The Denver Post in Colorado and numerous newspapers across the USA frequently publish stories on legal and illegal migrants struggling to make a new home in America. Those pieces, filled with sob stories enough to empty a box of Kleenex at a ‘chick flick’, provide the fodder for a never ending flood of immigrants seeking a better life.
But they never talk about the other side of the coin as those immigrants impact American citizens. Those papers talk about jobs taken from American citizens by legal and illegal immigrants. They fail to talk about the 32.2 million Americans living on food stamps or 14 million Americans unemployed because immigrants take millions of jobs annually. They fail to tell readers that taxpayers pay for the plane flights, resettlement costs, food, medical, education and housing for immigrants.
I’ve traveled in Nepal and Bhutan. Their cultures feature water buffalo for tractors and no electricity in their rural areas. They walk everywhere along with their donkeys they use for transport of goods. Melanie Asmar, former RMN journalist, reported that Som Baral from Bhutan, a teacher, now bags groceries at King Soopers. His wages and taxes cannot come close to paying for the costs of his daughter’s education in our schools. He and his family suffer with culture shock that few of us can understand. Let’s say you found yourself thrust from Denver metro onto a farm in Bhutan. How would you like to drink out of a stream, hoe for food and use an outhouse 100 percent of the time and no more TV or electricity? You would never see another movie. You’d go nuts in a week! Think how they feel changing from a farm, culture, language and family—to Denver!
Worse, we displaced a teacher out of Bhutan that impoverishes that country far more by taking an educated man away from his culture. Thus, both brain drain and leadership skills flit away into America where Baral stands at the bottom of the intellectual and economic rung. America creates a brain drain all over the world that impoverishes all those countries—leaving them with bankrupted educational systems and economies. In other words, we steal their best and brightest.
Asmar reported Columbian Josefina Castro said, “I like it here, but I want to go back to Columbia.” Her federal aid runs out next year. She’s 80 so she hasn’t worked or given a dime in taxes. That happens to our country by the millions of refugee immigrants—cost us untold billions of dollars.
Whether they come from Somalia, Burma or Ethiopia, they find themselves ripped out of their cultures, languages and family connections. They arrive in the USA without any skills that benefit America. They cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars in resettlement costs. They become cab drivers, grocery baggers and other jobs that require no skills other than showing up. At the same time, they take jobs away from American teens, working poor and other Americans—who now stand in unemployment lines, soup kitchens and living on welfare.
In order to save all the suffering people of the world, the U.S. would have to immigrate 18 million people annually that starve to death worldwide. That’s eight million adults and 10 million children that die of starvation or related diseases annually! Can we save all of them? No! How about saving them in their own countries? How about helping them with water purification, farming techniques and family planning?
Ironically, the world grows by 77 million desperately poor and starving each year. We cannot save them by bringing them to our country! We face mega planetary consequences that explode beyond most readers’ comprehension. The more we bring to America, the worse it gets for all of us—faster! If you think I’m fooling, I recommend reading “The Long Emergency” by Kunstler and “Peak Everything” by Heinberg or my book “Nation on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans” at 1-888-280-7715. It will be in Barnes and Noble along with Borders in June, 2009.
Everything we face stems from hyper-loading caused by legal and illegal immigration. Sixty years from now, those journalists’ own kids will write stories about desperate Americans scratching out a living in a country overloaded by immigration. We can no longer afford mass immigration into America if we expect a viable and sustainable civilization.