This topic briefly discusses select facets of illegal immigration.
I’m of the opinion that immigration is a complex subject. The facts are that (as of 2016), there is an estimated 11.3 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S., and 30 percent of federal prison inmates are illegal immigrants, costing us a fortune. Also, 59% of them live in California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Illinois. Since greater than 5 million of them are from Mexico, this means that Mexico has effectively moved its border North, and we are now experiencing Mexican Citizens occupying our U.S. territory, in BREACH of our sovereignty as well as influencing the U.S. according to their interests. Of those who immigrate here by authorized means, statistics further show that immigrant households in general receive 41% more welfare than non-immigrant ones, at a cost of $103 billion in welfare to authorized immigrants per year.
CONSIDER ALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD WE COULD CHOOSE IMMIGRANTS FROM:
How can we equalize this equation such that low talent people do not negatively impact our society?
BEST AND BRIGHTEST: In theory we should take the best and brightest to advance our Nation and solve our debt and security problems and bolster our economy.
MORE LOW TALENT: Likewise, in theory, if we take all of the low talent people of the world, our country overall becomes less talented per capita, and we (might) expect a decline in some of our National standards (e.g. such as a decline in the number of skilled workers per capita).
FAIR MATH: There are 193 UN recognized countries in the world. According to Marco Rubio, the U.S. admits 1 million immigrants per year. Therefore, a "fair" equal opportunity immigration system might take equal numbers from each country (1,000,000/193) = ~5,181 people from each country per year.
=>However, since the current estimate is that ~720,000 Mexicans come illegally into our country every year (currently), this means THERE IS NO FAIR MATH, BUT RATHER WE RECEIVE 139 TIMES THE NORMAL RATE OF PEOPLE IMMIGRATING FROM MEXICO.
There are many more facets to the immigration situation not discussed herein, however, the following should hold true, and suggest that WE MUST CHANGE OUR IMMIGRATION POLICY AND SYSTEM to be fair and also to benefit our country and citizens.
1. An immigration rate of Mexicans at 139 times the “fair math” rate is racist and bias in a strict sense, because we are favoring Mexicans 139 times more over all other Races and Nations. DACA is also therefore racist and biased (80% Mexican), selecting one race more over all other nations of the world.
2. If we continuously import low talent people, our national standard of skilled labor per capita and other metrics will continue to drop, we should attempt to compensate for low talent immigrants by admitting an equal amount (or more than half) as high talent immigrants moving forward.
3. If immigrants continue to cost us via welfare, the prison system, and border maintenance, will there not be some threshold point whereby the system is overwhelmed and our nation becomes an insolvent enterprise / unstable economy, at which point National Security becomes compromised or destabilized. See references below.
4. Isn’t it true that we create many of these abnormal conditions by not adhering firmly to the law and we let these situations like DACA develop and fester to the point of chaos, they cost us dearly moving forward, they get used against us to SHUTDOWN OUR OWN GOVERNMENT, and in the end we look bad no matter what we do. Meanwhile, people involved in gaming the system, creating welfare systems that benefit select groups against or over U.S. citizens, create lotteries that do not benefit citizens, shutting down the U.S. Government in favor non-citizens, and systematically damaging our economy, continue to do so without reparation. If officials in sanctuary cities participate in aiding and abetting of illegal aliens or non-enforcement (or otherwise delaying, denying, and disrupting DHS lawful enforcement), they should be held to the same legal standards as everyone else (criminal prosecution for the crime, and civil litigation to remedy any losses members of the public can directly attribute to their criminal activity).
ALSO SEE: (See these additional topics I wrote about the subject matter for further details)
PREVENT THE U.S. FROM BECOMING THE GLOBAL WELFARE SYSTEM:
A STATISTICAL GLIMPSE OF U.S. ABILITY TO SUPPORT FOREIGN CHARITY:
TREASURY SECURITIES DEBT TRENDS AND ADVERSE FOREIGN ACTIVITIES:
FOREIGN AID OVERSIGHT NEEDS TO BE OVERHAULED:
MAIN STAT SOURCE:
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT POPULATION PER STATE: