busy with their race-baiting.